7 November 2012
We took your feedback. We put our heads together. And we created a more efficient, engaging LMS. Introducing the enhanced Blackboard Learn.
Timesaving tools and a modern, user-friendly design let you focus on what’s important—whether that’s teaching, learning or leading your institution to success. And with My Blackboard, a new home base that’s one click away, all the critical information from Blackboard Learn is consolidated into one, organized location.
22 October 2012
Google laid out the next step of its Chromebook effort on Thursday by introducing a thin, light, Samsung-built laptop attached to a killer number — $250.
“It’s the best laptop that’s ever been designed at this price,” said Sundar Pichai, who oversees Google’s Chrome browser, OS and product teams. “We assume that you have a Windows machine in your home, or maybe a Mac. This isn’t built to replace those machines but instead be an additional computer.” The same way a tablet or smartphone are for many today.
8 October 2012
Personal 3-D printers are getting more powerful and more advanced every year. The latest models, on display last weekend at New York’s annual Maker Faire, can crank out everything from model Eiffel Towers to wearable high-heeled shoes.
Swarms of hobbyists, parents and kids descended upon the event’s 3-D printing village to test out the latest innovations, including the Form 1 — a printer aimed at professionals that creates high-resolution objects using a method called stereolithography.
13 September 2012
In one industrial-redesign swoop, Apple just rendered millions of iGizmo accessories useless for those who upgrade to its latest devices.
The good news: There’s a fix. The bad news: It’ll cost you $30 a pop.
29 June 2012
On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn’t exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.
The next day, Apple’s first iPhone went on sale.
7 June 2012
Many of us remember Steve Jobs and his wish to ‘revolutionize education’, but how many universities and colleges are taking advantage of the learning-based tools Apple has provided?
Created in 2007, iTunes U is advertised by Apple as a service that can be used to design and distribute courses that go beyond traditional print media. Designed to appeal to educators, the platform can be used to create interactive learning material for students at university, college or K-12 level.
According to Apple, there have been over 700 million downloads to date of iTunes U. However, are there many colleges and universities who have made the transition from their own platforms to the modern service on offer?
12 April 2012
Whether you’re a seasoned user or brand new to the iPhone world, chances are you’re probably not using your smartphone to its fullest.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, as these pocket-sized computers boast many hundreds of features buried in the operating system.
15 March 2012
All the people that got early access to the iPad have just published their reviews.
There’s one consistent takeaway: the screen is awesome. How awesome?
Walt Mossberg of All Things D: Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription—you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp before wasn’t nearly as sharp as it could be … It has the most spectacular display I have ever seen in a mobile device.”
9 March 2012
Dropbox has launched a major redesign, simplifying many file management tasks and bringing a new video and photo viewer.
The first thing you’ll notice in the new Dropbox UI is the action bar which lets you sort files by name, date, size and type.
Click on a file, and the action bar will get new options — for example, you can download, delete, rename, move or copy a file from there.