Monday, July 22, 2013
PrinterShare will allow you to send print jobs to your chosen local network device, without the requirement of going to the cloud first. The app can also allow you to access your GMail, Calendar, Contact and Documents, allowing it to print to local or remote cloud printers.
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Adobe and eMarketer findings reveal that online shoppers give an advantage of tablet devices over smartphones when purchasing online. This could make tablets primary devices for mobile commerce. On the other hand, shoppers use smartphones to discover offerings on the go, share information about purchased products with friends and receive time-sensitive offers in the store.
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Friday, July 5, 2013
What are tablet devices being used for in the classroom?
Touch tablets dispense with the burden of carrying around a handful of books. Now it seems 27% of middle school students and 35% of high school students are turning to digital textbooks. An additional 58% of college students actually prefer a digital format to traditional textbooks and tablets are the ideal window for said content.
What are the most popular apps?
- LOL Libs (for Android)
- Mystic Maggie (for Android)
- Brain Pop (for Android and iPad)
- iWrite Words
- Polaris Office
- My Gradebook
- iAnnotate PDF
- Lecture Notes
- OfficeSuite Pro 7
What technology are schools using?
Given the vast array of available technologies one must question which device is best suited for learning in schools.
Amazon has already taken advantage of the growth of tablets in education by selling Kindle devices at bulk discounts for schools. Trials for the Amazon Kindle have taken place in over 100 schools in Texas and Florida. Barnes and Noble’s Nook have been seen in Chicago Public Schools and a Colorado high school so far. Barnes and Noble is offering discounts for accessorizes and services that are tailored to education and the classroom.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of using tablet technology on-campus?
There is an increased demand for mobile connectivity. While schools may have wireless networks, there is now a need for wireless connectivity available to a greater number of devices across a wider geographic area. This means an existing wi-fi infrastructure needs to be increased in order to support the additional bandwidth. Many schools are located in buildings made from older construction materials with unusual layouts. There may be remote classrooms that do not have wireless connectivity. Combine this with a large campus which has distant buildings and you are faced with a costly and challenging adaptation.
The total cost of tablet ownership, management, and maintenance can be quite expensive especially if the devices are damaged or broken. Certain tablets are limited to proprietary content which means the overall cost will increase each time a new activity is loaded which the tablet does not currently support. The positive results of tablet implementation school-wide rest in the increased battery life which reduces overall costs.
While the costs may be high at the moment, there is a trend growing among the business world and some of the academic world: bring-your-own-tablet. Some educational establishments are providing a voucher system which enables students to purchase their own device and reduce the overall burden. Some potential measures to offset the costs of these tablets is to ask students to bring their own, and those who cannot afford them could be equipped from a smaller school-owned collection.
A case study completed by Learning Untethered stated that the cost of equipping an average 5th grade class with 7-inch Samsung tablets cost $200 per student and in spite of some technical issues, student engagement was overwhelmingly positive.
Tablets which are compatible with existing eLearning resources like localized online platforms or online testing and assessment activities take higher priority when comparing the available hardware.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013
It’s a neverending cycle that goes on and on. To make a solid choice, you need counsel. When deciding between the hottest devices on the smartphone-table market – the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini – there’s a definite choice that’s right for you. We’re going to help you find out which one it is, starting with the two hottest smartphones available.
Reparability: Compared to the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4 has a stronger shell and source of protection against accidental drops and misplacements. Through drop tests, it’s been shown that the iPhone is stronger, but this causes no need for worry. There are affordable and reliable places for Samsung Galaxy S4 repair like XpressFix.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a smartphone with a larger screen that encourages customization, the Galaxy S4 is for you.
Reparability: Since the durability of the iPhone 5 is proven, the need for repair is lessened. But when it hits the ground hard, don’t worry. Quick, foolproof iPhone 5 repair is available through XpressFix.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for your first smartphone or like the iPhone 4s and want a small upgrade, go with the iPhone 5.
Reparability: Given its size, the iPad is a little more susceptible to harm than smartphones. To prevent screen cracks and other damage, invest in a strong case. And when your case isn’t enough, don’t worry – you won’t have to buy a new iPad. XpressFix offers affordable iPad Mini repair and quick turnaround times.
Bottom Line: If you already have a smartphone you love, get the iPad Mini. If you don’t, go with one of the smartphones mentioned above.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
“From today, LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company and Europe’s leading film subscription service, will offer thousands of movies and TV shows available for streaming on the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Karate Kid and Gnomeo and Juliet.”
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
At the same time tablet computers also don't have half the problems that a PC does meaning you can save yourself a lot of hassle if you aren't a tech whiz yourself. And this would conceivably be a huge boon in the work place – meaning you can reduce your IT support bill and meaning that you can spend less time with no one being able to work because the computer says no...
But does a tablet computer lend itself to a workplace environment? Or are there any good reasons not to use them and to stick with a PC? Here we will look at the pros and cons of each answer.
On the plus side, using a tablet computer as we have already seen means that there's a lot less to go wrong and means that you will find that all your members of staff are easily able to pick it up and get stuck in without any real obstacles preventing them from doing what they need to.
At the same time this ease of use and understanding also applies to when you want others to use your tablets such as clients. Often you will want to show a client an example of a design, or an expenses sheet, or a website, or something else that relates to your dealing with them and in any of these situations being able to pass them a tablet which they can easily hold in one hand and understand is far preferable to a laptop.
Then there's the matter of cost, and actually a tablet is much cheaper in many cases than an equivalent PC – and there are plenty of Android tablets on the market for only a couple of hundred dollars. They're easier to transport too and get less hot, so they're ideal for working on the train.
There are also numerous downsides to using tablets in your workplace though which also need to be taken into consideration (there's a pun there actually), such as the fact that they aren't as useful for advanced productivity – word processing for instance is hard work using the touch screen keyboard which takes up half of what you're looking at and has little haptic feedback.
You can get around this shortcoming of course by using a physical Bluetooth keyboard, but even then it's still fiddly doing things like spread sheets when your big fingers keep selecting multiple cells. There's also the slight problem that a tablet is unlikely to have very good compatibility and you will find that there are all kinds of software packages that just don't exist on there. There is not really any very good Word Processing software on a tablet for instance with things like Documents to Go lacking a spell check and Quick Office Pro lacking a word count. Then there's the difficulty with writing from a source such as the web without having to continually flick between things. Panel Writer is possibly the best option (which addresses this issue), but this lacks support for tables and for images etc. so still falls short of the mark.
In short then tablets don't quite hit the mark as full PC/laptop replacements, but are very useful for taking on the road and for interacting with clients. As such the best scenario is really to have both where possible. But if that's not an option? Then practically it still has to be a laptop that you choose or a desktop PC.
Matt M is a technology blogger who loves to write various articles on topics like outsourcing your IT support, latest gadget reviews and trends in IT world.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012
“Modbook Pro has a state-of the-art digitizer from the industry leader in pen tablet technology, Wacom, offering 512 levels of pen pressure sensitivity — more than any other tablet computer on the market. And the Modbook Pro’s pen interface features tough and scratch-resistant ForceGlass, providing an etched, paper-emulating drawing and writing surface… Included with the Modbook Pro is a best-inclass digitizer pen with two programmable side buttons and digital eraser. The pen is securely stowed in the built-in, magnetic catch-equipped pen garage.”
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Using this technology to its full potential is what you should be doing. If you just bought a tablet so that you could read books or play Angry Birds (which are both legitimate reasons...don't get me wrong), then you're not unlocking that full potential.
The technology is constantly evolving—certain features are getting tweaked, bugs are getting fixed, and application development has turned into a huge industry. We can literally run our businesses from anywhere. Gone are the days of being holed up in an office or lugging our laptop around (although, I still love my laptop).
We now have the ability to take all aspects of our business everywhere we go—in a device that is the size of a medium-sized notepad. Even at the ballpark, while we're catching a game, we can use our tablets to conduct business. We can handle face-to-face meetings or client sessions from a plane 35,000 ft. in the air, or manage our stock portfolio while taking a lunch break in the park.
Could we do this with a laptop? Sure. However, the portability, ease of use and quick response (turns on instantly, as opposed to having to boot up) are a huge advantage of using a tablet. Especially when it comes to running your business, a tablet offers the freedom to do everything from writing emails, blog posts and web code, to managing a customer database, tracking shipments and processing credit card transactions (with either the Square card reader or PayPal's Triangle reader, for example). Applications even exist to capture legal signatures on documents. One company, Vignature, creates image-based electronic signature products. This allows businesses and individuals to handle document signings on-the-spot.
The variety of apps let you turn your tablet into a digital Swiss Army knife. We have only scratched the surface of this trend, and more devices and apps for business purposes will be developed. The time is here to adopt mobile technology and embrace it, or you may be caught playing catch-up later on. And remember, while you're waiting for a client who's late for your meeting, you can always catch up on a good book—on your tablet, of course.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Asus have today unveiled the European pricing for their new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T that will cost €599 which will be arriving in stores June 10th. The price doesn’t include the additional keyboard dock and the TF700T will be Wi-Fi-only and come with 64 GB of built-in storage.
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“The third-generation iPad and its apps are designed to give you more control and creativity, whether you are editing photos and movies, making music or writing a novel,”-”The new Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover – with its ultra-sleek, smart design and extended keyboard battery life – provides a convenient way for you to make the most of your iPad no matter what activity you are using it for.”
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Apple has announced today that their third generation iPad will arrive in 21 additional countries starting on Friday, April 20th 2012. First to receive the new iPad will be South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela on Friday 20th.
“CUPERTINO, California―April 16, 2012―Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in South Korea and 11 additional countries on Friday, April 20. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light.In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.”
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Schmitz was the reporter who revealed that Mike Daisey had falsified many of his stories about Foxconn and the visitors that work there. You can hear his full audio reports on your local public radio station or online at http://www.marketplace.org.
Check out the video below for a first look at Foxconn's assembly line.
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