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Google sends a shot across Apple’s bow, or so it seems

May 28, 2015 0 Comments
Google sends a shot across Apple’s bow, or so it seems

Apple iCloud provides a lot of cloud storage for a very reasonable rate.

But as of Google I/O – still in progress as we type — Google now offers “unlimited storage” for FREE!

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Google I/O Kicks Off with Drama Factor On High!

May 28, 2015 0 Comments
Google I/O Kicks Off with Drama Factor On High!

This webcast is still in progress as we type! Big deal conference for Google developers is happening today in San Francisco in the week before the parallel big deal conference from Apple in a week or so.

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App sends live stream from student phones to campus cops

September 30, 2011
App sends live stream from student phones to campus cops

You have simply GOT TO see this! U. Maryland is developing and testing an app (in the hands of a select few testers as of TODAY) that when activated, will connect and broadcast LIVE directly to the campus police with Video and Audio, and, of course, GPS for precise location, all in addition to voice […]

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iQuit

August 25, 2011
iQuit

Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple yesterday, as you’ve undoubtedly heard. The HuffPo headline was clever: iQuit. But continuing as chairman of the Board, and “Apple employee” ain’t bad! I think his influence will long outlast him, even when he vacates those new posts for whatever reason. Hope his health is well. That “singular […]

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5 ‘must have’ lecturecast gizmos from Chron’s ‘ProfHacker’

July 26, 2011
5 ‘must have’ lecturecast gizmos from Chron’s ‘ProfHacker’

Ok, I’ll warn you ahead of time: the basic ‘woo-hoo’ of this solution is that it is MAC-based. As you know, my clear preference is MAC. But one of the main reasons is that there are dynamite, easy to do setups like this — without all the ‘gotchas’ and glitches of PCs. The term “plug-and-play” […]

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IT/Communications Role in the HE Library of the Future

February 7, 2011
IT/Communications Role in the HE Library of the Future

Many institutions have made a concerted effort to integrate their information-technology and library operations. However, this sometimes results in institutional culture clashes. “Unique Cultures and Communications are absolutely crucial!” Sue Stroyan, information-services librarian for Illinois Wesleyan University, talks to the Tech Therapy team about why this trend is likely to continue, and what tomorrow’s college […]

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Working the Cloud and Managing the Web – “XaaS”

October 20, 2010
Working the Cloud and Managing the Web – “XaaS”

Originally published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 02:37 PM – The infrastructure, platform and software necessary to communicate and to do business today on the Web is no longer, necessarily, owned by the business or the institution in order to remain fully managed and controlled by the business or institution. A new model is emerging that […]

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Social Bookmarking Even When You’re Not Social: Why I Use Delicious

August 27, 2010

August 26, 2010, 03:00 PM ET
Social Bookmarking Even When You’re Not Social: Why I Use Delicious

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Article about college web page accessibility is important, but inaccessible!

August 13, 2010
Article about college web page accessibility is important, but inaccessible!

This is a bit disturbing. While more colleges are adding basic accessibility features, those gains are reported to be offset by barriers from emerging technologies, a recent study finds. The article about the NSF-supported study is from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus, here: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/College-Web-Pages-Are-Wide/26188/. There are two interesting issues here: An important recent […]

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Arnette interview clips – finals

August 12, 2010

I’ve edited the 18 minute video down to two segments based on suggestions from Carolyn and Bonnie: A Five minute segment, containing Dr. Arnette’s views on playing in the Olympics, receiving the gold medal, being inducted into the hall of fame, and on his friendship with and admiration of Dr. Campbell and his work at […]

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