Mobile Computing Articles

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BOINC for Android

UC Berkeley Android App Uses Phone's Idle Computing Power for Scientific Research

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) project has released an Android app that lets users donate their smart phone's idle computing power to scientific research.

2013 Innovators University of Washington

University of Washington

SpaceScout allows any student with an iOS device or access to a web browser to search for campus study spaces by location on a map or by selecting type of space, capacity, hours available, whether or not the space is reservable, location, noise level, technology resources (e.g., projector), and proximity to food or coffee.

Research: Students Increasingly Comfortable with E-Texts

Almost all, 99 percent, of current students have at least one digital device and 68 percent use at least three devices each day, according to a new survey from Wakefield Research.

Globe U Adding iPad Programs at 22 Campuses

A private college network based in Minnesota is introducing the use of Apple iPads into its classrooms to encourage students to take their in-class learning outside of class too. Globe University, which has 22 campuses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, will be adding the use of iPads in its degree programs.

PCs See Longest Sustained Decline in History

Year-over-year shipments of PCs fell off worldwide for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained decline in the history of personal computing. And the picture might have been even more bleak had it not been for the relative strength of the professional market.

i>clicker Brings Student Response to Mobile Devices

i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.



The Launch iPad: Ready for Blast Off

Thinking of starting an iPad initiative on campus? UMass Boston shares its experiences for launching a successful program that will thrive.

Is IT the Worm in the Apple?

IT criticism of the iPad's enterprise-readiness has readers crying foul. Does the problem lie in IT intransigence, or could Apple be doing more?

3 Ways to Revamp Your University Website

3 Ways to Revamp Your University Website

If your institution's website doesn't pull in students, it's time for a revamp. Here's how universities are reorganizing their web content, integrating enterprise applications, and adapting to mobile devices.

Android Will Extend Dominance over All Devices Through 2014

Taking into account all end-user computing devices — traditional PCs, smart phones, and tablets — Google's Android is already by far the most dominant single operating system out there. In 2012, Android devices made up more than 22 percent off all device shipments worldwide. According to market research firm Gartner, its share will nearly double by the end of 2014.