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UK University Delivers Secure File Access to iPad Users

Faculty and staff at the University of East Anglia can now securely access files stored on the university's file servers right from their iPads, thanks to the institution's new file management solution.

Report: Mobile Devices To Surpass PCs in Web Access by 2015

By 2015 more end users will access the Internet through a mobile device than a PC, according to a new report from the International Data Corporation.

Kno Releases E-Textbook App for Latest Android 'Jelly Bean' Devices

Kno has brought its interactive textbook reader to the latest Android operating systems. Kno Textbooks supports devices running Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1.x/4.2 (Jelly Bean), including the Samsung Galaxy Note II; the newly expanded Google Nexus family (Nexus 4, 7, and 10); and other tablets and smart phones.

Apple Launches 7.9-Inch iPad mini, 4th-Gen iPad

Apple today unveiled the iPad mini, a 7.9-inch tablet built around a dual-core A5 chip and offering dual-band 802.11n wireless networking. The company also launched the fourth-generation iPad, as well as new models in its MacBook and iMac product lines.

13-Inch MacBook Pro Gets 227 PPI Retina Display

Apple has released a new version of its 13.3-inch MacBook Pro notebook, offering a high-resolution Retina display with a pixel density of 227 pixels per inch (for about 4.1 million total pixels).

Fostering Students as IT Entrepreneurs: An Example from Stanford University

Stanford University has several formal programs and informal networking efforts aimed at connecting innovative students with real-world opportunities, in numerous fields from engineering, to medicine, to economics. Faculty and administrators have a selection of avenues to give an assist to a bright student seeking a chance to become an entrepreneur. Here, CT learns about the support many students have received for their entrepreneurial IT projects.



Panasonic Debuts Slimmer Drop-Resistant Notebook

Panasonic has announced the Toughbook SX2, the next generation of its "business-rugged" notebook PC line.

WCET Recognizes Institutions for Innovative Uses of Ed Tech

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has announced the recipients of the 2012 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award, which is for colleges, universities, and other organizations that develop exceptionally creative, technology-based solutions to address significant problems or needs in higher education.

QR Codes: A Back Door for Malware

Prevalent on many campuses, QR codes are an open invitation to mobile malware. Protecting campus constituents comes down to a combination of education and technical safeguards.

IT as a Change Agent in the Community College

As South Arkansas Community College CIO Tim Kirk considers strategies that will serve his institution well into the future, he naturally scans the horizon for trends in IT. Here, Kirk shares some thoughts about IT trends that will be particularly important for community colleges and explores opportunities for positive change.