Mobile Computing Articles

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Arkansas State Continues iPad Pilots

Arkansas State University is in the second semester of its iPad Initiative, which provides iPads for experimentation in a number of courses and university departments.

TI Releases Graphing Calculator Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments has released two new apps for iPad that bring the functionality of its TI-Nspire graphing calculators to iOS.

Android Mobile Phones See Triple-Digit Growth

The Android operating system saw triple-digit growth in the number of mobile phones shipped in the last year, while iOS--which runs on Apple's iPhone--also experienced significant increases in shipments. Nearly half a billion Android smart phones shipped in 2012, as iOS devices hit about 136 million.

Making the iPad the Center of the Academic Experience

iPad programs are gathering steam in higher education, but there's a growing recognition that the key to success lies in building faculty support and adequate infrastructure first.

Standardization Is a Driving Factor Behind Goshen College's 1:1 iPad Initiative

Halfway into the first year of Goshen College's 1:1 iPad initiative, Director of Information Technology Michael Sherer explained that standardization of devices and apps is key to innovation in the classroom.

Broadcom Intros 150 Mbps 4G LTE Chip

Broadcom today debuted a new mobile 4G LTE chip that sports an LTE category-4 modem, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps, and that takes up less space and consumes less power than current-generation modems used in smart phones.



Will HTML5 Kill the Native App?

Will HTML5 Kill the Native App?

As schools calculate the best way to serve students via mobile apps, cost and performance are part of the equation. Does HTML5 offer a solution or is it just another variable?

Bretford Unveils Charging Tray for Multiple Mobile Devices

Bretford's new charging unit, which can charge up to 10 tablets and e-readers—of different brands—simultaneously, will begin shipping March 1.

Gadget Turns an iPad into a Document Camera

Belkin today unveiled a device, set to ship in March, that converts an iPad into a document camera for classroom presentations. A free companion iPad app, available now, provides whiteboard capabilities and wired and wireless video output for classroom presentations.

Google Extends Android's Lead by 20 Points, but Not at Apple's Expense

Google further solidified the lead of its Android mobile operating system in the last quarter of 2012. Android's worldwide market share jumped nearly 20 points, while its chief rival, Apple's iOS, remained essentially flat. Both platforms saw significant increases in total units shipped.