As tablets enter the educational mainstream, universities move to evaluate their impact on teaching and learning.
Across all mobile platforms, nearly 90 percent of all downloads from app stores will be free apps in 2012. And, according to a new report from Gartner, 90 percent of the apps for which users are willing to pay will cost less than $3. Total downloads this year are projected to be nearly last year's figure.
An e-textbook pilot run at five institutions after being tested out at Indiana University will be growing this fall. Twenty-one additional colleges and universities of multiple sizes and formats will be introducing the use of digital content in classes in a series of pilot efforts being conducted by Educause and Internet2, while one of the original five pilot campuses opted to drop out owing to concerns over accessibility.
Shipments of traditional computers will fare worse in 2012 than previously expected, according to a newly revised forecast issued by market research firm IDC. A "challenging" back to school season in the United States is just one of the factors that will drive an overall decline in both desktop and portable systems domestically for the second year running.
A company that develops a network access control appliance has updated its offerings to include a device identity appliance for bring-your-own-device environments as well as an end-user self-service portal for guest provisioning.
In response to demand from customers, Splashtop has announced that its remote desktop software, Splashtop 2, is now available for Android tablets running Android 3.1 or newer.
Apple's iOS may be the dominant operating system in the tablet market; but among smart phones, Android is the reigning powerhouse. And its lead is growing. In the second quarter, shipments of Android-based smart phones worldwide more than doubled from an already dominant position to capture more than two-thirds of the overall smart phone market.
As universities look for ways to connect with alumni and students, campus periodicals are launching digital editions for mobile devices, particularly the iPad.
With the BYOD trend on campus growing ever stronger, an IT network analyst shares his checklist to help ensure that your campus network is ready to manage the onslaught.
Nearly 25 million tablets were sold in the second quarter of 2012 (up from 18.7 million in Q2 2011), with Apple accounting for more than two-thirds of those shipments, according to preliminary data from market research firm IDC. Meanwhile, in the same quarter, worldwide smart phone shipments saw a similar dramatic increase--to 152 million units from 108 million in the same quarter last year--with Samsung by far the dominant player.