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UConn: Kuali Community Supports Move to Open Source Financials

The University of Connecticut is among the most recent institutions to go live with the Kuali Financial System. During the Kuali Days conference in Austin this fall, Campus Technology interviewed Charles Eaton, UConn's controller, to get his comments on "the buzz" at this year's show and what it means to be a member of the Kuali community.

Merger of Jasig and Sakai Approved by Membership Vote; Intent To Form 'Apereo' by Early 2013

After more than two years of deliberation, the memberships of two of the highest-profile organizations producing open source software for the higher education marketplace have voted to go ahead with their long-considered merger. Sakai and Jasig will merge and become "Apereo" by early 2013.

Google To Launch Nexus 4, Nexus 10 with Android 4.2

Google will release the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and an updated version of the Nexus 7 Nov. 13. All three devices will run on Android 4.2, the release of which was also announced today.

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.