Product Reviews & Previews


First Look: The Curl Development Environment

Curl, which has recently been released in part to the open source community under the Apache 2.0 license, is an object-oriented hybrid markup language with similarities to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Review and Benchmarks: Apple 13-Inch MacBook

After a little more than a year, Apple's entry-level MacBook line of notebook computers is now in its third generation. Sporting upgrades to wireless networking, CPU performance, and storage capacity....

Review: Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium

Some of the most common applications IT professionals have to administer (besides the usual, ubiquitous office and productivity tools) are to be found in the Adobe's design software portfolio--Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, and InDesign, among others.

Review: Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium

It's the moment that a whole bunch of Web designers and producers (especially those with Intel Macs) have been waiting many a moon for: Adobe's CS3 Design and Web suites are finally shipping.

A Look at Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions 9.0

Boise State University's coordinator for data quality and reporting comments on his university's beta trial of Campus Solutions 9.0 and that institution's intention to upgrade and move toward next-generation applications that improve constituent services.

Preview: Angel Learning Island on Second Life

Today Angel Learning, in conjunction with the Second Life Educators community (SLED), will unveil a brand new island in Second Life dedicated toward educational experimentation....

Hands On with Photoshop CS3 Extended

As a campus IT person, you might want to consider hiring a bouncer and putting up a velvet rope in front of your office. In a few hours, every department head and faculty member....

Review: Google Mini 2.2

"Deploy and forget." That's the phrase that comes to mind to describe the Google Mini, the 1U rackmount appliance from Google....

More Than Open Source: A Second Look at Sakai

Because it often gets the most press for being "open source" software, you may not know that Sakai has unique features--many not found in other course management systems.

First Look: Desire2Learn Essentials

This week Desire2Learn introduced a new course management/ learning management system targeted toward smaller institutions.