Software & Systems


Seton Hall Distributes 400 Android Tablets

Seton Hall University in New Jersey distributed hundreds of Android-based media tablets to faculty and students at the start of this semester.

Ultrabooks Set To Ship by Year's End

Major hardware manufacturers have started previewing the first generation of light, ultra-thin notebooks based on Intel's Ultrabook specification that will begin shipping by the end of this year. But Intel is already looking forward to the future. The company this week revealed that next year's Ultrabooks will be built around the third generation of its Core processors.



Big Changes Coming in Windows 8

At the 2011 Build conference taking place this week in Anaheim, CA, Microsoft provided the deepest view yet of what looks like a radical departure from past desktop OS designs.

Our Lady of the Lake College Publishes PT Mobile Apps

Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, LA has launched five mobile apps for Apple devices in the last six months for students in its Physical Therapist Assisting program.

A WatchDox Never Bolts: Document Security for a Mobile World

A new Saas application allows users to share documents among colleagues and partners, while also restricting their ability to copy, forward, or print them.

Parallels Desktop 7 Launches with Lion Integration, New Mobile App

Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac with Mac OS X Lion integration and more than 90 new features and enhancements.

U Texas Austin and IBM Shore Up Flood Prediction Technology

As weather becomes more extreme and flooding more common, the ability to predict the likelihood of flooding beforehand in a given geographic area would be a real boon to safety and preparedness. A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and IBM is working to develop technology that could tackle just such a problem right now.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Toolkit for Android

Microsoft has released its new Windows Azure Toolkit for Android along with updates to the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone (now version 1.3.0) and Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (now version 1.2.1).

HP Winding TouchPads Up, Down

[Updated Sept. 6, 2011] HP has decided to manufacture one more run of its webOS-based TouchPads, despite a previous announcement that it has halted production. HP may also be planning to spin off its webOS business, according to information reported this weekend by PreCentral.net.

MIT Opens Center for Mobile Learning with App Inventor Research

Google Education provided an undisclosed amount of seed funding for the opening of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Mobile Learning, according to the Cambridge school.