Software & Systems


Report: Smartphone Surge Continues as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad

Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.



Snapshot: Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Account for 653.8 Petabytes of Storage Capacity in Q1

Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.

Brief: New Software for iOS Screen Sharing on Any Computer

Sharing an iPad or iPhone screen just got easier, thanks to the new Mirroring360 software from Splashtop.

Integrated Academic Planning Tools Pave the Way for Student Success

Tools geared toward promoting student success, no matter how useful individually, may become siloed on your campus, scattering potentially valuable academic planning resources for students. At the University of Washington, however, developers are making sure that UW's "MyPlan" will be integrated with other relevant tools and data. Jill Yetman, MyPlan project manager at UW, talked with CT about the strategy.

Instructure Updates Canvas To Bring Analytics to In-Person Instruction

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person teaching.

Report: 2.4 Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2018, Driven by Cheaper Gadgets

Smart connected devices are growing at an unprecedented rate and are expected to hit 2.4 billion units per year by 2018. According to new research, that growth will be driven by smart phones and cheaper (sub-$500) gadgets, which will begin to push traditional PCs into the margins.

Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat has unveiled the latest version of its flagship platform, Enterprise Linux 7, which is designed to provide a foundation for open hybrid clouds and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures.

Report: 75 Percent of Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters security breaches originating on mobile devices will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.