Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.
Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.
New Enterprise Data Hub feature integrates Taskstream with Blackboard and Moodle systems.
Red Hat has updated Red Hat Academy, its open source education program for high school and postsecondary students.
Learning Tools Interoperability is helping both IT and faculty turn the learning management system into a more seamless, fluid platform.
The National Security Agency may not be the only ones peeking into our activities. A recent research project at Johns Hopkins University has shown that unauthorized users can hack into internal webcams on certain classes of Apple computers to disable the green light that tells us when the webcam is in use.
HP has expanded its portfolio of all-in-one desktops with four models, including an Android-based PC.
Shipments of devices with the Android operating system will surpass 1 billion units in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.
Epson America has announced the WorkForce DS-560, a wireless sheetfed scanner that provides point-to-point scanning directly to smartphones, tablets, PCs or Macs.
The use of mobile devices for all activities computing-related has also driven an evolution in emergency management in education. According to the Tomi Ahonen Almanac, the average user checks his or her mobile phone 150 times per day. That puts the smart device on the front lines of communication for crisis situations. In Case of Crisis, a company with a mobile app that lets organizations maintain and distribute role-based emergency information in a mobile format, has identified four trends worth noting for the coming year.