Software & Systems


Cambridge To Recreate Texts for iPads, iPhones

The publishing arm of the University of Cambridge will be working with an education software producer to convert three of its medical textbooks into iOS apps for use on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices

Android Takes Top Slot Among Smart Phones

Worldwide sales of mobile devices grew an enormous 18.98 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That growth was dominated by smart phones, where Google's Android OS took over the lead position--beating out mobile behemoths Symbian and iOS.



Oracle Sun Ray Virtual Desktop Software Gets Improved Networking, Multimedia Playback

Oracle has released an update to its cross-platform virtual desktop software, Sun Ray Software 5.2.

School of Music Streamlines Application Process, Moves to Web

A state university's music program has moved its application process online to streamline a previously paper-based enrollment workflow.

iPad, Tablet Users Prefer Digital Texts

Acceptance of digital texts is way up, especially among users of iPads and other tablets. In fact, according to research released this week, time spent reading texts in digital formats now just about equals the time spent on paper-based texts.

Printer Pro 1.5 Improves Printing from iOS Devices

A Ukraine-based development company has just come out with an updated app that lets users print from iOS devices.

ImageNow 6.6 Moves to 64-Bit Architecture

Perceptive Software has released an update to ImageNow, the company's enterprise document management system for education, government, and healthcare.

Open Source Group Seeks Support from Higher Ed for Mobile Initiative

Jasig's uMobile project will develop native mobile campus portal apps for smart phones, initially iOS and Android devices. Jasig is calling on colleges and universities to contribute to the effort.

AMX Releases Android-Based AV Control App

AMX has launched a new AV control system for Android-based smart phones.

HP Intros Z210, Mobile Workstations, ePrint App for iOS

HP this week introduced a new entry-level model in its Z family of workstations. The company also refreshed its high-end EliteBook mobile workstation family with three new models.