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RIT App Measures Cellular Coverage and Download Speeds

Telecommunications engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology have created a new smartphone app that maps cellular coverage areas and measures the actual download speeds of different carriers.

Trends: Phablets to Dominate Smartphone Market

Phablets will overtake sales of regular smartphones by 2019 and will climb from 611 million shipments this year to 1 billion in 2021, according to a new forecast.

Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

Report: Tablets Decline in 3rd Quarter

Increased demand for smartphones, a lengthening replacement cycle for tablets and an improving position for traditional PCs has left tablets in a tough position.

Bring-Your-Own-Device Transforms Physics Lab

North Carolina State University created a free app that turns students' smartphones into lab instruments, saving money in lab setup and maintenance and giving learners the tools to explore physics anywhere.

Microsoft Unveils Immersive Reader in Word for iPad, Other Accessibility Updates

Microsoft has unveiled new updates to improve accessibility and inclusivity across a range of education tools.



Emory & Henry College Turns to Managed WiFi for Wireless Revamp

In an effort to boost recruitment and retention as well as enhance the student and faculty experience, Emory & Henry College has upgraded its wireless network with a managed WiFi service from Apogee.

Santa Monica College Reaching Students with Mobile

Santa Monica College is turning to mobile tech to get its students' attention — and ultimately boost enrolment and degree completion. The California community college partnered with Modo Labs to deploy a mobile app and communicate with students on their preferred platform: the mobile phone.

App Helps Oral Roberts U Students Navigate Campus Life

Students at Oral Roberts University can now connect to campus resources and navigate college life via a new mobile app.

Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success

Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey.

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