Software & Systems


Android OS Strengthens Smart Phone Domination

Apple's iOS may be the dominant operating system in the tablet market; but among smart phones, Android is the reigning powerhouse. And its lead is growing. In the second quarter, shipments of Android-based smart phones worldwide more than doubled from an already dominant position to capture more than two-thirds of the overall smart phone market.

Seton Hall U Mobile Program Chooses Samsung with Windows 8

Microsoft may have lost its mojo as far as Vanity Fair is concerned, but Seton Hall University still wants the goods. The New Jersey institution with 10,000 students has decided that this year it will hand out Samsung tablets and notebooks running Windows 8 to incoming freshmen for its Mobile Computing initiative.



Apple Sells Twice as Many iPads as Macs to U.S. Schools

Apple revealed that it sold more than twice as many iPads as Macs to educational institutions in the United States in its latest quarter while also experiencing record sales of Macs during the period.

ExamSoft To Deliver Offline Testing Through iPads

ExamSoft, which offers a Web-based service for secure exam administration, will be launching a mobile application for offline test-taking on iPads later this year.

Modo Labs Releases New Modules for Mobile Campus App

New applications enable prospective students to take self-guided campus tours and find admissions information, using their mobile devices.

Blackboard Takes Mobile Apps to the End User

This fall, faculty and students will no longer need access to a Blackboard institutional license to use Blackboard mobile applications--as long as they're willing to shell out $5.99 for the software or an annual subscription fee of $1.99.

Bricsys Makes Engineering Software, APIs Free to Students

Bricsys has launched a global academic program, which provides free engineering software and application programming interface access to students and schools.

Tech Flex

At USC, an ambitious campuswide renovation aims to create tech-enabled learning spaces that place a premium on flexibility.

U Kansas Boosts Workflow Efficiency

U Kansas will expand deployment of Perceptive Software workflow management solutions to bolster efficiency across campus.

Open to Attack?

An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?

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