Software & Systems


Report: Apple Device Adoption Increasing in Higher Education

Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in higher education organizations, driven primarily by user preference, according to a new report from JAMF Software.

Sharp Partners With Blackboard for Digital Workflows

Sharp Electronics' imaging and information division has partnered with Blackboard, providing a paper-to-digital workflow for the Blackboard Learn learning management system.



MIT, Tufts U Partner with PBS on Early Coding Ed

The MIT Media Lab, Tufts University and PBS Kids have partnered to release a free app based on the ScratchJr coding language and designed to help kids aged five to eight learn coding concepts.

Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.

Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable

Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.

English on the Go Adds Social Features for English Learners

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

Google Reveals Nexus 6P, 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google Tuesday formally revealed the long-rumored successors in its Nexus line of smart phones — the 5.7-inch, quad-HD Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

Some Educational Apps Go Missing as Apple Purges Images of Confederate Flags from the App Store

Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban —  at least some of them.

Acer Intros Chromebase All-in-One Desktops

Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.

Greater Lawrence Tech School Implements Web-Based Access to Windows from Chromebooks

Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA has implemented a Web-based tool to let students access Windows software from their Chromebooks.

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