Software & Systems

Solaris 11 Touted as 'First and Only Fully Virtualized' OS

A full month ahead of its planned formal release, Solaris 11 was previewed this week at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 event in San Francisco.

Unicon Launches services for Jasig's uMobile

Open source ed tech services provider Unicon is launching new services for uMobile, a project of Jasig that provides a framework for delivering information to mobile devices.

Staying Out of the Headlines through Encryption

Thomas Jefferson University, an institution with an academic health center and an affiliated teaching hospital, is using an encryption strategy to keep sensitive data secure and avoid the hardship of data breaches.

Moodle Goes Mobile on iPhone

The open source learning management system Moodle has a new mobile companion. Developers at Moodle HQ have released a free app for iOS designed to work with Moodle 2.1 or later. Apps for additional mobile platforms are planned.

Seton Hall Distributes 400 Android Tablets

Seton Hall University in New Jersey distributed hundreds of Android-based media tablets to faculty and students at the start of this semester.

Ultrabooks Set To Ship by Year's End

Major hardware manufacturers have started previewing the first generation of light, ultra-thin notebooks based on Intel's Ultrabook specification that will begin shipping by the end of this year. But Intel is already looking forward to the future. The company this week revealed that next year's Ultrabooks will be built around the third generation of its Core processors.

Big Changes Coming in Windows 8

At the 2011 Build conference taking place this week in Anaheim, CA, Microsoft provided the deepest view yet of what looks like a radical departure from past desktop OS designs.

Our Lady of the Lake College Publishes PT Mobile Apps

Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, LA has launched five mobile apps for Apple devices in the last six months for students in its Physical Therapist Assisting program.

A WatchDox Never Bolts: Document Security for a Mobile World

A new Saas application allows users to share documents among colleagues and partners, while also restricting their ability to copy, forward, or print them.

Parallels Desktop 7 Launches with Lion Integration, New Mobile App

Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac with Mac OS X Lion integration and more than 90 new features and enhancements.