Software & Systems


Savannah College of Art and Design Introduces AR-Trackable Catalog

Building on the success of its VR-enhanced acceptance letter packages in 2015, the Savannah College of Art and Design has introduced a college catalog with augmented reality (AR) technology.

Online Courses Marketplace Launches Live, Affordable Tutoring Service

TakeLessons, an online marketplace for finding and vetting instructors, earlier this week introduced an affordable way for learners of all ages to receive live instruction from real teachers over the internet.



MacBook Pro Touch Bar Use Barred from North Carolina Bar Exam

Prospective attorneys in North Carolina taking the Bar Examination on Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro devices are required to disable the Touch Bar feature, according to notice from the state's Board of Law Examiners.

John Carroll U Streamlines Campus Workflows With OnBase

John Carroll University has deployed a campuswide enterprise information platform to support student engagement, data-informed decision-making and simplified workflows.

Google Unveils IoT Developer Platform, Updates to Weave

Google recently launched a preview of Android Things, which makes it faster and easier to develop smart, connected products. Google also revealed updates to Weave, an IoT communications platform.

Annual FIRE Survey Finds Improvement in College Free Speech Policies

A new report out from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has issued red lights to 40 percent of institutions of higher education for their "severely restrictive" written policies on free speech. This year's survey of speech policies encompassed 449 schools.

HP Unveils Ultra Thin, Durable Convertible Laptop

HP today announced a “rugged” convertible laptop designed for classrooms. The new HP ProBook x360 11 G1 Education Edition (EE) is touch-enabled and claims to be “the world’s thinnest rugged convertible notebook PC.”

Google Renames Apps for Edu, Adds 'Machine Intelligence'

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.

Pacific U Automates Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Pacific University is the latest institution to roll out Softdocs’ Etrieve. The enterprise content management, e-forms and process automation platform allows the university to modernize its business operations and go paperless.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.

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