Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.
Master's students at a Florida university are now able to get hands-on experience using electronic health record software due to a recent partnership between the school and a health-care software company.
Brother has introduced the ImageCenter ADS-2500W, a standalone desktop scanner with wireless scanning and scan-to-cloud capabilities.
Parallels has launched a new version of its software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac computer, without rebooting.
University of California, Berkeley has adopted software for use by its financial engineering students to gain hands-on experience with marketing models, pricing, and managing complex derivatives.
Across all mobile platforms, nearly 90 percent of all downloads from app stores will be free apps in 2012. And, according to a new report from Gartner, 90 percent of the apps for which users are willing to pay will cost less than $3. Total downloads this year are projected to be nearly last year's figure.
Medical and healthcare students will be able to visually drill into 3D images of the human body with a new iPad app that shows anatomical structures from the skin through the layers of muscles down to the organs and bones.
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.
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 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.