Software & Systems

U Southern Miss To Distribute Android Tablets to Students

The University of Southern Mississippi will distribute Android-based tablets to outstanding students as part of a pilot program to determine the impact of the devices on academic achievement.

Web Help Desk Adds Support for Lion

Web Help Desk, an online cross-platform service desk management solution, now supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

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Teaching with the iPad (and Angry Birds)

For some, the jury is still out on the potential of Apple's popular iPad tablet device as a learning tool. Not for Jenna Linskens, Kristi Shaw, Robert Wagner, and Marian University, the small Catholic and Franciscan school in Fond du Lac, WI where they all teach.

There's a Tatt for That

Researchers at Northeastern University have come up with a way to measure sodium and glucose levels in the blood that combines the iPhone with fluorescing nanoparticle tattoos.

Laserfiche Brings Document Management to the iPhone

Laserfiche, a document and business process management company, has released Laserfiche Mobile, an iPhone app that allows the user to capture an image with the phone's built-in camera and then put it into the stream of a managed workflow.

Oracle Launches Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad

Oracle has released its new Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad, which provides secure access to Oracle Sun Ray Software and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktops.

Soft Where? Licensing Struggles in a Virtual World

Software licensing has not kept pace with the shift to virtualization on campus. IT administrators discuss the challenges they face, and debate the future of licensing.

Reinventing the College Textbook

Determined to make introductory college science courses more manageable for students, two professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, are developing a digital textbook based on the free, open-source learning management system Moodle.

Xavier U Controls Arena Signage on the Run

A year after implementing an extensive high-definition video system in its arena, Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH has begun using a remote access application on mobile devices to show off the signage to potential sponsors and event producers. The result: more sponsorship sales and events.

Flash Builder Adds iOS, BlackBerry Support

Adobe has released updates to its Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 development tools, adding support for Apple iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and BlackBerry PlayBook.