Software & Systems


Califone Releases Mobile Device-Capable PA System

Califone has unveiled the PA419 PA system, which includes a dock for iPhone and iPod devices to stream or download digital audio files.

U Central Lancashire Eases Network Access for Mac Users

The University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom is using GroupLogic's ExtremeZ-IP to eliminate file access and integrity issues for Mac users trying to save, edit, and access files on the university's Windows-based network.



Carnegie Mellon iPhone Bus App Brings Real-Time Data to Disabled Riders

A new free iPhone app from Carnegie Mellon University promises to let riders know when to expect their buses to arrive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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