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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in August 2013
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Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Apple joins host of other retailers that offer current iPhone owners sweet deals, just in time to capitalize on its new iPhone models due out in September.
MOOCs No Slam Dunk For Virginia Commonwealth University
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Rather than jump headfirst into online education, VCU created a task force, surveyed students and faculty and wrote a long-range plan.
MOOCs Proliferate Despite Unanswered Questions
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Universities investing in massive open online courses face an uncertain payoff.
Wesleyan's Secrets To Successful MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Wesleyan University polls students regularly and avoids flashy Hollywood techniques to ensure its massive open online courses are effective without breaking the budget.
PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Will MOOCs Massively Disrupt Higher Education?
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Even as they grow in popularity, massive open online courses prompt debates about their impact on students, business model and role in the future of education.
Nokia Connects Cars To Cloud With Here Auto
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Nokia banks on the future of constantly updated, Internet-connected maps with its cloud-based Here Auto in-dash navigation system.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Specs Emerge
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Samsung smartwatch will have oversize 2.5-inch screen but only 10 hours of battery life.
Pearson Expands Online Adaptive Learning To Science, Business
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Pearson will use Knewton's big-data technology to power its online tutoring service for college biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting students.
Tablet Sales Face Growing Threat From Smartwatches, Phablets
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Tablets have eaten into the PC market, but will soon face their own competition from smartwatches and phablets, IDC predicts.
Grading Higher Education: Beware Pitfalls
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Obama administration's plan to tie financial aid to colleges' outcome data may be a system that's built to fail.
Android VP Barra Exits For Chinese Smartphone Maker
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Hugo Barra leaves Google's Android team to join Xiaomi, a three-year old company valued at about $10 billion that expects to sell 20 million devices this year.
BlackBerry Q10 Fails To Entice Buyers
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Q10, with its QWERTY keyboard, was expected to rekindle BlackBerry sales. Instead, consumers ignored it.
MOOC Math Students Beat On-Campus Pass Rate
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Udacity-San Jose State MOOC partnership, paused over poor early results, turns a corner and will resume.
Google Glass Gets Road Test
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Traffic data provider Inrix believes Google Glass has a future on the highway.
9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Nokia, Microsoft Plan New Windows RT Tablets
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
Google Slashes Price On Nexus 4 Smartphone
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Google shaves smartphone price by $100, also expands availability of Nexus 7 tablet to U.K.
Moto X Manufacturing Cost Runs $226
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Motorola pays $5 more per device to build its Moto X smartphone in the United States, say analysts.
LG Claims New Tablet Is 'Just Right'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
LG teases G Pad 8.3, which splits the difference between 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Samsung will debut wearable computer Sept. 4, says exec, but it may not yet be ready for consumers.
Google Explains Chromecast Changes
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Despite claim that it will shut out small developers, Google insists it wants Chromecast video-streaming apps for local content.
Samsung Courts Developers With Conference
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Samsung's inaugural Global Developers Conference is open for registration.
MOOCs Lead Duke To Reinvent On-Campus Courses
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Massive open online courses shake up the way professors teach traditional classes.
Ballmer Is Off The Matrix
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
iPhone Needs More Than Gold To Regain Mojo
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
A gold-colored iPhone will reportedly arrive next month -- but to recapture market momentum, Apple must deliver more than a new hue.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft's Big Risk As Ballmer Departs: Windows Phone
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Progress sometimes freezes when troops must wait for a new CEO. Microsoft's Windows Phone team can't let this happen for two big reasons: Apple and Google.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Kelley School Of Business Chunks Courses For Corporate Use
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business delivers short modules on specific sales and management skills to fill corporate training needs.
Apple Acquires Embark For Transit Maps
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Apple reinforces its map-oriented capabilities by buying the maker of a popular transit app.
Facebook Gives Advertisers Images From Shutterstock
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
To enhance Facebook ads, marketers can now use Shutterstock imagery at no charge.
Education Coalition Drives Change Via Tech
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
League Of Innovative Schools expands to 40 public school districts and education agencies, aims to share examples of tech projects improving student performance.
Bing For Schools Adds Daily Lesson Plans
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Microsoft offers ad-free search, Surface RT rewards along with Common Core-aligned lessons.
13 Favorite iOS, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  8/22/2013  | 
Avoid password hell, simplify smartphone typing and win back battery life with this baker's dozen of Android and iOS mobile apps.
Nokia Sells 19,000 Lumia Smartphones To Delta
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Delta Airlines gave the Windows Phone 8 devices to its flight attendants in order to ease onboard purchases.
Ubuntu Edge Funding Effort Fails
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Canonical's attempt to crowdsource cash to develop Linux-driven smartphone falls well short of its goals, leaving the project stranded.
Hurricane Sandy Lessons Learned: Wireless Communications
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Presidential task force urges federal government to ensure wireless communications and data networks have reliable power to speed disaster recovery.
6 Mobile App Considerations For People With Disabilities
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Make sure your mobile apps can be used by the 60 million Americans with disabilities. Consider this expert advice for developers.
Open Textbooks Advocate Circles Back To Tech
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Rice University electrical and computer engineering professor Richard Baraniuk helped create OpenStax online series to solve a practical need for a good textbook.
Microsoft Courts Schools With Bing, Surface RT Promotions
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Microsoft intros ad-free Bing for the classroom and a rewards program that offers free Surface RT tablets to schools.
Apple's iPhone Battle Plan: 6 Factors
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 could help the company win back some of the market share it has lost to Android devices.
Graphite.org: Educational Apps, Rated By Educators
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
New directory from Common Sense Media, backed by Bill Gates, helps teachers find best educational apps.
Mobile Accounts For 17% Of All Web Traffic
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Smartphone proliferation boosts worldwide mobile Web usage to 1 out of 6 connections.
LG G2 To Beat iPhone To Store Shelves
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
LG will lead the way next month with flagship smartphone, followed by new tablets, smartwatches and quad-HD displays.
Udacity Hedges On Open Licensing For MOOCs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
While videos from free courses are freely available on YouTube, the ability of instructors to remix is limited.
Udacity CEO Says MOOC 'Magic Formula' Emerging
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Sebastian Thrun dishes on Udacity's Silicon Valley style and how to make massive open online courses work for more than "the most motivated 1%."
10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools
Slideshows  |  8/19/2013  | 
College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
Are PCs Dead? Not For SMBs
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Tablets can't and won't replace personal computers inside most small and midsize businesses.
Samsung Galaxy Mega Phablet Debuts
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Samsung's newest device earns its name with many features of its Galaxy S4 on an oversized screen.
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