Mobile Computing


TI Releases Graphing Calculator Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments has released two new apps for iPad that bring the functionality of its TI-Nspire graphing calculators to iOS.

Android Mobile Phones See Triple-Digit Growth

The Android operating system saw triple-digit growth in the number of mobile phones shipped in the last year, while iOS--which runs on Apple's iPhone--also experienced significant increases in shipments. Nearly half a billion Android smart phones shipped in 2012, as iOS devices hit about 136 million.

Broadcom Intros 150 Mbps 4G LTE Chip

Broadcom today debuted a new mobile 4G LTE chip that sports an LTE category-4 modem, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps, and that takes up less space and consumes less power than current-generation modems used in smart phones.

Mobile Learning: It's Not Just About the Kids; It's Also About the Teachers!

So teachers are told to use computers (laptops, iPad--it doesn’t matter) in a curriculum that was made for pencil-and-paper learning activities. So teachers are given a Learning Management System that makes it harder for them, rather than easier, to deal with student artifacts. What’s wrong with this picture?!?!

McAllen ISD Distributes 22,000 Mobile Devices to Students And Teachers

In a district-wide initiative designed to promote and facilitate mobile learning in the K-12 classroom, McAllen Intermediate School District has distributed more than 22,000 mobile devices.

Bretford Unveils Charging Tray for Multiple Mobile Devices

Bretford's new charging unit, which can charge up to 10 tablets and e-readers—of different brands—simultaneously, will begin shipping March 1.

Samsung, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Partner To Bring HMH Fuse, educational Material to Galaxy Tabs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Samsung have partnered to make HMH interactive educational material available on Samsung's Android-powered mobile devices and to bring the HMH Fuse app to Android.

Gadget Turns an iPad into a Document Camera

Belkin today unveiled a device, set to ship in March, that converts an iPad into a document camera for classroom presentations. A free companion iPad app, available now, provides whiteboard capabilities and wired and wireless video output for classroom presentations.

Does the Smartphone Have a Place in the Classroom?

With an increasing number of social networks and technologies commanding more and more of our students' time and attention, are we too far gone to successfully integrate smartphones and mobile technologies into classroom learning?

Android Malware Crosses Over to Windows via USB

A new piece of malware discovered by Kapersky Lab uses smart phones to install malware onto Windows-based PCs.

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