Mobile Computing


PCs See Longest Sustained Decline in History

Year-over-year shipments of PCs fell off worldwide for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained decline in the history of personal computing. And the picture might have been even more bleak had it not been for the relative strength of the professional market.

College Prep School Completes First Year Without Paper Textbooks

Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN has wrapped up the first year of its laptop-only learning initiative, which enabled the freshman class to use electronic textbooks instead of paper ones.

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education

To help empower independence in SPED learners, try these top 10 apps.

Samsung Launches School Bundle with Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablets

Samsung has launched a new technology bundle designed for education. Samsung School is a solution that's built around Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, an Android-based tablet, which connects to other technologies through Samsung's classroom software.

Panama Adopts Universal Application Framework for BYOD Program

Panama's National Secretariat for Science, Technology, and Innovation (SENACYT) has adopted a program to enable 100,000 children to access digital technologies at school.

graph depicting device ownership percentages among 16- to 17-year-olds

American Teens Well Equipped with Technology

High schoolers aged 16 to 17 are among the most technologically well equipped of any age group in the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Android Will Extend Dominance over All Devices Through 2014

Taking into account all end-user computing devices — traditional PCs, smart phones, and tablets — Google's Android is already by far the most dominant single operating system out there. In 2012, Android devices made up more than 22 percent off all device shipments worldwide. According to market research firm Gartner, its share will nearly double by the end of 2014.

students using technology in class

Classroom Technology Integration Relatively Unchanged in Last Year

The level of technology integration in schools has remained relatively static over the last year and is still significantly lower than the ideal, according to the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) sixth-annual national survey measuring progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning in United States educational institutions.

Blackboard Builds Tool To Simplify App Creation for Schools

Blackboard's mobile team has taken what's it learned about developing apps for education environments and created a tool that allows non-developers to slam together their own apps.

California HS Boosts 1-to-1 Control with Mobile Device Management

In its third year of a 1-to-1 iPad program a California Catholic high school will be adding a new level of security and management with an enterprise-level mobile management service.

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