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In 2016 Smartphones, IoT and Mobile Payment Top List for Break-ins

Malware will grow. Attacks on Android and other mobile devices will continue. And payment platforms and the Internet of Things will become sources for new kinds of security vulnerabilities. These all surface as predictions from security vendor Panda Software for the new year.

TabPilot Unveils Teacher Tools for iOS

TabPilot has launched Teacher Tools for iOS, an app that allows teachers to control student iPads through an iOS device using TabPilot mobile device management.

Classroom Observation Software Gets Mobile Treatment

A classroom observation program is going mobile.

Epson Drops Price of Projector Replacement Lamps

Schools can now buy replacement lamps for PowerLite and BrightLink interactive projectors for $49.

LocknCharge Debuts Customizable Charging Cart

LocknCharge has introduced a new mobile device charging cart that the company said will be cost-effective and customizable.

Admissions Officers Turn to Social Media for Fuller Picture of Student Applicants

Four in 10 admissions officers hit up the social media pages of college applicants. Most (89 percent) do so rarely, but more than 1 in 10 (11 percent) do so "often." At the same time, the practice of "Googling" has remained steady at 29 percent. Those findings come from a survey of almost 400 admissions officers by Kaplan Test Prep.

New Epson Document Camera Sports Microscope Adapter, HD Resolution

Epson has introduced a new document camera with a microscope adapter that allows it to create magnified laboratory images and enhanced HD resolution.

German University Reports Severe Software Vulnerabilities Up in 2015

According to Hasso Plattner Institute, while fewer software security vulnerabilities were reported worldwide in 2015 than in 2014, the number of published vulnerabilities with a high level of severity has increased.

Nevada Taps Private Partner for 1:1 Initiative

The Nevada Department of Education has selected a partner to provide Chromebooks, wireless infrastructure and other tools for middle schools participating in its Nevada Ready 21 program.

New UNESCO Portal Delivers Ed Support Globally

The IIEP Learning Portal offers summaries of and links to research on ways to improve learning, with coverage of teachers and pedagogy, learners, curriculum, schools and classrooms and education system management.

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