Jonathan Wylie

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How to install Android apps on a Chromebook

One of Google’s most exciting announcements regarding its Chrome OS platform and Chromebook hardware was the support for Android apps. While Chrome …

Google

How to use the flashlight on your Apple Watch

Among other featured enhancements and improvements, the watchOS 4 software has brought the useful flashlight function for the very first time to …

iOS

Google Chrome's Incognito Mode isn't as private as you might think | Trusted Reviews

<b>Incognito mode in Google Chrome is not as private as it might first seem, as people managing the network you’re on can snoop on what you’ve been</b> …

Google

More than 400 of the most popular sites are logging everything you type

Researchers at Princeton University have uncovered one of the biggest security flaws on the internet<p>For years, keyloggers have been synonymous with …

Information Security

Apple insists iPad Pro is the modern definition of a computer

Commentary: In a new ad, Apple suggests that for some people there's no such thing as a computer anymore.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Are you still using the word "computer"?<p>I fear you might be passe. I fear Apple might think so …

IPad Pro

So You Want To Make A Podcast

A very fancy podcasting setup<p>There are a gazillion podcasts out there. Maybe even elevently gazillion.<p>But if you've got something you want to say, …

Podcasting

If the 2018 iPad with Face ID looks this good, I’m sold

Rumors of a new iPad have begun, and if the images we’ve got here are any indication, Apple’s next slate will be a masterpiece. We’ve seen our fair …

Face ID

Why Teaching Makes You Smarter

We tend to think of thinking as something super solitary–but as Annie Murphy Paul observes in the Brilliant Report, cognition is a two-way street.<p>How so?<p>“Students enlisted to tutor others,” Paul reports, “work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more …

Education

2018 iPad Pro could get 8-core A11X Bionic chip

The iPad Pro is set to get a huge processor upgrade in 2018, based on the latest rumor out of Apple’s supply chain in Asia.<p>Apple supposedly plans to slap an octa-core processor in next year’s iPad Pro, making them the most powerful tablets Apple’s ever made. The chip will allegedly be manufactured …

Tablets

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Software

New Research Answers Whether Technology Is Good Or Bad For Learning

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.<p>In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom …

Education

Apple's New iPad Will Be Like The iPhone X

Image: iStock<p>Apple is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and …

IPad Pro

Check out GarageBand’s amazing new features on iOS

GarageBand for iOS often gets dismissed as a toy by more experienced musicians. That’s partly because it’s free, and partly because it looks so simple when you first fire it up. And it <i>is</i> dead easy to use — making some great music is simple even for a first timer. But if you take a while to dig in, …

iOS

Meet the High Schooler Shaking Up Artificial Intelligence

Since its founding by Elon Musk and others nearly two years ago, nonprofit research lab OpenAI has published dozens of research papers. One posted …

Artificial Intelligence

How Americans really feel about Facebook, Apple, and more

This year marked a sea change in our attitude toward tech’s largest players — and not for the better. Facebook, with a user base twice the size of the Western Hemisphere, seems to be in the midst of an identity crisis: CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent much of 2017 on a national tour that <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> …

U.S. Census

Best Buy gives iPad Pro a $150 price cut

Apple fans are preparing to spend big on the iPhone X with the launch a week away, but if you’re looking for a more affordable Apple product, check out the iPad Pro.<p>Best Buy is having a big sale on the iPad Pro right now. Pretty much all units for both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models have …

Tablets

Can an iPad Pro replace your PC?

In 2016, Apple believed its professional-grade tablet, the iPad Pro, was ready for the big time. Phil Schiller even described the machine as "the ultimate PC replacement" when describing the product onstage. The company's own advertisements claimed that the device could do everything a desktop or …

IPad Pro

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care

Personalised Learning is the way forward to education and therefore our economy. Here's why.<p>We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works, and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on …

Mark Zuckerberg

iPad Pro $100 off at BestBuy Again- Last Day

If you’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on an iPad Pro, today is a great time to buy. For the second time this month, BestBuy is running a $100 off special on all WiFi models of the current generation Pro.<p>This sale covers both the 10.5” and 12.0” models, and all colors and memory options, …

Tablets

Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit

One of the big promises with iOS 11 is ARKit. This new framework makes it much easier to look at virtual objects in the real world using augmented reality. Sketchfab has been building the biggest 3D model sharing platform, a sort of YouTube for 3D models. That’s why today’s iOS update turns …

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

Announcing Sketchfab AR on iOS - Sketchfab Blog

Following the recent release of ARKit by Apple, I’m very excited to announce the release of Sketchfab AR on iOS. With close to 2 million 3D models to …

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Education

Office 365's revamped web launchers put you to work sooner

Sometimes, it's not your productivity apps that need a tune-up... it's how you <i>get</i> to those apps that needs work. And Microsoft knows it. The tech firm has redesigned the Office.com front end and Office 365's web app launcher. There's now a recommended section that surfaces the activity that's …

Microsoft

How to Record Your iPad Screen in iOS 11

One of the features that educators have been most looking forward to in iOS 11 is screen recording. There are lots of ways to record your iPad …

Apple acknowledges problem with new Watch, but says there is a fix

The Apple Watch's biggest feature might not work. But it's all fixable.<p>A number of reviewers have complained that the Watch didn't appear to connect …

Smartwatches

Apple's Next iPad Pro Might Launch Later Than You Think

Apple has technology challenges to tackle before it can bring its next-generation iPad Pro tablets to market.<p>At <b>Apple</b>'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) annual …

IPad Pro

Apple shares new iPad + iOS 11 how-to videos, features third-party apps

On the heels of releasing iOS 11 today, Apple has published a few new how-to videos to its YouTube channel promoting what’s now possible with its latest mobile OS and iPad.<p>About a month ago, Apple released 6 videos showcasing iPad + iOS 11 features and new ways to make the tablet more capable than …

iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones

Last year's iOS 10 was all about refining Apple's mobile experience -- it was "like polishing a pearl," I noted at the time. Now, with iOS 11, Apple is focusing even more on its big-screen iPad experience, but at the same time, it's leaving the iPhone a bit behind. Even though we didn't get any …

iOS

How students around the world are learning in new ways

Education