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University of Arkansas System Online College

<b>Brought to you by the University of Arkansas System</b> Arkansas’s only 100 percent-online institution from the University of Arkansas System, eVersity …

Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3

<b>*Please Note - This is NOT the new Raspberry Pi Zero W, this is the Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3*</b><p>Can you believe that the Raspberry Pi got smaller and …

The One Surefire Way To Better Engage Your Employees

There’s a better way to boost engagement than trying to convince unhappy employees that their jobs don’t suck.<p>In a classic standup routine, comedian Chris Rock recounts how in 1989 he toiled away at a minimum-wage job as a dishwasher at the Red Lobster on Queens Boulevard in New York City, scraping …

How to quickly switch between apps on new Apple TV

The latest Apple TV (Fourth Generation) adds a new layer of functionality and technical abilities thanks to its new Siri-enabled, touch remote and …

Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

<b>San Antonio</b> --<p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon; iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers; and hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the librarians …

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Top iOS App Makers Gross $90K Per Day

Earlier this year, Cult of Mac cited a study from Distimo stating that developers with a hope of cracking the Top 10 paid apps needed to be making in the region of $47,000 per day.<p>Well, after a strong year for mobile, that number has been revised slightly.<p>According to Distimo’s 2013 Year in Review …

MiniSuit’s Full-Sized iPad Keyboard Is Accurate, Solid, And Too Big [Review]

The price to be paid, here, though, for a full-sized keyboard, is one of size and bulkiness: I wouldn’t want to have to carry this around as a permanent bit of kit.

Powering your mobile devices: Anker Astro3 12,000mAh external battery and Energizer cup inverter [Dual review]

No matter where you are, keeping an eye on your devices’ battery levels can feel like a full time job. To make matters worse, energy sources can be hard to come by when you’re out and about or traveling. In this dual review post, we’ll look at two ways to charge up: through the Anker Astro3, an …

Rugged 12,000mAh Battery Pack Is Waterproof, Adventure-Proof

Juicy external battery packs are definitely the way to go for the globetrotting nerd – I have had my bacon saved a few times by the 12,000mAh battery pack I carry with me on trips – they’re not only good for the iPhone, but the iPad min, a Kindle, and even USB bike lights (this is the best unknown …

Video game courses score big on college campuses

There are now more college-level courses and degree programs dedicated to the study of video games than ever before, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. The Typing of the Dead<p>If you imagine the average video gamer as a teenage boy sinking hours of his life into …

This 15-Year-Old's Science Project Will Light Up Your World

Who has the time for batteries these days?<p>Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old high school student from Victoria, British Columbia, designed a flashlight …

The Role of the CIO: Same As It Ever Was [#Infographic]

With the emergence of cloud computing, mobility and Big Data as business objectives, CIOs no longer operate in a silo, but rather are an important …

Google Announces New Range of Chromebooks

Unless you’ve been feeling flush enough to splash out on a Pixel, Chromebook options have been fairly limited. But now Google has announced new …

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

Developed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a visual programming language for children age 6 and up. Since its release in 2007, over 800,000 users …

Go Mobile or Kiss Future Students Goodbye

Mobile Computing | Feature<p>In the competitive world of student recruitment, schools must recognize that today's students are finding--and …

Mobile App Development & App Creation Software

Thousands of companies agree with us<p>Individually, Xamarin's mobile lifecycle products are best-in-class.<br>Together, they're the most powerful solution …

Get The Cable For All Next Generation iOS Products [Deals]

There’s nothing worse than having a cable that is too short to be very useful. The 3 foot stock iPhone 5 would be a classic example of such a a cable. This Cult of Mac Deals offer gives you the chance to get a cable that will go a long way to solving that problem.<p>This lightning fast 10 foot USB 2.0 …

Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.<p>Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. …

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Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

Tested In-Depth: Getting Started with Arduino

Our friends from Tested have released Know Your Arduino: A Practical Guide to The Most Common Boards. The guide is accompanied by a 30-minute video, below, with Will and Norm, where they show boards ranging from the Mini to the Mega, and then demo specific applications like gaming on the Esplora or …

The Magic of Making: Engaging Students as Makers

Here is a video of my 2013 Distinguished Speaker talk at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX. In this talk, I wanted to contrast formal and informal learning, and point out that informal learning is a kind of magic. We see it but we really don’t know how it works and we don’t understand its value. It’s IFFY, …

Eddy Cue Had To Convince Steve Jobs That iBooks Would Be Awesome On iPad

iBooks has been a big successful venture for Apple — despite the ongoing price fixing case from the Department of Justice — but it’s a service that may never have been if Eddy Cue hadn’t convinced Steve Jobs it would be awesome on the iPad.<p>Before Apple was gearing up to launch its popular tablet in …

Going Paperless: Getting "9 Things" Done With Penultimate and Evernote

In last week’s post, I discussed how I use Penultimate as a commonplace book that replaces the pocket notebook I used to carry around. At the end of …

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8 Ways to Customize Your Windows Desktop

Most of us spend a significant part of the day staring at computer screens. And while the Internet offers a myriad of cat videos, food porn and other …

Apply now for the 2013 Google Summer of Code for Moodle #GSoC

Moodle has once more been accepted as a viable project for the annual Google Summer of Code and the solicitation for mentors and students is now open …

Facebook Will Introduce 'New Product' on June 20

Facebook sent out invitations to press Friday for an event at its Menlo Park, Calif., campus on June 20.<p>Sent via traditional snail mail, rather than …

Microsoft releases Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft has just released an iPhone app for Office 365, its subscription-based online office and software plus services suite.<p>It’s not the …