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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.<p>For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning?<p>It’s a question that has been on many minds since …

Microsoft's touch-first Modern Office suite revealed in documents

It’s been a year and a half since Microsoft released Windows 8 and its ‘Modern’ interface to the world, but we’re still yet to see a touch-first interface emerge for the company’s Office suite, until now.<p>In what can be only described as a slightly odd move, Microsoft Research has published an …

Apple plans to match Microsoft Surface with split-screen iPad multitasking in iOS 8

iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple’s iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, according to sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development. These people say that the feature will allow iPad users to run and interact with two iPad applications at once. Up …

Microsoft and Intel moving ahead with Surface tablet

While a smaller version of the Surface tablet may be the main attraction at an upcoming Microsoft event, other changes to the line are also expected.<p>In addition to the "Surface Mini" product based on a Qualcomm chip, a new Intel-based Surface product is also expected at the May 20 event, as first …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

Samsung Chromebook 2 official product pages appear, suggesting sales soon

The Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops are due to hit stores in April, so the launch must be close. The laptops are now showing up on Samsung’s Canada site …

Texas Middle Schoolers Win National Contest for App Inspired by Their Blind Classmate

The way the visually-impaired navigate new spaces could be transformed by a group of tweens in Los Fresnos, Texas.<p>Six girls from Resaca Middle School …

Apple Patents A Surface-Like Touch Keyboard Smart Cover With A Trackpad Twist

Apple has a new patent for an iPad accessory (via Patently Apple) that incorporates keyboard features into the design of a new smart cover. The touch-based cover resembles the one Microsoft’s Surface uses for input, but it has a unique twist which is the basis for the patent – multi-touch gesture …

Office for iPad review: three beautiful apps, each with strong competition

After loads of leaks -- and some serious denial from Microsoft -- the company has finally released a version of Office for iPad. It's not surprising, in a way, given that Microsoft already has Office Mobile for iPhone. And yet, this new trio of apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) isn't at all what we …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

ASUS' pint-sized Chromebox ships on March 14th for $179

If the simplicity of ASUS' Chromebox is enticing, you'll be glad to hear that you can pick up the miniscule computer very soon. The $179 Chrome OS desktop is now available for pre-order at stores like Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect, with the first wave of orders due to ship on March 14th. A base …

HP quietly launches an 8-inch Android tablet for $170

Hewlett Packard is trying to pull off a flanking maneuver on the Android market, through low-profile launches of low-cost devices. We recently came across the company's VoiceTab phablets during a side-show at Mobile World Congress, and now we're looking at a more traditional 7.85-inch tablet called …

Samsung Upgrades the Chromebook

As many schools have discovered, Chromebooks have a lot of benefits — built-in cloud compatibility, good battery life, low cost — but they sometimes …

Samsung’s New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux leather. Like the back of its new NotePRO and TabPRO Android tablets, the back of the lid of this new …

Chrome Show: Windows apps on Chromebooks are coming, but for who?

The official Chromecast(s goog) SDK is just over a week old and already some interesting new apps are arriving. You can now ‘cast YouTube videos from …

Microsoft in 2014: Reboot or Game Over?

For Microsoft, 2013 was a disaster. The company's ambitious Windows 8 operating system didn't gain much traction, its foray into tablets was a …

Google's Chromebooks Were The Best Selling Laptops At Amazon, Beating Windows And Mac Computers

Chromebooks are super cheap laptops that are based entirely on the Chrome browser. You need an Internet connection for the laptops to do anything. But, for the most part, people are Internet-connected when they're using a laptop, so it's not a huge limitation.<p>In a press release, Amazon listed …

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Dell Venue 11 Pro: The anti-iPad

My first impression of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is positive. It's very different from the iPad Air but that's OK.<p>The Venue 11 has a gorgeous 10.8-inch -- an unusual size -- 1,920x1,080 IPS display, and the model I'm using is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3770 "Bay Trail" processor with 2GB of …

An iPad Guy Takes the Surface 2 For a Spin — And No One Gets Hurt

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Microsoft didn’t exactly enjoy the warmest reception for its Surface RT tablet. Released just in time for the 2012 holiday …

Dell unveils education-focused Chromebook 11, arriving in January for under $300

As promised, Dell has taken the wraps off its first Chrome OS device, the Chromebook 11. The 11.6-inch, 2.9-pound laptop is built with the classroom in mind, and it should ship in tandem with a Wyse PocketCloud app that should make it easy for students and teachers to share their work online. Its …

Google Drive Sheets gets offline document creation and editing, speedier calculations, smoother scrolling

Google Sheets isn't quite as capable as its counterpart from Microsoft, but Mountain View's preferred spreadsheet platform just got a bit more powerful with an update today. Should you choose to opt-in to the new Sheets, you'll be able to take advantage of several new features and the new version's …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

Amazon WorkSpaces Hits iPad

Three weeks after Amazon announced Amazon WorkSpaces for AWS customers to create virtual desktops on various devices, the e-commerce giant has now launched an app specifically for iPad users.<p>Amazon WorkSpaces was unveiled at AWS re:Invent last month, and basically recreates the desktop experience …

Git for Grown-ups

You are a clever and talented person. You create beautiful designs, or perhaps you have architected a system that even my cat could use. Your peers …

Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes… with Gelatin

Coconut flour pancakes with a special ingredient<p>Oodles of paleo coconut flour pancake recipes speckle the internet (including my fantastic Ultimate …

Raw Cauliflower “Couscous” Greek Salad | Vintage Mixer

Break the cauliflower into big chunks and put into a food processor along with basil, mint, parsley and garlic. Pulse several times until minced. The …

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

We are still adjusting to our new lives as parents. We are loving every minute, life is just “different.” I used to be very organized and tried to …

Migrate your WordPress database - WP Migrate DB Pro

Copy your database from one WordPress install to another with one click in your dashboard<p>Stop wasting time on migrations<br>• Eliminate the pain that is …

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