Now this might be interesting to try on campus!
Regardless of what you think about the machines, the software, or the company it is really amazing to see how simple technologies can change lives in such powerful ways.
Apple - Making a difference. One app at a time. (by Apple)
Gruber pointed to a take apart of a white paper Dell has published on the overall tablet market place and apparently the cost benefits in the enterprise. I have little to say about the whole thing, but the post should do just fine. Another critical view from Juliam Lepinski:
Here’s what I will say … I have seen and even tried to use the Dell Latitude 10. My personal experience was miserable, but since I am an Apple and iOS user no Windows device ever feels right to me. Two things that immediately hit me upon trying to use the thing … I’ll relay them in reverse order. There is a little switch on the back that feels like it should pop open a little stand like on the Microsoft tablet — yeah, it doesn’t. Sliding it causes the battery to fall onto the floor and turns the tablet off. The second is actually what I noticed first. The box these things come in is honestly as big as a box a PC would have shown up in 10 years ago. I am not kidding … and then you open this thing and inside is all this crap and an iPad sized tablet. It is comical. Below is an actual photo of said delivery box.Dell commissioned Principled Technologies to put together a whitepaper on the cost of enterprise deployment for iPads vs. Dell’s Latitude 10 tablet running Windows 8. Spoiler: There is little that is Principled about Principled Technologies’ tablet whitepaper.
So, do you think the world is connected in ways like never before? I would think in this one photo it would become crystal clear that we are part of a new collective. Something that was once experienced by singular people is now amplified in ways that is beyond stunning to me. Imagine that each person is a hub into their own digital communities, instantly becoming a lens unto history. This is happening in every corner of the globe at every major (and minor) event. This is the new community concept to me — the speed with which conversations can be created, shared, and curated has forever been changed — and changed for the better.
St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and 2013. What a difference 8 years makes.
I spy a RAZR. This is amazing.
Siri even got the answer right.
Just this feature in iOS 6 is a huge move forward. I am confused as to why we can’t pick other file types — at least a PDF to push via the browser.
I use my iPhone for nearly all my conference calls as well. The pain is calling in with it. This may be the solution.
A review of the new Dining at Penn State iOS app from Onward State.
This is truly an outstanding PSU initiative. I was lucky to sit in a presentation by TLT Fellow and PSU College of Education Faculty member, Carla Zembal-Saul at the TLT Symposium where she shared more about the program. Two of her colleagues made a satellite-based skype video call from the side of a mountain in South Africa to co-present with her. Amazing design, amazing technology, and amazing experiences for our students.