The best thinkers about change in schools (Lieberman, Joyce, Loucks-Horsley, Fullan and Deal) emphasize the importance of informal support structures and the cultivation of a learning culture. (McKenzie 1998) One of the ways teachers can work smarter by utilising technology is to flip the classroom. By arranging research projects around inquiry-based learning an online workspace can be arranged so that the entire course can be accessed both from school and home by the students, and family as well as tutors.… Continue reading
Amazon’s new Kindle Fire looks set to take the customer service industry up a notch. The online retailer has announced the ability for users to have a direct video consultation with customer service executives, who’ll appear on the screen of the device itself.
Can this possibly live up to the hype?
The feature, which has been dubbed ‘Mayday’, has already been shown in adverts, working flawlessly (of course). It’s also been advertised as a 24/7 service. If it works properly,… Continue reading
Most people these days have their own digital collection of favorite music files. Hundreds of music files can create a big mess, and one way to organize these things is through the iTunes cleanup. Though you can find other tools to update, delete duplicates, and rename files, Apple has made things easier for the iTunes users.
If you are looking for new release and updates of iTunes, you’ve come to the right place. For those using Windows, it is very… Continue reading
If you’re thinking of surprising a gamer with some lovely new Christmas titles, it’s important to find out what games are well-reviewed and in demand this season.
From the new Grand Theft Auto installment to Pikmin 3, there are several new releases out there that are sure to have any gamer drooling. What’s more, there are also a number of nifty accessories on the market right now that allow for a more immerse and physically comfortable gaming experience. So… Continue reading
Patent infringements seem to be the latest news in the tech industry as giant tech firms fight one another over the license they have on an invention. A new patent war opened up last Thursday when Rockstar Consortium sued Google, Samsung, HTC and many other tech companies over alleged mobile phone patent infringement.
Rockstar Consortium is a group of tech companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony. They spent $4.5bn on thousands of Nortel patents after the telecoms giant… Continue reading
Building your own computer isn’t as complicated as it sounds if you know what you’re doing. Most people know someone who has done that. Building your own cell phone, on the other hand, is an entirely different matter. That opportunity may be just around the bend, however, with Motorola’s recently announced Project Ara.
Motorola, a smartphone phone manufacturer owned by Google, and Dave Hakkens, the Dutch designer of Phonebloks, are working together to get Project Ara off the… Continue reading
Ever wished you had a better, faster and a more cost-effective way of creating awesome, viewer-engaging videos? Wish no more! The Pinnacle team has introduced a totally new set of video creation option and tools that are not only simple to use, but are fun and lightning fast with their Pinnacle Studio 17 family.
Pinnacle Studio 17 comes with a lot of features that make video creation stress-free. You can import clips and polish them with the built-in media… Continue reading
These two heavy weights are the most popular when it comes to fibre optic broadband connections in the UK. We are therefore going to see how they hold up against each other under certain categories.
Fibre Optic broadband Speed
These two providers use fibre optic technology to provide packages with high download speeds. The speed from any of these providers is at least 4x more than what you will get from a normal telephone line. In certain areas, the speeds… Continue reading
With healthcare’s transition from hard copy to software-based systems and the recent government changes for reporting and reimbursement, healthcare organizations will stand to benefit from the use of cloud computing. While only one third of healthcare providers are currently turning to the cloud to help them with medical billing, it could have a major impact on the way they handle electronic health records.
Some organizations see security and privacy as an obstacle to using cloud computing yet they might not… Continue reading
Let’s face it. It is not uncommon to have one or two bugs that seemed glued to our PC. Do whatever you have to and there they are; reboot, use any tool you can think of and delete them as many times as you think is necessary, and still they are back. If you have had your share of this unfortunate computer problem or perhaps you are looking to ensure you never experience it, what you need is Norton Power… Continue reading
World Sight Day 2013
Today is World Sight Day, a global event to highlight vision issues facing the world today. We want to take this opportunity to let you know how your donations through our Give & Get program are helping people see clearly, worldwide.
Eyejusters are being distributed in Kenya by a researcher in the ICEH’s Nakuru Eye Disease Study, and co-creator of Peek Vision – a low cost portable eye examination kit that promises… Continue reading
The Chinese government has decided to bring to an end the 13 year old ban on the sale of game consoles in the country. This is part of the activity to properly establish a new free-trade zone in Shanghai. To this end, foreign companies that wish to operate and sell consoles in China must first get registered in Shanghai, and possibly operate sales and production within the new trade zone.
In the year 2000, the Chinese government wanted to control… Continue reading
The last few days had everybody focusing on the headline of Apple release which recorded about 9 million iPhone and iPad products sold in the first five days after the update. When you scroll down to the bottom of the release announcement, you see a specific comment on iTune Radios which stated…”over 11 million unique listeners have tuned into iTunes Radio since launch”. So if Apple, despite making a late stage attempt, like most people described their late online radio… Continue reading
Technological advancements are evolving at warp speed, creating a highly competitive market in which a technology giant such as Apple is fighting to maintain a majority share of the smart phone market that it snatched away from RIM (Blackberry) several years ago. Android and Windows smart phones are vaulting ahead of Apple’s iPhone, which should be expected as they prepare to release their next version of the iPhone. Most experts speculate that after the new release of the iPhone, Apple… Continue reading
Fingerprint scanning technology marks a new chapter in mobile security and with smartphones holding more personal data than ever before it couldn’t have come at a better time.
As mobile phones continue to become more powerful, users are being encouraged to keep banking details and personal information at their fingertips. However, this has led many critics to question how secure our handsets really are.
While passcodes have become a regular feature for unlocking your smartphone, fingerprint authentication has been widely… Continue reading
As an important member of the sensory organs, the eyes might hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of predicting and assisting in controlling both aberrant human behavior and medical disorders. Although movement of the eyes has been studied at length since the early 1800s, only recent advances have led to the development of eye tracking and assistive devices. There has been at least a measure of success in testing methods that are beginning to develop ways to detect neurological… Continue reading
At the pre-Tokyo Gameshow conference this week Sony announced that their next generation console, the Playstation 4, would be released in Japan on February 22 2014. This was a curious decision for the company, especially since this Japanese release happens to be three whole months after the console will already have been available in Europe and North America.
The Playstation 4 is due to launch on November 15 in North America and in Europe on November 29 2013. What’s a… Continue reading
Mobile App Developers To See Greater Monetization Opportunities As Jumptap Is Bought By Millennial Media
Developers of the over 76,000 mobile sites and apps which use the Jumptap advertising platform are set to see an increase in their monetization opportunities as Jumptap has been bought by Millennial Media.
In a stock-for-stock transaction (with a minor cash component) Jumptap hopes the deal will be finalized by October. It will then become part of Millennial Media, which reported a second quarter revenue of $57 million. George Bell, the current president and CEO of Jumptap will join… Continue reading