Monthly Archives: January 2011

links for 2011-01-31

AR for Everyone: Layar Player Leaves Beta Could make for some interesting class projects. (tags: augmented_reality mobile) Google Docs Makeover Shoots for Better Cloud Organization New features in Google Docs make finding documents easier. (tags: google docs cloud collaboration)

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Four ways to access KU CRL videos online

On Mondays we try to start the out week with a video about education, technology, or both.  I thought I’d mix things up today by showing you where to find the videos that are (mostly) made right here at the … Read

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links for 2011-01-28

How Organized Spam is Taking Control of Google's Search Results If you don't read this whole article (a look at how criminals have gamed Google's index system to take over some popular search terms), at least scroll to the bottom … Read

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5 more ways to save time with Google (or Bing, or DuckDuckGo)

Last year I shared tips on how to use Google to track flights, the weather, the time, and more. Here are five more ways to use Google to get information quickly, including two power tool-type tricks for narrowing results and … Read

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links for 2011-01-27

With Skype 5.0 out of beta, group video chat becomes a premium feature Details about new features to be found in the final version of Skype 5.0 for the Mac. (tags: skype video conferencing mac software) The Importance of Digital … Read

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CloudApp: Completely painless file sharing

When you next find yourself needing to share a presentation, image, or document, consider using CloudApp. More than anything, I appreciate CloudApp’s extraordinarily streamlined flow. With one drag-and-drop action to its menu bar icon, my file is uploaded, backed up, … Read

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links for 2011-01-26

Your Complete Guide to Windows Security Great list of software for your Windows computer to lock things down and work securely. (tags: windows security) Facebook Beefs Up Security With Social Captchas and All HTTPS, All The Time Interesting new privacy … Read

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Search for photos on Flickr with Compfight

Looking for an easy way to find free images for your next presentation? Checkout Compfight, an easy-to-use search interface for Flickr, a large social media service for photographers. Let’s check it out. To get started, visit the site, type a … Read

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links for 2011-01-25

Research Finds Text-Messaging Improves Children's Spelling Skills "… partly explained by the highly phonetic nature of the textisms that are popular within this age group, as the phonological and alphabetic awareness that is required for the construction and decoding of … Read

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Facebook, public data and your privacy

Recently I’ve seen another round of concerned Facebook postings about a service called Spokeo. Spokeo is a modern take on the old-fashioned phone book, but instead of just your name, address, and number, it might show photos of you, your … Read

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