Monthly Archives: November 2011

Use Google Maps to navigate indoors with Android

Yesterday Google released Google Maps 6.0 for Android. Currently available only for Android owners, this update allows users to navigate indoor floorplans of popular public areas such as airports and shopping malls. Google offers a really nice website that allows you to … Read

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The technology of storytelling

We talk about story a lot at the Center for Research on Learning. Books like Nancy Duarte’s slide:ology and Resonate are on our shelves–and, of course, we always make it a point to watch the latest TED videos. A recent … Read

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Google Search app for iPad gets an exciting update

This week Google rolled out several updates to the Google Search app for iPad and iPhone. If you already have the Google Search app, the changes will automatically take place the next time you update your device. If you aren’t … Read

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How is technology shaping our world and learning?

This is Thanksgiving week in the United States, and I know many of you are getting ready to take some time off and maybe even hit the road. At some point, though, when you’ve got twenty spare minutes, I’d like … Read

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How to stop wasting time on the Internet

If you’re like me, you have zero tolerance for people who waste your time in meetings. So why do we let them waste our time online? What can we do to limit others’ ability to interrupt our workflows? Aaron Shapiro … Read

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Holiday gift guide 2011: Part 2

Here is the second half to our two-part gift guide for the technology enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list.  If you missed it a few weeks ago, check out Part 1 to see more of our favorite toys of 2011.  Have fun! … Read

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Podio available to universities for free

We’ve talked lately about using tools such as yaM Labs and Asana to manage multiple projects and meetings. Podio is similar to these online applications but it also incorporates a social aspect as well. Some features are similar to Facebook, … Read

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Adobe’s mobile apps coming to Android tablets

Adobe’s suite of mobile apps, mostly designed to augment their flagship suite of creative applications like Photoshop and Illustrator, are coming to the Android tablets, via the Android Market. PC World takes a look at the new Android versions of … Read

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3 tips for more productive iPhone and iPad use

Here’s something I learned the other day: Do you know what the most common use of a smart phone is? I’ll give you the answer at the end of this post–but while you ponder that here are some ways to … Read

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How one publisher uses Dropbox for better e-book distribution

I don’t expect that regular customers of Pragmatic Programmers and readers of this blog overlap much. The books in the Pragmatic Programmers’ catalog primarily cater to programmers, so it makes sense that they would lead the way when it comes … Read

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