Monthly Archives: January 2012

Looking for an alternative to Windows or Mac? Linux on the desktop is no longer just for nerds

It’s no secret that I’ve been pretty down on Apple and Mac OS X lately–so much so that my current Mac may be my last. When I tell people that they assume I’m switching to Windows, but that’s not the … Read

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5 ways to renew interest in your RSS reader

Recently, I found myself in the bad habit of skipping over many of the blogs in my Google RSS reader or clicking the mark all as read button to clear everything out. I was missing interesting articles and relevant information. … Read

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Experts weigh in on iBooks Textbooks

A number of experts in the publishing and education fields have had the opportunity to weigh in on Apple’s push to revolutionize the textbook (you can read my initial thoughts if you need to get caught up on the announcement). … Read

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How to limit what apps say about you on Facebook Timeline

As if managing your privacy settings on Facebook itself weren’t enough, last week a list of 60+ external apps that feed the new Facebook Timeline was released. That’s great news if you want to be able to engage in “frictionless” … Read

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Skimling pays teachers to review students’ papers

Are you a student who wants to make sure your next essay gets the best grade possible? Or a teacher with some extra time looking to make a few extra bucks? Skimling is a brand new, online service giving students … Read

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First impressions of iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author: What’s cool and what needs work

On Thursday, Apple unveiled a new initiative to overhaul how textbooks are created and used. With major textbook publishers on board, two new products were introduced: iBooks 2, an updated version of Apple’s ebook reader for the iPad, iPhone, and … Read

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KU professor writes about using iPads in his classroom

Last week The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article by the University of Kansas’ very own, Doug Ward. Ward is an associate professor of journalism and the Budig Professor of Writing at KU. In his guest post, Ward describes the … Read

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How to keep your passwords as secure as possible

If you’ve ever purchased anything from online retailer Zappos, you’ve no doubt heard by now that the site was hacked last week exposing 24 million customers’ records to potentially fraudulent use. While customers’ credit card information was not compromised–that’s stored … Read

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5 new gadgets unveiled at CES this week

Many new technology trends and gadgets were introduced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas.  This is the world’s largest tradeshow and hosts consumer technology exhibitors in more than 30 product categories. Here are the top five devices that caught … Read

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Discover new technology trends at CES 2012

Yesterday, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opened its doors to over 100,000 participants in sunny Las Vegas.  This is the world’s largest tradeshow and hosts consumer technology exhibitors in more than 30 product categories. This four-day event comes to a close … Read

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