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Welcome MUGgers!

I’d like to extend a very special welcome to the SUL-MUG (Stanford University Library Mobile Users Group).  This special interest group has been investigating the use, management, and applications of mobile devices within the Library system, a perfect fit for Ubiquity and it’s mission. We welcome posts from this group and other affiliates of the [...]

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iPad University: IT Lessons From College Pilot

“Instead of building a firewall and being like the Soup Nazi [from Seinfeld] so you can say, ‘No,’ you do it in a different way,” he said. “You normalize it by joining them, figuring out what they need, and educating them. Instead of being a geek in a basement creating access controls on a Cisco router, you participate.”

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Mobile Device Management at Stanford

Mobile Device Management (MDM) addresses the unique needs of a growing computing platform: mobile devices. It provides you with real management capabilities, including convenient configuration, self-service tools, and enhanced protection. It also keeps you up to date with best practices. These features are organized into a collection of settings called configuration profiles. Installing these profiles on [...]

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iPads in the Classroom: Room for Improvement

Came across this interesting article discussing an Educause 2011 presentation from USF describing faculty impressions of using the iPad in the classroom.  Highlighted findings include: • VGA-out issues (resolved with the release of the iPad 2 in March 2011) • Lack of a USB port • Keyboard issues (i.e., size, difficulty) • Inability to play [...]

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App Review pages at Stanford Libraries and Med School

A team in Academic Computing Services in Meyer library has been together a nifty page on iOS App reviews.  Ranging from productivity, to connectivity, to media development, take a look at the page they’ve put up. http://acomp.stanford.edu/ios_app_reviews The Med School school here at Stanford has also published a page called MedApps, helping those in medicine [...]

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Traveling with an iPad

There’s an interesting post on traveling with an iPad with tips gleaned from being on the road for a year with an iPad.  Gary Arndt writes about his experiences on his blog, Everything-Everywhere. He hits on a number of interesting topics such as Maps, Photography, Media/Reading, and Kids, with App experiences shared along the way. [...]

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Stats of the Union: Community Health Status data for the iPad

From an unlikely place (GE Viz), a new iPad app has caught my attention today.  Using data from the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report, Stats of the Union presents an interactive exercise in exploring the demographic and health data.  The visualizations are pleasing though a bit hard to read at times.  Excellent example of how [...]

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Bluetooth GPS receiver from Dual Electronics

For the geospatial folks, here’s a new Bluetooth based GPS receiver specifically made for iOS devices which allows your wi-fi only device to now be able to geolocate itself.  Rechargeable through USB or a car lighter adapter, it’s an interesting for adding functionality to iPad (1 and 2) and iPod touches and seems could be [...]

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EthnoCorder app demo Nov 11

EthnoCorder is a mobile system for conducting rich multimedia surveys on an iPhone. It is ideal for field work and field surveys as forms can be designed on any operating system and no network connection is needed to conduct surveys or administer forms. Over 20 different types of multimedia elements are supported in both questions [...]

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Making the iPhone talk to Coursework

[Reposted from Claudia Engel's Hive Talkin' Post] I recently was asked about ‘scanning’ capabilities of the iPhone, which brought me to this – currently $0.99 – application, calledJotNot Pro. I was very impressed with this one. It launches the camera to take pictures of documents, steps the user through some adjustments, then processes the picture [...]

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