Archive for 'Devices'

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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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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How much does “GPSing” drain the battery?

You all have probably seen the warning “continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life” for mobile device apps. This is certainly true, but how much does it drain the battery and are there differences between different devices? To get at least a sense, I took iPhone4, first generation iPad, [...]

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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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iPhone Tethering – An iPass Alternative

Stanford’s IT Services announced earlier this month that Stanford will no longer subsidize iPass. For iPass users, this is potentially a deal-breaker since the cost has increased from $10 per month to $54 per month. If you have an iPhone with a tethering plan, do not despair. Wherever you can find a 3G connection, you [...]

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Multiscale Apps

This article is cross-posted at the Digital Humanities Specialist site. With Apple’s retreat from their position disallowing the development of iDevice apps using Adobe AIR–fundamentally the same technology used in Flash on the Web–and the growth in Flash-supported mobile devices, the much -heralded and by many much-desired death of Flash has been postponed (or, to [...]

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Stanford School of Medicine Giving iPads to Students

Stanford University’s School of Medicine has adopted the iPad.  They’re going to provide an iPad for all incoming first year medical students and Master of Medicine students. http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2010/august/ipad.html

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