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Studio by Purdue is proud to announce Passport, a digital badge learning platform developed here at Purdue University. Passport allows instructors to create challenges that a student can complete to earn badges. Purdue’s Passport platform integrates with Mozilla Open Badges. Bill Watson, an assistant professor in Curriculum and Instruction, was instrumental in the creation behind [...]
MG Siegler over on TechCrunch has been chronicling his experience with picking up a new Macbook Air. One of the startling revelations Siegler has proposed is that of Steve Jobs and Apple killing the CD/DVD for the computer industry with the introduction of the USB reinstall drive. The Macbook Air does not come with a built-in optical drive [...]
Officially launched yesterday shortly after their ‘Back to Mac’ release keynote, Apple has launched a beta release of FaceTime for Mac computers (Snow Leopard or higher). The popular FaceTime video chat protocol was previously available for iPhone 4 and new iPod touch users with the inception of the front facing camera on the device. FaceTime [...]
Good news for anyone looking to use the iPad on Verizon’s 3G network! Apple and Verizon have just announced a partnership in releasing the iPad for Verizon Wireless customers this holiday season and bringing an end to AT&T exclusivity of Apple 3G devices. There will be one major difference between AT&T 3G iPad’s and those [...]
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Amazon announced a further expansion for the Kindle platform jumping to a browser friendly format for the web. Already hitting most major mobile platforms, Amazon’s Kindle for the Web is currently in beta format allowing book previews and samples to be read directly from the browser. Kindle for the Web content can be embedded directly [...]
Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled their answer to Apple’s iPad; The BlackBerry Playbook. Touted as the first enterprise ready professional tablet, RIM has pulled out all the stops to truly give the iPad and the tablet market a good shakeup. The BlackBerry PlayBook, on paper, looks like the beefier tablet when compared to the [...]