The iPad, especially, is becoming prevalent in American education. More than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t. All this information comes from creative media agency MDG Advertising, which pulled research from sources, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic.
The app has been in the works for some time, and was even rumored to be coming late last month at Google’s I/O developers conference. Pinterest for Android is available now from Google Play. Pinterest for iPad and the updated iPhone app are also available now from the App Store. Announced at a summer party at Pinterest’s new San francisco headquarters, the Android app represents a complete redesign of the app from the ground up, this time designed specifically for Android. Features: • Pin what you love from around the web • Discover content by browsing interest categories • Explore pins and boards curated byRead More
Peripherals maker Satechi has introduced the Portable Energy Station, a 10,000 mAh battery that'll solve some of your power woes on the go. The 1 Amp USB port will recharge nearly all of your smartphones and PMPs, while a second 2 Amp port will maintain pace with your iPad or other hefty tablet. Despite that capacious battery, it's a slender 7.4 ounces and should tuck neatly into your bag - once you've picked it up for $50, that is. 10000 mAH Portable Energy Station is simple to use -just attach the device/s to be charged using its USB cable or suppliedRead More
If you were looking for new mobile features, then iOS 6, which Apple unveiled on Monday at WWDC, does not disappoint. At WWDC 2012, Scott Forstall took the stage to unveil iOS 6 to developers. iOS 6 features more than 200 updates and improvements when compared to iOS 5. iOS 5 already boasts more than 80% adoption rate across devices and Apple boasted figures about iMessage, Twitter stats, Game Center and push notifications. So what’s new in iOS 6? Siri Siri can now launch apps Siri can now Tweet (no hacks required!) Siri is smart about sports. It can pull in scores, game summaries and playerRead More
Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz a reporter gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities. He traces the journey of an iPad as it makes its way through the factory - from testing of gyroscope to the myriad of tests that a display is run through. If you thought modern electronics are made in giant factories with robotic arms, this one is sure to come across as a surprise. Amongst the many things revealed in the video is the fact that an averageRead More
Sharing is natural. We share a lot of things in our daily lives whether through social networks, email or IM. The problem arises when we share sensitive information with others. We easily send emails with usernames, passwords or other important information to our friends, co-workers and clients without thinking. Its simple and quick to do and we tend to trust those we share this information with. However, there are always digital traces left behind that we never think about. Consider this for a minute. You just emailed your wife the pin number to your ATM account. Was the emailed deleted orRead More
It’s no secret enterprises have begun to adopt tablets with the same fervor of consumers. Since the debut of Apple’s iPad in Jan. 2010, the integration of tablet devices into our lives and work has progressed rapidly — so fast that it’s sometimes hard to put in perspective how quickly got here. The exclusively obtained infographic below breaks down how far workforce adoption of tablet technology has come — and where it’s headed. In overall world market share for tablets, the iPad clobbers all others. The iPad accounted for nearly 80 percent of worldwide tablet sales during the past 12 months,Read More
The infographic below, created Online Teaching Degree, details the costs associated with iPad textbooks versus traditional paper editions. iPad versions come with numerous tangible benefits that can’t be matched by paper books — they’re interactive, they can access the web, they’re better for a student’s health (carrying one iPad instead of multiple heavy books) and they can be kept up-to-date in real time. However, unless Apple and textbook publishers can come up with ways to greatly reduce the cost — via things like drastically cheaper iPad hardware, innovative trade-in programs and discount volume licensing for textbooks — it is unlikelyRead More