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Apple exploring MagSafe data, headphone connections for iPhone, iPad

Apple exploring MagSafe data, headphone connections for iPhone, iPad | mlearn | Scoop.it

Apple's standard 30-pin iPod cable and even its headphones could be replaced on future iPhones and iPads by new magnetic cables, much like the MagSafe power adapters currently used on MacBooks.


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British Heart Foundation’s PocketCPR App Provides Real-Time Feedback And Instructions on CPR Using Accelerometer

British Heart Foundation’s PocketCPR App Provides Real-Time Feedback And Instructions on CPR Using Accelerometer | mlearn | Scoop.it
British Heart Foundation's PocketCPR App Provides Real-Time Feedback And Instructions on CPR Using Accelerometer...

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Production de l'iPhone 5 prévue pour bientôt

Production de l'iPhone 5 prévue pour bientôt | mlearn | Scoop.it
Découvrez toutes les actualités concernant l'iPhone et l'iPhone 5 sur notre blog spécialisé, chaque jour de nouveaux articles vous sont proposés dans le monde de l'iPhone.
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Educreations | Great Free iPad App | Speak, Write, Draw, Animate, Record

Educreations | Great Free iPad App | Speak, Write, Draw, Animate, Record | mlearn | Scoop.it

From the website:

 

Educreations transforms your iPad into a recordable whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. It's as simple as touching, tapping and talking.

 

Our handwriting technology renders beautiful digital ink that looks even better than the real thing. Make a mistake? No problem, you can always undo and redo any of your actions.

 

Snap a photo with the iPad camera or choose one from your Photo Library or Dropbox.

 

Sketch your ideas in 10 beautiful colors as you talk through your lesson.

 

Need more space? Add as many pages as you like. You'll never run out of room.

 

Create amazing animations by touching your photos to move and resize them.

 

Explain a math formula, comment on a famous work of art or diagram some football plays.

 

Whatever it is that you want to teach, now you can do it from anywhere.

 

Finished lessons are hosted on educreations.com, where you can choose who is able to watch them. Send your lessons to friends, students or colleagues, or share them publicly on educreations.com and teach the world!


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Le Mobile Learning : prochaine « big thing » pour les Départements Formation

Le Mobile Learning : prochaine « big thing » pour les Départements Formation | mlearn | Scoop.it
Déjà en 2011… L’étude « Learning & Skills » du CPF (Centre for Performance Development) menée auprès des responsables formation œuvre dans des organisations anglo-saxonnes vendait la mèche… Une étude, un sondage plutôt, dont les conclusions sautent...
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Performics et Google publient un livre blanc sur le search mobile

Performics et Google publient un livre blanc sur le search mobile | mlearn | Scoop.it

Articulé autour de plusieurs études de cas de campagnes réalisées pour des marques comme PMU, Nestlé, Banque Populaire ou encore Toyota, ce livre blanc est destiné à faciliter la compréhension des particularités du search sur mobile et l'exploitation de ce nouveau levier devenu aujourd’hui incontournable.

«Alors que la France est dans le peloton de tête des usages et de la pénétration de l’Internet mobile, les entreprises françaises, elles, semblent encore parfois hésitantes à sauter le pas. (...) Le constat pour nous est clair : les stratégies des annonceurs doivent être en ligne avec les usages des mobinautes. Il ne s'agit plus d'investir pour le futur ; il s'agit de ne pas manquer les opportunités d'aujourd'hui !»


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Gameloft et Verizon vont amener le chat vocal in-game sur la 4G LTE

En plus de vous permettre de streamer votre musique, vos films et le téléchargement des gros fichiers rapidement – vous pourrez utiliser le chat vocal in-game sur la 4G LTE de Verizon (un opérateur de téléphonie aux US) quand vous [...]...

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PocketBook A7 Android Tablet Announced » Geeky Gadgets

PocketBook A7 Android Tablet Announced » Geeky Gadgets | mlearn | Scoop.it
PocketBook has today announced details of their new A7 tablet which is equipped with a 7? capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600.

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TechCrunch | Mobile App Highlight Gives You A 6th Sense About Who’s Nearby

TechCrunch | Mobile App Highlight Gives You A 6th Sense About Who’s Nearby | mlearn | Scoop.it
Checkins are not the future. They interrupt the moment and quickly become outdated.

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Brick, un PC de poche à écran transparent

Brick, un PC de poche à écran transparent | mlearn | Scoop.it
Dans le futur, les ordinateurs portables seront de la taille des smartphones et possèderont des écrans tactiles transparents. Tel est le pari des designers Shaocheng Huang et Yuyin Huang. Le duo a illustré leur vision avec le concept Brick.

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Sony to Upgrade Tablets and Xperia Smartphones to Android 4.0 This Spring

Sony to Upgrade Tablets and Xperia Smartphones to Android 4.0 This Spring | mlearn | Scoop.it
Sony plans to upgrade its Android tablets as well as its Xperia smartphones to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich this spring.

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A Brief History of Textbooks, or, Why Apple's 'New Textbook Experience' Is Actually Revolutionary

A Brief History of Textbooks, or, Why Apple's 'New Textbook Experience' Is Actually Revolutionary | mlearn | Scoop.it

MEGAN GARBER, JAN 19 2012,
http://www.theatlantic.com/megan-garber

Textbooks have remained, depending on your perspective, either amazingly consistent or amazingly stagnant over the thousands of years they've been around. Whether codexes or scrolls, whether scrawled on papyrus or printed on paper, their purpose has remained the same: to contain and systematize the educational experience, making knowledge both portable and economical. Textbooks have been optimized to render the vagaries of circumstance irrelevant. And they've been that way from the start. As James Bowen notes in A History of Western Education
http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Western_education_2.html?id=RIKcAAAAMAAJ

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The minimum classroom. Yes.

In an age when, for many students, classrooms are all too minimum, iPads-as-textbooks will ostensibly do what books-as-textbooks have always done: to serve as artifacts of received wisdom that operate, and educate, regardless of physical circumstances.

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But! That bit of ordinariness is exactly what makes Apple's education play so transformative. The defining element of textbooks, up to now, has been their commodity status: Being standardized, they're also impersonal. They're transient. They're given to you at the beginning of the school year; you give them back at the end. (Or, worse: You buy them at the beginning of the school year; you sell them back at the end.) Textbooks are not, in any meaningful sense, yours.

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In all that, they enforce the notion of the student as a cog and of learning as a machine, and effectively frame education as, first and foremost, an act of consumption rather than exploration. Memorize something -- check. Take the test to prove you've learned that something -- check. Check and check and check.
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Inspiring, no? But it's an approach that's been as necessary as it's been frustrating: In an analog environment, wisdom is contingent on memorized information. You have to know things before you can understand things. (Or, as Jay Rosen might put it, "You've gotta grok it before you can rock it.")

http://johnmccrory.com/2009/12/jay-rosens-10-maxims-for-journalism/

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In a webified world, though, that paradigm is transforming, and quickly. The Internet, expansive and permissive, is replacing the textbook as the collective conduit of received wisdom. Online, our search boxes are our synapses. And as the "minimum classroom" evolves from a matter of extraction to one of connection, education becomes more about figuring out how to re-calibrate learning when learning itself no longer means what it used to. 

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iPadded textbooks are still textbooks, but they're personalized textbooks. They take advantage of the emotional connection people, and especially young people, feel to their devices.
They encourage, rather than frown on, active note-taking. They demand, rather than curtail, exploration. They create a kind of kaleidoscopic experience: video, text, audio, all whirring and whirling into each other in a self-guided tour of history or chemistry or biology. 
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At least if enough students can afford future, presumably cheaper models of the tablet. 

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How will NFC impact the hospitality industry?

I look fwd to it!Smartphone entry, checkout, more- How NFC Will Impact the Hospitality Industry http://t.co/edm9VUIW #travel #hotel...

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Résultats trimestriels de Nokia en demi-teinte

Résultats trimestriels de Nokia en demi-teinte | mlearn | Scoop.it
Nokia a dévoilé hier le bilan de son 4ème trimestre 2011. La firme voit ainsi son chiffre d'affaire tomber à 10 milliards d'euros (soit une baisse de 21% par rapport à 2010), malgré des ventes de smartphones ayant légèrement augmenté.

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Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | mlearn | Scoop.it
Between mid-December and early January, the number of owners of each device rose from 10% to 19%. Overall, 29% of adults own at least one of them.

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iPad 3 to Have Retina Display? | Elevated Math

iPad 3 to Have Retina Display? | Elevated Math | mlearn | Scoop.it
There is much anticipation for the next iPad and there are many rumors about what Apple will improve upon and when the device will be released.

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Dexim LED USB Cable lIlluminates Your Sync Process Indicating How Fast Your Device Is Charging » Geeky Gadgets

Dexim LED USB Cable lIlluminates Your Sync Process Indicating How Fast Your Device Is Charging » Geeky Gadgets | mlearn | Scoop.it
Dexim has created a new style of sync cable that adds a little more sparkle to the boring traditional sync and charging cables, currently available.

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La prochaine Xbox six fois plus puissante ?

La prochaine Xbox six fois plus puissante ? | mlearn | Scoop.it

IGN aurait dégoté des informations sur la prochaine Xbox de Microsoft, grâce à une source anonyme, soi-disant très proche du projet...


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Google Says Chromebooks Now in "Hundreds of Schools" @Audreywatters

Google Says Chromebooks Now in "Hundreds of Schools" @Audreywatters | mlearn | Scoop.it

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All the Awesome Things You Can Do with a Long Press on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch

All the Awesome Things You Can Do with a Long Press on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch | mlearn | Scoop.it

Long pressing—that is, tapping and holding down on a part of your screen—provides a lot of handy shortcuts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.


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Chromebooks for Education keynote at FETC on YouTube

Hear Rajen Sheth, Google Group Product Manager, Moderator Tom Vander


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15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard

15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard | mlearn | Scoop.it

Flipboard is a phenomenal reading app for the ipad. However, because so little content is really produced FOR the flipboard, you have to know how to add it. You only get two screens of content (for now) so use it well.


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Is Apple’s New Education Initiative Dangerous? | Edudemic

"As with all Apple events, there’s a media blitz and extensive coverage analyzing all the nooks and crannies of the latest product or service from Cupertino. When it comes to this week’s education announcement, there’s a debate raging right now over whether Apple’s new proprietary file format for iBooks Author is dangerous or not..."


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As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All | Fast Company

As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All | Fast Company | mlearn | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets are transforming the future of health care. Can we really trust them to save lives?

The average auto refractor--that clunky-looking device eye doctors use to pinpoint your prescription--weighs about 40 pounds, costs $10,000, and is virtually impossible to find in a rural village in the developing world. As a result, some half a billion people are living with vision problems, which make it tough to read and work.

Ramesh Raskar knew fixing this problem would be tricky. It required a new way of thinking about eye tests--and a new kind of device, one powerful enough to support high-resolution visuals, cheap enough to scale, and simple enough to be used by just about anyone. The MIT professor briefly toyed with stand-alone options, which were complicated and costly. Then he reached into his pocket and pulled out an unexpected savior: his iPhone.

"The displays had gotten so good, thanks to people wanting to watch episodes of Lost in high definition," Raskar recalls. "I was immediately energized."

By creating an app and attachment for the popular smartphone, Raskar could tap into a huge existing user base and skirt millions in distribution and manufacturing costs. The result: a plastic clip-on eyepiece that uses an on-screen visual test to determine a patient's "refractive error" (a number doctors then use to dole out prescriptions). When his startup, EyeNetra, begins market testing later this year in Brazil, India, and Mexico--and eventually in the U.S.--its tech will deliver all the functionality of an optometrist's costly machine for less than $30.

This is the thrilling, disruptive potential of "mHealth," the rapidly growing business of using mobile technology in health care. Leveraging the wonders of a device that's fast becoming ubiquitous--two in three people worldwide own a cell phone--a new generation of startups is building apps and add-ons that make your handheld work like high-end medical equipment. Except it's cheaper, sleeker, and a lot more versatile. "It's like the human body has developed a new organ," says Raja Rajamannar, chief innovation officer at Humana. Smartphones can already track calories burned and miles run, and measure sleep patterns. By 2013, they'll be detecting erratic heartbeats, monitoring tremors from Parkinson's disease, and even alerting you when it's prime time to make a baby.

At stake is the future of health care--and a share of the $273 billion medical-device industry, which is dominated by the likes of GE and Philips. Although today's mHealth market barely tops $2 billion, experts predict that number will skyrocket over the next decade as smartphones get smarter and patients lose, well, patience with the high costs and hassles of health care. "Why prescribe a $1,000 test in the hospital when all you need is a heart rate?" asks Leslie Saxon, a cardiologist who heads the University of Southern California's Center for Body Computing. With inexpensive new technology, she notes, "I could tell a patient to go to the drugstore and buy an ECG [electrocardiogram] sensor for her phone."

But can we really trust our phones to dispense medical data? That's the question facing the FDA, which has spent the past year or so putting pioneering mHealth products through rigorous evaluations. "We had to show that our phone-computing platform and display quality were on par with existing devices," says Sailesh Chutani, CEO of Mobisante, whose ultrasound attachment was sanctioned in January--after about a year of costly back-and-forth. With this first wave of devices approved and a mobile-specific set of guidelines to be finalized later this year, the FDA expects to streamline its approval process, which should juice the mHealth market. "Regulatory clarity almost always drives investment--provided it's not a big, clear no," says Joseph Smith, who helps run the West Wireless Health Institute.

Whether these tools actually make us any healthier, however, will depend on how we use them. Given the ability to record our snacks, thoughts, naps, movements, and more, "we will be overwhelmed with data," warns John Moore, a lead researcher in the New Media Medicine group at the MIT Media Lab. "We need a holistic vision to make it all meaningful and motivating." Among other advances, that vision will require a seamless flow of data across myriad devices and platforms--think how the MP3 format transformed the music industry--and a physicians' movement to adopt electronic medical records. (Right now, only a third of them have.) And even then, there's no guarantee these tools will change behavior. Will we stop eating sugary foods? Or, as Smith wonders, will we just be staring curiously at "phones that show glucose readings in three colors"? Corporate titans are racing to find out. Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest medical-device maker, recently invested in sleep-monitoring technology from Zeo, a Massachusetts-based startup. Best Buy is funding earbuds that can monitor your heart rate. AT&T helped seed an employee-wellness program with WellDoc, whose apps help users manage diabetes, among other conditions. And Qualcomm, the renowned chipmaker, just launched a subsidiary that's helping to develop all kinds of mHealth devices. "Will this nascent technology attract consumers, health-care providers, and health-care payers?" says Don Jones, a VP at Qualcomm. "The entire world is keeping its fingers crossed."

 


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Steve Jobs looked to reinvent Apple’s iPhone photography with instant capture system, advanced light-field sensors | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

Steve Jobs looked to reinvent Apple’s iPhone photography with instant capture system, advanced light-field sensors | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence | mlearn | Scoop.it

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