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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 phones are beautiful

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 phones are beautiful | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
I’ve been testing two new smartphones from a big handset maker that are pretty much gorgeous. They’re metal and glass, and are premium-priced. They have very good cameras and feel great in the hand. You won’t go wrong buying them.
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Cellphone culture’s impact on the East

Cellphone culture’s impact on the East | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Just walk down the street and you'll see people, young and old, with their faces glued to mobile phones. What are the consequences of a cellphone culture?
Ken Morrison's insight:

Very brief overview of the cellphone nations of Asia.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 15, 2015 8:34 PM

Although this is not their best post, Asia News Weekly has been improving their coverage lately.

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$25 billion in media money just went up for grabs — and nobody can agree on why

$25 billion in media money just went up for grabs — and nobody can agree on why | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Adweek is calling it the "Mediapalooza."
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Are old media ad agencies ready for helping their clients reach today's audience? Written by Mitch Joel
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▶ ACLU Releases "Police Tape" Android App - YouTube

"The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NJ) has just released "Police Tape," an Android phone app that allows people to securely ...
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Hands On With Cortana, Windows Phone's New Digital Assistant

Hands On With Cortana, Windows Phone's New Digital Assistant | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Mashable's hands on with Microsoft's new personal digital assistant Cortana.
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4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design | Wired Design | Wired.com

4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design | Wired Design | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
An emerging, invisible infrastructure will give designers an entirely new technological frontier to explore.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am very surprised that they chose to call this iBeacon after Facebooks PR problem with Beacon just a few short years ago.  However, This forward thinking technology is going to make an impact.  Basically, Bluetooth technology has advanced enough that it is now inexpensive, less battery-hungry, and more able to communicate with other devices without humans babysitting each transfer and connection. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Beer's effect on your iPhone

Beer's effect on your iPhone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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One of my students shared this with me. I thought that you might like it. This is too funny to keep to myself.

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Google's Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research

Google's Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Apple's latest iPhones may be selling well, but that's not because they're particularly innovative. 

 

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Is innovation over-rated?  The author says that it may be.

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Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users? : NPR

Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users? : NPR | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple's introduction of two new iPhones — one, made of plastic in bright colors; the other, a more expensive aluminum model available in gold — may create two classes of users.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I agree with many parts of this article. However, I am surprised that they did not discuss the advantages outside of the USA for Apple to have an inexpensive iPhone line.

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Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt | Julian ...

Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt | Julian ... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a 'button' and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text ...
Ken Morrison's insight:

The wheels in my head are rolling, rolling, rolling on how this could be used wisely in the classroom. So many options!!!!

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How Facebook went from sucking at mobile to killing at mobile in 12 short months

How Facebook went from sucking at mobile to killing at mobile in 12 short months | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

One year ago, Facebook was terrible at monitizing mobile. This week, they hit record highs.  How did they make the comeback?

 

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The focused on niches.  Graph Search supported that mission.

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Korea continues to invest in free public wi-fi locations.

Korea continues to invest in free public wi-fi locations. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The Korean Government will increase the number of free public wifi locations from 2,000 to 12,000 by 2017

Ken Morrison's insight:

I am happy to live in the most digitally connected country in the world. I was surprised that they will become 6x more connected (via measuring free wi-fi at public locations in the next four years.

I am certain that this will also help LG and Samsung. The Korean Education system is also transitioning into mass diital textbook integration. Thus having more wifi may aid with the transition to these portable devices. 

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Some phones understand waving gestures. This one will wave at you!

Some phones understand waving gestures.  This one will wave at you! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Today's phones alert you with noises and vibrations, but what if they were like the shape-changing MorePhone, bending and twisting when it receives a text?
Ken Morrison's insight:

Yesterday, I shared a scoop about a phone that can read your brain or interpret what it means when you gesture or wave at it.  Today, I learned about this phone that will 'wave' at you to get your attention.  

What ways can you imagine similar  technology being used in education apps?

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The Top 20 Mobile Influencers on Twitter in 2015

The Top 20 Mobile Influencers on Twitter in 2015 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Brian Solis releases his list of top influencers for Mobile technology

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Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator

Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Evdokia Roka
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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 12, 2015 7:38 AM

Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum here's some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, July 12, 2015 11:30 AM

Good ideas

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Will Your Site Survive the New Google Mobile-Friendly Test?

Will Your Site Survive the New Google Mobile-Friendly Test? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Starting in April, your website's Google ranking will be based on its mobile friendliness. Find out if your site passes the Google Mobile-Friendly Test!
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This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Facebook is ripping chat out of its flagship mobile app. That's going to be a big pain for users, but it's a signal that Facebook is ready for its app-centric future.


Via Guillaume Decugis
Ken Morrison's insight:

Facebook is currently my biggest non-Apple app.  If they are going to take away a major function, I sure hope that they dramatically decreases the apps file size.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, April 11, 2014 10:20 PM
The App model is reshaping web sites. But how many apps can we have on our phones and tablets?
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Ellen's Using an iPhone Backstage, Not the 'Samsung Selfie' Phone

Ellen's Using an iPhone Backstage, Not the 'Samsung Selfie' Phone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ellen's been on her phone quite a bit tonight, particularly for a selfie that was taken with a big group of A-listers. The image, which she encouraged to be retweeted, gave her ...
Ken Morrison's insight:

That is some pretty impressive product placement.  Well played Samsung.

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Apple Finally Signs Long-Awaited Deal To Sell iPhones On China Mobile’s Network | TechCrunch

Apple Finally Signs Long-Awaited Deal To Sell iPhones On China Mobile’s Network | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
China Mobile has finally signed a deal to offer Apple iPhones on its network, an agreement that took years to reach, reports the Wall Street Journal. China..
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Tiny Remote Is Like a Swiss Army Knife for Your Smartphone

Tiny Remote Is Like a Swiss Army Knife for Your Smartphone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Gecko, a Bluetooth-enabled tag, lets smartphone users control their devices remotely and acts as a motion and location sensor.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is exciting.  Click play and let your imagination's legs play around in your head for while

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Analyst: Both iPhone 5s And 5c Outselling The Samsung Galaxy S4 At AT&T And Sprint | TechCrunch

Analyst: Both iPhone 5s And 5c Outselling The Samsung Galaxy S4 At AT&T And Sprint | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple's new iPhone strategy appears to be paying healthy dividends for the company, according to a new research note from analyst firm Canaccord Genuity. The iPhone 5s is outselling the older Samsung Galaxy S4 at all four major U.S.
Ken Morrison's insight:

If this strategic move is working in the USA, I fully feel that it will be even more profitable in the global market

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Samsung profits up 50%, smartphone market share grows to 33% (as Apple takes a dive)

Samsung profits up 50%, smartphone market share grows to 33% (as Apple takes a dive) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Samsung doesn't have to worry about giving up its smartphone market throne anytime soon.
Ken Morrison's insight:

According to the research firm Strategy Analytics, the company reached 76 million units during the quarter (up from 48.7 million last year).
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/26/samsung-profits-up-50-smartphone-market-share-grows-to-33-as-apple-takes-a-dive/#8GPcdvXdoE68sXut.99

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Will you help me? -- Ken's Research Project (12-question online survey)

Will you help me?  -- Ken's Research Project (12-question online survey) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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I will keep this low-pressure favor request short.

Thank you to those who have both followed my Scoop.it topic and (more importantly) helped me learn.

Would you be willing to share this online survey with any online networks of Korean students that you may belong to? Feel free to also share it with Korean students who may be willing to share it with their networks. I am comparing how Korean students use smartphone technology in Korea compared to how Korean students use it while studying abroad. I made it short and easy (12 questions). If you are comfortable sharing, you can just copy/paste below the line. Otherwise, just click around for other great content from the Scoop.it community

Thanks for considering it.

Onward...
Ken

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Students, will you help me?

I made an easy & short 12-question survey to help me with a research project. If you are an international student living in Korea or a Korean-born student of any age (or any country), I would appreciate your answers.

Thank you for your support.

Ken

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WrnbarsYXXqc0wxfWxO1p-Nq3FV6LyIZCD-Tvh6i6hk/viewform#start=invite

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What's Ailing iPad Sales: Smaller Tablet Growth, Lack of New Models

What's Ailing iPad Sales: Smaller Tablet Growth, Lack of New Models | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple's iPad sales are down. Why? Some analysts weigh in.
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From Article:

Why are iPad sales suffering? There are three potential reasons — the growing popularity of smaller tablets, lack of new iPad iterations and a mature market for larger tablets.

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Why Waze was a great purchase for Google

DOWNLOAD WAZE: http://bit.ly/YTwazeDL SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/WazeSUB Waze is a free GPS, Mapping, Traffic and Gas app that can save you time money on the r...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Waze combines driving habits,GPS,  inexpensive gas prices, and live updates of traffic reports to help drivers.  Google recently purchased the company to integrate into their Android system.

 

One of the most interesting parts of the service is that if you are meeting multiple friends at an event, you can see if they are there yet.

 

You can learn more about the company here:

http://mashable.com/2013/06/12/what-is-waze/

 

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