The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.
Although a database with a whopping 5 million Gmail and Yandex passwords had people the world over changing their accounts to protect their privacy, there is now a way to know for sure whether you’ve been affected.
"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”
Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".
It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.
Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years.
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Personally, I like #5 the best. Specifically the Cell Phones for Soldiers!
Under the, "Why didn't I think of that!" category. Augmented learning or not, these little critters could be used to enhance nearly any witten manual or learning text, without taking up a great deal of page space. Thus, successfully cutting down on "bulk" of nearly any written document.
Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google wants to serve up to you? There are several impressive extensions that can transform your New Tab page and provide some handy extra functionality.
The Internet provides people with the tools to be more productive, but what do you do when the number of those tools actually start making things more complicated? The answer is to integrate them. Case in point, Google tools. Google provides you with so many free resources and apps that it's hard to understand how…
Google's recent update to the KitKat camera app turns smartphones into mini DSLRs — but it can do even more. On the surface, the Google Camera app offers a handful of new features, including an F-stop like effect, which adds an artificial bokeh, and an improved graphical interface. Read more...
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