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Why Smartphones Remain Out Of Reach For Many Global Consumers

Why Smartphones Remain Out Of Reach For Many Global Consumers | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The next monster wave in smartphone adoption may not happen for a while.
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Instagram Shoots Past Facebook And Twitter In Popularity Among US Teens

Instagram Shoots Past Facebook And Twitter In Popularity Among US Teens | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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The decline of the mobile web | chris dixon's blog

The decline of the mobile web | chris dixon's blog | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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This Chart Shows Google's Incredible Domination Of The World's Computing Platforms

This Chart Shows Google's Incredible Domination Of The World's Computing Platforms | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
One the most over written, but still under appreciated stories in technology is the fact that Google now controls the next generation of computing devices. This chart from Statista, based on Gartner data, shows the forecast for Android devices versus iOS devices versus Windows devices for the next year.
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USC Will Offer A Google Glass Journalism Class This Fall

USC Will Offer A Google Glass Journalism Class This Fall | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Students will be asked to think about the future of news gathering, as well as develop new apps to aid their storytelling.
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Apple's Future Is In These Six Areas

Apple's Future Is In These Six Areas | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter initiated coverage of Apple last night, giving the stock an outperform rating, and a price target of $US630.

Schachter’s bullish forecast is built around the success of iTunes, and services, which he thinks will be a profitable, high-growth business. He thinks the hardware business growth will fade. The iPhone will see single-digit growth, and the iPad and the Mac might stop growing altogether.

He builds his entire forecast around the current line of products. He doesn’t forecast products that don’t exist because … um, they don’t exist.

However! He does list six categories where he thinks Apple could attack and create new, high-growth businesses. In case you’re wondering what people think the future holds for Apple, here’s a peek.

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Interesting speculation on likely future developments at Apple.

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BI Intelligence | Wearable Apps: Inside The Race To Create A New App Ecosystem

BI Intelligence | Wearable Apps: Inside The Race To Create A New App Ecosystem | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Great overview of wearables released to date - and the challenges faced by manufacturers hoping to make them mainstream.

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It Turns Out People Don't Really Surf The Web On Their Smartphones

It Turns Out People Don't Really Surf The Web On Their Smartphones | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Since Apple kicked off the modern smartphone app era in 2008 with the App Store, there’s been a debate over what will win in mobile: apps or mobile sites?
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Apps are clearly winning - which, given their generally locked down nature, has some important educational implications.

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'I was attacked for wearing Google Glass'

'I was attacked for wearing Google Glass' | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
When a woman showed off her Google Glass the other night at a San Francisco bar called Molotov's, the result was explosive - and reflected a growing debate over whether the cutting-edge device that mounts a computer and camera on a wearer's face goes too far and breaks the social compact.
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Incidents like this show up growing concerns about privacy and surveillance with the rise of wearable computing, especially augmented reality glasses. There's a big debate looming around these issues. 

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The Great Audience Shift: People Are Watching Tons Of Video On Mobile

The Great Audience Shift: People Are Watching Tons Of Video On Mobile | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

There's a mountain of money at stake as video and TV consumption shifts to smartphones and tablets.

Everyone's trying to figure out how to extract dollars from all that viewing time that's happening on smaller mobile screens: pay and broadcast TV industries, music labels, Hollywood studios, big tech companies, ad technology providers, and major advertisers. 

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Checking Your Phone At Night Will Give You A Hangover

Checking Your Phone At Night Will Give You A Hangover | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that those who use their cellphones past 9 p.m. suffer for it the next day.
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The rise of OTT messaging apps

The rise of OTT messaging apps | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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OTT mobile messaging is exploding!

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RANKED: The Most Innovative Smartphones Of 2013

RANKED: The Most Innovative Smartphones Of 2013 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Forget about who makes the best smartphone. What company is innovating the most?
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CHART OF THE DAY: Snapchat Now Has More Photos Uploaded Daily Than Facebook

CHART OF THE DAY: Snapchat Now Has More Photos Uploaded Daily Than Facebook | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
In case Facebook’s interest in Snapchat is still confusing to you, this ought to clear things up.
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Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Capturing and posting casual moments seems consequence-free. But, of course, it's not.
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The Mobile Web Is Dead, It's All About Apps

The Mobile Web Is Dead, It's All About Apps | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Everyone is freaking out about this chart from mobile analytics company Flurry on Twitter today. It shows people spend 86% of their time on iOS and Android devices in apps. The mobile browser only accounts for 14% of our time now. A year ago, 80% of time was spent in apps, and 20% was in the mobile browser. Chart via Statista.
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The march of the apps continues ...

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niftyjock's curator insight, April 2, 1:54 PM

I like my apps, especially since the browser is now being controlled by big business. 

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The Rise Of Xiaomi And Micromax -- Asia's Smartphone Innovators That Are Taking On The World

The Rise Of Xiaomi And Micromax  --  Asia's Smartphone Innovators That Are Taking On The World | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The mobile industry’s future will no longer be decided in Silicon Valley or Korea.
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Technology Could Be Creating Speech Problems In Kids

Technology Could Be Creating Speech Problems In Kids | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Here's what the current research says about kids who play with smartphones.
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Some interesting insights into the possible connection between technology (over-)use and speech problems in children. Once again, the advice is that we need to turn off our devices at least some of the time!

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Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More

Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Go beyond the basics with cool apps that promote 21st-century skills.
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Good overview of a range of educational apps for kids, going beyond the usual subject-based apps.

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New Users In India And China Will Dominate Global Smartphone Sales This Year

New Users In India And China Will Dominate Global Smartphone Sales This Year | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Twitter vs Facebook numbers

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'It's The Only App We've Ever Seen With Higher Engagement Than Facebook Itself'

'It's The Only App We've Ever Seen With Higher Engagement Than Facebook Itself' | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
There are a lot of ways (and a lot of charts!) to explain why Mark Zuckerberg felt compelled to spend $US19 billion on WhatsApp. This chart from Statista is one of the best.
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An IPhone Would Have Cost $US3.5 Million Back In 1991

An IPhone Would Have Cost $US3.5 Million Back In 1991 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

An iPhone would have cost $US3.5 million back in 1991, according to back-of-the-envelope-maths by TechPolicyDaily.

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Apple And Microsoft Completely Disagree About The Future Of Personal Computing

Apple And Microsoft Completely Disagree About The Future Of Personal Computing | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The Apple rumour mill is mainly focused on the iPhone, the iWatch, and Apple TV.
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Two divergent views of the future of mobile & personal computing

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Google Glass Will Let You Take A Photo Just By Winking Your Eye

Google Glass Will Let You Take A Photo Just By Winking Your Eye | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Google’s experimental face-computer, Google Glass, got a new software update that will let you take a photo just by winking.
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User input options are becoming more and more natural with wearable AR technology. This will make it easier and easier to create learning records in real-world contexts.

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

With iPads, once we begin thinking beyond the confines of a page, anything is possible. Consider the video below created several years ago by two of my students. First they wrote plot summaries. Then they wrote character sketches. From there, they crafted paragraphs about theme, tying the visual and auditory elements of their videos back to the books. Finally, they created storyboards and bibliographies before producing and publishing their final product.


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Training in Business's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:56 AM

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

 

#elearning  http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

 

Romeo Quijano's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:03 PM

Interesting 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 4:19 PM

Worth taking a look at.  How many times have you heard people ask what their students can "do" on the ipad to submit their work.  This will walk you through using the ipad for writing.