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    by Published on 21st October 2011 11:55 AM
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    The following article takes a look at the use of iPads as mobile devices in schools and is based on attending the Apple Birmingham Leadership Summit at Birmingham Science Park on 19th October, the pre-event discussions on EduGeek.net about questions which should be asked, discussions on Dr Brian Bandey’s eSafety Law in Education group on LinkedIn and from talking with colleagues in a range of schools across the UK. ...
    by Published on 19th October 2011 12:56 PM
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    Microsoft are hosting their annual IT Academy Summit at their Reading HQ Offices today. A thread is available here for questions to ask at the event.

    Update: Slides from the event are available here http://www.microsoft.com/uk/educatio...11-slides.aspx

    Myself (@TheScarfedOne), and James (@EduTech) are attending - and keeping the Twitter feed up to date. If you want to see what is going on anf get involved - the hash tag to follow is #ITASUM11. We are keeping an eye on the feed - so if you have any questions, please send them across. Our direct twitter names are @TheScarfedOne and @EduTech90.

    The agenda is as follows... ...
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    Published on 13th October 2011 02:22 PM
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    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and co-founder of the Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.

    Mr Ritchie was arguably one of the most influential figures in the early days of computing and laid the foundations for many of today's technologies before they were even conceived. If you use a computer today, chances are you are using something built on his ideas from decades ago.

    Visit our Dennis Ritchie thread here.
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    Published on 6th October 2011 12:51 PM
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    Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of the highly succesful technology firm Apple, has died aged 56. News broke in the early hours of the morning with a statement on Apple's website describing him as "a visionary and creative genius." The cause of death is believed to be the end of a long running battle with cancer.

    A thread regarding Mr Jobs' passing is available here. ...
    by Published on 28th September 2011 02:00 PM
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    Mashwork has produced an infographic of tweets about Windows 8. Based on 65,968 tweets between June 15th and September 22nd they produced the following image which is quite interesting reading. Overall feedback seems good but its early days with the dev beta.
    Microsoft recently held their Build Windows conference in Anaheim, CA from September 13th to 16th. Here they gave an in-depth look at their much anticipated new operating system, Windows 8. We wanted to know what consumers are talking about in regards to Windows 8, particularly their overall impressions, how they feel the operating system will work on different hardware, how it stacks up against competitors, and what features they are most anticipating. We listened to 65,968 opinions to come to some interesting conclusions.
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    by Published on 26th September 2011 07:15 PM
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    Mozilla appears to have pushed the final build of Firefox 7 although autoupdate and the website have not been updated yet.
    Initial Changelog:
    • Vastly improved memory usage (up to 50% better) and increased speed
    • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
    • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
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    by Published on 22nd September 2011 12:37 PM
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    It is not unusual these days to encounter headlines and news articles bemoaning the evidance that children are increasingly accessing inappropriate web sites and playing ’damaging’ games that are aimed at more mature audiences. ...

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