Is it competition, legal concerns, partnerships, or all of the above that got GrooveShark banned from the Android Market?
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A while back I wrote that an Apple Tablet, no matter how innovative or cool, would be a non-starter in education without educational content to drive adoption. Now we're hearing that it won't be introduced at Apple's September event, despite a nearly constant churn of rumors about its existence.
My users want Windows. Where three months ago users were enthusiastic about Mac and some were excited about (or at least open to) Linux implementations in the coming years, now users are asking about Windows 7 on the new purchases we have coming up.
Until recently, Apple has enjoyed relative immunity from malware. It simply didn't make sense for developers to create spyware, viruses, and the like for an operating system.
I stumbled across a free, open source program today that makes creating flash cards incredibly easy. I was looking because I had a meeting today with some members of our middle school math department who were looking for new ways of reinforcing math facts, given that all too many kids in even the 7th and 8th grades struggle with simple operations.
In response to another post this week ("Are those Macs I see?"), a couple of readers suggested that I actually talk to some new Mac users instead of speculating (and asking my readers to speculate) on the increased presence of Macs on the WPI campus.
For as long as I've been writing this blog, I've been fairly anti-Mac. This wasn't religious and I find myself personally really wanting to snag a Macbook.
Since I first started writing this blog, I've had very few nice things to say about Macs in education. I've never been the typical Windows or Linux fanboy, merely claiming that Apples suck.
Oliver Rist's PC Magazine rant about Mac's Leopard release has been receiving a fair amount of attention on Digg and Slashdot. Here's a Mac convert who's really upset given that, by his report (and certainly echoed by countless other users), the previous Tiger release "just worked.
Now that HP has introduced its underpowered, yet fairly compelling Mini-note to the growing market of ultra low-cost PCs (ULCPs) and Dell is soon to get in on the act, one has to ask if the computers originally targeted at young students can actually satisfy teacher needs as well.Those who have used the XO and the Classmate know that these little laptops tend to be immediate hits with kids and something of an acquired taste for adults.