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The Big Switch: iPhone 4S to Google Nexus 4

I’ve been a happy iPhone user since 2007, so my recent purchase of an Android phone was not a decision I took lightly. In the end, the lure of a larger high resolution display was enough for me to seriously

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Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: a Free eBook

I’ve just finished revising and updating the eBook and paper book versions of my book, “Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: Creating a Modern Memex“.  It should be helpful for anyone doing research, but especially for high school students,

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Posted in education, Google, Open Source, WebApps

iPhones & iPads for Seniors? The Yankee Clock Peddler Story

Last week I spoke to 70 members of local women’s group about how they could potentially use iPhone’s and iPad’s in useful ways in their lives as retirees. As I made a list of apps and use cases for my

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My Most Used iPhone & iPad Apps of 2011

I’m often asked by people who have just purchased a new iPhone or iPad what apps they should get for their new device. Right now this is what I’m recommending: Kindle & iBooks – The Kindle and iBooks readers are

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Keeping Porn Off Our Kids Computers & iPods with OpenDNS

Being the father of five children under the age of 16 years old, with a home that has three computers, four iPhones and three iPod Touches, I’ve been experimenting with software over the past few years to trying to reduce

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UVic Law Student Technology Survey 2011

Introduction to the Survey Results In addition to the technology questions we’ve been asking UVic Law students over the past nine years, we decided for the second year in a row to ask some extra questions about the mobile technology

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QR Codes Make The Physical World Linkable

You can’t put a hyper-link on a poster, sheet of paper or bookmark, but you can put on a QR Code. It is a much easier and more accurate way to link to a web page than to type a

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