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30 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Songful, Mixta.pe, Official Scrabble Words, Yog, Dan Snow's Battle Castles, Picaflor, Vimily, vjay, Honk and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new iPhone and iPad apps released in the last seven days, from music, board games and jogging aids to dinosaurs, aliens and fairytales.As ever, games aren't included,...
30 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Enterprise CIOs: Have you met your ‘shadow IT’ department yet?

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(L to R) Thomas Roloff, COO, EMC; Lisa Larson, VP, Enterprise Technical Sales, Rackspace Hosting(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Enterprise CIOs may not think their company is making use of the public cloud. But, little do they know, their business colleagues may already be leaning on a “shadow IT” department supplied...
Enterprise CIOs: Have you met your ‘shadow IT’ department yet?
Learn To Program As Well As The Kid Millionaire Who Sold His Company To Yahoo (For Free)

Vizio Co-Star update brings new Google TV UI, native Amazon and Vudu

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Vizio's Co-Star hub is still one of the cheapest points of entry into the Google TV world, so it's comforting to see the set-top box getting an update -- albeit somewhat behind Google's own pace. The previously promised release mostly focuses on giving it the third-generation Google TV interface,...
Vizio Co-Star update brings new Google TV UI, native Amazon and Vudu

Become the ultimate developer with The Learn to Code Bundle [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. Learning how to code – whether at a high or marginal level – is something that is becoming increasingly important. Yet it isn’t something many people put much though into – or even make a priority. That’s because it either seems too...
Become the ultimate developer with The Learn to Code Bundle [VB Store]
MWC: The rise and fall of Web-based operating systems

US "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Will Roll Out Gradually

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Somewhere in the near future the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will start to track down online ‘pirates’ as part of an agreement all major US Internet providers struck with the MPAA and RIAA. The parties agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is...
US "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Will Roll Out Gradually

Google Babel to have Hipchat-like group conversation features across Web/Android/iOS platforms

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More Babel stuff comes to us from the Google OS Blog today. Hidden inside Gmail HTML code (above) is the following: “Some of the new features: * A new, conversation-based UI * Advanced group conversations * Send pictures * Improved notifications across devices.” That sounds a lot like Hipchat,...
Google Babel to have Hipchat-like group conversation features across Web/Android/iOS platforms

The Google Pac-Man Time Suck: Best Marketing Ploy Ever? | The Atlantic Wire. My last office job failed to understand that working non-stop for hours without little internet breaks burns people out. If I work for someone else again, I need to be free to ge

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The Google Pac-Man Time Suck: Best Marketing Ploy Ever? | The Atlantic Wire. My last office job failed to understand that working non-stop for hours without little internet breaks burns people out. If I work for someone else again, I need to be free to ge

Functional Programming Principles in Scala: First Impressions

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Two of the Guardian's software developers take a look at the new programming language course offered by Scala creator, Martin OderskyThis week we've set ourselves the challenge (along with most of the developers here at the Guardian) of undertaking Functional Programming Principles in Scala. Scala is the main programming language...
Functional Programming Principles in Scala: First Impressions

House Of Cards, one week later: Spoiler alerts and the DVD question

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Last Friday, when I binge-viewed my way through the first season of House of Cards, I didn’t have a lot of time to consider what kind of effects the show might end up having on the state of television today; I was, after all, very busy trying to figure out...
House Of Cards, one week later: Spoiler alerts and the DVD question

ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

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The MPAA and RIAA, helped by five major Internet providers in the United States, will start to warn and punish copyright infringers later this year. The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable....
ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

Google's First Hire Ever Is Headed To A Startup That's Trying To Blow Up Education (GOOG)

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Google's first hire — Craig Silverstein — and third employee after Larry Page and Sergey Brin is headed to join Salman Khan at Khan Academy, AllThingsD reports. Kara Swisher over at AllThingsD just confirmed with Google that Silverstein is leaving after first word of Silverstein leaving appeared in a newsletter...
Google's First Hire Ever Is Headed To A Startup That's Trying To Blow Up Education (GOOG)

JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games

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Today at the LAUNCH Education Conference in Mountain View, an Israeli startup named JoyTunes showed off the work its been doing in an exciting and active space: Instrument-activated video games. Co-founder Yuval Kaminka tells us that 85 percent of the population wishes it had learned to play an instrument but...
JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games

Microsoft: No New Xbox in 2012, Rumors “Premature”

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In recent weeks, the Internet's exploded with rumors of a successor to the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, we've got some bad news for the armchair analysts in the audience. Microsoft, you see, has taken to digging through the charred post-explosion Internet wreckage, and it hasn't uncovered a single scrap of truth. “We’re...
Microsoft: No New Xbox in 2012, Rumors “Premature”

Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

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Teaching the world how to do something on a computer generally kind of sucks. You’ve got two options: You can record (or “screencast”) a video of whatever it is that you’re trying to show, or you can take a bunch of screenshots and slap them together into one long...
Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less
Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Is Internet TV-Funded Original Programming But Don't Kid Yourself It's Ad-Free (Spoiler Alert)

Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

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Plus Z10 v Xperia Z, why Bitcoin isn't a currrency (but is a medium of exchange), Microsoft hits at Facebook and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHome turf >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance (who used to work at Apple): While the...
Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

Level up with the Learn to Code Bundle [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. When you’re trying to get fit, a boot camp is one of the best ways to get started on that path. So we’ve assembled a boot camp that will set you on the right path to becoming a top-notch developer. These 6...
Level up with the Learn to Code Bundle [VB Store]

Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

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Teaching the world how to do something on a computer generally kind of sucks. You’ve got two options: you can record (or “screencast”) a video of whatever it is that you’re trying to show, or you can take a bunch of screenshots and slap them together into one long...
Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

As Developers Struggle, Apple Pushes Back Sandbox Deadline Again

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Apple has pushed back its deadline for developers to "sandbox" their applications. The original deadline, was pushed back to March 1, 2012 last November. Now Apple is giving developers through June 1st "to take advantage of new sandboxing entitlements available in OS X 10.7.3 and new APIs in Xcode 4.3."...
As Developers Struggle, Apple Pushes Back Sandbox Deadline Again

McGraw-Hill exec: tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

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Online platforms like Khan Academy are already starting to flip classrooms across the country so that students can learn at their own pace.  But some think it might not be too long before technology pushes schools to personalize education in even more structural ways, so that students are no longer...
McGraw-Hill exec: tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

Bull seeks to move Cobol and C apps to Java

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Bull has unveiled a new transaction processing application platform, Libert TP, which it says will allow businesses to move legacy applications from Cobol or C to a Java environment at their own pace....
Bull seeks to move Cobol and C apps to Java

Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

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Online educational technology startup Knewton has completed a $12.5 million round of funding led by New York City-based VC firm FirstMark Capital, after securing a $6 million Series B round of financing a little over a year ago. Returning investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and...
Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

Robin Sloan's "Fish:" A Tap Essay About Liking & Loving

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Robin Sloan made up a new kind of story called a tap essay. It's a story in an iPhone app that you push along by tapping it. You read at your own pace. His first tap essay, "Fish," is available for free today. It's about the good flood of things...
Robin Sloan's "Fish:" A Tap Essay About Liking & Loving

Now With 1.5M Lessons, ShowMe Launches v2.0 To Bring Khan Academy To The Masses

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Over the last year or so, we’ve seen an auspicious rise in the number of startups looking to tackle those seemingly intractable problems in both K-12 and higher education. One of these startups, the New York City-based ShowMe, found some early financial validation from an impressive set of investors, raising...
Now With 1.5M Lessons, ShowMe Launches v2.0 To Bring Khan Academy To The Masses

About those 4,400 MacBooks in Mooresville, N.C.’s schools

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For once, an educational success story that’s not really about the computers Fifth graders in Mooresville. Photo: Jeremy M. Lange for the New York Times Kudos to the New York Times‘ Alan Schwarz for seeing beyond the Apple (AAPL) angle — those 4,400 MacBooks, the school district’s cutesy slogan (iBelieve,...
About those 4,400 MacBooks in Mooresville, N.C.’s schools

Obama and Romney Should Quit Worrying About China And Start Worrying About Education

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In the presidential debates both candidates focused much of their energy on job creation and the future of America. They missed the third part of that equation, namely, the role immigrant entrepreneurs play in economic growth--and why the exodus of these highly-educated workers is a cause for alarm. (I covered...
Obama and Romney Should Quit Worrying About China And Start Worrying About Education
EXPLAINER: Everything you need to know about MOOCs

What's Missing From The New Digital Classroom?

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As part of my research at Forrester, I've spent a lot of time getting to know companies developing technology solutions for K-12 and higher education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and Udacity give students around the world access to high-quality courses for free or at a fraction of...
What's Missing From The New Digital Classroom?
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