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Friday, November 30, 2012

Google Maps Now Offers Stadium Floorplans

Michael Ricknas reports that Google Adds Indoor Maps for iPhone, iPad and Other Web Users. He observes that over 10,000 floorplans for European and North American sites are available.

-DD

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Windows 8 Tutorial

Rand Morimoto has provided a Tutorial on Using Windows 8 which targets the technically minded.

-DD

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Browser Application Development

ComputerWorld columnist Gregg Keiser writes that Mozilla suspends work on 64-bit Firefox for Windows. Keiser indicates the Mozilla team did not want to release a browser that would be incompatable with the installed base of addons. He notes that the browser shipped with Windows 8 retains a 32-bit coding for its tabs for the same reason.

My own take is this: that developing new 64-bit browser addons will be potential job market in the future.

-DD

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Iphone Map Apps

Matt Lake has written an article on IOS 6 Map Apps.

-DD

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21st Century Tech [and Education]

The blog 21st Century Educdational Technology and Learning by educator Michael Gorman provides trends and resource links for those interested in project based learning (PBL).

The subject oriented lists of links Gorman provides on his blog make this an extremely useful site. Recent posts include these topics:

-DD

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wireless Network Speeds

The difference between 3G and 4G network speeds is seen in this video from Network World.

-DD

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Online Student Cheating

Sean Coughlan has written an interesting article for the BBC titled "How Do You Stop Online Student's Cheating?"   And the comments about academic dishonesty around the world are interesting as well.

-DD

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Investigating the First Thanksgiving

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving is an interactive introduction to the history of Thanksgiving for all ages.

-DD

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here.net

Nokia developed here.net, a new map site. Like Google, Nokia has a fleet of cars taking streetviews.

-DD

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Microsoft Office 365 Outages

Tim Greene, reports in NetworkWorld that Microsoft Office 365 email conked out twice in one week. As some Universities have adopted this latest version of Microsoft webmail as the standard for their students, these outages probably hinder academic success.

-DD

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Popcorn Maker and other Web Tools from Mozilla

Mozilla, the makers of the FireFox browser, has released a consumer video development tool, called Popcorn Maker according to an article in NetWorkWorld authored by Katherine Noyes.

This is one of a number of Mozilla Webmaker tools. These tools are open source, though some require some knowledge of scripting to be useful.

-DD

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Geotracking

How to use Bing Maps for 'Fun' Geo-Stalking was the topic of a Network World blog post by Ms. Smith, a self-proclaimed privacy and security fanatic. The purpose of her post is to demonstrate how Twitter and other sites that offer geographic coordinate postings allow others to literally "follow" you.

-DD

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gasoline Price Sources

MapQuest now provides gasoline price data for a specified ZIP code.

GasBuddy.com may be the source of the MapQuest data, and provides charts of historic fuel prices, allowing one to spot trends relating to holidays and refinary closures.

-DD

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