Posted by Terry Gray in Apple, iPad
on May 7th, 2012 1:01 pm | 1 comment
According to appleoutsider.de Apple Mac computers retain the same anemic 4-5% market share they have always had. They remain too expensive, too exclusive, too restrictive, and too limited compared to their competition to become widely popular. If you factor in iPad sales, however, Apple becomes the market leader, even exceeding current PC market leader HP.
So is this a comparison of apples to apples (excuse please) when facotring in the iPad? Or is it Apple’s apples and oranges vs. everyone else’s apples that are really being compared. Tablet sales for other vendors are pretty...
Posted by Terry Gray in Apple, AV Technology, iPad, PowerPoint
on Oct 27th, 2011 2:48 pm | Comments Off
Want to display your PowerPoint presentations on your iPad in class? There is a great new, free app for iPad from brainshark that makes it possible. It’s called slideshark, and couldn’t be easier to use. Here is what you do:
First, create an account at slideshark.com (click the Register button in the upper right of the page). This will give you 25MB of free storage to which you can upload your presentations. More storage is available, of course, for a fee.
Next, upload one of your presentations to the account. It will automatically be converted for web display. It is now...
Posted by Terry Gray in Adobe, Apple, audio, Blackboard, video
on Sep 1st, 2011 9:24 am | 1 comment
Blackboard recently supplied us with fixes, which are now in place on our production Blackboard Lean system, for two problems, one of them very long-standing. There is further information also on the Mac OS X PDF problem using Safari and Firefox.
Upload Multiple Files
The long-standing problem was that bulk upload of files did not work on our system. You could upload files one at a time, but not in a group (unless they were zipped (i.e., “packaged,” in Blackboard-ese). Now you can select a group of files and upload them. Here’s how:
Login, enter your course, and click on the...
Posted by Terry Gray in Apple, Microsoft, Office
on Sep 28th, 2010 9:56 am | 1 comment
Enjoyable? Intuitive? Visually compelling? Content is king? Does this sound like Office for Mac? Not the 2008 version I know, but according to Han-Yi Shaw and Kurt Schmucker (who is a senior (!) evangelist (!!) for Mac products at Microsoft (!!!)) these are exactly the terms to describe Office 2011 for Mac, which has been released to manufacturing and will be available to purchase on October 26. Watch the video below to get the gist, or tool on over to the web site for more information.
Posted by Terry Gray in Amazon, Apple, Internet use, Microsoft, Tech News
on Apr 29th, 2010 1:52 pm | Comments Off
Ever vigilant, here is the tech news lowlight roundup for the week of April 30, 2010.
Controlled Fusion Redux
All my life I have heard of the tantalizing dream of controlled fusion as the inexhaustible solution to global energy needs. Lawrence Livermore National Labs to the rescue: “Scientists at a government lab here are trying to use the world’s largest laser — it’s the size of three football fields — to set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom on the surface of the Earth…If they’re successful, the scientists hope to destroy...