Finally! After years of beta testing and developer previews, Microsoft released the official Windows 8 OS on October 26th. Designed using the (non-metro) modern user interface, Windows 8 is available on tablets, ultra books, and on your good ol’ PC. You can also download the OS directly from Microsoft with a small fee of $39.99, which is an affordable price for an upgrade from Windows 7! Windows 8 in some ways is like a rebirth of the original windows experience since its day one in 1985. The result? A completely new operating system optimized for touch and new windows applications.Read More
In this Issue's we feature Mr. Sheehan and Mrs. Craig as our selected Tech Teachers of the MonthRead More
For years, the Internet has been changing, from how we share things to how we do things. Yet, one thing has been left out of these series of innovation and change: video. In fact, the only thing that has changed with video is how we view it. That changes today.Read More
Battery life is an important component to anyone who needs their laptop to last as long as possible. Sometimes you might need to use your laptop, but you just don’t have an available power source nearby. So I compiled a list of things you can do to squeeze every last minute of battery life from your computer. Some of the tips will help you amplify your battery life significantly, while some will only provide a small benefit. Maximizing the battery life and lifespan of your laptop’s battery can be done with a little bit of care.Read More
On Monday June 11, 2012 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, was center stage for a much-anticipated release: the 15” MacBook with Retina display. The question now is not whether people will buy it, but why.
Many were ready to stampede the Apple store and drop some serious cash on the computer, which starts at $2,199. And while some say Apple is once again ahead of the game, others see reasons to pass. The specs are impressive, including a light, slim design with powerful hardware. But mainly what people are really interested is that one and only Retina Display that none other laptops on earth have.Read More
The iPad is a device that can be utilized for numerous different tasks because of the over 200,000 different apps available for almost any situation imaginable from the app store. The iPad has the potential to inspire creativity and hands on learning, and take the process of learning itself to a whole new level. Taking notes via typing on the iPad can be a hassle because of difficulty of typing and the necessity of an additional keyboard. Teachers often restrict computer taken notes and require them to be taken by hand. However the apps presented may in fact persuade teachers otherwise with their intuitive features and innovative user interface, which promotes ease of use and rich features.Read More