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Kelly Faulkner

50+ Killer Apps for Your New Chromebook | Nettuts+ - 8 views

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    In celebration of the first wave of Chromebooks being released today, now is a great time to start looking for replacements for the tools you can't live without on a day to day basis. Code editors, image editors, games? All of these can be replaced! I'll show you the best choices today.
James Herbert

McGraw-Hill formally launches ebook library for libraries - 37 views

  • Responding to librarians’ and patrons’ evolving digital information needs, McGraw-Hill has taken the revolutionary step of providing unlimited concurrent usage to the digital library so patrons can access high-quality curated content from world-renowned authorities.
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      Really? Have librarians really cried out about their "evolving digital information needs" in such a way that they demand responding to?
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    Responding to librarians' and patrons' evolving digital information needs, McGraw-Hill has taken the revolutionary step of providing unlimited concurrent usage to the digital library so patrons can access high-quality curated content from world-renowned authorities.
mbarek Akaddar

Mougg - Your Music in the Cloud - 34 views

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    Store your Entire Music Library in the Cloud, Unlimited access from Any Computer or Device from Anywhere in the World.
Jim Farmer

Free Tools in the Cloud - 42 views

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    Web based tools. 
Melissa Smith

Welcome Back Wordle… Plus 7 Other Free Word Cloud Generators! « 21 st Century... - 54 views

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    blog entry listing cloud creating sites like wordle with explanations of how to use them. Easy to understand.
Caroline Roche

WordItOut - Transform your text into word clouds! - 49 views

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    Transform your text into word clouds! Word clouds are a fun way to show words, where the most important ones are bigger than the others. Make and share word clouds from any text with WordItOut!
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    An alternative to Wordle which seems to be down at the moment
Brian Beierle

Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds - 27 views

shared by Brian Beierle on 01 Oct 09 - Cached
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    You can create an account and then save and search "My Clouds" - here is my example for Fenn Summer Reading:

    http://tagul.com/preview?id=69011@1&name=Fenn%20School%20Summer%20Reading
Tony Searl

The Cloud and Collaboration - 0 views

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    In this presentation I describe the concept of the internet as a form of global consciousness. I look at the idea of human nature as it has traditionally been represented but suggest that a more appropriate model is that of a collection of neurons. With this model I analyse what a global consciousness would look like - not collaboration, as in the organization of a company or a nation, but cooperation, as in the actions of autonomous but interdependent and connected individuals
Dennis OConnor

Why The FCC Wants To Smash Open The iPhone - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

  • Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone. Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps. Nobody really knows. But the FCC launched an investigation last night to find out, sending letters to all three companies (Apple, AT&T, and Google) asking them to explain exactly what happened.
  • The FCC investigation is not just about the arbitrary rejection of a single app. It is the FCC's way of putting a stake in the ground for making the wireless networks controlled by cell phone carriers as open as the Internet.
  • On the wired Internet, we can connect any type of PC or other computing device and use any applications we want on those devices. On the wireless Internet controlled by cellular carriers like AT&T, we can only use the phones they allow on their networks and can only use the applications they approve.
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  • Google must secretly be pleased as punch. It was only two years ago, prior to the 700MHz wireless spectrum auctions, that it was pleading with the FCC to adopt principles guaranteeing open access for applications, devices, services, and other networks. Now two years later, in a different context and under a different administration, the FCC is pushing for the same principles.
  • FCC cites "pending FCC proceedings regarding wireless open access (RM-11361) and handset exclusivity (RM-11497). That first proceeding on open access dates back to 2007 when Skype requested that cell phone carriers open up their networks to all applications (see Skype's petition here). Like Google Voice, Skype helps consumers bypass the carriers. The carriers don't like that because that's their erodes their core business and turns them into dumb pipes.

    But dumb pipes are what we need. They are good for consumers and good for competition because they allow any application and any device, within reason, to flower on the wireless Internet.

  • The FCC also wants Apple to explain the arbitrariness of its app approval process:

    4. Please explain any differences between the Google Voice iPhone application and any Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications that Apple has approved for the iPhone. Are any of the approved VoIP applications allowed to operate on AT&T?s 3G network?5. What other applications have been rejected for use on the iPhone and for what reasons? Is there a list of prohibited applications or of categories of applications that is provided to potential vendors/developers? If so, is this posted on the iTunes website or otherwise disclosed to consumers?6. What are the standards for considering and approving iPhone applications? What is the approval process for such applications (timing, reasons for rejection, appeal process, etc.)? What is the percentage of applications that are rejected? What are the major reasons for rejecting an application?

  • Why does it take a formal request from a government agency to get Apple (and AT&T) to explain what the rules are to get on the wireless Internet?
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    Opening the iPhone would make educational apps much easier to publish. Apple's monopoly means e-text-book readers and classroom use of hand held computers (which is what the iPhone and iPod reall are) have to pay a toll to Apple.

    Right now, Apple's approval system is cloaked in mystery. Developers have no way to market their products without 'official' approval. Opening up the iPhone and by extension opening up wireless networks around the country will drive down high prices and bring connectivity to more inexpensive computing devices.

    I hope this FCC investigation is the domino that kicks open the door to the clouds of connectivity that are already out there!
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