Friday, December 11, 2009

The iPhone moves from the quad to the classroom

"Most college professors will tell students to put away their iPhone or iPod once class starts. But not Ken Joy. His class requires them."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

iPhoning in your education: social (media) learning

"If we were able to rethink learning as social, then the typical student would make use of social media to learn.... because using the technology is an integral part of being social today."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

University turns iPhones into musical instruments

"Welcome to an orchestra of the 21st century. iPhones are being used as musical instruments in a new course at an American university."

Monday, October 26, 2009

Harvard Medical School Launches Swine Flu iPhone App

"The Swine Flu Application includes videos, animations and text that allow you to learn the basics about swine flu, how to reduce the risk to you and your family, and how to prepare your business for the pandemic."

How Moms Use Their iPhones

"According to a new survey by mobile advertising network Greystripe, mothers with iPhones regularly let their children use their phones, download games specifically for their children and often use their phones at grocery stores to compare prices and check their grocery lists."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Year Later, a Texas University Says Giving Students iPhones Is an Academic Success

"Student testimonials in the report, however, highlight easier access to professors. One savvy student says having an iPhone means he's less confused in class."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Adobe brings to the iPhone

"Adobe Systems on Friday introduced a new Photoshop app for iPhone users that lets them edit photos from both their phone and their online library on "

10 Best Security Apps for Your iPhone

"So we've scoured reviews, App Store search sites, and recommendation directories to compile this concise list of some of the best security apps currently available."

50+ Free Iphone App

"Power up your iPhone without spending a thing."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

iPhone the Body Electric

"University of Utah researchers created new iPhone programs - known as applications or "apps" - to help scientists, students, doctors and patients study the human body, evaluate medical problems and analyze other three-dimensional images."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dropbox for the iPhone: 1,000 documents in your pocket

"As I said above, this app is a no-brainer if you already use Dropbox and it certainly acts as an incentive to new users."

Preparing your iPhone for international travel

"The international roaming calling rates are bad enough, but data usage is what really delivers the sting."

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Mobile Campus

"“iPhones present a more attractive platform for learning” than current classroom tools, and “learning activities can be successfully transitioned to mobile-device platforms.” Furthermore, 89 percent of students and 87 percent of faculty polled called the program successful."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free iPhone app for the tennis junkie: U.S. Open

"Available now from the App Store, this IBM-sponsored freebie serves up tournament news, live scores, and schedules. It lets you view the draws on an interactive bracket and read player bios."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rhapsody tries music subscription iPhone app

"Subscription music service Rhapsody (a division of Real Networks) has announced plans to port its service to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CourseSmart brings college textbooks to iPhones

"Specifically, eTextbooks is a companion tool for CourseSmart's textbook subscription service, which makes over 7,000 titles available for download or online viewing."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Textbooks Now On iPhone, iPod Touch

"The new venture bringing the textbooks to the platform is a joint effort by 12 major educational publishers..."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MLB At Bat streaming all games to iPhone, iPod Touch

"Major League Baseball took another step in proving its technical superiority over the other three major sports leagues Wednesday, by connecting its wired MLB.TV subscription package with its At Bat iPhone application."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blackboard Buys Student-Run Company That Makes iPhone Apps for Colleges

"This week Blackboard got into the iPhone-application business, purchasing a company that designs phone-friendly software for colleges."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

U Saskatchewan in the lead? Check your iPhone

"Programmers at the University of Saskatchewan have designed a new iPhone application that could revolutionize how some students get their school-related information."

New! UC San Diego iPhone Application

"Anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch can now:

* Find faculty, staff, and student contact information..."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On Web and iPhone, a Tool to Aid Careful Shopping

"Hence GoodGuide, a Web site and iPhone application that lets consumers dig past the package's marketing spiel by entering a product's name and discovering its health, environmental and social impacts."

Apple Fills In Some Gaps With Latest iPhone

"Better yet, Apple intends to give many of those features, and dozens more, to everyone who's ever bought an iPhone."

Monday, June 8, 2009

Introducing iPhone 3G S

Plenty of new features!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yahoo's iPhone app gets spoken search

"Yahoo Mobile 1.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch enables voice searches everywhere that the search bar is located in the app."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

iLike Launches iPhone App, Extends its Social Networking Capabilities

"The social music discovery service iLike today is adding a host of new services for artists to connect with their fans."

ReaddleDocs by Readdle

"ReaddleDocs is a complete document and file management solution for your iPhone and iPod Touch."

Monday, May 11, 2009

U. of Missouri's Journalism School Will Make iPod Touch, iPhone Mandatory for Students

Good discussion follows the article...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Magnetometer in next iPhone confirmed?

"Our source says this is obviously for a built-in magnetometer in the upcoming iPhone hardware revision and with what's already been reported, we'd have to agree. One more image after the break!"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Apple's iPhone wins JD Power award second time in a row!

"For the second time in a row, the popular Apple iPhone has won the JD Power award for customer satisfaction."

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zillow Real Estate Services Come to IPhone

"Zillow Real Estate (iTunes link), uses the iPhone OS's GPS features to figure out where you are, then displays a customizable map of surrounding neighborhood homes and what they're worth."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hello Wembley, I'm on my iPhone

""The fact we're going to see someone playing an iPhone at Wembley is something I don't think even Apple thought would happen," said Stuart Dredge, of industry site Music Ally."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Your health on the iPhone!

"Last month, LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company focused mainly on diabetes monitoring devices and software, demonstrated a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor that syncs with the iPhone's 3.0 operating system."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

iPhone Quickoffice features cut-and-paste

"Quickoffice for iPhone, which was released Monday, allows full editing of Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets, and incorporates cut-and-paste functionality--a feature that will not be natively supported by the iPhone until the summer."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wall Street Journal iPhone App Sets Content Free

"The Wall Street Journal, one of the few newspapers that charges for content online, released an app for the iPhone Wednesday which sets their content free, poking another hole in one of the internet's oldest pay walls."


Sure, I wouldn't mind being at an iPhone class in Rome! (-;

Monday, April 13, 2009

What iPhone Apps Are Used Most? Hint: Not Games

"According to an upcoming report on smartphone usage by online market research firm Compete, 39% of iPhone users cited weather-related apps as one of the three kinds of applications they use most frequently."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Free app for the iPhone and iPod touch

"The free app delivers world-class reference content from and including more than 275,000 definitions and 80,000 synonyms."

Monday, April 6, 2009

New iPhone To Have FM Radio Transmitter, Video Editing

"This means that the phone could potentially do in-car audio -- music, phone calls, etc. -- without a special accessory."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Apple's iPhone, an Indian Flop, Prepares for China

"...Apple and Airtel stuck to the approximately $700 price for the phone in India, vs. $199 with a two-year AT&T (T) contract in the U.S. In India, then, three iPhones equal one Nano, the $2,000 car that Tata Motors (TTM) launched in India just two weeks ago."

Monday, March 30, 2009

Flash Cards for Mac and iPhone

"Use it to learn a language, memorize trivia, or study for an exam. Enter your information directly, or import it from online sources like The Flashcard Exchange."

Friday, March 27, 2009

Skype coming to the iPhone

"Skype, the Internet calling service owned by eBay, is expected to announce an application for the iPhone at next week's wireless CTIA tradeshow in Las Vegas, according to tech blogger Om Malik of GigaOM."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blackboard Brings LMS App to iPhone

"The free app, Blackboard Learn for Apple iPhone, allows users to access information in their Blackboard accounts and to receive notices through their iPhones."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First Turn-by-Turn Navigation App for iPhone: XROADS G-Map Review

"Finally, after nearly two years, a developer has released the first real-time, turn-by-turn navigation application for the iPhone."

Friday, March 6, 2009

Brit writes iPhone app in bedroom

"In March 2008 Simon Oliver sat down at his computer in his bedroom and started developing an application that would turn into the game Rolando."

Learn a language fast on your iPhone with perfect recall!

"Byki will teach you over 1000 critical words and phrases with an easy, addictive, and lightning-fast 3-step process."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Duke U. Unveils Application Suite for iPhone

"Duke University has become the latest institution to join the mobile-application arms race, announcing today the release of "DukeMobile," a suite of programs for students who use the iPhone and iPod Touch."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Turn-By-Turn iPhone GPS App Already Available in iTunes

"It seems despite all the anticipation about Turn-by-Turn GPS routing for the iPhone, an App already exists in the App Store that delivers this basic functionality."

Monday, February 9, 2009

The iPhone Becomes a Web Server

"A new iPhone application which just debuted in Japan's App Store transforms the handheld into a full-blown web server."

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nine-year old whiz-kid writes iPhone application

"Lim, who is in fourth grade, writes applications for Apple's popular iPhone. His latest, a painting program called Doodle Kids, has been downloaded over 4,000 times from Apple's iTunes store in two weeks, the New Paper reported on Thursday."

Friday, January 30, 2009

Satellite Radio finally coming to iPhone

"After a lot of buzz, it appears the uSirius StarPlayr will finally be submitted to the app store this weekend."

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Next Generation iPhone Model Revealed in Firmware

"MacRumors has discovered that Apple's iPhone 2.x Firmware has evidence of the next generation iPhone which has been designated "iPhone2,1"."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

iPhone Bluetooth File Transfer Coming Soon (YES!)

"In this case, the application developed by MeDevil is working with an iMac and a Sony Ericsson handset but, once it is finished and available through Cydia, it will work with any device supporting the Bluetooth file transfer protocol."

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The iPhone Could Be The Ultimate Study Machine

Good read. It reminds me that I need to update my article "iPhone in Education".

Friday, January 16, 2009

Watch The Obama Inauguration From Your iPhone With Ustream

"If you have the application installed you'll be able to watch it live from anywhere, even if you aren't in front of your TV or computer." [Source: TechCrunch]

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Abilene Christian U. Will Continue iPhone Giveaway, but Gadgets Add to Worries About Cheating

"Administrators said that because Internet-ready phones are popular on many campuses, Abilene Christian is not alone in wrestling with such social impacts of the technology."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Your Own iPhone App

"Infomedia's Mobile Syndication Service allows individuals, businesses and corporations to have their own iPhone Application."

Monday, January 12, 2009

Schedule DirecTV recording with your iPhone

"DirecTV has a mobile web page that makes this easy on web enabled devices like the iPhone. It should also work on the iPod touch. Using Safari you go to"

Chipotle Mobile Ordering Comes to iPhone

"The application allows iPhone and iPod touch users to customize orders from Chipotle's full menu, pay for their food via credit card, and find directions to their nearest location." [Source: MacRumors]

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Turning Tech Brings Classroom Response System to iPhone & iPod Touch

"ResponseWare is a classroom polling system that allows students to respond to questions in a classroom or distance learning setting. It provides analysis, tracking, and reporting capabilities and access to historical data through poll archives."

Truphone Brings Skype To iPhone & iTouch

"If you have Truphone installed on your iPhone or iTouch you can make (and receive) Skype calls and send instant messages to other Skype users by downloading the updated software on Jan. 12."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Quickoffice brings simple Excel editing to iPhone

"Called MobileFiles Pro, this $9.99 application can pull in Excel workbooks from any of your computers (over Wi-Fi) or on the Web through MobileMe's iDisk sharing."

Friday, January 2, 2009

10 Most Awesome iPhone Apps of 2008

"Not even half a year old, the store has surpassed a milestone of 10,000 pieces of software available. Since the beginning, has paid close attention to the gems that shine among the dross."

A computer revolution through a child's eyes

"I have proof from an expert that the iPhone interface really is better. Who's the expert? My 3-year-old son."

Play Flute, Name a Tune (or Make a Call)

"With the advent of touch-screen technology and faster wireless networks, the new competition and cool factor revolves around thousands of fun, quirky (and even useful) programs that run on the phones."
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