Blackboard allows instructors to embed web content in their Blackboard site. One useful tool is the ability to embed Google Calendars into your course site. The calendar can include information about upcoming class events such as midterms, finals and guest speakers, or you can provide students with deadlines for homework assignments.
The plus operator from Google Search was useful to highlight one or more keywords that had to be included in the search results exactly as you typed them. If you search for [ai], Google matches terms like “artificial intelligence”, “Amnesty International”, “Art Institutes”, “Appraisal Institute”, “Adobe Illustrator” and that’s not so useful. To restrict the results to pages that include “ai”, you had to replace your query with [+ai]. Unfortunately, the plus operator is no longer available and you now have to use quotation marks even for single words and search for [“ai”].
The research chips away at the perceived privacy protections of using Skype’s encrypted service.
The anti-malware protections that are built into Mac OS X could be at risk thanks to a newer Mac trojan. The trojan in question, Trojan-Downloader: OSX/Flashback.C, was discovered by researchers at F-Secure—it’s a variation on the Mac trojan discovered in September that poses as a Flash Player installer, OSX/Flashback.A. (more…)
Great post by Lisa Bettany, talented photographer:
A photo comparisons from all iPhone version cameras (First generation iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the new iPhone 4S), a point & shoot camera, the Canon S95 ($500), and a professional dSLR, the Canon 5DMKII ($4000+) in two situations: 1. A macro setting to test detail and quality of the cameras;
2. A backlit skyline shot (see original article).