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December 30, 2011

Apple Envisions Face & Presence Detection Security for iOS Devices


December 29, 2011

Dropbox Automator Automatically Processes Images, Text, PDFs and Other Files in Your Dropbox Any Way You Choose

Dropbox Automator is a powerful web app that connects to your Dropbox account and monitors folders of your choice, performing automated actions you define when new files are detected. This can be anything from converting a document to PDF, resizing images and uploading them to Facebook, plus a whole lot more. (more…)

December 27, 2011

Dropbox ‘experimenting’ with photo and video import, enables instant transfer to the cloud


California Wants To Legislate Use of Digital College Textbooks

California’s Senate is pondering legislation to mandate the development of digital textbooks in order to save college students money. A new bill proposes that the state invest $25 million to create 50 new textbooks, which would be made available free to students in digital form or would cost $20 each in printed form.

Read more on Campus Technology website.

Google Introducing YouTube Slam


December 22, 2011

Google: Test your creativity with our search caption challenge

Google Search
Our main goal at Google Search is to bring you the most relevant and useful results as quickly as possible. But, we are aware that often that is only part of your task or journey. Sometimes, you need more than simple results. You might want to learn, to discover, to be entertained or get insights.


December 19, 2011

Firefox 9 Available for Download, Brings Speed Improvements and New Mac Features


Siri helps Santa

December 16, 2011

Isaac Newton’s notes online

Principia notes

If you’re looking for a bit of light reading this holiday season, Cambridge University is here to help: they’ve digitized and made available online over 4,000 pages of the pioneering scientist and mathemetician Sir Isaac Newton’s most important works.

“Anyone, wherever they are, can see at the click of a mouse how Newton worked and how he went about developing his theories and experiments,” Cambridge University Library’s digitization manager Grant Young told the BBC.


How to Avoid Getting Screwed During Textbook Buyback Season

Photo by Scott Barkley.

Every semester colleges require their students to acquire a back-breaking amount of books which is most easily accomplished through the campus bookstore. This is also the most expensive method, but they offer buyback programs as well so students can get some of their money back. In an ideal world, those buyback prices will be pretty reasonable, but there are several ways that buyback price can go down. (more…)

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