Surface RT Costs Microsoft $900M

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(Comic via Matt Forcum) Microsoft took one on the chin last week when the company announced they had lost $900 million on the Surface RT. billion and diluted earnings per share at $0.59, Microsoft said in a release that the “financial results include a $900 million charge, or a $0.07 Just days before, Microsoft shaved $150 off the original price. Comic Industry News Mobile Devices Microsoft Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

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Yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled its new tablet called Surface. It seems to have made a solid first impression , which is good news for Microsoft given this one represents several firsts for Microsoft. I see it making a big push in mobile learning because Microsoft Surface simply makes integration of mobile devices into an existing ecosystem much easier. Mobile Learning Microsoft Surface mLearning

Microsoft Buys Nokia For $7.2 Billion: What Does It Mean For Mobile Learning?

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Industry News Mobile Devices Android Apple BlackBerry disruption theory Google iOS Microsoft Nokia Symbian Despite the deal, Float senior analyst Gary Woodill suggests iOS and Android devices are "sure bets" for your company, while the other manufacturers struggle.

My Thoughts on Microsoft Bringing back the Start button and the need for Change in eLearning

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On the other hand you have Microsoft, which appears to be bringing back the old Start button and enabling users to boot directly to the old desktop view, in the upcoming Windows 8.1 Here’s something Tami Reller from Microsoft told ABC News, which makes a lot of sense to me: “When we set out to build Windows 8 we set ourselves up for a mobile computing change. eLearning Mobile Learning change featured microsoft mLearning image credit:

Microsoft iPhail released


Apparently, Microsoft released their “answer&# to the iPhone today: a refreshed version of their Windows Mobile operating system, skinned with an iPhone-like icon-driven navigation system, dubbed “Windows Mobile 6.5″ C’mon Microsoft, you’ll have to do better than that if you want to claw back market (and mind) share! apple iphail iphone microsoft Mobile oh dear windows windows mobile

For the sake of ‘Mobile’ I hope Microsoft Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet fall short

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For the last few weeks, I have been reading and watching everything I can find on Microsoft’s Surface Tablet and Windows 8. My biggest fear is that with the upcoming launch of Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet, Microsoft is trying to UNDO everything we have accomplished in Mobile since the mobile revolution began back in 2007. Microsoft Office Apps is exactly what we don’t need in Mobile. (Image Credit) [link].

The New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]

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And I saw this effect again yesterday as I watched Microsoft unveiled their upcoming Tablet called Surface. I admire the fact that in designing and manufacturing a Tablet, Microsoft chose not to “copycat” the iPad and instead took a chance with a bold new approach to Tablet computing. In fact I think Microsoft’s latest move epitomizes what Mr. McLuhan meant by the rear-view mirror effect.

The Evolution of AI: Google Assistant

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The Evolution of AI: Google Assistant At I/O 2018, Google presented the next generation of Google Assistant, their on-device AI personal assistant and competitor to Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa. In addition to some other pretty nifty features, the AI will soon have the capability to make phone calls for you. Google’s … The post The Evolution of AI: Google Assistant appeared first on Float.

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iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets

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Related Posts: Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads) Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning? With the launch of iOS 7 it is now apparent that Apple will soon be coming out with hybrid laptop/desktop and tablet devices. Patently Apple reports that Apple has already filed a patent for hybrid notebook/tablet whose display can be removed from the base containing the keyboard. How soon before the launch? We will have [.]

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2D Barcode News

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Microsoft has entered the barcode reader and creation space with their new Microsoft Tag. Microsoft has already entered into agreements with major players and it does have several advantages over the market leaders Datamatrix, EZcode and QR, but there are also some unknowns. You can see a demo, download the reader and create tags here. The tag shown here is one that I created for my contact information and intend to include it on the back of my business card.

A better mobile browser | Mobile Learning


With the desktop browser market fiercely competed by Microsoft Explorer and Firefox, Opera have designed and implemented the best web browsers around for mobile devices. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact A better mobile browser 8 09 2006 This isn’t news by any stretch, but worth posting – just for the record.

Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think

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Crazy talk you say; we need full versions of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Avid Studio and Final Cut Pro running on Tablets in order to do that, oh and plenty of USB ports on my Tablets so that I can plug-in my hefty Excel spreadsheets in order to work on them in the train ride on my way home from the office. printing problems, no optical drives (for backups I suppose), and that they won’t run power software, including Adobe Photoshop, Avid Studio, and Microsoft OneNote.

The OLPC (X0) does windows!


Shocking news from New York Times is that the passionately open-source team behind the hundred dollar laptop have done a deal with Microsoft, so that the X0 laptop can run Windows as well as Linux. After-shocks are flowing throughout the community, with several leading OLPC developers resigning and much angst being aired in the blogospere - as well as some misleading "microsoft buys OLPC

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eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

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As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. iA Single Experience across multiple screens, as illustrated in the image above, is the world we live in today! A single experience across multiple screens is the holy grail of computing these days.

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This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7

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Surface by Microsoft: a new tablet. Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here: [link]. Find RJ Jacquez´s impressions here: [link]. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 devices). Adobe Captivate version 6: disappointing.

Key Mobile Milestone: Smartphone Sales Exceeded Feature Phones for the First Time [#mLearing]

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The report has many interesting statistics, including the fact that Microsoft has now become the No. We have reached another key milestone in the mobile revolution, which bodes well for everyone involved in Mobile Design and Mobile Learning. A new report by Gartner, which came out today, shows that for the first time, smartphone worldwide sales exceeded those of feature phones in the second quarter of 2013.

Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]

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Microsoft is ahead of the game here with Windows 8 and while Apple is famous for saying that they will never make a MacBook or an iMac with touch, it’s worth noting that they have said that many time of other things and eventually have done it, so I do believe the same will happen with touch-enabled Mac laptops and desktops. Google’s Chromebook Pixel is a fully touch-enabled laptop. In researching for this post, I read where the first sense we develop as humans is touch.

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gPhone- Android and the clone wars

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The name Android evokes thoughts of the 1980s PC clone wars and the fact that Apple was ahead with the Macintosh for UI and experience, but Microsoft caught up by defining an OS and hardware clone manufacturers just conformed to a specificatio. This week Google announced Andriod, the long awaited gPhone. More importantly they discussed the details of their approach called the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) of multiple handset hardware and OS vendors.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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Not to be outdone, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and the Tab Tablet, and of course Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet. In 2012 tech giants like Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Intel and HP posted disappointing earning results. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems.

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

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From a user’s perspective that’s a big plus and might be the ace the Microsoft holds in the battle of smart phones. When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. In a SWOT Analysis of Mobile Learning we posted earlier this week, we listed this as one of the weaknesses of mobile learning as it stands today.

The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education

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So Google has now personally joined the other big PostPC device makers (Amazon, Microsoft and of course Apple) in creating a dedicated tablet device designed to serve those consumers who choose their particular operating and media eco-systems. It does lack a 3G internet option though (like the Microsoft Surface), an 8 or even 16gb is a little small nowadays – so where is the SD card slot that has been the subject of so much Android marketing claims up until now?

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3) AS3) is here, and this is a free update to anyone who owns Adobe Presenter 7, or any version of our Adobe eLearning Suite.

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Leave it to Lynda

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The online tutorial site for Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and a host of other software has been around for a few years and continually updates their massive database with new tutorials as products and services are released. Haven’t stumbled upon Lynda yet?

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

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Other companies like Microsoft do the same thing with Office and I would suspect soon others will follow suit. The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for! eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015. When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently.

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Mobile Learning Jam Reflections

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Getting Started with Mobile Learning Planning Session with Austin Winters, Microsoft Mobile Learning in Government and Military - Mark Friedman and Jason Haag Discussion of Mobile Learning Standards, or Lack Thereof with Mark Friedman and Jason Haag Tools for Mobile Learning Examined Mobile Learning Examples Examined Future Directions in Mobile Learning: A Look at New Technologies and Potential There is also a document with lots of resources available here.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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Skype Translator – Microsoft has been busy working on some exciting technology for Skype. If you haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch this video: Kudos to Microsoft and the Skype team! As you may have noticed, I have been mostly inactive online for the better part of the year (on a bit of a sabbatical from Tech if you will) and now I’m slowly coming back, more excited than before, motivated, inspired and ready for the new year!

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From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

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Take Microsoft’s design guidelines for their Windows Phone 7 platforms for example, which recommends that each touch target be at least 9mm in size and that there be at least a 2mm space between actions. Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 vision.

Why Should Associations Invest In Technology?


For every new hire, some of the basic technological skills include proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Information technology has revolutionized the global society, with a significant increase in productivity and efficiency.

Top 8 eBook Creation Software for Windows


The software is an add-in for Microsoft Word, which you can see as the ePUBee Maker option on the MS Word toolbar post the installation. The popularity of eBooks has seen a sharp rise in recent years.

Thoughts on the Current State of Mobile Devices

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It was Microsoft vs Apple where Microsoft, though their more open system, was the victor. Those critics who claim that Apple is waging the same losing war it did vs Microsoft in it’s OS war are not understanding this new battle. Adobe and Microsoft would be wise to learn that lesson instead of trying to hold on to yesterday’s philosophies.

4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About

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Around the same time, stories related to how Microsoft is doing thus far with their Surface tablet began to come out. via Surface Revenue Falls Below Microsoft’s $900 Million Write-Down (MSFT) | Benzinga. I have been on vacation for three weeks taking a break visiting my parents and celebrating my son’s 7th birthday. I am back and looking forward to more great mobile conversations. I hope you are doing well and thanks for staying tuned in to my writing.

Flash Lite on More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Devices with Rich E-Learning Content

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Microsoft is now licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile. This is a good thing if you’re hoping to develop or port e-Learning content to Windows Mobile Devices. Flash Lite is a subset of the desktop Flash environment and the version that will be on Windows Mobile will allow developers to utilize components like Flash Video and a significant portion of the ActionScript 3 programming language.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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Some form of consolidation will come to the mobile device/handset sector as a few of the key but descending players –namely Nokia, Microsoft, HP and RIM – aligning themselves together to try and overcome the momentum of the two ascending players – namely Apple and Google. It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011.

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2 Events that Could Help Push Mobile Learning

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Microsoft announced that later this year it will release Windows Mobile 7 and RIM (maker of Blackberry smart phones) announced that it will release an updated WebKit based browser. In recent days a couple of technical events of note have given hope for mobile learning. Why are these events important? Well, here’s my take: Windows Mobile 7: Windows ties well into the overall infrastructure of many organizations (whether we always like that or not).

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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Google’s new Google+ offering aims to start making inroads into enterprise social interactions as well and the message layer social functions of Microsoft’s SharePoint platform are perhaps the only mobile friendly features of that platform ready to work on today’s most popular mobile handsets and tablets. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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Desktop App Stores — Mac users have downloaded over 100 million apps from Apple’s Mac App Store and Microsoft recently showcased their upcoming Windows 8 Store, which will enable PC users to easily download, install and stay up-to-date with software. I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it.

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How to Create Online Training Programs for Bank Employees


Microsoft Office skills. In every industry, the hard and soft skills training that employees receive can significantly elevate their efficiency and enable them to work faster and smarter, especially with technology. Such upskilling is especially critical in the banking sector. .

Ten Interactive Online Platforms to Deliver Holistic Learning to Students


The software is fully customizable and scalable and integrates seamlessly with solutions like Microsoft Office 365, NextCloud, Google Apps, and more.

7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil

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Storyline es una aplicación independiente que no ha sido desarrollada como un complemento de Microsoft PowerPoint, sin embargo si saben cómo usar PowerPoint, solo eso basta para sentirse cómodos usando Storyline. En primer lugar, permítanme felicitar a quienes trabajaron en el desarrollo y lanzamiento de Articulate Storyline. Embarcarse en el proyecto tan ambicioso de desarrollar una aplicación como Storyline, desde cero, no es una tarea sencilla.

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New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

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effort here and look forward to seeing where they can take it all when supporting legacy mobile devices like the ever popular BlackBerry in the enterprise as well as newer smartphones like those based on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS that don't fully support the HTML5 spec as of yet.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

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Take Microsoft’s design guidelines for their Windows Phone 7 platforms for example, which recommends that each touch target be at least 9mm in size and that there be at least a 2mm space between actions. I love Mobile and everything that it represents. I like the physicality of touch, the idea that nothing gets in the way of me and my content, no keyboard, no mouse, no stylus, no usb ports for a microphone or webcam to connect to, nothing but touch. I enjoy the simplicity of mobile.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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Apple’s iPad will continue to be the market leader in 2012 though a collection of tablet devices based on Android (in older Honeycomb to newer Ice Cream Sandwich flavors), Microsoft Windows 8 and possibly even RIM’s PlayBook 2.0 Microsoft had a tough go of trying to convince the market that their Windows 8 and RT/Surface-based tablets were the right enterprise alternative to the iPad as evidenced here.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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Apple’s iPad will continue to be the market leader in 2012 though a collection of tablet devices based on Android (in older Honeycomb to newer Ice Cream Sandwich flavors), Microsoft Windows 8 and possibly even RIM’s PlayBook 2.0 Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012.