Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?
JUNE 20, 2012
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. Mobile Learning Microsoft Surface mLearning
Surface RT Costs Microsoft $900M
Float Mobile Learning
JULY 23, 2013
(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
For the sake of ‘Mobile’ I hope Microsoft Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet fall short
OCTOBER 24, 2012
For the last few weeks, I have been reading and watching everything I can find on Microsoft’s Surface Tablet and Windows 8. Microsoft Office Apps is exactly what we don’t need in Mobile. (Image Credit) [link].
Microsoft Buys Nokia For $7.2 Billion: What Does It Mean For Mobile Learning?
Float Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
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.
New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions
With competition from Google, Blackberry (RIM), Microsoft, and HP heating up. New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. began.
This Week in mLearning Podcast – 09 – Apple’s Post-PC vs. Microsoft’s PC-plus
JULY 23, 2012
5- Microsoft´s PC Plus era vs. Apple´s Post-PC. 1- Impressions about Nexus 7, the new Android tablet by Google. 2- Brief discussion about Android vs iOS. 3- Google+ in the iPad. 4- Apple iPad Mini 2012 rumours. 6- Thinking differently: the impact of the iPad.
eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.
JULY 19, 2015
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!
Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think
OCTOBER 25, 2012
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. (image credit: [link].
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
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!
From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology
OCTOBER 9, 2012
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.
10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]
JANUARY 12, 2015
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. —
Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about
DECEMBER 18, 2014
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!
6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012
JANUARY 17, 2012
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.
This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7
JULY 1, 2012
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].
7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil
JUNE 12, 2012
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.
Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support
AUGUST 12, 2011
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)
Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]
JUNE 3, 2013
I’m a Google Search and Google browser user, but I do give kudos to the Microsoft Bing and Internet Explorer teams, who worked on these native Windows 8 versions of their products. Google’s Chromebook Pixel is a fully touch-enabled laptop.
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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. a.k.a.
My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
The buzz was about Android, security, services, reliability, mHealth, the Microsoft/Nokia partnership, femtocells, NFC, cloud services, mobile money and global opportunities for mobile. Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. For several years I was privileged to be a judge for Best of Comdex, so became very familiar with the conference.
10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]
JULY 25, 2012
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.
4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About
AUGUST 5, 2013
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.
Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?
APRIL 14, 2011
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.
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011
JANUARY 2, 2011
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.
iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets
JUNE 20, 2013
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 [.]
The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education
JUNE 29, 2012
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?
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
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.
New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1
JANUARY 31, 2011
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.
My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap
DECEMBER 31, 2012
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
Mobile Messaging News Roundup
APRIL 8, 2016
During its Build conference, Microsoft demoed how Skype users will soon be able to start a chat with Cortana and get things done just by having a conversation. We’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog!
Key Mobile Milestone: Smartphone Sales Exceeded Feature Phones for the First Time [#mLearing]
AUGUST 14, 2013
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.
mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011
JANUARY 7, 2011
For those of us with the means and the desire, the choices are plentiful and reasonable in most markets and the up-trending Bring Your Own Device movement is starting to influence IT departments to allow newer Apple iOS , Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone7 devices to coexist on the highly restricted/locked down networks IT has operated in the past.
2D Barcode News
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
JANUARY 15, 2009
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.
2010: mLearning Year in Review
DECEMBER 27, 2010
Microsoft focused its energies on ways to leverage its own Silverlight support within the new Windows Phone 7 environment before it adds Flash Player support. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!
Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior
MAY 29, 2010
Youth will not know of Microsoft DOS, Windows 3.1,
A better mobile browser | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
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.
The OLPC (X0) does windows!
MAY 19, 2008
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.
Leave it to Lynda
Mobile Learning Edge
DECEMBER 14, 2010
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?
Gr8 quote collection shows how often we underestimate the future #slide2learn #ADEdu
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
” – Bill Gates, 1981 “$100 million dollars is way too much to pay for Microsoft.” Wow, people are so often wrong about the possibilities of the future: (via DavidCV comment [link] ). “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 ” – Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
gPhone- Android and the clone wars
NOVEMBER 7, 2007
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.
matthewbuckland.com » The future of social networking – a concept investigation
OCTOBER 1, 2009
Don’t mention that job at Microsoft or that time in Europe!) The future of social networking – a concept investigation Posted by matt on October 01, 2009 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog and get updates either via email or via RSS. Thanks for visiting! Here are some concept designs that myself and ace designer Philip Langley put our heads together to create.