Featured Link: iOS 6 Makes iPhone 3GS Feel Like a New Phone, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 09.20. Although the iPhone 3GS was introduced in 2009, iOS 6 makes it feel like a newer, faster phone.
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- Don't use Sharpies on CD-R, Mike Webb, Mac Lab Report. Using Sharpies and other solvent-based markers to write on your burned CDs puts your data at risk.
- A Windows user's guide to the Mac OS. Tips to help Windows users adjust to the Mac OS.
- Reeducating school boards about Macs, Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek. "The larger issue is that school administrators have bought into the ridiculous notion that kids will fail later on in life if they don't know how to operate a Windows PC."
- Should our schools have Macs or PCs?
- Repair statistics, Lumpkin County (GA) School System. Real time "failure rate" statistics for Macs vs. PCs in a school setting.
Recent Mac-related links
- Apple corners Canada schools market, Karen Haslam, Macworld UK, 11.06. "In the last quarter Apple Canada won 46 per cent of the Canadian education market, putting the company in first place."
- Apple laptop program costs school board members their jobs, Bryan Chaffin, The Back Page, Mac Observer, 11.06. Anti-Mac computer consultant elected to school board on anti-iBook platform.
- Why open standards are better, Marc Zeedar, Less Tangible, Mac Opinion, 11.03. "...the only way Macs (and other platforms) have a chance to survive in this world is if they are given equal footing to Windows boxes."
- Apple succeeds in 1:1 educational computing solutions, Dennis Sellers, MacCentral, 10.30. "We have 1:1 solutions in over 400 schools across the country, and we're excited to see what is happened in learning and teaching."
- Panther at the low end, and what to do with Jaguar, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.30. How much faster (or slower) is OS X 10.3 on an eMac, iBook, iMac, or PowerBook - and what should you do with your old copy of OS X?
- The little Mac that could, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 10.28. "Ever wonder what kind of bedtime stories Mac fanatics tell their kids at bedtime?"
- Typing in student names vs. importing them, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 10.23. Sometimes there are advantages to doing things the old fashioned way instead of letting your computer do all the work.
- More bad news for Windows users: Serious flaws found in Microsoft apps, Vern Seward, Mac Observer, 10.20. "Still more problems for Microsoft: Yahoo! News is reporting that the Redmond software giant has issued advisories and patches for seven new flaws found in several Microsoft applications."
- Eye TV - TV for your Mac, Andrew Wilkinson, MacTeens, 10.16. "There is no doubt about it, the EyeTV is the ultimate solution for Mac users looking for a TV solution."
- The benefits of multiple platforms, part III, Marc Zeedar, Less Tangible, Mac Opinion, 10.16. "Within computing, there are many ways to do things. It's good to have variety...."
- Grade-book software: Five OS X&endash;ready programs for teachers get assorted marks, Scholle Macfarland, Macworld, 10.16. "If you're a teacher who's wanted to throw away a paper grade book, now is a good time."
- Preview: What to expect from Mac OS X Panther 10.3, Eugenia Loli-Queru, OSNews, 10.15. "Last but not least is Panther's speed. Users with older Mac computers will welcome the overall new speed levels and UI responsiveness."
- Windows: More flawed than ever, Wired, 10.15. "Microsoft warned consumers Wednesday about four critical new flaws in its popular Windows software...."
- Using iDisk effectively in the classroom, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 10.16. iDisk provides a lot of easy-to-use functionality that puts you on the cutting edge of educational technology.
- Microsoft's holding pattern, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 10.15. Development of Internet Explorer and Windows seems stuck while Apple keeps improving Safari and OS X.
- What parts to keep when your Mac dies, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 10.14. Don't just throw out your old Mac, monitor, or printer - salvage and store as many parts as possible. Here's how.
- Let teachers choose the computers, Vic Sperry, St. Petersburg Times, 10.12. "It is the responsibility of the teachers to evaluate the existing computing platforms and choose what advances their goal of educating the children of Pinellas county."
- I am not a Mac fanatic, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 10.09. Mac or PC should be a matter of choosing the best solution, not having adminstration dictate a one-platform-fits-all solution.
- The benefits of multiple platforms, part II, Marc Zeedar, Less Tangible, Mac Opinion, 10.08. "The odd thing is that the people who would best benefit from a multi-platform setup . . . are the ones who usually standardize on a single platform."
- Forget the Mac/PC debate, Pinellas school case is simple mismanagement, Daniel Miller, Mac Observer, 10.08. "It disgusts me to hear about administrators who don't value the opinions of the very educators responsible for teaching the children of their district."
- Apple Death Knell #30: "Apple is in decline", Bryan Chaffin, Mac Observer, 10.07. "Apple is one of two profitable PC companies (the other being Dell), and the company is showing growth...."
- Pinnelas County School District dumping Macs because of Wintel "true believers", Bryan Chaffin, Mac Observer, 10.07. "IT people often forget that their role is not to make local computing better for IT, but to make it better for the people that are using it."
- Permanent virus protection, David Frith, The Barrow, Australian IT, 10.07. "There is one beautifully simple way to keep your personal computer free of viruses. Switch to an Apple Mac: it comes -- and stays - virus-free."
- Linux vs. Windows viruses, Scott Granneman, SecurityFocus, The Register, 10.06. "...Unix-based OS's will never experience all of the problems we're seeing now with email-borne viruses and worms in the Microsoft world."
- District's move to drop Apples leaves sour taste, Richard Bockman, St. Petersburg Times, 10.05. "They kept the district's own director of technology in the dark, and they sought no input from parents and teachers."
- Trojan hijacks Web browsers, John Leyden, The Register, 10.03. "The QHosts (Delude) Trojan can't spread by itself. Users only become infected if they visited a maliciously constructed website containing code which allows the malware to run." IE only.
- Microsoft faces class-action on security breaches, Reuters, 10.02. Microsoft "faces a proposed class-action lawsuit . . . based on the claim that its market-dominant software is vulnerable to viruses capable of triggering 'massive, cascading failures....'"
- iBlog revisited, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 10.02. Some tips and reflections on using iBlog.
- Mac vs. Windows on campus: Does platform matter in virus assaults?, Robyn Weisman, Mac Observer, 09.30. "Understaffed IT departments have resorted to charging students fines for hooking infected PCs onto networks and charging additional fees to have these PCs cleaned and patched."
- Windows' government worm attack no match for Mac, Alan Fein, Axcess Business News, 09.25. "For my money? I'm switching to a Mac."
- Security report puts blame on Microsoft, Jonathan Krim, Washington Post, 09.24. "Viruses, worms and other cyber-attacks that are crippling computers with increasing frequency cannot be stopped as long as the software of one company [Microsoft] dominates computing...."
- State Department computers hit by virus, New York Times, 09.23. "The State Department's electronic system for checking every visa applicant for terrorist or criminal history failed worldwide for several hours late Tuesday because of a computer virus...."
- Idiots in charge of school systems: Lemmings, part II, Daniel Miller, Mac Observer, 09.22. "It's bad enough our roads and buildings get built by the lowest bidder, should we be happy to see education be held to that same standard?"
- Does going Windows save schools money?, Dan Knight, 09.19. They keep claiming that going Windows saves schools money - we're asking for some proof.
- Another school system's 'switch by subterfuge' for the convenience of IT, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 09.18. With no consideration of teacher's needs and no educational justification, one more school system goes Windows for the benefit of the IT department.
- Windows lets hackers into PCs, again, John H. Farr, Applelinks, 09.10. Another Microsoft security alert. Another way for hackers to control Windows PCs. Where is "trustworthy" computing?
- Just like the rest of the PC world, Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl, 09.05. 17,000 infected computers, but "School boards never make wrong decisions."
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