North Korea imitates Apple’s Mac OSX
Keywords: Ethics, digital citizenship, piracy, integrity, intellectual property
North Korea has upgraded the operating system used in the country – and it bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s Mac OSX platform.
Google Search altered to avoid fine
Keywords: Google, search engines, ethics, business, employment, commerce, politics
Google promises to make “significant” changes to how rivals appear in search results in an attempt to avoid a multi-billion euro fine.
YouTube starts auditing video views
Keywords: Social media, video, accuracy, reliability, trends, statistics
The video-sharing website YouTube says it is starting to “audit” the number of views a video has received.
Pupils expelled in hacking scandal
Keywords: education, digital citizenship, security, policy, ethics, hacking
Eleven pupils who hacked teachers’ computers and changed their grades have been expelled from a school in California.
Call center sends staff home
Keywords: teleworking, business, employment, connectivity
Call center sends workers home to telework, rather than converge on center
Smartphones taking over pre-schoolers basic skills
Keywords: Education , preschool, smart phones, digital literacy, AVG research, new Zealand, Trends
Interesting research by AVG comparing preschoolers digital and “real world” abilities. It does make the flawed assumption that digital skills are not “real world”.
Westpac trials Google Glass app for NZ – Business – NZ Herald News
Keywords: Business, employment, commerce, banking, wearable technology
Bugs money: Software sleuths cash in
Keywords: Business, employment, software development, reliability, integrity, security, safety
All software has bugs in it and now more and more people are cashing in on programmes that reward them for uncovering security vulnerabilities.
Arabic suffix leads net name rollout
Keywords: Internet, digital divide, communication, ethics, digital citizenship, policy, standards, politics, government
A new net address written in Arabic script is the first to go live in what will be a huge wave of new suffixes to be launched over the coming months.
Have laptop, will travel – and earn
Keywords: Teleworking, business, employment, travel, commerce, communication
School gives an iPad to every pupil
Keywords: Education, learning, schools, computing, BYOD, integration
Government funding and fund raising are enabling this small school to deliver ipad mini’s to each student
Making The Most Of ICT – What The Research Tells Us
Keywords: Education, learning, research, ICT, schools, John Hattie, benefit
Steve Moss looks at what the educational research says about how to maximise the impact of ICT on learning.