Archive for '@ Stanford'

Welcome MUGgers!

I’d like to extend a very special welcome to the SUL-MUG (Stanford University Library Mobile Users Group).  This special interest group has been investigating the use, management, and applications of mobile devices within the Library system, a perfect fit for Ubiquity and it’s mission. We welcome posts from this group and other affiliates of the [...]

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Roambi for Data Visualization

Did you know that Stanford has site-licensed the data/business analytics and visualization tool Roambi and its publishing counterpart Roambi Flow? Join us next Wednesday, Nov 14 at 1pm, for a presentation on the software, mobile apps, and workflow used to create interactive mobile data visualizations using these technologies. ———– Tim Flood, formerly of Stanford and [...]

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iOS Office Productivity Apps

While our campus has just recently adopted the Google Apps for Education suite of tools, Microsoft Office (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) has long been standard used by faculty, staff and students for producing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. And while I believe we’ll eventually see a decline in the use of MS [...]

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Mobile Device Management at Stanford

Mobile Device Management (MDM) addresses the unique needs of a growing computing platform: mobile devices. It provides you with real management capabilities, including convenient configuration, self-service tools, and enhanced protection. It also keeps you up to date with best practices. These features are organized into a collection of settings called configuration profiles. Installing these profiles on [...]

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App Review pages at Stanford Libraries and Med School

A team in Academic Computing Services in Meyer library has been together a nifty page on iOS App reviews.  Ranging from productivity, to connectivity, to media development, take a look at the page they’ve put up. http://acomp.stanford.edu/ios_app_reviews The Med School school here at Stanford has also published a page called MedApps, helping those in medicine [...]

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iPhone Tethering – An iPass Alternative

Stanford’s IT Services announced earlier this month that Stanford will no longer subsidize iPass. For iPass users, this is potentially a deal-breaker since the cost has increased from $10 per month to $54 per month. If you have an iPhone with a tethering plan, do not despair. Wherever you can find a 3G connection, you [...]

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EthnoCorder app demo Nov 11

EthnoCorder is a mobile system for conducting rich multimedia surveys on an iPhone. It is ideal for field work and field surveys as forms can be designed on any operating system and no network connection is needed to conduct surveys or administer forms. Over 20 different types of multimedia elements are supported in both questions [...]

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Making the iPhone talk to Coursework

[Reposted from Claudia Engel's Hive Talkin' Post] I recently was asked about ‘scanning’ capabilities of the iPhone, which brought me to this – currently $0.99 – application, calledJotNot Pro. I was very impressed with this one. It launches the camera to take pictures of documents, steps the user through some adjustments, then processes the picture [...]

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Connecting remotely (SSH apps)

A few weeks ago I was privy to a question about SSH apps for the iPhone.  The app suggested at that time by Jessie Keck was Touch Term SSH. Seems to work well with Stanford auth, decent ratings, and reasonably priced.  If there are other apps that folks use for securely connecting remotely, would love [...]

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First-year Medical Students at Stanford Using iPad PDF Notation App

The Stanford University Medical is requiring the iAnnotate PDF iPad app be part of the required course materials for first year medical students. Aji, the developers of iAnnotate, produce a number of PDF related apps for iOS, Mac OS and Windows OS. http://bit.ly/dueNnZ

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