Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Perspective
Pew – Social Media Update 2013
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 30, 2013
“Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a striking number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms. Some 42% of online adults now use multiple social networking sites. In addition, Instagram users are nearly as likely as Facebook users to check in to the site on a daily basis. These are among the key findings on social networking site usage and adoption from a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project.”


Might be amusing, until we get a real emulator.
iPadian: The iOS Simulator For Windows
… iPadian is a free iPad simulator for PCs running Windows XP or higher. It overlays itself on your desktop and requires no installation, you simply download the file from the iPadian website or cnet.com, extract the archive and run the ipadian.exe file. It launches an alternative desktop that looks and feels like an iPad home screen.
… The application is ad-supported, so you will occasionally see JavaScript pop-up ads.
It is not possible to download apps from iTunes since iPhone, iPad and iPod apps are encrypted with Apple’s FairPlay DRM technology. What the guys at iPadian have done is to create a custom app store that currently contains slightly over 300 hundred popular apps, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope and many more.
… iPadian is not an iOS emulator in the same way that BlueStacks emulates Android. We are yet to see a real emulator with access to Apple’s App Store. At the most, iPadian simulates the look and feel of an iOS device and at the least it’s like using iOS skins for Windows, with the added bonus of actually being able to use a couple of popular apps. But, despite this, it has no touch-screen support so you won’t be able to use a touch-screen monitor on Windows 8. For now you are limited to point-and-click with the mouse.


I'll update my Math Resources handout.
By Request - Ten Helpful Resources for Middle School and High School Math Teachers


For my Android-packing students. Open Office can write files in Microsoft Office formats.
– is the world’s first port of OpenOffice for Android. You can view, edit, export office documents using full features of the OpenOffice. AndrOpen Office has 6 components – Writer (a word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation graphics), Draw (drawing), Math (equation editor), and Base (database).

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