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Is the end of the Apple era peaking over the horizon?

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Armen Aghabekov

September 23, 2015

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak helped set the standard on what a personal computer should be. Modern tech companies owe a lot to Apple. The Apple 1 is far from what the most basic modern computer looks like but it is nonetheless a wondrous piece of technology.The creative genius of Apple seemed to have n...

myCSUNtablet initiative? More like myCSUNiPad

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Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

Correction: The emails sent to students now say an iPad with iOS7 is required. Emails that mentioned iOS6 were being sent before iOS7 was available.  Regardless of how anyone feels about the use technology has in the learning environment, it is here to stay. The myCSUNtablet initiative represents a growing trend as universities...

Tablet initiative expanding in number of students, more majors soon

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Pete D. Camarillo

March 4, 2014

Corrections: Students can check out iPads at the library for free, not rent them. The iPad initiative is trying to connect to the e-text initiative, not e-tech. The MyCSUNtablet initiative grew in number of students in its second full semester of installation. The number of students enrolled in...

Growing number of Americans buying e-readers, studies show

Growing number of Americans buying e-readers, studies show

Lisette Rosales

February 12, 2014

Increased ownership of e-readers during the 2013 holiday season shed light on a growing national trend in which 50 percent of Americans now own either a Nook, iPad, Kindle or some other type of electronic reading device, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. “Americans seem...

Fun apps for your iPad

Fun apps for your iPad

Jake Fredericks

November 14, 2013

This semester, the myCSUNtablet Initiative was unveiled to students and faculty within various academic concentrations. CSUN’s long-term goal is the ‘widening deployment of portable devices and cloud technology for teaching and learning.’ With hundreds of students currently equipped with tablet...

Campus IT discuss new iPad initiative at A.S. meeting

Taylor Villescas

May 3, 2013

Associated Students met with representatives from Information Technology Friday to discuss the myCSUNtablet initiative, which is set to launch Fall 2013. “The goal is for students to have a more engaging experience in classrooms,” said Hilary Baker, vice president of IT. The tablet initiative wi...

Tablet computers to make education more interactive

Christiaan Patterson

February 14, 2011

A new wave of learning tools, including tablet computers such as Apple’s iPad, bring future technologies into classrooms to aid both students and instructors. A study by the University of Illinois compared tablet computers with laptops and found advantages and disadvantages. One of the key advantages of owning a tablet computer is it allows a lecturing professor to i...

Spend green on Black Friday and go green

Aimee Lastrella

November 18, 2010

Black Friday is looming its ugly head over our wallets and our inner materialist. I, for one, love shopping. But what I hate is the guilt I feel after thinking about all the damage I did to the world (and my bank account!) after my splurge of purchases. I'm talking about the receipt paper, the plastic...

A Few Apps to Get You Through MidTerms

Rima Bek

October 17, 2010

Do you feel the pressure rising with all the ongoing assignments and midterms yet? Here are a few apps that can help you organize some of your work and help you study faster. Grades Want or need an ‘A’ (or at least a passing grade) in class but don’t know what you need to do? This app...

New iPhone App Helps You Compare the World’s Top Universities

Rima Bek

October 9, 2010

World University Rankings is a new iPhone application which allows users to compare and contrast the top 400 universities in the world and access the full ranking of top 200 in the world. What make this app legitimate is how users can manipulate the data to suit their needs and priorities. For...

The iPad coming to university campuses?

Rima Bek

October 1, 2010

Do you want to be part of a university program where you are given or loaned an iPad to utilize for your education for free? If you attend schools such as Duke University, Oklahoma State, or the University of Maryland, you can—well, some at least some of you—according to The Apple...

Print journalism is down, but not out

Roxanne Estrada

February 14, 2010

The sleek and shiny iPad is hitting stores next month and igniting a buzz in the literary world.  Now that the all-mighty Apple has joined the e-book craze, writers are left worrying about the future of print journalism. Consumers can buy and read books, magazines and newspapers on devices like the iPad...

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