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Episode 101: Technology in the classroom

As promised last week, we spend the entire episode talking about technology in the classroom, from both the teacher and student perspective.

There is a lot that Jeremy would like to see happen in the classroom, and the current technology can certainly improve. I ask, why don’t schools invest more in their own tools? Why rely on third parties like Blackboard to deliver solutions that don’t work for teachers or students?

A school like Lehigh, where Jeremy teaches, has the resources and talent to build a robust solution that is really catered to the school’s needs. Why not make their own software to help facilitate learning? Or partner with like-minded institutions?

We also discuss what kind of technology students should bring to college. And is it appropriate to take notes with a laptop in class? Opinions differ!

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Episode 46: Two factor authentication

We  further discuss Hulu+ in this show, hitting on some of the things that we don’t like about the service. It’s just a little off.

We also delve into two-factor authentication, and why you should sign up for it ASAP.

We also discuss fake screws and journalism.

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Episode 45: OS X Mountain Lion review

Our OS X Mountain Lion review is here.

We like it. We think most Mac users should upgrade. It’s the best version of OS X yet.

Listen to find out what we like and don’t like about Mountain Lion.

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Episode 26: An OS X a year keeps the doctor away?

We discuss the big news that Apple is releasing a new desktop OS this year.

Most of us did not expect to see a successor to OS 10.7 Lion for several years. To our surprise we’ll be seeing OS 10.8 Mountain Lion a year after Lion debut. The big news is that Apple is going to a yearly release cycle.

There are several features that we are excited about, most notably AirPlay streaming, which allows users to wirelessly stream their computer’s screen to their TVs.

We have concerns, however. Releasing an OS a year is a lot of work. Will more bugs creep into OS X? People are still complaining about Lion’s bugginess, and it usually takes several patches to get a new OS to be really stable.

We talk about this and much more.

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