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  • Clean backgrounds for screencasts

    When I get the urge to create a quick screencast, I usually have a bunch of windows open and 10,000 icons on my desktop. Though I want a nice clean background for my screencast to properly highlight the content I want to capture, I rarely want to make ...
  • Believe the Hype: HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript animations with no coding!

    Apple has made quite a bit of noise around HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. Indeed, Apple's view of the web using these three technologies threatens to unseat Adobe Flash as the go-to technology for providing simple web-based animation and other interactive...
  • Apps Lab @ Emory - iAnnotate PDF

    iAnnotate PDF is a document reader application for iOS devices.  Any annotations that are made become part of the document itself.  The toolbar is easily customizable and provides tools of many types.
    The good:
    iAnnotate gives you a PDF r...
  • Apps Lab @ Emory - Read It Later

    Read It Later allows you to mark web pages on your mobile or desktop browser to be read later and then syncs these pages to your iOS or Android device. It downloads a copy of the original page and a text-only version so you can read it later, even if...
  • AcademiX 2011 Presenter Bios

    Read on for the biographers of presenters at Friday's AcademiX 2011 conference. If you haven't yet signed up, it's not too late! Read more about AcademiX 2011 here.
    Carey Cavanaugh
    Carey Cavanaugh is Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy an...
  • Note taking on iPad: Four apps reviewed

    Handwritten, typed, recorded – these are top ways we take notes. Which is the right way? In the iPad age, all three.
     
    These four apps make note-taking easy and multi-faceted for educators and students. Their strengths vary, but they suc...
  • Notes Plus: Note taking on iPad

    Handwritten notes seem archaic these days, but the Notes Plus app by Viet Tran breathes new life into the form. Of the note-taking apps we've reviewed, it is most optimal for scribbling down notes with a finger or an iPad-compatible stylus. The other...
  • Audiotorium: Note taking on iPad

    App Apps' lecture-friendly Audiotorium is ideal for students who definitely prefer typing and audio recording over handwriting, and doing the former with a little style. And if they're organized (ahem), the app's even more ideal. 
     
    In fa...
  • Notability: Note taking on iPad

    Notability - let's consider the word for a moment. OK. It's a fun word, just like the Ginger Labs app of the same name we're talking about in this very review.
     
    We'll call this app perfect for creating a multimedia diary or creating a rough d...
  • SoundNote: Note taking on iPad

    Developed by David Estes, SoundNote is the simplest of the four note taking apps we're discussing in today's roundup. It's such simplicity that makes it less conducive to distracted writing, or time spent fiddling with fonts, page layout or handwriti...