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To Charge Or Not To Charge?

The new iPad was recently released and there has been a lot of talk about the battery. It is indeed impressive that Apple has added a terrific new screen, albeit energy sucking by its very nature, and yet battery life seems to be unchanged. But, as with most things in life, you do have to take […]

Study Finds Student Tablet Ownership Is Up

A Pearson Foundation study found that college student tablet ownership has tripled year-over-year. A quarter of the students surveyed indicated they owned a tablet. Our own survey data from this past fall, which will be posted up in the next couple weeks on the VCU TS Web site, finds that student ownership of tablets is […]

Commonwealth Times Takes A Look At VCU Libraries e-Reader Loan Program

We mentioned the VCU Libraries loaner program for laptops, Nooks, iPads, and Kindles last week.  The Commonwealth Times take a look at the program in their most recent issue. VCU Technology Services has partnered with the libraries on the laptop program and has provided some support for the e-reader program as well.

VCU Libraries Extends Device Offerings to Kindles, Nooks, & iPads

VCU TS & VCU Libraries collaborates on laptops for check out in Cabell & Tompkins-McCaw Libraries. Now VCU Libraries has added e-readers to the mix. Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple iPad devices are available for check out. At this time the iPads are available at either library location and the Kindle and […]

Goodnight iPad (Or “Turn That Thing Off!”)

Many of us have devices that seem to take over our lives. The bings & dings of our electronic things will clutter our thoughts and It is good to remember that sometimes we need to shut them down and reclaim a bit of our sanity. Goodnight iPad below gives us the how-to:

New Podium Audio Visual Control Design Proposal

VCU Technology Services is working to upgrade the current podium in centrally scheduled classrooms with a new touchscreen panel that will allow easier access and control of audio visual equipment. Media Support Services (MSS) debuted this new design this week at the 2011 Tech Fair. We asked for feedback from attendees at the Tech Fair and […]

Apple Battery Recall Information

On August 24, 2006, Apple announced the iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 Battery Exchange Program. Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances. The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 and […]