22 juin 2014

Select and Click: PopClip Makes Text Manipulation Easy on the Mac

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . This is a guest post by Jim Cracraft, a Language Teaching Specialist and technology coordinator at Vanderbilt University's English Language Center (ELC), which offers English language support to individuals who have a first language other than English. He can be reached through the center's website: http://vanderbilt.edu/elc/ --@JBJ
As a longtime Mac user who does not own an iOS device, I have been somewhat reluctant to embrace the steady “iOS-ification” of the Mac–you know, the aesthetic and functional bits that were introduced to OS X that borrowed from iOS (iPhone, iPad). Some features were added: the five-finger pinch gesture on the trackpad of a MacBook Pro brings up the iOS-style view of the applications via Launchpad, and since OS X 10.7, “natural scrolling” has been the default way to scroll. And some features were removed: the iWork productivity suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) was overhauled “to support a unified file format between OS X and iOS 7 versions” but the removal of key features made quite a few users unhappy. More...

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And a Hologram in Every Lecture Hall: Marketing 3D Tech to Universities

By . First came the mouse, then touch-screen technology. And if Silicon-Valley-based zSpace has its way, the next leap in human-computer interaction will look like something out of your local IMAX Theater. The company calls it “immersive exploration.” In real terms, zSpace’s eponymous flagship product is a tablet-software combination that allows students to view and manipulate hologram-like three-dimensional images. More...

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