Going Apple….

Mac to the Future – OC’s Mobile Learning goes Apple

White MacbookIn 2001, Oklahoma Christian launched a mobile computing initiative. This campus-wide 1-to-1 mobile computing program was the first in the state of Oklahoma and one of very few throughout the nation. Over the last six years, this program has helped to ensure that students have the technology necessary to combine digital fluency with the strengths of a liberal arts education.

Today, Oklahoma Christian University continues to look toward the future and the role of technology in teaching and learning. Understanding the technology needs and expectations of students and faculty continues to be the key to the success of this mobile learning initiative.

This summer, all faculty and all new students attending New Student Orientations will be issued a new Apple MacBook. Current students also will be given the opportunity to trade in their PC laptop for an Apple MacBook. This MacBook mobile learning initiative and the reliable campus-wide wireless infrastructure will allow OC to continue to provide opportunities for anytime, anywhere access to media-rich distributed course content.

IPhoneIn addition to the MacBook, the University will be able to offer students an option of either an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. The University is providing this option with the understanding that some students will not want to activate the iPhone with the associated service contract and costs, while others will prefer the iPhone and the added capabilities. The student will be responsible for the activation of the iPhone with the service provider.

The vision of incorporating instructional technology tools into teaching and learning is critical to our future success and the success of our graduates. We are excited about this new phase of mobile learning at Oklahoma Christian University and will continue to search for ways to enhance teaching and learning.

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule802.11n

Automatic wireless backup for your Mac.

Introducing Time Capsule. Automatic wireless backup for your Mac. Available in 500GB and 1TB models.

Time Machine screens

Automatic backup

Time Capsule is a revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. It automatically backs up everything, so you no longer have to worry about losing your digital life.

Wi-Fi icon

Wi-Fi base station

Time Capsule is also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station. Every computer in your house can work off a wireless network at blazing speeds. And they can back up wirelessly to the same Time Capsule.

Backing up is something we all know we should do, but often don’t. And while disaster is a great motivator, now it doesn’t have to be. Because with Time Capsule, the nagging need to back up has been replaced by automatic, constant protection. And even better, it all happens wirelessly, saving everything important, including your sanity.

Time Machine screens

Built for Time Machine.

Time Capsule includes a wireless 500GB or 1TB hard drive1 designed to work with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. Just set Time Capsule as the designated backup drive for Time Machine, and that’s it. Depending on how much data you have, your initial backup with Time Capsule could take overnight or longer. After it completes, only changed files are backed up — automatically, wirelessly, and in the background. So you never have to worry about backing up again.

Multiple Mac backup

Backup for everyone.

Have multiple Macs in your house? Time Capsule can back up and store files for each Leopard-based Mac on your wireless network. No longer do you have to attach an external drive to each Mac every time you want to back up. Time Capsule spares you the work.

500GB and 1TB sizes

Room for it all.

Time Capsule is your one place for backing up everything. Its massive 500GB or 1TB server-grade hard drive gives you all the capacity and safety you need. So whether you have 250 songs or 250,000 songs to back up, room is the last thing you’ll run out of. And considering all that storage and protection come packaged in a high-speed Wi-Fi base station starting at $299, data isn’t the only thing you’re saving.

More than just a wireless hard drive, Time Capsule is also a full-featured AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n technology. Experience a high-speed wireless network and a breakthrough way to back up all the Mac computers on your network. All in one device.

iPhone, iPod touch, iMac, and MacBook

Fits your Wi-Fi lifestyle.

Time Capsule uses the 802.11n draft 2.0 specification, so you can rest assured that it works with certified 802.11n draft 2.0 products. And it’s compatible with Macs and PCs that use 802.11a, b, or g technologies, as well as wireless devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV.

Wireless printing

Print command central.

The included USB port is great for sharing a printer throughout your wireless network. Time Capsule and the Bonjour networking technology let everyone in the house or office — Mac and PC users alike — take advantage of one centrally located printer. And if you want to share both a printer and an additional hard drive, you can. Just connect a USB hub to Time Capsule. Whatever the combination, Time Capsule divides and conquers.

Works with Mac and PC

Works with Mac and PC.

Time Capsule with Time Machine in Leopard is the ideal backup solution. But that doesn’t mean Tiger, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users can’t enjoy the benefits of Time Capsule, too. Because it mounts as a wireless hard drive, Tiger and Windows users simply access Time Capsule directly from the wireless network for exchanging and storing files quickly and easily.

Apple Releases Xserve and Mac Pro

Finally! Its here the new announcements!

The Start page has been updated and the Apple Store is back on its feet

Announcements after the break!

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ModBook ready to go!

mod book now shipping!
So now you can order your ModBooks  for $2,290 (no cheap). And for that price you will be getting:
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wacom-developed digitiser technology on top of the Macbook’s screen
  • Mac OS X Leopard
  • Touch Screen
  • CD+DVD
  • and hey its Ultra portable!

MacWorld 2008

So MacWorld is around the corner and I am not going there. Anyone going there?
Please give me a link to your blog so I could link it here or something like twitter.
09:00 on Tuesday 15th January 2008
Thanks a ton so now lets get on with Predictions of 2008!

1.iPhone SDK

The SDK for the iPhone should have been here a while ago. There are already native apps for the iPhone and they are quite good. Steve Jobs is probably going to have some “demo” apps and stuff like that.

2.Apple TV 2nd Gen

You’ve got to face it the Apple TV sucks. So what could we expect in the 2nd Gen?

  1. 200GB apple TV
  2. The ability to buy Songs and content on the TV itself

3.iTunes will get Movie Rentals

iTunes may get a new type of interface and definite movie rentals.

4.iPhone firmware 1.1.3

The whole weekend has been extremely convincing with the firmware 1.1.3 leaked images and videos. So Steve Jobs may announce it officially.

5.Mac Mini replacement

Sure Mac Nano anyone? Mac Mini is another one of those “sucky’ apple products.

6.MacBook Updates

Yeah….

7.iPhone 3G

Europe needs it…. And soon we shall to.

Besides DoCoMo I read somewhere was a “3G only” network.

So do you like my predictions or not?

Just remember they are just predictions don’t get your hopes to high!

=)