Internet access for all crucial for success in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Reed Sheard, vice-president and CIO at Westmont College, disagrees about the massive downsizing facing universities in the next 10 years, because faculty are key to education and likely to remain an essential component of the education process. Sheard argues that the rising costs of higher education are most likely due to wasteful business and technology expenses, according to an April 2018 online article from Forbes.com. Read Full Story from SF Examiner

Last year, Apple did something out of character: it introduced the usual update to the iPhone, the iPhone 8, while simultaneously introducing the iPhone X with a flurry of hype. The iPhone X was a total rethinking of the iPhone, with a new gesture system, Face ID unlocking, and an edge-to-edge screen that prompted a wave of app redesigns.

The iPhone X was meant to usher in the future of phones, and it succeeded; its influence (and its notch) are all over the industry now. Apple has gone from being an iPhone company to being an iPhone X company.

We’re investigating the potential of moving an entire online graduate program to the iPad. This event doesn’t move the needle much, but it does move it.

How to enable Messages in iCloud on your iPhone and iPad

Nearly a year after it was first announced, Messages in iCloud is finally available. All you need to enable it is iOS 11.4 on your iPhone or iPad.

You’ll almost certainly want to turn this feature on as it improves on the sort of half-baked syncing feature that was the only option in previous releases. Before, if you were signed into the same Apple ID on your iPhone and iPad, then the Messages apps on each device would simply show incoming messages at the same time. As you replied back and forth, each device updated the conversation threads in unison.

Messages in iCloud fixes all that. It stores all your Messages (iMessages and SMS texts), including attachments and images, to your iCloud account and syncs them between devices. All your devices always have the most recent state. If you delete a thread, it deletes everywhere. If you set up a brand new device, it will have your entire Messages history.

from Jason Cross from MacWorld