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Apple Wallet Builds Contactless Student ID Support on Campus

A system in place at the universities of Tennessee, Vermont and San Francisco is enabling students to access buildings and buy essentials with their iPhones and Apple watches as replacements for traditional student identification cards.

Google Introduces AI-Based Mobile Learning App

Google is launching a revamped version of the Socratic app to help high school and college students complete their homework.

Smartphone Sales in Decline, but 5G-Powered Rebound Expected for 2020

In 2019, smartphone sales worldwide will dip 2.5 percent over last year, according to a forecast from research firm Gartner, with the largest declines expected in Japan, Western Europe and North America.

Pearson Releases Courseware Skill for Amazon Alexa

Pearson has created an Amazon Alexa skill for its Revel digital courseware product, allowing students to access text audio, homework reminders, class schedules and more via Alexa-enabled devices.  

Mercer U Adds ID Cards to iPhones, Apple Watches

Students at Georgia's Mercer University can now use their iPhones or Apple Watches to access buildings and facilities, buy food, register for events and handle other ID card tasks.

Gaming Computers and 2-in-1 Devices on the Rise as Overall Computing Market Slides

While traditional personal computers and tablets are continuing to lose their luster worldwide, other types of computing devices are holding strong.



Survey: Students Choosing Online Programs Closer to Home

In spite of the notion that students could conceivably take online courses from an institution anywhere in the world, two-thirds stick close to home — choosing a college or university within 50 miles of where they live, according to an annual survey of online students done by Wiley company Learning House.

Survey: Most Students Work on a PC in College but Prefer Macs in the Workplace

A majority of students prefer Apple's Mac and view organizations that offer Mac computers as more modern and desirable places to work. That's the primary finding in a survey sponsored by Jamf, which produces software specifically for managing Apple devices.

5G to Bring About Resurgence in Smart Phone Growth

Smart phones will continue to decline for the third straight year in 2019, but the advent of 5G will help propel mobile device growth at least through 2023, according to a new market forecast.

Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

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