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iPad user meeting May 8: “In the Cloud: Navigating Through Cloud Services”

iPad logo, purple and blackBy Mary Hammel

Join us as we compare a few of the cloud services available to use with your iPad. The meeting is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in 119 Bluemont Hall and open to all K-Staters.

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KeepandShare.com provides free work tools for group collaboration

Keepandshare.com is an online, web-based resource with free, lifetime individual accounts for group collaboration. It includes many tools used by working groups, including:

  • Online calendars
  • File management
  • To-do lists
  • Photo sharing
  • Online databases
  • and more

The site, which went live in 2004, is totally “in the cloud” — no software required, and all you need is a computer or mobile device to access the Web. The free mobile version works on iPhone, Android, iPad, and BlackBerry.

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iPad user group meeting Dec. 13: iCloud, holiday apps/ideas

iPad user group icon All campus iPad users are invited to attend the next meeting of the area user group noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 in Bluemont Hall Room 21.  On the agenda this month: 

iCloud and Holiday Apps/Ideas: We will discuss the new iCloud feature of iOS 5 and how to use it effectively. There will be a demonstration of some holiday apps, including books, activities, and making holiday cards. Please bring any questions you may have about your iPad and share your favorite apps with the group!

Tech tip: Free dotEPUB converts any webpage into an e-book

logo for dotEPUB websitedotEPUB  is “software in the cloud” that avid readers will appreciate.  Eric Dover, Client Services manager in iTAC, recommended this free tool for K-Staters who like to save complete webpages for offline reading later — such as extensive articles, news stories, long blogs, and more.

But it’s not an add-on or an app.  This nebulous tool is a bookmarklet for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera web browsers. (Chrome users can opt to download the dotEPUB extension from the Chrome store instead.)

Once content is downloaded, it can be viewed by any epub-compatible device, including  Kindle and other e-readers, desktop computers, tablets, the iPhone and other smartphones, iPod touch, iPads, and more.

  1. (iPad users:  First get the free iBooks app or another e-reader, so you have a place to store downloaded content.)
  2. Everyone: Go to the dotepub.com website.
  3. The default is NOT to include images and links on webpages.  If you want to see pictures and follow links to websites, uncheck the box “Immersive mode (no links or images)”.
  4. Follow the instructions for your particular e-device, such as drag-and-drop the “dot E PUB” logo (most web browsers); copy-and-paste the supplied Javascript code (iPads); and so forth.

For more information, visit the dotepub.com website and watch the 2-minute dotEPUB video on YouTube.

High Performance Computing/Cloud Briefing Thursday, May 20

Several IBM representatives from Atlanta will be on campus to present their latest technology solutions in a High Performance Computing/Cloud Briefing 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Room 209 of the K-State Student Union. They will also discuss IBM’s grants, faculty awards, and research partnership programs available to universities. This presentation is open to everyone.

Representatives from IBM were invited to K-State by a campus unit. IBM would like to extend the offer to share information with interested individuals across campus. Individuals interested in attending can e-mail or call Phil Thomas (pthomas@proactivesolutions.com, 913-948-8024), ProActive Solutions, Premier IBM Business Partner, Mission, Kan. The agenda is below.

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