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edLab Review: Wiggio editor: Jason Mariasis - Jason@JasonMariasis.com                                            www.JasonMariasis.com For more on our ratings, download our rubric [The Good] This simple and intuitive yet powerful system allows students, faculty, and business people alike to easily work in groups. After creating a group in Wiggio people can 1) communicate via group email, text, or voice messages, 2) host web meetings, conference calls, and chatrooms, 3) store and edit files in one common folder, 4) keep track of tasks and resources, 5) and poll all group members. Best of all, anyone can get started using the system right away since, unlike other systems of its type, there's no learning curve and it's free! [The Bad] Even though Wiggio offers many useful features, not all work properly in the current release. The To-Do list is faulty, as is the conference calling system and the document editing system. When compared with similar software packages such as Base Camp or ActiveCollab, Wiggio is not yet as streamline or as reliable. Wiggio also lacks components that many would consider crucial in group management software like adding milestones, sub To-Do lists, and due dates to tasks. The site could also use a new look at some point. [The Bottom Line] Wiggio understands that group collaboration software should be focused around simplicity and usability as well as efficiency and has successfully built a group collaboration system with those ideas at its foundation. Once it adds a few more necessary capabilities and fixes current bugs, Wiggio will be far ahead of all competitors. In the meantime, Wiggio's has a lot to offer, all free of charge, and is highly recommended. Additionally, an updated version will be released next month, supposedly squashing current bugs!
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If you have an iPhone 4, grab this app fast before Apple pulls it from the App Store. It's called "Handy Light" and costs $0.99. Although disguised as a simple flashlight app, it actually opens a proxy in the background - therefore it allows you to tether using the iPhone's 3G connection! Steps: 1. Download the app...now before Apple pulls it 2. Create a network with your Mac by going to the Airport and selecting "Create Network" 3. Connect your iPhone 4 to your newly created network 4. Change your network settings on the iPhone to the following (by taping the arrow next to your net...
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Semi-Weekly Tech Summary: New YouTube Video Editor http://goo.gl/eFN3 WordPress 3.0 Arrived Today - 5 Most Important New Features http://bit.ly/cjpwkw Google Docs New Upgrades (most notably new margins, insert images, new comment system, see what others are typing w/o refreshing page, drawings, changed sharing options) http://bit.ly/9qMyZI Google Apps launched 16 more apps http://bit.ly/buNhOK 30 iPad Apps for Designers, Developers and Creative Types http://is.gd/cNQT8 iPad - Interactive Books - Children's Book Apps Get Curiouser and Curiouser http://bit.ly/bszwAC ...
Here I'd like to discuss a textbook exchange project I've been working on which some of you may be interested in helping develop. Before I explain the project, I first would like to present some facts: 1. There are approximately 17 Million college students in the U.S. 2. On average, each student pays $898/year for textbooks (CALIRG, 2005) 3. Retail bookstores make a 35.1% profit on the sale of used textbooks, on average (NACS study) 4. 1986-2004: Textbooks rose 186%, or 6% a year 5. 1986-2004: Other prices rose 3% (GAO study) 6. 50% of original price - Typical bookstore buyback price ...