Observing PennApps at the Kislak Center


I attended the PennApps hackathon on September 7, and came first thing in the morning to find everyone either asleep or exhausted from a full night of creating projects. A few students were ready to take a break and chat, though, so I’ll share some of their projects and general observations. I noted that many […]

Using Penn+Box on your iOS or Android Device


By now, hopefully you’ve discovered Penn’s new Penn+Box service, which works a lot like Dropbox, except that you get 20GB of free storage. (If not, here’s Kate’s review: https://appsontap.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/dropbox-full-try-pennbox/) There’s a Box app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and it turns out you can use your PennKey to log into it, but it’s not […]

Blackboard re-releases mobile apps


After some technical difficulties, the Blackboard mobile app is once again available. We’ve downloaded it to a few iPods and iPhones and it looks good so far. The functionality has not changed. You can see your courses and access materials, but that’s about it. Course content on mobile devices is accessible only on iOS devices […]

Facebook privacy on mobile devices


It is incredibly important to monitor how much information you are broadcasting on social networks like Facebook, and with whom you are sharing. PennPrivacy has put together a great step-by-step list of the Top Ten Facebook Privacy Settings and it would be wise for all members of the Penn Community to take note. They have […]


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