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Jan 05

Well happy New Year to all the readers of this blog.

Well it’s a new year, and a new start for this blog. The aim of this blog is still the same but there are going to be some new features added. The first new feature which will be added is that there will be an IPhone app of the week post. The title says it all, and I will set up a hash tag for this; #IPhoneappoftheweek. Also there will be a top tech product of the month, and the hash tag will be available at a later date.

As well there will be techie articles as always.

I hope you keep reading this blog, and until the next time goodbye.

Dec 10

Well I can say we are back online, daily and weekly blogging will presume as usual now, and I’m sorry we disappeared for a little while. Check out the blog for our latest posts :)

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May 19

Do you have any computer problems of you own? If the answer is yes please use the comments below option to solve your computer problem! The ICT Club would love to solve it!

You will have an answer by 4:30 cannot wait for your problems! :-)

May 13

“Members of David Cameron’s new cabinet have been banned from having their mobile phones and Blackberrys with them during meetings”.

The prime minister told them the rule at their first gathering on Thursday.Oliver Letwin using his mobile phone

There was laughter in the room when Mr Cameron had to call Justice Secretary Ken Clarke to attention, as he was still engaged in another conversation.

Mr Cameron said he would continue the Labour tradition of holding cabinet meetings in different parts of the UK.

The prime minister said the cabinet would normally meet every Tuesday morning at 0900 for “an hour or an hour and a half”.

Read more about this article at the BBC News Site

What do you think about this? We would love to hear your view on this!

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Apr 21

We have heard quite a bit about the next generation iPhone over the last couple of days, with the photos of a prototype model. The latest news is that the next generation iPhone or iPhone 4G will probably come with a custom A4 processor, similar to the one in the new Apple iPad.

According to the Korea Times, Samsung who previously supplied processors to Apple for the iPhone will not be supplying processors for the next generation model.

Next Generation iPhone To Feature Custom A4 Processor?

Instead Apple will be using a custom version of their A4 processor which they developed for the iPad. This could bring some exciting features to the iPhone 4G which could include the ability to playback video in HD at 720p.

There are no details if the iPad and the next generation  iPhone will share the exact same processor, or whether the iPhone will feature a slightly less powerful one. T

This makes sense for apple to use one of their A4 processors in the new iPhone as they obviously spent a considerable amount developing the processor for the Apple iPad.

Apr 21

Doctor Who has become hugely popular since the series was relaunched a couple of years ago, along with its popularity we have seen a number of Doctor Who themed gadgets released.

The latest one is this fun Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver which will definitely appeal to all the Doctor Who fans out there.

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

‘This collector’s item is an exact replica of the Gallifreyan multipurpose tool used by The Doctor himself. He’s had many sonic screwdrivers throughout his life and they’ve all been a little different. This particular model is a bit larger than the old one and has a bright green light.’

If you want one, the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver is available for $25.99 from Think Geek.

Apr 21

The new Nintendo 3D-capable version of its DS handheld games console the 3DS device, first reported about last month might be with us in October, much earlier than first expected.

The original launched date was thought to be in March 2011 but a close source to Nintendo reported to the games site CVG a different story.

An October launch pre-dates that expiry date by a full six months – and gives Nintendo a three-month run-up to Christmas and brings it in diurect competiiton with Microsoft proposed launch dates of its Project Natal.

The 3DS console allows gamers to play exciting new software with 3D effects without the need to wear any special glasses. But dont worry the new device will also play all your regular DS titles.

Jan 28

apple iPad

If you are a real computer geek you would have put this date in your diary. It was announced on the 27th January. Many fans of Apple and computer geeks were  keen to hear about this product. The IPAD is basically a really big IPOD Touch.  Below the specifications of the product are listed;

  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor
  • 16GB to 64GB internal flash memory
  • 9.7″ IPS display
  • Full capacitative multitouch capability
  • 10 hour battery life (1 month standby)
  • Built-in accelerometer and compass
  • Speaker, microphone and 30-pin connector
  • 0.5″ thin
  • 1.5 lbs.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity

If you click the link here it will take you to the BBC Tech homepage. Where there is a lot more information about the IPAD!

The IPAD will cost from $499 (upwards). So will you buy one? Why not tell us it would be great to hear from you!

Jan 28

The ICT team have very cleverly built their own version of a Smart Table, and it is being trialled in the Library at Holmesdale. Every couple of days the table has been showing a different programme for you to try out. We have already looked at Google Earth as you can see from this photo, and a 3D image maker. Come and have a look at it at breaktimes and lunchtimes to find out what we are showing off next!

Jan 28

We’re sorry to have to stop access to YouTube and other media and music sites at both Holmesdale and Malling.

YouTube is a great educational resource but your teachers are concerned that it is not being used properly in lesson times. For the past year we have opened up media services like YouTube, Iplayer and others because we believed that you could make good use of them in lessons to help with your learning. Many teachers have complained that students are using YouTube or playing with music sites when they should have been working. The technicians have also been monitoring the use of the networks and believe that YouTube is slowing down computer resources for everyone. They also believe that YouTube may be responsible for using up laptop batteries.

Mr Hollingsbee, Federation Director of Teaching and Learning, took the decision to close down YouTube today. “It was a very hard decision,” he explained. “Lots of students benefit from YouTube in order to find out things, watch tutorials and use video in their own work. Unfortunately, a lot of students waste their time on YouTube in lessons when they should be learning. I’m currently doing assemblies in both schools and have stressed that students have rights to use internet resources but they have responsibilities to use them sensibly. YouTube isn’t being used sensibly.”

It is unlikely YouTube will be allowed in school for the rest of the academic year. Teachers will continue to have access to YouTube and will be able to show videos to classes. Video sites that stream educational videos, like TeacherTube, will be available to students. HTC Radio, Unit Radio and school podcasts will still be available to listen to as usual.