Apr 18 2013

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Jim KirbyJim Kirby

Manager, Internet Technologies, Design & Content
CCRI Web Services, Information Technology Department
Instructor, Computer Studies Department

E-Mail: jkirby@ccri.edu

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JimKirby9

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Sep 27 2014

OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?

cloud services logosFrom CNET.com

If you’re ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos, and more in the cloud but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we’ve got you covered.

Editor’s Note, September 5, 2014: This post has been updated to include new pricing plans from Dropbox.

Microsoft gave its cloud storage service a makeover in 2014, replacing the now-defunct SkyDrive with the shiny, new OneDrive. After a legal battle, Microsoft changed the name and used the opportunity to add a few new features to its cloud option.

Though not much about SkyDrive changed in the switch to OneDrive, we took the opportunity to outline the differences and give you a guide to the other popular cloud storage options out there. Whether you’re unhappy with your current cloud service or have never dabbled in keeping your files in the cloud, this primer will help you get acquainted with the major (and some of the minor) players out there. [Learn more]


iPhone ATM PIN code hack- HOW TO PREVENT

Published on Aug 28, 2014 by Mark Rober

This is a new way for bad guys to steal your ATM pin code using an iPhone without you noticing at all BUT there is a really simple way to prevent it from happening.

Sep 18 2014

Web Project C – Cloud Computing

  • Go to the “Cloud” section of zdnet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/topic-cloud/Cloud Computing
  • Choose any one of the articles there that you find interesting.
  • Write one or two paragraphs in the comments section below about how the ZDNet.com article relates to something in the Visualizing Technology textbook.
  • Be sure to mention which VT article your ZDNet.com article compliments and what type of person would be interested in the content of your article.
Be sure to cite your source using APA style

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note: There are no spaces used with brackets in APA. When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, use the year of publication.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/


Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Read more at Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/


Must be submitted by 3:45 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 25, 2014.

Comments will be posted after that time.


Sep 11 2014

Web Project B – Star Trek

Star Trek Earpiecebluetooth headsetScience fiction meets science fact?

Many of our modern devices were envisioned by famous science fiction writers, such as Gene Roddenberry.  Use the Internet to research some of the Star Trek technologies that do exist today. Use the comments field bellow to write 1 to 3 paragraphs about at least 3 of them.

You may NOT use the headset pictured here as one of your examples.

Comments must be submitted no later than 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Sep 10 2014

Notetaking, Listening, Participation

timthumbFrom Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center

Information presented in class often contains the central concepts of the course and the material most likely to be included on exams. Yet, students frequently do not realize the importance of notetaking and listening. The following resources provide tips on how to recall more information from your lectures through active listening and purposeful notetaking. In addition, lecture notes can be a critical tool for preparing for exams. Suggestions are provided for how to use your notes regularly to review. The key is to develop a system that enables you to :

  • review regularly
  • recite (repeating key concepts from class)
  • reflect (connecting class ideas to other notes and readings)

[Learn more]

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