iPad Air Review

Yesterday, Apple released the newest member of the iPad family; the iPad Air. It comes in a smaller package but so far I haven’t seen anything reduced other than size. So what’s it like? New Size The developers decreased the size of the bezel, (or border) on the sides. At first glance it could actually…

Incoming students receive new technology

Seton Hill University’s (SHU) technology plan continued to evolve this semester as full-time freshmen were given the opportunity to receive a MacBook Air and full-time students were offered iPad Minis. Beginning in 2010, full-time freshmen received a MacBook and full-time students received an iPad. This was upgraded in 2012 to allow all full-time freshmen to…

The reality of multitasking

How often do you find yourself sitting in class, and also on Facebook or even doing an assignment for another class? If a lecture is a bit boring, our first tendency is to do something else. Surely we can multitask. Ever more, many careers require multitasking. You need to be able to be constantly plugged…

Kindle Touch converts book addicts to e-book fanatics

As a journalist, I have an obvious love for the written word—especially when it is printed in a beautiful hardcover book. But in the age of technology, even a bookworm like myself can come to terms with change and admit defeat. For a hardcore reader like myself, the Kindle Touch, one of Amazon’s new additions…

Library develops new resources

Seton Hill University (SHU) recently implemented various new changes into Reeves Library. Amongst these new developments is a collection of over 1,300 DVDs, many of which are multi-disc sets.  The films were donated by John Michael Atherton, associate professor of philosophy. Adam Pellman, the cataloging and acquisitions librarian at SHU, expressed his delight: “We’re excited,…

Get set for fall semester with 10 must-have apps

It’s been a year since Seton Hill University (SHU) introduced the iPad campus wide. Even so, there’s still plenty to get hyped up about. For one, incoming freshmen received iPad 2s, which have cameras, enabling users to FaceTime and exploit their photography skills. 1.   “Flipboard” (Free) “Flipboard” takes advantage of the iPad’s awesome functionality.…

eBooks makeover local public library

Bookworms and movie buffs alike can find all they need in the Greensburg Hempfield Public Library. From children’s books and DVDs to popular fiction and recent released blockbusters, this library has it all and more. Cesare Muccari, Library Director, has spent the last eight months preparing for a new addition to his library: eBooks. According…

New technologies to arrive next semester

“As you add books to your library it puts them on the shelf,” Phil Komarny, executive director of Computer Information and Technology, said as he demonstrated using the new Apple iPad. As he flicked his fingers across the screen, the iPad electronically turned the page just as a real book’s page would. Komarny continued his…