UK Study: “Children’s On-Screen Reading Overtakes Reading in Print”(LJ InfoDocket)
A study in Great Britain foound out that on a daily basis "39% of children and young people read daily using electronic devices including tablets and eReaders, but only 28% read printed materials."
Mary Meeker: 2013 Key Internet Trends( New Stephen's Lighthouse)
With 2.4 billion Internet users around the world we cannot afford to miss this years trend predictions by Mary Meeker current venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst, who specializes on Internet technologies.
How to Make an Infographic ( New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Another one of Stephen Abram's DYI useful video resources on how to make an infographic.
Google Updates Chrome For iOS With Conversational Voice Search, Faster Page Reloading(TechCrunch)
"Google today updated Chrome for iOS to version 27, which introduces a couple of new features that should make using voice search on iOS a bit easier. Just like on the desktop and Android, as well as the Google Search app for iOS, Chrome for iOS now allows you to speak your search query and — assuming Google’s natural language algorithms understand it and its Knowledge Graph knows the answer — it will also speak your results back to you."
Google Updates Gmail For iPhone With Support For New Auto-Categorized Inbox And Improved Notifications (TechCrunch)
Similar to the new Android version, the latest version of Gmail for iPhone is supporting the new "auto-categorized emails for updates, promotions, newsletters and messages from your social networks."
Google's New Content Experiments API Turns Google Analytics Into A Full-Blown A/B Testing Platform(TechCrunch)
Experts are saying that the new Content Experiments API is turning Google Analytics into "a full-blown A/B testing platform where developers of all types can leverage the power of Google Analytics to run their experiments.”
EBSCO Information Services Releases Engineering Source( Library Technology Guides)
"EBSCO Information Services introduces Engineering Source™, the premier collection of engineering-related content. The comprehensive full-text database is designed to support the information needs of engineers at all levels, including research, planning, product development, management and supply chain."
Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter (TameTheWeb)
I often hear complaints that it is hard to engage todays teens, maybe there is one or two things we can learn from this post.
New vending machine aims to democratize 3D printing(CNETNews)
In my own opinion, libraries should try offer 3D printing to customers, so they can learn about the new technology and see if they can use it for their own personal projects.
Apple Announces Mac OS X "Mavericks"(ReadWriteWeb)
The newest version of Mac OS X, called “Mavericks” has three main features: Finder Tabs,Tagging and Multiple Displays. Read the post to learn more details about them.
Apple's New iOS 7: What You Need To Know Now (ReadWriteWeb)
Concise and informative post about the new iOS 7 features like: AirDrop, updated mobile Safari,Photo Gallery and iTunesRadio (streaming music services).