The iPad is an ideal tool for field archaeology.

This blog sets out to bring together experiences of archaeologists using iPads.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Are Notebooks Becoming Relics?


Ben Bajarin is a principal at Creative Strategies Inc., a technology industry analysis and market intelligence firm in Silicon Valley. He contributes to the “Big Picture” opinion column that appears every Monday here on Techland.

This may be one of the more controversial columns I have written in some time, although my goal is not to be controversial, but to spur thought — so please hear me out.

It’s no secret that I am very bullish on the tablet form factor. And in light of Microsoft’s launch of its Surface computers, it is becoming clear that future computers may not look anything like the computers we know today.

Since the launch of the first iPad, I have written extensively about how I believe tablets will shape the future of computing. But there are still many in the industry who have long watched, predicted, and benefited from the successful, worldwide evolution of desktop computers into notebook computers, and who disagree with the more bullish thinking about tablets eventually replacing notebooks.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Microsoft Surface tablet 'wifi only'

Surface, Microsoft's tablet computer, is expected to launch this October with a shorter battery life than its rival, Apple's iPad, and will be wifi-only at first, according to reports.

 The tablet computer, announced earlier this week by the technology giant’s chief executive Steve Ballmer, is expected to go on sale without any connection to mobile phone networks as a cost-saving move.

Bloomberg cites two sources “familiar with the matter” who provided the insight, but refused to be named because the specifications of the highly-anticipated iPad rival have yet to be made public.
Ben Barjarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, a US technology consulting firm, told Bloomberg that the decision to launch with a wifi-only model could be to ensure costs are low – but in doing that – Microsoft could restrict how widely the device could be used.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Microsoft tackles iPad with Surface tablet

Microsoft Corp introduced its own line of tablet computers on Monday at a much-hyped press event in Los Angeles, marking a major strategic shift for the software giant as it struggles to compete with Apple Inc and re-invent its aging Windows franchise.


The new tablet line, named Surface, includes a consumer device aimed directly at the Apple iPad, and another, larger machine designed to compete with lightweight laptops. Both include a keyboard that doubles as a cover, and both will be powered by versions of the new Windows 8 operating system.

New Anthropology and Archaeology Resources Published at Sciences Social Network


The Anthropology and Archaeology Sciences are two new key mathematics categories covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor 69 scientific journals and submit the most significant scientific results of these journals for inclusion in these two categories which currently contain a total of 4,843 articles. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society.

ScienceIndex.com is a Anthropology Sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Society Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Anthropology and Archaeology. While the Anthropology category covers the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind, the Archaeology category covers historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Natural History Museum – Evolution App


Introduction to the NHM Evolution App – brought to you by Authored Apps and the Natural History Museum London – The most extraordinary illustrated traveller’s guide to the past 600 million years on earth. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/business-centre/publishing/books/evolution/evolution-app/evolution-app.html

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New British Archaeology app


Readers of British Archaeology can subscribe to the digital edition of the award-winning magazine, by downloading the new app for the iPhone and iPad from the iTunes store. Catch up on the latest in UK archaeology on the move, view sample pages on your smartphone, and subscribe for access to the latest issue and back library online, wherever you are. British Archaeology is also available to Android users through our online app.