Category Archives: Software

Amazon launches a free Kindle textbook creator

Amazon has launched Kindle Textbook Creator (beta), making it easy for anyone to create electronic textbooks from PDF files and publish them with interactive ebook features. This could be very disruptive for the textbook industry, if enough academics decide to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office is now free for mobile devices

With relatively little fanfare, Microsoft has made Office for mobile devices free.  Faced with a minuscule software market share in the fastest growing device markets, Microsoft decided that they needed to make Office — their biggest money-maker after Windows — free … Continue reading

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Free software eating the world — language instruction edition

One hot new online tool is DuoLingo, a crowd-sourced gamified version of language learning software.  It’s free, and extremely easy to use, and apparently the program has become the most commonly used language learning platform in the world.  I signed up for a profile … Continue reading

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