Tag Archives: Mobile Technology

Blackboard Mobile Learn Application

The Blackboard Mobile Learn application is now available for Northeastern. This application allows students and instructors on-the-go access to their courses, content and organizations over WiFi* on a variety of mobile devices including Android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BlackBerry, and Palm WebOS smartphones. See the Blackboard website for links to view the Mobile Learn Device […]

Posted in 2011 March IS Newsletter | Also tagged | Comments closed


Mobility and the use of mobile devices for our work, social, and personal lives has become nearly commonplace in every industry and social-strata. It’s amazing to realize that just one year ago, Apple announced the coming iPad. Since its release in April 2010, more than 14 million devices have been sold. Its release has also […]

Posted in 2011 February IS Newsletter | Tagged | Comments closed

Securing Your Mobile Devices

Many mobile devices, especially smart phones widely in use today, have expanded capabilities that make them more than a phone or a standalone device.  These expanded capabilities also create new challenges for private and sensitive information. The ability of smart phones to store significant amounts of data and to connect to secure remote services, coupled […]

Posted in 2011 January IS Newsletter | Also tagged | Comments closed

How to set up your mobile device to access your Microsoft Exchange enterprise e-mail and calendar

To set up Outlook on your BlackBerry, iPhone or Droid, search myKnowledge for “Outlook on [name of device]” and click “Search”.  Directions are specific for each device and include screenshots to guide you in the step-by-step installation for your unit. You may access myKnowledge via the link at the top of any page on this website, or […]

Posted in 2010 November IS Newsletter | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

The Apple iPad

The Apple iPad sold three million units in its first eleven weeks.  It is currently selling at a rate of about 4.5 million per quarter, and is on its way to becoming the fourth-largest category of consumer electronics, behind televisions, smart phones, and notebook computers. For many consumers, the iPad will not replace the computer.  They will use the iPad […]

Posted in 2010 November IS Newsletter | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Personal Mobile Service offerings to Northeastern Employees

Did you know that Northeastern has partnered with our two major mobile phone service providers (AT&T and Sprint) to offer discounted service to Northeastern employees? It’s true! Faculty and staff are eligible for a 15% discount on their personal mobile phone accounts for most plans from AT&T and Sprint.  Discounted rates on equipment may also be available. In both […]

Posted in 2010 November IS Newsletter | Also tagged | Comments closed