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Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

It’s a typical construction site scene: guys in hard hats huddled around a makeshift table looking over stacks of blueprints. Each subcontractor on the job has a set of those blueprints and the hundreds of pages of instructions and change orders that accompany them. Now, Bryan Construction is changing the scene. In two major projects,… Continue Reading Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

Apple’s iPads could be the best thing to hit classrooms since the chalkboard’s debut in 1801 — and a new educational foundation wants to make sure every elementary school kid in El Paso County has a tablet computer… Continue Reading Foundation seeks help bringing iPads to classrooms

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Apple iPad sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year and eclipse desktop computer sales within a few years. Analysts believe when Apple debuts its sharp, new, lightning-fast tablet this week, consumers will turn out in droves to purchase them, pushing sales to the milestone. The tablet was introduced in April 2010, and this… Continue Reading iPad sales to reach 100 million this year, pushing desktops toward extinction

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Apple starts selling interactive iPad textbooks

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Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school books. The electronic textbooks, which include “Biology” and “Environmental Science” from Pearson and “Algebra 1″ and “Chemistry” from McGraw-Hill, contain videos and other interactive… Continue Reading Apple starts selling interactive iPad textbooks

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Remember the 1979 tune, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles? Here’s round two: the smartphone is well on its way to killing the laptop. Everyone’s talking about it, venture capitalists, users, developers. It’s happening. I started noticing the reality of this trend when I saw an iPhone app that I could use to… Continue Reading Laptop being replaced by a younger, thinner model

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Aurora council might use iPads to save money

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The Aurora City Council is considering trying out iPads to go green and help save some green. The Aurora Sentinel reports that council members in the east Denver suburb want to see if using the tablet computers can replace papers. City officials say it currently costs $710 to print each city council information packet and… Continue Reading Aurora council might use iPads to save money

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A man lost part of his pinky finger when a thief snatched an iPad that was in a bag tied around the man’s hand. Fifty-nine-year-old Bill Jordan said he had just purchased Apple’s latest must-have item at a store at Denver’s Cherry Creek Mall Thursday and was near the parking garage when a thief grabbed… Continue Reading Man loses part of finger in iPad theft

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