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MarsEdit 4.1.2 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Seems like a good way to test the Safari extension.

 

College students’ use of Kindle DX

A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study’s findings were expected – students want improved support for taking notes, checking references and viewing figures – the authors also found that allowing people to switch between reading styles, and providing the reader with physical cues, are two challenges that e-readers will need to address in cracking the college market.

via College students’ use of Kindle DX points to e-reader’s role in academia — University of Washington – washington.edu.

Oracle releases BI extension for Open Office

Oracle released a new BI extension for Open Office with the latest Open Office release (v. 3.3) . This extension gives us the ability to embed information from BI EE 10g into Open Office Calc, Writer and Impress documents (equivalents of Excel, Word and Powerpoint).  OO Calc supports the ability to embed entire reports including tabular views, pivot tables and charts. OO Writer and OO Impress only support embedding of charts into the documents.

via Rittman Mead Consulting » Blog Archive » Oracle releases BI extension for Open Office.

Apps vs. the Web

From Apple’s point of view, iPhone OS and web technologies share equal footing. When you visit their developer site, the Safari Dev Center is prominently displayed. The iPhone gets all the press, but when you click on Safari Dev Center, there’s a ton of great information that explains how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on an iPhone.

via A List Apart: Articles: Apps vs. the Web.