Article explaining Keychain, iCloud Keychain and Keychain Recovery and the security involved with each. Fairly technical but this is the best explanation I've seen.
Does a good job explaining the basics of how the GPS satellite system started and evolved.
Good 3-minute video that shows a variety of assistive technology in use juxtaposed against quotes arguing against use of assistive technology. From the Don Johnston company. Would make a nice intro to my assistive technology course.
Nice blog post about assistive technology apps used by a high school student with a description of how/why they use them. Strikingly, many are paid. He has an 11-minute video that explains what he uses and why. Nice comments.
Background story on the 1984 commercial. Provides ideas about where ideas come from and how they are developed. Includes the ad itself.
Article and 1.5 hour video of Steve Jobs demoing the Mac on January 30, 1984 at the Boston Computer Society--the type of people who Apple hoped would buy these computers. The demo highlights things the audience would be interested as well as the general demo done earlier.
An index of sites with good information and tutorials about typography. Some walk you step-by-step through a design project. Others are overviews of information and background.
Interesting thought piece about higher education--it's past, present and perhaps future. Brings up a number of points including: cost, increase of non-tenure track positions, characteristics of the average students and the mismatch between students, their needs and the institutions they attend. The next 10-20 years will be very interesting to watch.
The original intro video for the Mac in 1984. It's about 5 minutes. I'm not sure my students would understand why people were astonished by this. In comparison with what was available at the time, this was a revolution and paved the way to more practical and affordable computers.
I keep forgetting to bookmark this site. It's a collection of stories from people involved in the development of the Macintosh. While it's about Apple, it also is about the history of computers, computing and technology. People forget what things were like in 1984.
What it says in the title. This is a good springboard for discussion concerning the complexities of fair use based on case law. The results may be surprising and contradictory to students. Use for library science classes. Too complex for education classes.
If you like keyboard commands, here are most you might want and many you didn't know exist. For Mac OS 10.9 but many will work on other version of OS X.
Details on how to reset an administrator password in Mac OS X. Could come in handy sometime.
Short article written by an attorney at WordPress about fair use, the DMCA and what they see as abuse by copyright holders. There have been and continue to be assaults on the concept of fair use--much of it will play out in the courts. This is an issue particularly important for libraries.