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What is Raspberry Pi?

What is Raspberry Pi?

What is a Raspberry Pi? A question often asked by teachers, children and parents. So many people have heard about Pi and are keen to give it a go, but just aren’t sure where to start. What? Let's start with what a Raspberry Pi is. In simple terms, it is a fully...

Migrating Unencrypted IMAP Mail to Google Apps

Migrating Unencrypted IMAP Mail to Google Apps

We were recently tasked with migrating a customer from RM's EasyMail service over to the Gmail service that is included with Google Apps for Education. If your mail service is relatively modern and supports IMAP over SSL/TLS then you will find that this process is...

New CEOP Video Resource – Romeo & Juliet

New CEOP Video Resource – Romeo & Juliet

For those of you who aren't sure, CEOP is the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre run by the National Crime Agency. Its principle goal is to protect children from any online or offline threats and in particular sexual exploitation. On their Think U Know...

Deploying Promethean’s ActivDriver

Deploying Promethean’s ActivDriver

The Promethean ActivBoard and ActivPanel are popular choices for schools that require some form of interactive display. For years, Mac users had to put up with buggy ports of Windows software (see: Hitachi, SMART, etc) until Promethean brought out proper Mac software...

Making HP Enterprise Printer Drivers Enterprise Friendly

Making HP Enterprise Printer Drivers Enterprise Friendly

I recently came across an HP printer whose model name includes the word 'Enterprise'. The exact model escapes my mind right now, so I'm using the M855dn as an example, as its drivers work in the same unique way. As I approached the task of deploying the drivers to an...

iOS 9.3 New Features, Part 2

iOS 9.3 New Features, Part 2

This post is a continuation of part one which introduced two new main education-specific features that have been announced as part of the iOS 9.3 update. Let's crack on with the other two and then point out a few other odds and ends to compliment them. Apple School...

Apple announce education-focused iOS 9.3

Apple announce education-focused iOS 9.3

As a company, Apple are not known for being forthcoming about unreleased products or features. Famously, they publish no product 'road map'. However, every now and then they share pre-release details about the next big thing that they are working on and yesterday it...

New Website!

New Website!

Our previous website (or lack thereof) was due for a major overhaul.  The new platform will allow us to update the content regularly and communicate better with our visitors.  You will also notice we're now featuring a regularly updated blog.  Here you can find posts...