While Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, the app’s success has been accompanied by a stark reminder that users need to be aware of the risks that mobile apps can pose to their personal safety. Play safe: be aware of the risks posed by access to you Google account information and location services and by the potential for criminals to use their knowledge of PokeStop and Gym locations to target victims.
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In a world where all things are going mobile, increasing access is an obvious win for Ohio State. We have some exciting plans to get there.
Investigation, intellectual curiosity, methodology, observations, data. Anything and everything. We never run out of new worlds to explore. Such is the nature of research at Ohio State. So why would a research scholar explore technology?
Cell phone service problems across The Ohio State University campus, caused by the ever-increasing demand for cellular communications, are quickly fading into the past! Recognizing that the troublesome reception experienced during football games—when fans pack into Ohio Stadium and overload the network—could become an everyday occurrence, the Office of the Chief Information Officer began searching for a solution last year. Our network has been improving incrementally over the last several months, and was put to the ultimate test when football season began.
At the start of autumn semester 2013, OSU mobile peaked at 2,640 concurrent users—tripling the prior peak of about 800 in spring semester. We had so many users that the traffic nearly overloaded our server, so we added processing power. We had so many users we needed an additional server, which we installed in just five hours. This story has a happy ending, because we prevented an outage that would have been extremely disruptive to students. This story is also an excellent illustration of how much mobile usage has increased and continues to increase.
Underneath all the pomp and circumstance of the commencement ceremony, cables and wireless routers are quietly keeping affairs in order. From providing reliable network access for guests and press to making sure students receive the correct diplomas, the Office of the CIO collaborates with multiple areas of campus to assist the graduation process.
The OSU Mobile 2.0 update for Android launches Monday, April 15, with changes listed below. Web and Mobile Apps Director Steve Fischer calls them "light years ahead of where the Android app is today."
Sponsored collaboratively by the OCIO and University Libraries, NBC Learn is now available to Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. NBC Learn is a collection of over 10,000 primary source streaming videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used in lectures, online assignments, digital projects, and presentations. Current event streaming videos are updated daily. Browse these resources, link to them, or download them for viewing in an offline player. Full transcripts and citations are provided for each resource.
The OCIO's Learning Technology team is looking forward to hosting Innovate 2013. We invite instructors from all departments to contribute to this annual conference on technology in teaching and learning.
As OCIO continues to improve the campus wireless network for high performance Wi-Fi technology, OCIO is disabling support for 802.11b devices on December 16, 2012. Supporting these legacy devices degrade the wireless performance for 802.11g and 802.11n devices. Current 802.11b wireless users must obtain an 802.11n wireless network adapter or upgrade their hardware.
For questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 688-HELP (4357).