Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 28, 2014

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First up, Apple looks set to manufacture 12.9 inch screen iPads in 2015. The new iPads are larger than the ones on the market, which with 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch displays. Why is Apple taking this direction? Is the company trying to get back into the laptop space? Are they reacting to the success of Microsoft’s ‘Surface’ line, or are there other factors at play? We take a closer look. Then, Matt Austin, Associate Director for Resident Life at UMass Lowell, talks about software that matches incoming freshmen roommates – and interfaces with Facebook – ahead of move-in day at the university on Friday.

Apple bets bigger is better with new iPad

Apple may manufacture larger, 12.9 inch screen iPads. But why?
Posted In: apple, iPad, tablets
UMass Lowell building

Matching roommates before sparks fly

How one university is using software to ensure roommate compatibility.
Posted In: college, dorms, matching game

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