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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2012, 04:11:40 pm »
Aren't emulators against iPad appstore rules? If TI decided to release TI-Nspire Student Software for the ipad, they would have to do it via Cydia, meaning only jailbroken devices could run it.
Yes, they aren't allowed, but it's not at all what TI would make anyway.
If they are to release something, they probably would re-code the software anyway to support some kind of nspire format, "possibly", I don't know.
Also, it wouldn't be an emulator, but rather just another type of product that could be a CAS-powered Math applications, but looking more like the Nspire ?
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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2012, 08:18:48 pm »
There is a new potential competitor looming out there, and that's software apps for various smartphones.  Given that most phones have ARM processors running much faster than the Nspire, the non-education market may eventually be served by pieces of software, if that software has some sort of built in programming language.

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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #77 on: July 01, 2012, 01:40:51 am »
Casio said that if we do something wrong again, they might lock the PRIZM like TI did with the Nspire. At least, though, Casio is giving us one last chance.
what has been done wrong before with casio calcs?
Fake reset programs and other kind of cheating tools that can compromise the allowing of the calc at most tests.

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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #78 on: July 01, 2012, 09:28:53 am »
If it happens that casio also locks their calcs, fxdless? <_<
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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2012, 09:38:42 am »
There is a new potential competitor looming out there, and that's software apps for various smartphones.  Given that most phones have ARM processors running much faster than the Nspire, the non-education market may eventually be served by pieces of software, if that software has some sort of built in programming language.

Smartphones will NOT be a competitor for calculators anytime in the near future. Calculators don't have wireless networking by default. Smartphones do. That's an entire class of potential cheating methods avoided just by banning phones, which is something testing organizations won't be overlooking.
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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2012, 11:36:01 am »
True, unless someone like apple comes out with a student model which has a press to test mode.  Not likely at this time but maybe in the future.  It has been rumored that apple will be adding press to test to their iPad so I wouldn't rule out the possibility for the iPhone.  There just isn't any good reason to buy and carry around an extra single purpose calculating device so eventually that will be addressed I'm sure, but I don't think it is a high priority for phone makers at this time. 
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Smartphones will NOT be a competitor for calculators anytime in the near future. Calculators don't have wireless networking by default. Smartphones do. That's an entire class of potential cheating methods avoided just by banning phones, which is something testing organizations won't be overlooking.
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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #81 on: July 01, 2012, 02:30:42 pm »
If it happens that casio also locks their calcs, fxdless? <_<
Or just don't get on their bad side. Simple.




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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #82 on: July 01, 2012, 03:36:25 pm »
My comment about smartphones replacing calculators is not directed towards students.  Most people will be students for 8 years, sometimes more.  People will be in the working world for decades, and professionals will not be worried about "exam taking" from after college through retirement.

Yes, I see a HUGE future for computing devices TI can't control....

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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2012, 09:18:42 pm »
True, however your point is mot because TI focuses only on the education market and more specifically on the high school math market thus they would not see smart phone apps as competition unless they could be used in teaching high school math which so far isn't the case. 
My comment about smartphones replacing calculators is not directed towards students.  Most people will be students for 8 years, sometimes more.  People will be in the working world for decades, and professionals will not be worried about "exam taking" from after college through retirement.

Yes, I see a HUGE future for computing devices TI can't control....

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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2012, 11:34:11 pm »
If it happens that casio also locks their calcs, fxdless? <_<
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Re: TI: A step back towards the TI community?
« Reply #85 on: July 02, 2012, 02:12:37 am »
Lol XD Priz(e)less?
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