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Want to Build a New App? There's an App for That, Too

Want to Build a New App? There's an App for That, Too
Competition in Apple’s App Store is so tough that even strong concepts must be planned to perfection before any development should start. So enter App Cooker: A hot new iPad app that makes sure other apps have the right ingredients in place before any development begins. App Cooker ($19.99) from Sophia-Antipolis, France-based Hot Apps Factory helps aspiring designers organize, plan and get app projects ready for production. 30-year-old Xavier Veyrat — the designer of App Cooker — spoke to Mashable about the development of the platform and the steps that go into creating a masterpiece app recipe. Have you always been into design? Always. What type of design inspires you? Companies such as Apple, Dyson and Braun are some of the main sources of my inspiration because they care about usefulness and beauty at the same time. How did the concept for App Cooker come about? Two years ago, I started to work on a gaming app with my partner Johann. What makes a good app?

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Biological computer created at Stanford Posted: 03/29/2013 07:42:14 AM PDT0 Comments A team of Stanford engineers has made a simple computer inside a living cell, where it could detect disease, warn of toxic threats and, where danger lurked, even self-destruct cells gone rogue. The startling achievement, unveiled in Friday's issue of the journal Science, takes us to a new frontier -- where nature's instruction manual is being programmed to deliver information long-concealed within our bodies. "We're going to be able to put computers inside any living cell you want," said lead researcher Drew Endy of Stanford's School of Engineering. "Any place you want a little bit of logic, a little bit of computation, a little bit of memory -- we're going to be able to do that." The creation completes 10 years of work and represents the final chapter of Stanford researchers' quest to build the biological computer.

Teaching Large Classes with an iPad » To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector. I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright. 5 Ways to Stop Dreaming and Start Building Your New Business Now Dreaming is easy. Starting? Not so much. Here are five ways to make the first steps easier. Getty 518 in Share The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes

The Key Components of a Mobile App Strategy There is no question that mobile apps are the future of commerce. Not when the writing on the digital wall tells us that some 25% of online retail is bound for smartphones and tablets by 2017. That doesn't mean that your company is automatically clear on what to do, exactly. What is your mobile app strategy?

The Must-Have App Review Rubric Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Thanks to a new app review rubric from by eMobilize , it’s easier than ever to understand just how useful an app may be in the classroom. On a related note, the Edudemic Directory features many educational apps and lets you quickly compare them to see how they stack up. 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better If you don’t have an iPad or an iPhone, no sweat! You can use your iPod for more than just listening to music. Educational apps available in the iTunes store can help you study and take notes like a pro!

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Cool Drawing Apps for Primary School So many classroom activities are only fully realised when your students add their sketches to embellish their work, or to annotate a concept. Sometimes they just need to describe an object. Here are a series of apps that allow the creative little Picasso or Frida in your class to express themselves.

Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts Even more relevant with the announcement of the iPad 2. The camera alone allows schools to use this more like a laptop. It is now a viable alternative to a 13inch Macbook.

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