Find What App is Using Location Services & Draining Battery Life in iOS You can tell if Location Services is being used on an iPhone or iPad because a little purple arrow icon appears in the upper right corner of the menubar in iOS. If you’ve never paid attention to this before, it matters because when Location Services are being used it can drain your battery much faster than usual, this is because the app determining your location is constantly using network activity and GPS to pinpoint your coordinates and, usually, report it back to the apps servers. If you see that purple location services arrow pop up and you have no idea what app u Here is how to quickly determine which app is using Location Services, and potentially draining your iOS devices battery life: Open “Settings” and tap on “Location Services”Scroll through the app list until you see the app name with the purple arrow alongside it, it will be located next to the ON switchFlip this app to OFF if you want to disable location services for that app Nice tip idea from LifeHacker
Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals – Storyfix.com 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts We all want to get the very best out of our devices! Who doesn’t love finding out a new trick or shortcut? This roundup aims to enlighten those new to the iPad, and guide old hands to a few new tricks – the heading might be laced with hyperbole, but you’re going to have a look anyway… For those of you who are super-confident about your iPad knowledge, I’d like to propose a challenge. Like the article? 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts 1. Let’s start gently, taking a screenshot is one of the simpler things on this list. Simultaneously hold down both the Home button and the Lock button for almost a second, and voila! 2. While we’re talking about the Home button, you can double-click it to bring up the Multitasking bar (more on that in a minute). Double-Click Home 3. Yep, that’s right. Triple-Click Home 4. Ever thought it might be useful to magnify the entire screen? Zoom 5. To alter the zoom, double-tap with three fingers and drag up or down. 6. 7. 8. Multitasking Gestures 9. 10. 11.
How to choose an iPad Keyboard This is a chapter excerpt from my iPad Productivity e-Book. This is not a review per se, but rather a guide with details around the various keyboard options for your iPad. Chapter 1 – Bluetooth Keyboards I thought about buying a keyboard for a long time. I am fairly fast at typing on the iPad but there are still times that I would like to have a physical keyboard…to be able to feel the keys on my fingers. Over the past few years I have written 95% of my blog posts on my iPad using Byword, Drafts, and/or Blogsy and have also grown very fond of QuickOffice Pro HD. As with all things iPad, the decision on the right keyboard is not an easy one. At the other end of the spectrum are the minimal keyboards like the Logictech Ultrathin. As you can see, the decision to buy the right keyboard is not an easy one. The good news is that Best Buy is starting to carry a wide assortment of keyboards and does carry most if not all of the Logitech Options along with the Zaggs.
The Publication Coach » Beating writer's block, writing faster, writing tips, copywriters, communicators Reading time: Less than 1 minute Is it worth hiring a professional proofreader? Here's my view, if your publication is going to be printed... I'm a big believer in the value of professional proofreaders. 100 Essential iPad Tips and Tricks Change the way the default apps and the operating system behave, to make them suit your particular needs. You’ll also discover ways to squeeze more functionality out of the default apps. The guys over at tcgeeks.com have put together another great article on the iPad. 01 Which Direction Am I Travelling In? When using the Maps app, you can see your current position on the map as a blue dot. 02 Share Your Location If you want to rendezvous with a friend, tap the ‘i’ icon by the pin that indicates your current location. 03 Drop a Pin If you can’t find a precise location via the Maps app’s handy search option, you can tap on the curled paper at the bottom right and press ‘Drop Pin’. 04 Get Bus Times By default, the Maps app’s Directions function displays the route and time it’ll take you to get to your destination when travelling by car. 05 Instant Traffic Repport 06 Give Turn-by-Turn Driving Directions 07 Pause Your Downloads 08 Create Big Print 09 Perform a Double-Tap Zoom 10 Activate VoiceOver
8 Typing Tips for iPad and iPhone That Everyone Should Know and Use Learning to type well on the touchscreen keyboards in iOS that we all use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can take some time. To speed that process up and improve touch typing, here are a handful of great tips to make typing on iOS virtual keys much easier and faster. Some of these you’ll probably know and perhaps already use, and some you probably won’t, but all are very worthwhile to learn and master. 1. Access Special Characters Tapping and holding on many normal letters will reveal their special character versions instead. 2. iOS lets you set shortcuts to automatically expand to larger blocks of text or words. Open Settings and tap “General” followed by “Keyboard”Tap “Add New Shortcut” and enter the full phrase and then the shortcut, followed by “Save” 3. Unlike a traditional keyboard, the iOS virtual keyboards are very forgiving. 4. This is a sequence that makes typing in iOS so much easier that it should be required learning for all iPhone and iPad users. Tap and hold on the “.?
Prompts 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. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. To Flip Or Not Flip? A Better Interactive Whiteboard: an iPad and the Apple TV | Tech Savvy Teachers Presented at ISTE 2012 The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) promised a rich learning experience, but the reality of classroom use has, by in large, not lived up to its billing. An IWB has a natural bent towards “sage on stage” style teaching, and while some teachers do use it constructively, IWB use tends to reinforce a teacher transmitting information to the class. Student use of an IWB is usually very limited, and student use is limited by the logistical need to be at the front of the room. Technology is disruptive, and the AirPlay feature between an iPad 2 or later and an AppleTV has to have IWB manufacturers concerned. Not only can the iPad replace all of the functions of an IWB, but it brings so many more options. HDMI to VGA Adapters The AppleTV is primarily a home-entertainment device, and uses HDMI-out. 3 Taps is all it takes to mirror your iPad Double-tap the home button (or four finger swipe up if multitouch gestures are on)
Ctrl+Alt+Del 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. I could draw on the screen and change directions as questions arose. It’s been downhill ever since, …until this semester. This semester I’ve purchased an iPad2 and a software application called SplashTop Remote Desktop. To reach this new level of teaching nirvana I have found at least two routes (so far): The first requires that I simply bring my laptop (as I always did anyway) to class along with whatever cables/dongles needed to connect the laptop to the projection system, and my iPad.The second does not require the laptop but does require an AppleTV + whatever it takes to connect that to the projector. In both cases you could use the resulting system to present with KeyNote® but that would be so 90′s.
A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School For personal use, the iPad is a breeze to set up. Turn it on, connect to a wireless network, enter your Apple ID, and you’re ready to go. If you’re already a resident of the Apple ecosystem, your apps are waiting for you in on a “Purchased” list in the App Store and backups of your other devices are available via iCloud for download to your current device. If you’re a new convert, getting started and downloading apps is a relatively painless experience. There is also a lot to like about iOS. It’s a lean, mean operating system. That said, deploying iPads at any kind of scale is just short of maddening. First, kindly allow me to give you some background. Consider this a freshman level tutorial. On paper, Lion Server should work. Apple Configurator is a fickle mistress. Some caveats: Apple Configurator has three modes: Prepare, Supervise, and Assign. Prepare mode has a few options that you can tweak to your tastes. Step one is to get your iPads updated to iOS 5.1 and turn on supervision.
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