Force Quit Unresponsive iPhone And iPad Apps [How-To Advertisements The iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are fantastic and powerful devices. We get that, we really do. Most iOS devices users will already know by now that they can simply turn the device off and back on, or perform a hard reboot to kill an unresponsive app, but there is a simpler and more time-effective method that will force-quit the app and return the user to the home screen. Step 1: First of all, ensure that the app can’t be exited with a single press of the home button or by double pressing the home button and selecting a different app from the multitasking switcher. Step 2: If the above step doesn’t work and the app is stuck on the display, then press and hold the lock button located at the top of the device until the slide to power off display appears with the red slider. Step 3: When the slide to power off display appears, let go of the lock button and immediately press and hold the home button.
I just tried Google's new Cardboard with my iPhone One year ago, Google introduced its first step into the fast-growing world of virtual reality — but Google Cardboard felt more like the whimsical side of Google having fun with a trend rather than embracing it head-on with a "serious" product. However, as the year went on, it became clear that Cardboard was no joke. Google already sells a host of different Cardboard kits from various manufacturers and is also offering an SDK to help developers build apps for Cardboard. Today, the company's giving Google I/O attendees a new version of its Cardboard hardware, with a few key changes. The last change is that it's even easier to assemble — it's a three-step process, and it was so simple I wasn't sure that I did it right. The experience using Cardboard with an iPhone is basically identical to using it with an Android phone — there are a few different demo apps (including a fabulous kaleidoscope demo), but other than that performance and the overall experience was nearly identical.
16 New iPad Tips you should not Miss In case you get an iPad for this Christmas and are looking for ways to explore how it works and how to get the maximum from it , Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some quick, simple and easy guides for you. Some of you might be getting the min iPad which I consider as a better alternative to Kindle Fire and other eReaders you get for almost the same price ( $120 difference ). Just keep in mind that if you already know how to find your way around the different features and gadgets in iPad then you don't have to worry about your new mini iPad, they have the same platform and use the same technology. What I have for you today is a great video tutorial that is only 5 minutes long. The Digital Media Diet My Favorite Sites: A Resource List for Finding the BEST iPad Apps for Your Kids This is one of the top review sites for kids educational apps, games and books. They strive for meticulousness and honesty in their reviews, both positive and negative. Their goal is to be the most complete source for parents and educators looking for reliable info on an app before making a purchase. I met site owner Ron Engel over a year ago and was immediately impressed with the depth of his reviews of the apps that he tested with his own kids. Each full review is on a 5-star rating scale, and unlike most other sites, they include some very low as well as lots of highly rated apps. This site was founded by Jennifer Bogart. I have been deeply impressed by the level of detail and thoughtful testing that Jennifer does with her kids for every app. TeachersWithApps.com This site was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, & Anne Rachel, an artist & Early Childhood educator. I love Jayne & Anne’s reviews and articles about education and tech. TheiMum.com FunEducationalApps.com
iPad Tips for Teachers Using iBooks for Education | Jonathan Wylie I’ve been spending a lot of time in iBooks recently, and have showed teachers a whole slew of features that are new, or not as well known, in Apple’s default e-reader. So, without further ado, here are a few of my favorites tips for teachers using iBooks in education. 1. Find Free Books There are probably more free book titles in the iBooks Store than you might think, and they can be a great way to add to your classroom library without taking up any more valuable shelf space! 2. A number of titles in the iBooks Store come with a built-in read aloud feature that will read the text to students, and highlight words as it does so. 3. By now, you might have several shelves full of fine free books, but how do you quickly find the one that you want? 4. This might be a little obscure, but Apple recently teamed up with Flipboard to let you find new titles from the iBooks Store right from inside the Flipboard app. 5. 6. 7. 8. What’s Your Favorite Tip? Like this: Like Loading... Related In "iPad"
6 Ways To Reduce Neck Pain While Using An iPad Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-10-15 Bending your neck to look at your tablet or computer screen is nothing new to teachers, students, admins, and pretty much everyone. But what about prolonged usage? It’s been hard to know until now. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health sheds some light on the right and wrong way you should be physically positioned during tablet use . 6 Quick Tips When using an iPad or tablet: Use a case that positions the device at a comfortable viewing angle Take a break every 15 minutes Routinely shift hands and weight; stand up if seated, or sit down if standing When using a laptop or desktop computer, follow the same tips for a tablet plus: Use an external keyboard Keep shoulders relaxed and elbows close to the body Keep hands, wrists, forearms, and thighs parallel to the floor Key Takeaways of the Study The Apple Smart Cover doesn’t actually help. Comments are closed.
s iPad Tips: Calendar Setup and Syncing By Lory | April 1, 2013 | 2 comments There are a lot of secrets about the iPad that should be obvious to any user, but unfortunately isn’t We dig around in all the nooks and crannies of our Apple tablets in order to bring you as much information as possible for using your device to its fullest potential. Last week, we walked you through setting up mail accounts on your iPad so now you can read work emails, personal emails, and messages from that junk account you set up just to be able to sign up for things. This week, we are focusing on the iPad’s calendar app and how you can sync it to your Outlook account, your Gmail account, and your Mac’s iCal. You may think that the iPad’s calendar app is nothing more than a stand-alone organizer, but it is actually a heavy-duty workhorse that can be synced across all of your iOS devices, plus some of the more popular online calendars. You can even sync your Facebook events and birthday reminders.
What do I need for iPad Presentations? The iPad a really great presentation tool. It's smaller than a laptop, it's lighter, you can go wireless, and the apps available to create & deliver presentations are now very solid (Keynote, Perspective, Prezi & many more). However, one of the big barriers at the moment to going iPad-only is the hookup. There's nothing worse than arriving at a conference room, boardroom or classroom, and not being able to get your screen to play nice with their projector or TV. Do that enough times, and suddenly you're lugging your laptop in your bag (as well as the iPad) as your don't-look-like-a-dickhead-in-front-of-strangers Plan B. So, how exactly do I get my iPad screen to that TV or projector? Option 1: The Apple VGA adapter I know, I know. They're $35 from the Apple Store, they go from the 30-pin dock connector to a VGA socket, and they're practically essential if you seriously want to use your iPad as a presentation device. Requires: Any projector (or TV) with an available VGA port. Pro: Cheap.
11 Simple Tips for Maximizing iPad Battery Life That Work The iPad already has very impressive battery life and regularly lasts all day, but who wouldn’t want to have their iPad last even longer? With a group of simple tips, you can extend an iPads battery life even further and get the absolute most out of your tablets battery for as long as possible. These tricks are the real deal, and we’ll focus on things that actually work. Let’s get started and maximize your iPad battery. 1: Take Control of Screen Brightness Tone the brightness down manually and do it often, because the iPad can be very aggressive with readjusting the screen brightness level, and the higher the brightness the faster the battery drains. Double-tap the Home button and swipe to the left controls to access the brightness slider, slide it leftwards to reduce brightness For the best possible battery life, keep the brightness as low as it can possibly go. In iOS 7 this is made even easier because you can access brightness controls from the Control Center screen. 9: Avoid the Heat
Losing an iPad: Simple Things to Protect Identity and Theft on Your Mobile Devices Last night I had one of those incredibly horrifying moments that I hope you never experience. Just as I’m getting ready to go to bed at 11 PM in my hotel room I suddenly realize my iPad was missing. Losing an iPad is upsetting – knowing the damage someone could do if they accessed online accounts using my iPad was terrifying. Fortunately I knew I had some protection because I password protect my devices and had set up Find My iPad/Phone. Which can’t be said for many of the educators I noticed using mobile devices at ISTE. But had I done enough? Photo Credit: Miguel Angel via Compfight Here’s what I learned! Enable Find My iPad Fortunately I had Find My iPad/iPhone enabled on all my devices. You’ll find detailed step by step instructions here. Enable Password Lock It’s pointless to use Find My iPad without password lock. My device had been lost for 8 hours before I realised it was missing. Fortunately I had password lock set up on my iPad. Here’s how to set up passcodes: Enable Restrictions 1.
How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading Offering timely and effective learning feedback is a critical part of the learning process. This is a concept that’d seem to be more accessible than ever with technology, but sometimes technology is two steps forward, one step back. Take for example grading papers. While K-12 education has (mostly) moved away from pure academic essays to measure all understanding, the writing process is more important now than ever. Grading a physical piece of paper is as simple as writing in the margins, using established editing symbols, or others marking the paper up. While digital documents like pdfs allow for increased visibility, simpler sharing, and seamless curation, they have indeed taken a step back in regards to this all-important text marking. PDF Annotation Which is where pdf annotation software comes in. There are many pdf annotation apps available that allow this kind of text marking, but another killer feature that is somehow less celebrated: voice annotation. Other Details