The new iPad mini: Is the price too high?

This post is a revision and addendum of my¬†original post on October 17. As suspected, Apple did release the iPad mini on October 23, 2012. After reading my original post a couple weeks ago, my colleague Matt blasted me for posting rumours based on pure speculation. However, it was fun seeing how many of my…

App #24: Poster for WordPress

  I just downloaded a different WordPress app for iPhone called Poster ($3.99). I usually write this blog using Blogsy from my iPad ($4.99), but I'd like to try doing it from my phone to see if it's feasible at all. Blogsy has been really easy to use, and does not require bloggers to add…

App #23: Squaready

Squaready (iTunes link) is a cool photography app that I have frequently used alongside Instagram. What it does is that it removes the ugly black bars you get when you do not fully crop your Instagram into a square. So essentially it will take your portrait-sized photos and create a square using white borders.  …

What’s on my iPhone, part 2

I like to read about new apps and am downloading and trying them out all the time. I read this post awhile back that encouraged users to organize their App folders by actions, rather than categories, such as Photography or Games. I tried it out and have liked the organization of the apps. Here is…

The new iPad Mini: Some things to consider.

It is confirmed that Apple will be releasing the iPad Minii. They have sent out invitations to yet another event on October 23 in San Jose, California. The rumors regarding this device have been swirling for weeks. It looks like we will finally see them come to fruition. Here are some things to consider if…

Apple Lightning Connector and Adaptors: What they mean for you

With the new iPhone 5, fifth generation iPod touch, and newest iPod Nano, Apple has introduced the new lightning connector. It replaces the 30-pin connector that we have all become accustomed with over the past decade. A review: First of all, the positives: The lightning connector is tiny, measuring at less than 7 millimetres in…

Airprint for iOS: Wireless printing solutions

What is Airprint? Simply put, Airprint is a feature on newer printers that will allow you to wirelessly print from your iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, or even laptop computers, providing they are on the same network. Read more about Airprint directly from Apple. It took me a little while to finally get into wireless printing,…

What’s on my iPhone, part 1

Apple was kind enough to replace my iPhone for free after having a faulty camera. These apps were the first ones I downloaded onto the new iPhone.

Today’s iPad workshop

Workshop: iPad apps for teachers Matt and I were overwhelmed by the response and attendance: There was a line out the door! Next year we will definitely request a larger room. If you had a chance to attend, thank you very much and please leave any comments on this blog.¬† Above photo, our dual-projection setup….

Scoop.it! A great way to read up on iPads in Education!

I would just like to quickly let you iPad teachers know of a great iPad resource: The iPads in Education Scoop.it page. This website is curated by John Evans, and has many new and interesting articles every day regarding iPads in education. The layout on the iPad is appealing and easy to maneuvre around: John…