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 #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…

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,…

How to Redeem iTunes gift cards and App promo codes

Back to the basics: Here is a quick lesson on how to redeem both your iTunes gift cards and App promo codes on both your iPad and iPhone/iPod touch. The reason I decided to go over this is that there will soon be a couple app giveaways in the upcoming posts here on teachingwithipad.org. There…

App #14: SloPro for iPhone and iPad

SloPro (app link) is a fun iPhone and iPad video-making app that allows you to slow down your videos without losing any image quality. When you shoot a video within this app, it will shoot it in 60fps (frames per second), as opposed to the usual 30fps.* This will allow the resulting video to be…

App #13: FaceTime

I’m guessing the majority of readers of this blog own an iPad, and that most of you have at least tried Facetime (already included on your device). Facetime, for the uninitiated, is real-time video-calling between Apple device owners. Instead of a regular telephone conversation, users can see each other face to face. Setting it up…

Apple TV plus iTunes Match and Photostream

Before coming on holiday here in Maui, I decided that I would be bringing my Apple TV from home with me, since I knew that wifi would be available (and free) in the condo. The size of it is quite small; I was able to fit it in a small Ziploc bag. Setup of the…

App #12: Flipboard for iPad and iPhone

You’ve probably already heard of Flipboard, one of the most popular free apps for iPad, and more recently for iPhone. But just in case you haven’t, this is quite an amazing app that will both keep you entertained and give you many teaching ideas. Flipboard (iTunes link, free), is a news curator that can be…

App #11: Display Recorder: Video Record your iOS device!

UPDATE! This app is no longer available, but check out a similar app, xRec, just released July 22: $1.99. **Update, November 21, 2012! Unfortunately, the App was pulled from the App Store. It was re-released and renamed as Disp Recorder and the price was increased to $9.99. There is now a 50% sale for $4.99….

App #9: Media Downloader fka Downloader Elite

**Update! They have renamed the app to Media Downloader. Looks like anyone who purchases this after June 20 will unfortunately lose the ability to save Youtube videos, removing the main use anyone would have for the app. If you were lucky enough to grab this app before that date, do not update it! Other sites…