Smartphone Addiction

We witnessed a family of three, a mom and a dad, and their little girl of about two years old, Who had nothing to do while waiting for food because both of her parents were on their phones. Both were doing their own thing, while the daughter just patiently sat there, doing nothing.

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How To Manage Storage On Your iPad

Basic Post: Free up space on your iPad and iPhone! (**Update: I’ve written a second part: Click here after reading this post!) With all the apps that I download on my iPad on iPhone, I am finding myself constantly worrying about running out of storage. I have a 16gb iPad2. When I bought my iPhone5,…

Reflector (Mac/PC app) – Mirror your iPad/iPhone on your computer!

Here is an affordable way to mirror your iPad/iPhone in your classroom if you do not wish to purchase the $99 AppleTV. Reflector ($12.99, formerly known as Reflection) is a great Mac/PC app that is extremely easy to set up and use. First, what is mirroring? Mirroring your iPad/iPhone and even the latest 5th generation…

App #22: UPDATED! TeacherKit for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch [REVIEW]

**This post has been updated January 2013 to show homeroom teachers how to duplicate a class for different subjects! Scroll to the bottom. Teacherkit for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is a free app (iTunes link) for teachers that many iPad/iPhone users will find extremely useful in the classroom. This app, formerly known as TeacherPal,…

App #30: Grade It! [REVIEW]

All teachers who do any sort of numerical grading will appreciate the app Grade It! (free, with a $.99 upgrade). This app is simple to use and will save educators lots of time in giving grades instantly to our students. While I'm sure all teachers use a variety of good grading programs to calculate their…

App #29: Screenshot – Frame Maker [REVIEW]

As you may have noticed in my past few posts, I have made my iPhone and iPad screenshots with the added frame of the devices themselves. This is thanks to the universal app, appropriately titled Screenshot – Frame Maker. It is a free app, allowing you free screenshots of your first five images. Afterwards, you…

App #28: TubeBox Pro for YouTube [REVIEW]

**Update February 18, 2013 Great news! Thanks to reader Justin, it looks like TubeBox Pro has be re-released under a new name: Instatube. Go download it while it’s free and available! **Update February 4, 2013 This post seems to be getting a lot of hits, so I thought I’d better update it. It looks like…

App #25: Game Show Soundboard -Free! [REVIEW]

  Teachers who enjoy playing any types of games or competitions in their classes will enjoy Game Show Soundboard (iTunes link), a free sound effects app that I found while preparing for an all-school assembly earlier this year. I was the host to a trivia show which featured the a group of students vs. selected…

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,…

Great improvements to Evernote Skitch for iPad and iPhone!

**Updates Looks like disgruntled Mac Skitch users were able to get their old features back, by “downgrading” back to the old version of Skitch. The 60 mb monthly upload allowance to Evernote is going to pose a problem for Skitch users. The first day I uploaded 10 Skitch images, I ended up using 38 megabytes!…