App #21: Pinterest for iPad & Pinterest for Education

  What is Pinterest? I am sure you've heard your friends talk about Pinterest. It has become extremely popular in the past year. My wife was the one who originally told me about it back in 2010. It has definitely hit the Internet by storm. Pinterest is yet another social site where users curate interesting…

Apps #17 and #18: iSmug and uSmug

Following my short review of the photo backup and sharing service Smugmug, I'd like to share two apps that allow for photo viewing on the iPad or iPhone. First, iSmug ($1.99, iTunes link) is an app for people who already have a Smugmug account. It is a universal app where you can fluidly view all…

Smugmug: Peace of mind in photo and video backup

For the past few years, my wife and I have taken thousands of photos. Vacations and the birth of our child in 2010 have been the highlight and majority of them. While I make a conscious effort to back up my photos on to our external harddrives, my wife has always shuddered at the thought…

New iPad mini to be announced in October

Despite many rumours swirreling the past few months regarding an iPad mini, it does in fact look like Apple will announce a 7-inch version of their hit tablet in October. This will be a separate event from their September iPhone announcement. This is great news for people who do not yet own an iPad, or…

App #16: The updated iOS WordPress app

I am typing part of this post waiting for a flight using the newly updated WordPress app (free) for iPhone and iPad. It's a very impressive update to an app that was barely usable beforehand. I'm at the Seattle airport on my way to San Francisco. The app also has an extensive statistics section, where…

More free promo codes: Diptic (photography app)

Good news! The people at Diptic were kind enough to offer a few free promo codes for their app, a great photography app as described in this previous post. To have a chance at winning, simply: Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment here (specify Diptic promo, as I have another promo at the same…

App #15: Photosync (and a chance to win it for free!)

PhotoSync ($1.99, app link) is a photo syncing and back-up app that has proved to be quite useful while on holidays. Usually while on longer trips, I backed up my photos on a laptop each day, just in case I would lose my memory card. However, I did not bring a laptop with me on…

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…