Versatile nimblstand Offers Clever Support for Typing or Drawing on the iPad

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A short time ago, I received a clever stand for the iPad called the nimblstand. The two-part nimblstand clips to the Apple wireless Bluetooth keyboard, forming a stable stand for typing. You can also reverse the stand for drawing by stowing the stability clip under the keyboard in easel mode. More on this later in […]

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How to Turn Off Shared Calendar Alerts on iPhone or iPad

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iPad Tips & Tutorials

Shared calendars are a great way to keep up with family appointments or organization events. You’ll be notified on your device whenever someone adds or changes an event in a shared calendar you’ve subscribed to. But perhaps those pesky alerts in notifications are not welcome or needed. Here’s how to silence the alerts from shared […]

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How to Make Text Easier to Read on the iPhone or iPad

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iPad Tips & Tutorials

If you’re finding it difficult to read the text on your Apple mobile device, try these simple fixes to make the text easier to see. These changes should make most fonts and typefaces more legible. First, turn on the bold text option. Note that this step requires you to restart your device. Open the Settings […]

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Share Your Expertise with Fedora – How to Easily Create An Online Course or Class

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In my previous post, I announced the relaunch of my series of video lessons for the iPad, including a $10 discount. The tool I used to create the new iPad Academy class format is called Fedora. I was impressed by how rapidly I could move my existing content to the Fedora system. My new course […]

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iPad Video Lessons – New Format, Easy Access, Money Saving Coupon

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iPad Tips & Tutorials

A few years ago, I released one of the first video training courses for the iPad. Since then, more than 1,000 students have chosen this convenient online course to improve their iPad skills. (Thanks everyone!) However, the course delivery system I designed and built back then is showing its age. Compared to course designs available […]

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Trouble with the Apple iOS update stuck or frozen: Suggested prevention & solution

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iPad Tips & Tutorials

There are scattered reports of iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, iPod touch devices) hanging or freezing during the iOS update process. Before you begin the update, shut down and restart your iPad or other iOS device. (Rebooting is a good step to help prevent problems before updating any computer or mobile device.) Press and hold the […]

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How to Find the Model Number of Your iPad: Get More Info on iPad Models

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iPad Tips & Tutorials

A student in my Master Class recently asked how to find the iOS version (operating system) and the model number of an iPad. Here’s how to look for and look up more information about your iPad. Finding the iPad iOS version Go to Settings > General > About > look for Version about half way […]

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iPad Screen Not Responding to Taps or Touches

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iPad Tips & Tutorials

I recently received this question from a viewer who watched my video on cleaning your iPad screen. My iPad does not have much smudging. But the iPad is not allowing me to tap in certain areas. Here are four tips for dealing with an unresponsive or slow to respond screen. 1.Screen protectors can interfere with […]

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Using The iPad to Encourage & Support Physical Fitness in Schools – Resources

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I’ve been invited to make a brief presentation at the 7th International Conference on Movement and Health in June in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic. My presentation is called Using Tablet Computers to Support and Encourage Physical Activity in Schools. I’m no fitness expert, but will show and share websites, iTunes U courses, iBooks, apps […]

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Microsoft Office for iPad: Early Reviews of the Word, PowerPoint & Excel Apps

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Yesterday Microsoft announced the long-awaited release of Microsoft Office for iPad. You can install the individual apps for free. You’ll need to pay to get the full capabilities of these mobile versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel for the iPad. Here are three early reviews: Gizmodo Microsoft Office for iPad: Full Video Walkthrough and […]

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