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iPad Office Suites: Suggestions for Apps to Work With Windows Files on Your PC

6 March 2014

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UPDATE: Microsoft released Office for iPad. A student in my Master Class recently asked me about office suites for the iPad. He was looking for a way to work with and move documents and other files to his PC. Here are a few resources that may help. There are a number of office suites for […]

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iPad Mail Notification Problem: Missing Alerts for New Mail

9 September 2013

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A visitor recently sent me this question: I am trying to get my iPad to give me an alert when email comes. The alert comes if there is email waiting when I activate my iPad. But I do not get the alert if the email comes when my iPad is sleeping. Is there a “switch” […]

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iPad App Tip: Have Fun While Learning About Sound

20 June 2013

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Have fun learning about sound with this educational app. The San Francisco Exploratorium created the Sound Uncovered app (free) for exploration of acoustic phenomena. Designed like a book, on-screen objects and interactive graphics encourage you to explore things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom. For best enjoyment, use headphones with this app. From the […]

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How to Find Free Apps & App Price Drops: Use An App – Apps Gone Free

5 June 2013

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A few days ago I recommended using a free app to help you find free apps or apps that that had recently gone free. You can also try the aptly named app called Apps Gone Free. Apps Gone Free from AppAdvice tries to find the top daily app deals. With Apps Gone Free you get […]

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How to Find Free Apps & App Price Drops: Try Using an App – Appsfire

3 June 2013

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The free Appsfire app will help you find app deals including price drops and apps offered for free. Appsfire posts a selection of free apps and tracks apps that have been temporarily reduced in price. You can customize screens to choose favorite categories of apps and use the search feature to locate apps of interest. […]

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iPad Tip: How to Change the Name of An Album in the iPad Photos App

11 March 2013

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A student in my Master Class asked this question: I recently created an album and moved some pictures into it. I now realize that I misspelled a word in the album title. I can’t figure out how to edit the album title? Here’s how to change the album name: Go to Albums tab in the […]

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My Favorite iPad Photo App Doesn’t Take Pictures or Edit Them… It Moves Them

9 February 2013

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I often need to move iPad screenshots from my iPad to my computer so I can edit or use them in my training materials. For this I use the app called PhotoSync ($1.99). PhotoSync connects to a free companion program installed on your computer. With this program and the app active, you can wirelessly send […]

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New Free iPad App Offers Handy Set of File Utilities – Documents by Readdle

7 February 2013

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GoodReader ($4.99) is one of my favorite utility apps for the iPad. Like a Swiss army knife, you can use it for a number of tasks on the iPad. But a new app may be serious competition and it’s free for a limited time. Documents by Readdle is an update to their older ReaddleDocs app. […]

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iPad Tip: Summon A Set of Music Playback Controls in Autolock

6 February 2013

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Chances are your iPad is set to autolock after a few minutes, that is, to go to sleep to conserve the battery. If you have music playing, the song will continue even though the screen is blank. You can summon a set of playback controls at the top of the screen without waking the iPad. […]

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Quick Fix for iTunes 11 – How to Turn the Sidebar Display View Back On

28 January 2013

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Apple’s iTunes 11 offers a number of improvements. It also comes with a feature that may be confusing. When you start up iTunes 11 on your computer, you’ll notice the sidebar is missing. This is the column on the left where your library, the store, connected devices and playlists should be. You can restore the […]

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