"Spanish is spoken in many countries around the world. The iPad can be a great friend in learning and translating Spanish. This AppList is aimed to showcase the very best Spanish learning and translating apps for the iPad"
"Sometimes, to teach a class, its can be helpful to save a local, temporary copy of a YouTube video to your computer and transfer it to an iPad. Then the iPad can play the video from its “Photo Roll” without being connected to the Internet. This is especially helpful in places where wifi Internet access to YouTube is not available. In this four minute tutorial, Wesley Fryer explains how to use the free website saveyoutube.com along with the $2 iPad application PhotoSync (and free desktop companion software) to do this."
"Side by Side is a remarkable free app. With Side by Side, you can split the iPad screen into as many as four windows that can be positioned and sized as needed. These windows can be used to view multiple websites, PDF’s or MS Word files. Or, any of the windows may be used for note-taking text editors. Text can be copied into a text editor from other open windows. Text-to-speech is available in any of the windows via Speak Selection."
"You probably know by now that you can delete songs on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, just by swiping on a song and tapping “Delete”, but what if you want to remove all music from an iOS device? That can be done too, and although it’s a few settings deep to prevent accidental access, it’s easy to do in just a few steps."
"In this regard, The Best of Mobile Technology has gathered and reviewed some of the apps that you can use with your students. These apps are for students with hearing and visual impairement. I have included these apps into different presentations to make it easy for you to share and access them anytime you want."
"Keynote for iPad, part of the iWork app suite, is a beautiful and powerful presentation tool, which is almost as good as the Mac desktop version. Users can create slideshows for projects, professional presentations, etc using the built-in templates, graphics, and animations."
"One academic task the iPad lends itself towards is screencasting. After all, the iPad is portable, powerful, and has been used with other presentation mediums (Keynote, PowerPoint, and Prezi) since its release because users have the option to create, save, and share all in one compact and visually-robust device. However, it’s been less obvious how to find screencasting software for the iPad."
"Sure, there’s plenty to love about iCloud -- after all, it’s a giant step up from Apple’s previous cloud efforts like MobileMe and .Mac and it’s free, so what’s to complain about? Unfortunately, iCloud can’t do everything, so here’s a look at what Apple doesn’t tell you about their cloud service."
"Ann Can’t Sleep is an animated iPad eBook app for children. Its story is all about companionship, friends, and a little girl who just can’t sleep – and her efforts to find the right toy to help her get off to sleep."
"Just over a month ago, we launched Skitch for iPad, the amazingly fun and useful way to visually communicate using your tablet. Today, we have a great update (1.0.3) that includes a new shape tool, parental controls, more language support and lots of stability improvements. We also have some tips to share."
"Social media storytelling tool Storify finally untethered itself from the desktop on Wednesday with the launch of a free iPad app.
Like the web-based version of Storify, which has been used by news organizations such as the New York Times and Al Jazeera, the app makes it easy to scroll through and assemble Tweets, YouTube videos, Facebook photos and Instagram photos in a social media timeline. Its drag-and-drop interface translates perfectly to the iPad."
"ShowMe is a free application for iPad which permits anyone to create narrated slideshow videos which can include telestrator (“John Madden”) style annotations. The following 7 minute video tutorial highlights the steps to follow to create a narrated slideshow with the ShowMe iPad app, using a photo gallery in Picasa (free from Google) as a virtual image scrapbook for project images."
"Thermo is about as simple an iPad app as you could ask for. It does one thing and does it quite nicely – with a bit of big and bold thrown in for good measure. Its App Store page describes it as a ‘little pocket thermometer’, which is a throwback to its days as just an iPhone app."
"A dozen Las Vegas second-graders were given a common English assignment one recent morning: Write a story using new vocabulary words. But instead of picking up a pencil and paper, these students launched the Pages word processing application on their iPads and started tapping."
"My school was lucky enough to get a class set of iPads (unless you have a class with over 30 students), and I was lucky enough to be the one in charge of looking after them. Since I am the one in charge of them and the one who really pushed to get them, it seems necessary that I make the most out of these devices. To do this, I have made them a daily part of my grade 12 class, and am currently using them daily with my grade 9 and 10 locally developed class. It has been about three weeks since the start of the semester and the start of my use of iPads in the classroom so I thought I would take the time to reflect on them."
"Plenty of apps give you stripped-down versions of Office on the iPad. But OnLive Desktop gives you the complete Windows Office suite. In Word, you can do fancy stuff like tracking changes and high-end typography. In PowerPoint, you can make slide shows that the iPad projects with all of the cross fades, zooms and animations intact. "
"Well, here’s something you dont see everyday, a multi player gameshow for the iPad, think Jeopardy, without the need to phrase the answers in the form of a question. Each player gets their own “Popper” in order to buzz in with an answer. The apps are available on iTunes and with several titles to choose from, family game night can be a blast!"
"Today’s most innovative comedians are not necessarily telling jokes in front of a live audience, on TV, or in the movies. A new golden age of comedy is playing out online and via mobile applications for smartphones and tablet computers. There are apps that showcase the funniest satirists on Twitter, broadcast interviews with newcomers and comedy legends, and make classic publications like The Onion and Cracked come aliv"
"What are some good data visualization apps for the iPad then? Well I’ve come across an article by Klint Finley of ReadWriteWeb that tries to answer this very question. Check it out his recommendations below:"
"The aim of this article is to evaluate the range of apps available for note-taking purposes and evaluate them to find out which is the most suitable for healthcare professionals. It is imagined that these apps will be used in the following range of situations:"
"If you can splurge a little... Air Sketch Pro adds some features that are definitely worth it. These extra features include the ability to import pictures from your photos, import PDFs from webpages or Dropbox/Box.net, export screenshots of your presentation to your photos, email as PDF, or email as an image file."
"Popular text reflow service Readability has announced that its app will be available on iPhone and iPad for free beginning March 1st. The service is designed to reformat any webpage that you’re viewing into a pleasantly readable experience with nicely rendered text and images."
"If you like to read your iPad in the bathtub, or take your iPhone to the beach, you’ll want to take a look at this new invention from Seal Shield. Seal Shields are an antimicrobial waterproofing solution for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad."
"Since you'll want to keep your baby as finely tuned as possible, you’ll need to keep track of everything that happens. Pencil and paper may work fine for gearheads, but parents need a bit more horsepower. For bumper to bumper coverage, Total Baby is miles ahead of the competition. And with that, we're done with the car references -- let's talk about the app!"
"This is the start of what I hope will become a regular series here at iPad Insight – What’s on Your iPad. I love seeing how others get the best out of their iPad, which are their favorite apps, their most-used productivity apps, and more about their iPad usage."
"Mr. Reader is one of the apps that syncs with Google Reader and has become my RSS app of choice on my iPad. The app is a full featured RSS app with abilities to add subscriptions, manage subscriptions, and share content across several services. The app also brings in unique features such as creating themes and different ways to mark items as read to make it stand out from the crowd. "
"Pages on the iPad works with iCloud but what if you want to collaborate using another Cloud service like Dropbox, Google Docs or Box.net where your documents are already stored? Read on to find out how."
"With more than 500,000 apps available for use on the iPad, which ones are best for education? TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) helps by testing and recommending great apps for the classroom. They regularly try out new apps and list those that make the grade in the shared document available here for iPad. Apps are categorized into 46 different subject areas and 14 different personal use areas. Apps that are free are listed in white.
"So, if you read last week’s instalment, you know how to get started with the iPad as a living room machine. Moving through the house our next stop is the kitchen, and how we might use Apple’s iconic tablet to help with cooking, planning, and other kitchenly activities"
"So I decided to try out five of EA’s board game iPad apps; to find out whether or not they worked on the iPad, not only as travel games but also as games in general — to determine how fun they are compared to the real thing."
"This week’s pick is NPR Music for iPad, which offers a superb mix of music from a range of good genres, music news, articles, reviews, interviews, live concerts and exclusive streams and lots more. The App Store page for NPR Music touts it as ‘your guide to new music’ and ‘love at first listen’. And happily, the app nicely lives up to those big promises."
"Are you still emailing contact cards and photos to your friends? Did you know that you can transfer them instantly with a fist bump using the free Bump app? The best thing about Bump is it’s not just available on iOS, so you can use it to send contacts and images to friends on Android devices and other smartphones, too."