Archive for August, 2010

August 26th, 2010 at 1:06 PM EST | by inu846W

How schools are putting the iPad to workEnterprising educators have big plans for Apple’s new tablet

David Woodbury got an early hint the iPad would be a big hit among the scholarly set.

When the Apple tablet went on sale to the public last spring, Woodbury ordered 30 for the libraries at North Carolina State University in Raleigh to be available for checkout by students and faculty. Demand was immediate and widespread.

“Literally, the hour we started [lending out iPads], we had students lining up to use them,” said Woodbury, NCSU’s Learning Commons Librarian.

That popularity is likely increase this fall. Universities and schools around the nation—and even the world—are distributing iPads to students and faculty to start the new school year. Some are using the device to lure talented freshmen; others hope faculty and students will merely experiment with the tablet as a learning tool. But a few educators are betting the iPad will herald a revolution in the classroom, once-and-for-all displacing musty textbooks in favor of a mobile multimedia device that can engage students in new and innovative ways.

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August 26th, 2010 at 10:14 AM EST | by inu846W

iPad App Roundup: Once Paid, Now FREE #3Take advantage of these great free iPad app deals.  These iPad apps once cost money to purchase, but now they’re free for the taking!  Please note that some apps may only be free for a short time.

Animal Greetings $0.99 – Now FREE
The Butterfly Effect $2.99 – Now FREE
Charlie TalkBoard $2.99 – Now FREE
Magic LED $1.99 – Now FREE
AAAriHornWorld $0.99 – Now FREE
Terrain $5.99 – Now FREE
YouDraw $0.99 – Now FREE

Pee Careful HD $4.99 – Now FREE
DropZap $0.99 – Now FREE
Finger Soccer HD $0.99 – Now FREE
Pirate Jump $0.99 – Now FREE
iGammon $3.99 – Now FREE
StarPagga $1.99 – Now FREE
TouchOff HD $0.99 – Now FREE
Space Survival HD $0.99 – Now FREE
Colorama – Coloring Book – Masks $0.99 – Now FREE
Fantasy Football Calculator & Draft Kit HD $1.99 – Now FREE

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August 23rd, 2010 at 4:08 PM EST | by inu846W

Another fun toy has been developed for the iPad and iPhone. The AR.Drone is a helicopter with 4 blades(quadricopter) and 2 video cameras that can be controlled by an amazing video and graphic interface on the iPad. Using your thumbs, fingers, or tilting your mobile device, you can control the AR.Drone’s ascent, descent, and rotation. The product, developed by Parrot, sells for $299 and can be ordered on now.

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August 19th, 2010 at 12:21 PM EST | by inu846W

Seton Hill iPads for Students

In March, Seton Hill University in Pennyslvania announced that it will give the Class of 2014 free iPads for classwork.


Stanford University iPads for Students

Stanford Medical School recently purchased nearly 100 iPads to give to its incoming class.


Illinois Institute of Technology iPads for Students

The Illinois Institute of Technology will provide its entire freshman class with iPads — at a cost of $250,000 to the school.

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August 18th, 2010 at 10:54 AM EST | by inu846W

Movie Vault for iPad ReviewMovie Vault for iPad is a great app for movie buffs of yesteryear, providing streaming over 3G and Wi-Fi. Although new movies are added frequently, most of the films available are from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. It’s a must have app for film enthusiasts who especially like older movies. Younger adults, teenagers, and those not impressed with classic movies and older styles of film may not find a need for the app.

Once you start up Movie Vault, there is a few minutes of waiting while the app updates the movie listings. There’s no waiting once you launch the app after that initial loading process. Users can easily pick any genre of film, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Western, and more. Movies are arranged on a shelf interface, much like the iBooks app. The iPad allows for easy swiping to the left and right to switch between movie genres.

Touching a movie icon brings up a window with details for that movie, including short description, director, date, writers, actors, and duration. After clicking “watch movie”, streaming begins within just a few seconds. There are currently some minor bugs that crash the app, but those should be worked out soon. And with new features coming soon like saving position in movie, more movies, navigating by year and actor, and more genres, this great app has even better potential.

Pick up Movie Vault for iPad from Fling Soft LLC in the App Store today for $4.99.


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August 18th, 2010 at 9:54 AM EST | by inu846W

iPad supply catching up to demandShipping delays have quietly shrunk from 5-to-7 business days to 3-to-5 days

The iPad shortages that delayed the launch of the iPad 3G and pushed back the international roll-out by a month have finally started to ease.

In a note to clients issued Wednesday, Susquehanna Financial’s Jeff Fidacaro notes that iPad shipping delays, which had been listed as 7-to-10 business days on since early May, have now shrunk to 3-to-5 days.

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