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Future iPad To Feature Dual Dock Connectors?
by on October 7, 2010

Today, Mission Repair posted a photo showing a new iPad back enclosure that features two dock connectors. The dock connectors seem to assist in landscape and portrait orientations.

The original iPad dock connector is still in the same place but now there seems to be a second dock connector on the side of the iPad.

Ask and you shall receive: Here’s a shot of an iPad back case showing the dock connectors … Read More

Evernote: Once Burned, Twice Shy
by on October 6, 2010

Although this is my first official review of Evernote, it is not my first experience with it. Over the summer I used it for one class. It didn’t go well.

I liked the format, the Elephant logo, and the organization of notes. On that one fateful day, however, I almost gave up on Evernote for good.

Evernote Take One

I was typing notes in class, paused … Read More

Note Taking App: A Tragedy
by on September 29, 2010

As a student, the most exciting possibility that the iPad held for me, other than eBooks, was note taking. I’ve always been a pen and paper student, and I always got weighted down by massive amount of paper.

I’ve done lots of searching for apps, and I’ve tried a few. Part of the problem is performing an actual trial. You need the environment of a class … Read More

We Doodle Review for iPad
by on September 28, 2010

We Doodle is a pretty good version of the popular game Pictionary for your iPad.

Like most of ngmoco’s games it’s free to play with a ton of in-app purchases, should you choose to buy them.

You start off with the the very basics for drawing; a line and some colours. As you progress through the game you earn experience and coins that you can spend to upgrade your artistic … Read More

Books on the iPad: Enriching the Reading Experience
by on September 17, 2010

I read a lot of books, both fiction (mysteries, science fiction, modern fiction, humorous fiction) and non-fiction (science and technology, history, politics, culture, religion). I still read a lot of them in print format, but more and more, I’m reading them on the iPad, in iBooks, Kindle and Kobo, depending on which app has available the particular book I’m interested in, in stock.

I’ve noticed that the iPad has changed my … Read More

The Great Textbook Challenge
by on September 15, 2010

I’d like to thank app developers for recognizing that students will get a great use out of textbook apps on iPad. I do ask, however, that they pick up the pace.

I’ll sum up my eTextbook experience with CourseSmart for you very quickly.

New Paper Copy in Bookstore: $119.10
Used Paper Copy in Bookstore: $89.35
EBook with CourseSmart on iPad: $38.08

That’s right. True story. I saved almost $80 by … Read More

FaceTime Equipped iPads Coming Soon?
by on September 11, 2010

This week, reports indicate that Apple may be in the “advanced testing stages” of a new FaceTime capable iPad. Since the rumored device has reportedly already progressed into advanced testing stages, this indicates that it may be ready for launch very soon.

This new iPad, similar to the iPhone 4 and the latest generation iPod touch, would feature a front facing camera that would be FaceTime capable. The rumored iPad would … Read More

Rain Rain Go Away: A Case Dilemma
by on September 8, 2010

I was heading to the traditional university bookstore last week, when I came across a problem of epic proportions.

I have been happily transporting my iPad in the stylish and classy DodoCase. It’s small, it’s unique, and it lends an air of old world sophistication to the new world tech. And let’s be honest, it goes perfectly with my designer handbag. (Ladies, you know what I’m talking about.)

And then … Read More

The Atlantic Washes Over the iPad
by on September 5, 2010

Famed political affairs magazine The Atlantic is now offering an iPad release of its tree-killer version, for $4.99 an issue on iTunes.

Aside from the usual articles found in the magazine, which almost always serve to simulate thought and discussion, the iPad version looks fantastic, with lots of navigational aids to move around with. You can simply click on the contents page replicated from the magazine version, or hit … Read More

Meet The New Kid In Class
by on September 1, 2010

This summer I had the best day of my university career. It was the first day of a summer class, students were arriving and pulling out their Macbooks or other net books getting ready to take notes, and I watched them all anxiously.

After almost everyone had their computers set up, I reached into my small shoulder bag and put my iPad on the desk in front of me. … Read More

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