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12 Best Foods To Boost Brain Power

We all know that the food we eat can affect our bodies. But, what about the greater impact food can have on the brain? An article written in Psychology Today discusses the mind-gut connection in relation to the immune system and how food can either prevent or cause certain sickness. We are …

Wellness

Not For US Consumption: Top 10 Coolest Cars We Can't Buy

True, we do have it made. Nearly any vehicle produced today can be purchased for use on American streets. But, of course, not <i>every</i> one.<p>There are still certain gems that will never be officially sold here for a number of reasons, most of which pertain to economics, emissions, safety, and, in some …

Geneva Motor Show preview: Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren to launch new models

Sports car fans, now might be a good time to book a flight to Switzerland.<p>The 2015 Geneva Motor Show is a month away and already high-end brands such as Ferrari, McLaren, and<p>Porscheare lining up to debut new models. It is de rigueur for the world’s elite automakers to save their most exotic model …

2017 Jaguar F-Pace, 2016 Discovery Sport, 2015 VW Golf GTD: This Week’s Top Photos

Jaguar recently confirmed its first-ever SUV will be called an F-Pace, and this week we saw some pretty revealing spy shots of a prototype for the …

Ford Explains How It Designed the Scorching, Super-Secret 2017 GT

Forza Motorsport is trying to build some hype for the GT's appearance in Forza Motorsport 6.<p>It's still pretty amazing that Ford kept the GT's design under wraps for so long. The trick was simple: design it in a basement, and don't let anybody inside who didn't need to be there. We spoke to Ford's …

Detroit Auto Show

Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching

As any teacher will tell you, the last thing they want to be doing is faffing around with technology during a lesson. An easy way for a lesson to go quickly south is to be relying on a piece of technology to work there and then, and it suddenly doesn’t. Cue descent into chaos and a carefully …

Teaching

Review: Sworkit for iPad

Sworkit for iPad<p><b>Sworkit</b> is a mobile circuit training program. It offers an effective and easy way to do full- or partial- body workouts. The exercises are designed to use bodyweight for resistance, thus no equipment is required. The app comes in a free and “Pro” version ($ 0.99). The differences …

Quick Tip: Use iTunes to Transfer Files to Compatible Apps On Your iPad

Here’s a tip we published almost four years ago, but seeing as I used it quite recently at work, I thought I’d give it a refresh. Now that iPads are infiltrating the office space and boardrooms, I see more and more co-workers wanting to take videos and other files into meetings with them. This …

Duolingo: The Future of Learning a Language

Every iPad user has that app he or she uses when they have some time to blow. Generally, it’s something that isn’t very constructive. Some entail throwing birds at pigs, while others reading through gigantic amounts of news you’re never going to use. For those of us who want to be more …

Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on …

FlowBoard EDU for iPad: A presentation app that gets out of the way

Presentation software. You either love it, or live with it. There isn’t too much in between. For years PowerPoint was the market leader, but the goliath of the PC presentation world hasn’t really kept up with presenting in the mobile world. It has left a niche in the market for other developers to …

iPads in Education: Why iPad?

There have been lots of interesting stories in the news recently about various iPad deployments in education, some good, some bad. Earlier this year our school made a carefully considered decision to deploy iPads to each student on a one to one basis and we are currently in the second phase of our …

iPad App (bundle) of the Week: Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle

Great apps make great platforms, and iOS and iPad are a great proof of that. One of the most captivating things about the iPad is the incredible range of great apps we are able to use and enjoy on Apple’s tablet. Each Saturday we share a favorite outstanding app as <b>iPad App of the Week</b>.<p>This week’s …

iPad App of the Week: Docurama

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

Save Those Old Photos: Pic Scanner for iPad Review

Anyone who is 25 and over probably remembers the analogue days of photography. The ‘good old days’ of not being exactly sure what your pictures would look like when you snapped them on your camera, and the agonising, up to a week wait for the photos to be developed. You then had the exciting moment …

Great Tool for Sports Coaches and Schools: Nexstar for iPad Review

We use iPads a lot in the school I teach in. In fact, we have issued one to each member of staff and each student. iPads are amazingly useful in the classroom in a variety of different ways, and certainly one of the best features is the camera. Back in the day, you’d have to book a video camera, …

How I Transferred 12,000 Photos From Mac -> iPad Without The Photos App

I want iCloud Photo Library to work across all my devices right now. I love the premise behind the service: all of my photos and videos in sync across all of my devices, with full backups in the cloud. iCloud Photo Library is the reason I went for Apple’s $4/month for 200 GB iCloud …

iPad App of the Week: Spotify Music

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

The Best iPad Calendar Widget Comes From Fantastical

I’ve only got two widgets active on my iPad right now. The first is the Yahoo! Weather widget, which I use because of its glorious photography and 1.5-day forecast, and the other comes from Fantastical for iPad. Fantastical was a relatively late addition to the widget section, but that’s because …

iPad App of the Week: VSCO Cam for iPad

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

iPad App of the Week: Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

Sponsor: Centrallo productivity app for iPad – Organize, Centralize, Prioritize,and Share Your Life

<b>Centrallo</b> today officially released their global productivity tool that helps people organize, centralize, prioritize and share their lives. Developed over the past few years, Centrallo is a better, more modern alternative to the leading productivity tools on the market today. Built originally to …

2Do Is a Killer Desktop-Class Task Manager for iPad

2Do will be my task manager of choice going into the new year. I’m actually still finishing up a review of another task manager, OmniFocus 2, but when 2Do’s update hit the App Store, I just had to jump on board.<p>There are all sorts of 2Do apps out there. Some are affordable and pretty and simple, …

Apple’s Choices for Best iPad Apps & Games of the Year

This week Apple has unveiled their iTunes Store awards for 2014, including their choices for Best iPad App and Best iPad Game of the year and a number of runners-up.<p>The Best iPad App of the year is Pixelmator, the popular photo-editing app that just came to the iPad a couple of months back. The …

Using iCloud Photo Library for Storing Videos

I’ve now got all of my home videos across all of my devices, accessible via iCloud Photo Library. I’ve done a little bit of testing over the last few weeks and can now report on how iCloud Photo Library performs for on-demand video viewing.<p>First off, videos don’t ever appear to download as …

Best iPad Apps of 2014

(Apologies that this post is around a week later than usual. I had a bit of a health scare during Christmas week and very low energy for a fair few days. Feeling fine now.)<p>This has been another year of notable milestones for the iPad – 225 million iPads sold, over 650,000 iPad apps in the App …

Quick Look: Evernote’s Scannable App

As much as I love using Evernote, I’m often a little wary when I try out one of their new apps. Penultimate has never worked well for me, and other apps like Evernote Food and Evernote Hello are good concepts, but their data formats aren’t easily editable, and so I find they run counter to what I …

Due 2.0 For iPad Is Here (And It’s Really Really Great)

I’ve been using Due for a good three years now, and it has become one of those apps that makes me hesitate ever switching away from iOS devices. Due isn’t a task app, but rather a reminders and timers app, and it really excels in that area. I know that once I’ve put a reminder into Due, I can trust …

Quick Look: Next for iPad — A Surprisingly Powerful Finance Tracker

Next is slowly but surely becoming a comprehensive finance tracking platform. I wrote about the app last October, but it has come quite a way in the past few months. Version 1.6, which was released last week, brought with it a surprising number of power features that really bring the app to the …

Khan Academy for iPad Updated: Brings 150K Learning Exercises & More

The wonderful Khan Academy iPad app has been updated this week, to Version 2.0.<p>This is a major update for an already superb educational app. It brings access to everything that’s available at Khan Academy online – including some 150,000 learning exercises as well as personalized …