Alice Goodwin-Davey

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Drafts 4 for iPad

Drafts 4 is a paid upgrade to the excellent Drafts app (which was on version 3.x before iOS 8). Drafts has long been famous for its lightning fast load times and excellent set of built-in actions for sharing text with other apps and services. For text nerds frustrated with the siloed nature of iOS …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Will.i.am to go head to head with Apple over smart watch

Britain's 7Digital has seen its share price soar 44pc after being named in collaboration with the Will.i.am smart watch<p>The share price of a small British company supplying the music system to a new smart watch designed by Will.i.am, has soared today off the back of news of the device's launch.<p>The …

New iPad (and Mac) Event Confirmed for October 16

Just as the rumors last week predicted, Apple has confirmed another special keynote event for next Thursday, October 16. As usual, the event invitation doesn’t give much away, but this is expected to be the event where this year’s new iPad models will be unveiled – likely alongside new Macs and …

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First The Smart Watch, Now The Smart Ring

Chiba, Japan—How would you like a smart knuckle sandwich?<p>16 Lab, a start up in Japan, will try to find out next year when it comes out with a ring that can be used as a mouse, a wallet or a remote control.<p>The ring, based around a module that combines a motion sensor and low-powered Bluetooth chip, …

Network Inclusion Round Table 2014: Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

<i>by Mark Graham and Christopher Foster</i> <i><br>Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford<br>(PDF Version)</i><p>1) Introduction: Promises of Changing …

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.<p>Children as young …

Browser Fingerprinting and the Online-Tracking Arms Race

<b>In July 1993, The New Yorker published</b> a cartoon by Peter Steiner that depicted a Labrador retriever sitting on a chair in front of a computer, paw …

Dartmouth's StudentLife app can tell you if your mental health is hurting your grades

Not sure if you're depressed? Your smartphone may be able to clue you in. Researchers at Dartmouth have developed an Android app that keeps tabs on student behavior -- silently logging how long they sleep, the number of conversations they have, how much time they spend in class, at social events or …

Call for Papers: Learning Technology innovation in Higher Education and beyond | Association for Learning Technology

The call for papers for a Special Issue of Research in Learning Technology, the Journal of the Association for Learning Technology has been issued at …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Faster Charging Using iPad 2.1A Adapter

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship with higher capacity batteries that deliver exceptional battery life, but as pointed out by <i>iLounge</i> and <i>MacRumors</i> forum members, the two new iPhone models can also charge significantly faster when used with an iPad charging adapter rather than the smaller adapter …

An investigation into social learning activities by practitioners in open educational practices

<i>Bieke Schreurs, Antoine Van den Beemt, Fleur Prinsen, Gabi Witthaus, Grainne Conole, Maarten de Laat</i><p>Abstract<p>By investigating how educational …

What we are learning about reading on mobile phones and devices in developing countries

Each year on 8 September, groups around the world gather together to celebrate "International Literacy Day", which is meant to highlight the …

Deals: LithiumCard: The Wallet Sized HyperCharging Power Bank

On this fine fall Saturday, our featured iPad Insight deal is <b>LithiumCard: The Wallet Sized Hyper-Charging Power Bank</b> – on offer at $39.99, which is 27% off its standard price of $55.<p>This is a credit-card sized and super-slim hyper-charger that’s a far less bulky option for always having some spare …

Price Drops: Notes Plus for iPad 90% Off Today

<b>Notes Plus</b>, one of the most popular and well respected iPad notes apps around, is on sale at 90% off today. It’s available for 99 cents today – down from its standard $9.99.<p>This is a versatile note taking app that will let you type or do handwriting recognition. Our own James Potter recently did a …

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iPad App of the Week: Wordsalad

Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Even many of those who develop for other devices …

Apps

Review: Shakespeare at Play for iPad

Shakespeare. A word that can strike terror, or delight into a person. For me, mainly terror as I endure flashbacks of my A-level English Literature teacher screaming “Potter! How is Caliban portrayed as evil?!” as I sat there looking shifty trying to adjust my Kurt Cobain style curtains (hair, not …

In-App Purchases

Star Trek Communicator Pin “OnBeep” nabs $6.25M in funding

It’s become clear that in our speedily expanding “wearables” world there’s cash for the best ideas. Or the simplest to explain, at least. Today we’re …

Quick Look: Belkin Travel Power Pack 9000 for iPad

This beast of a battery is the Belkin Travel Power Pack 9000. It’s a 9000 mAh battery, translates to about three or four charges for my iPhone 5S, or 60–70% of my iPad Air’s battery in real life charging situations. The Power Pack isn’t one of those tiny batteries that you use in an emergency to …

Booqpad for iPad Air: Analog and Digital Notes Together In One Folio

My boss recently got our entire team a set of Evernote Moleskine notebooks to enhance our note-taking and info sharing practices. I’m not usually one for carrying paper around because I prefer to keep my notes digital (and therefore searchable), but now that I’m handling larger projects, I’m …

Quick Look: Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

The Belkin WeMo Insight isn’t an iPad-specific accessory — its companion app is really designed for the iPhone — but I’ve been using it across both of my iOS devices anyway. The WeMo Insight is part of Belkin’s WeMo suite of home automation accessories, and the Insight works like an AC adapter that …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Review: TwelveSouth’s SurfacePad for iPad Air

TwelveSouth’s SurfacePad for iPad Air is like a much more elegant execution of Apple’s own Smart Cases, except this accessory is really a very clever two-sided cover. Installing it is as simple as sticking it to the rear of the iPad. The cover provides adequate scratch protection for transit, but …

IPad Air

Perixx Periboard-806 Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad – Because Sometimes Your Fingers Need It

It may not be quite the right place to be talking too much about what makes us happy in life, but it wouldn’t be too much to share with you that I find myself thanking my lucky stars a lot these days. And one reason is that I get to participate in the march of technology first-hand – what a rush! …