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By Josh Allen | Collection of app and iPad resources for education.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device’s Camera App

QR Codes are those squares full of pixelated block patterns that you see in ads and other postings that are used to send users to websites, download …


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Developer Demonstrates iOS Phishing Attack That Uses Apple-Style Password Request

Developer Felix Krause today shared a proof of concept phishing attack that's gaining some traction as it clearly demonstrates how app developers can use Apple-style popups to gain access to an iPhone user's Apple ID and password.<p>As Krause explains, iPhone and iPad users are accustomed to official …


Solving for iOS 11 Control Center's new Wi-Fi and BT toggles

With iOS 11, Apple changed how the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio toggles work in Control Center. And some, including the EFF, aren't happy about it.Prior …


How to unlock an iOS device when you've forgotten your password or changed your account

Apple's use of an Apple ID on iPads is something Apple does towards keeping your device secure. But it can also be problematic, especially if you …


There’s a new feature added to iPad’s onscreen keyboard in iOS 11. The keyboard now has a gray character above each letter. For example, there’s a gray 5 above the letter T key. To type a 5, simply flick down on the T. Or, to type an @ symbol, flick down on the A key. This a little faster than tapping the “.?123” key to switch to the number/symbol keyboard and then selecting the 5 or the @ symbol.

iOS 11.0.2 Starts Rolling Out

Last month, Apple released the much awaited iOS 11 operating system and has released a minor update to fix bugs that are plaguing the users.<p>Recently, …


Everything You Can Do With the Files App on Your iPhone or iPad

In iOS 11, Apple finally added a file manager to both the iPhone and iPad. Dubbed “Files”, this app is a central place where you can view and manage …


Best shelf apps for iOS 11 so far

iOS 11’s neat Split View and Drag and Drop implementation has spawned a new class of apps, for iOS at least: shelf apps. These apps provide a slide-out shelf, or junk drawer, into which you can drag items for temporary storage.<p>This proves useful for all kinds of reasons. You may want to gather up a …


iOS 11: 18 new and hidden features for your Apple iPhone and iPad


When using an iPhone or iPad, you don’t want to stop what you are doing to rate an app. And you certainly don’t want students to be distracted by any unnecessary popups. Yes, it’s quick to dismiss the “Please rate our app” dialog boxes, but it would be nice to just never ever see them. Good news! With iOS 11, you can disable app rating and review popups! You can find the option to turn them off in the iTunes & App Store section in the Settings app.

With iOS 11 you can scan documents with the Notes app. In a new or existing note, tap the + and choose Scan Document. The camera opens, looking for a rectangular shape. The detected shape is highlighted in yellow. Press the white circle to snap a photo, and then you can adjust the corners of the document before keeping the scan. You can then add more pages to your scan or tap Save. The saved scan is cropped, sharpened, and straighten to make it look like you put it through a flatbed scanner. I like that the document does not have to be perfectly lined up with the camera because scanning works at an angle. This is great for adding student work to Google Drive and Seesaw.

Google Drive for iOS updated to make stored documents accessible in Files app

Google has updated its Google Drive app for iOS to fully integrate the cloud storage service with the Files app introduced in iOS 11, with the latest …


How to use Apple’s terrific document scanner in iOS 11

You don’t need a separate app anymore<p>One of the most useful tricks in Apple’s iOS 11 update is found inside the Notes app: it’s a document scanner. If there’s a business card, receipt, or any other document you want to save or mark up, this tool makes getting it on your iPhone or iPad dead simple. …


iOS 11: Secret features you're probably not using

If you're still dismissing pop-ups from apps asking for reviews, or writing your Wi-FI password on a Post-It note, you're not living your best life.<p>In addition to a new design and big features like augmented reality support, Apple has added a number of solid smaller changes and settings options to …


How to Record Your iPad Screen in iOS 11

One of the features that educators have been most looking forward to in iOS 11 is screen recording. There are lots of ways to record your iPad …


How to Activate "Night Shift" and Apple's Secret "Inverted Colors" Mode in iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple changed up how you activate the Night Mode on your phone. The company originally introduced Night Shift in iOS 9.3 as a way to …


Apple iOS 11 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11 is packed full of features (including many secret ones), but following reports of several bugs my Upgrade Guide advised iPhone users in particular should hold off updating. This now looks a wise move because iOS 11 is causing problems…<p>A new report from mobile security firm Wandera …


Cult of Mac: Everything you need to know about iOS 11 and more!

Apple’s latest mobile operating system brings tons of great new features. From multitasking to drag-and-drop functionality, iOS 11 will turbocharge your device. Find out how to make the most of your iPhone or iPad in this week’s <i>Cult of Mac Magazine</i> with our roundup of the best iOS 11 tips and …


⏺ With iOS 11 we can finally record an iPad or iPhone's screen without using a computer! Great for how-tos and think-alouds... https://t.co/fa9J39AKlF

How to Use the iPad's New Flick Keyboard in iOS 11

The QuickType keyboard on the iPad has been updated in iOS 11 to introduce a super handy new Flick feature designed to let you enter numbers and symbols without the shift key.<p>When you upgrade to iOS 11 and take a look at the keyboard on the iPad, you'll notice that all of the keys now display …


iOS 11: The Notes app and how it works

Is there a more versatile iOS app than Notes? It was one of the original iPhone apps, and with every update to iOS it’s become a more capable …

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Episode 23 – The Apps Behind Federico’s iOS 11 Review

This episode is sponsored by:<p>iMazing 2 – Manage your iPhone. Your way.<br>• Readdle – Redefining productivity.<p>Links and Show Notes<p>Club MacStories …


iOS 11 is here with improved multitasking and AR

With multitasking, ARKit and more AI smarts, iOS 11 is one of Apple's biggest iOS updates yet. It just started rolling out around the world, so don't be surprised to see a message on your iPhone or iPad soon. If you've been procrastinating, now would be a good time to backup your photos, videos and …


With iOS 11, Flipboard Is Easier on the Eyes

Flipboard is supporting the new iOS 11 experience by adding a much anticipated feature: Smart Invert Colors (enabling as close to “dark mode” as is possible on iOS). Starting today, iPhone and iPad users who upgrade to iOS 11 can flip through the pages of Flipboard while in bed or in dark …

My favorite new feature on Apple's iOS 11 makes it way easier to send screenshots — here's how to use it

The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>Apple released a major software update, iOS 11, on Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>So far, only one new feature has blown me out of the water: the screenshot tool.</b>• <b><br>The tool lets you send screenshots to someone faster than ever before.</b>• <b><br>You can also draw on and mark up screenshots.</b>• <b><br>The best part? You can</b> …


Toggling Off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi in iOS 11 Control Center Doesn't Fully Disable Them

According to a new support document, when toggling off either through Control Center, the protocols aren’t completely disabled:<p>In iOS 11 and later, …

Developers are racing to support iOS 11 and its Files app

It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within just hours of the introduction of the feature we’ve …