Apple Ecosystem For Education

By RecessDuty | Everything Teachers Should Know About iOS (iPads/iPhones) and Macs  while in the classroom!

The Podcast Classroom Gear Guide

Podcasting is easier, and more popular, today than it ever has been. It can be a great way for student’s to have their voices hear and to communicate …

Turn your Mac or PC into a cheap and easy Apple TV

The Reflector 2 app turns your computer into an AirPlay receiver.<p>If you've got an old iMac lying around -- or any Mac or PC for that matter -- you can repurpose it as a cheap alternative to an Apple TV so you can stream your iPhone or Android phone to its larger display.<p>All you need is the …

Smart TV

EASY! Magic move Keynote tutorial

Enable quick access to Screen Recording in iOS11 and use a pointer when presenting!! #ClassroomClips #ADE2017 #ADEChat #firstClipsattempt https://t.co/VUdQ7GChNQ

I Trace Photos to Make Clipart. Compare the Before & After!

Apple Pencil

Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS

The single biggest misconception about iOS is that it’s good digital hygiene to force quit apps that you aren’t using. The idea is that apps in the …

iOS

5 devices that’ll help you survive with a 16GB (or 32GB) iPhone

It’s pretty incredible how much Apple is able to improve its iPhone lineup each year. Every new model is faster than the last, with better specs, …

Gear & Gadgets

How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool -- but it could be far better. Join <i>AppleInsider</i> for an examination of …

Apps

Ask the iTunes Guy: Consolidating iTunes libraries, deleting songs, correcting an email address for an iTunes account

iTunes is great at storing all your music and other media, but only if you let it. If, like one correspondent, you have a number of hard drives with …

iOS

There’s now an Apple Pay smart debit card for kids

Greenlight is a special debit card and service that allows families to monitor and control how and where kids can spend money. Starting today, Greenlight’s smart debit card for kids will work with Apple Pay as well.<p>Here’s how Greenlight describes its smart debit card for kids:<p>With Greenlight®, the …

Banking

See Which Mac Antivirus Protects Best (and Worst)

"Macs don't get malware" was a popular rallying cry around the same time those "I'm a Mac; I'm a PC" commercials were a thing, but it hasn't been …

iOS

Apple Pay comes to 20+ more banks in the US

New banks and credit unions across the United States are continuing to adopt Apple Pay, and 21 additional institutions have joined Apple’s list of participating partners since the last refresh a few weeks ago. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below:<p>American Eagle Financial Credit Union<br>• Central …

Banking

Keynote shapes + line draw animation 💡 #ADE2017 #ADEchat #classroomclips #fortheloveoflearning https://t.co/YvtUJZrKna

Comcast and Amazon Video are putting the hurt on iTunes movies

It’s not just music downloads where iTunes is struggling. According to a new report, Apple’s share of the digital home video movie market has also been falling precariously in recent years — largely thanks to the rise of companies like Comcast, Amazon Video and Netflix.<p>From a high of over 50 …

Televisions

New report details why we don't have TV bundles on Apple TV

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the reason we don’t have actual TV channels on the Apple TV is because the company tried to strong-arm networks — and failed.<p>Apple’s Senior Vice President Eddy Cue is said to have taken the wrong approach. In one meeting, he reportedly told TV …

Smart TV

iOS 11 Notes: All the New Features and How to Use Them

Over the past few years, Apple has transformed its Notes app from a cheesy Marker Felt-laden simulacrum of a notepad into a powerful note-taking app. …

iOS

Which Apple Watch running app deserves to log your sweaty miles? [Runner’s Week: Day 1]

It takes a lot of effort to go running with Apple Watch, and not just because it gets you all sweaty. The hard work starts before you even put on your running shoes. Simply choosing which running app to use is an exhausting task.<p>Even if you don’t install any of the plethora of third-party running …

Smartwatches

No more emailing questions and feedback around. Here's how to use threaded comments in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. https://t.co/Xa146jxDRh

How to save Apple Music’s auto-updating playlists forever

One of the neatest features in Apple Music is the For You tab. Specifically, the New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix playlists, which update every week with a whole new set of songs. But what if you dig one of these playlists so much that you want to save it? You can’t. Or at least you can’t unless …

iOS

How to View How Much Time You Spend in Apps on Your iOS Device

Where does the time go? You tap the Facebook icon to quickly check your notifications, and an hour later you come out the other side of the rabbit …

iOS

How to customize Favorites in Safari on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Whenever you open a new window or tab in Safari, you’ll see a view showing a grid of your favorite sites. But what if those Favorites aren’t actually your favorites? What if the default Favorites are useless to you, and you want to have a different set of sites appear in a new tab instead?<p>That’s …

iOS

How to switch off app review requests forever in iOS 11

In iOS 11, app developers will no longer be able to beg you to rate their apps. Or rather, they will be forced to use the official new Apple rating system, which promises to be a whole lot less annoying. And one of the benefits of Apple’s built-in rating/feedback system is that you can switch off …

iOS

Apple iPhone 8's One-Handed Keyboard Solves a Annoying Problem

Finally, one-hand typing!<p>Apple is finally bringing a one-handed keyboard to the iPhone, three years after expanding the width of its phone screens to …

iOS

Nebo handwriting app is like paper, only better

Nebo is an alternative to Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 Notes app. Like the Apple app, Nebo lets you use the Apple Pencil to draw and write in notes. It also recognizes the words you write and lets you search on those terms. Unlike the native Notes app, however, Nebo also converts your longhand scrawls …

iOS

How iOS 14 will be Apple's smartest software ever

We've repeated this many times here before, but there are a few truisms that can be said for any future iPhone: it will have the fastest processor, the best camera and at least one unique feature you can't get on any other iPhone.<p>That's as true now as it will be in 2020. But it's time to add one …

iOS

Your iPhone’s keyboard has a hidden mouse

There are several ways to edit text quickly on an iPhone. But the best way is literally under your fingers.<p>Over its 10-year history, Apple's iPhone has undergone many improvements to make typing on it a good experience. Editing text, on the other hand, can still be a pain. To remedy this, iPhones …

iOS

5 new features in Messages on iOS 11

The Messages app on iOS 11 is a heck of a lot better than iOS 10, yet it doesn't look all that different. Here's what you need to know<p>With iOS 10, Apple spent a lot of time adding new features to the Messages app. From an iMessage App Store to drawing tools to screen and message effects.<p>With iOS …

iOS

How to Hang Up Your iPhone with the Click of a Button

I had no idea this was a thing until I started looking for an answer. Let me explain: my mom has been slowly adjusting to using an iPhone. With her old flip phone, she merely closed the phone to hang up the call. But with an iPhone, you have to press the big red dot on the screen. But for her, it …

iOS

Here's How To Find Out Which Apps Are Killing Your Battery Life

Unless your phone is in need of a visit to the Apple Store for a little TLC, there's usually a reason that you end up in the dreaded battery red zone sooner than you'd like. While tapping through Instagram Stories or searching for the perfect GIF for your text may seem innocuous, together it can …

Apps