Apple Ecosystem For Education

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

After confirming upcoming Apple TV app, Facebook said to be in talks to stream MLB games

Just last week, Facebook confirmed that it is in the process of developing an Apple TV app that will carry a focus on video. Now, Reuters reports that Facebook is also in negotiations with Major League Baseball regarding potential streaming rights, something that could make its way to the upcoming …

Apple TV

All the Siri commands you’ll ever need

We’re guessing that, like most people, you used your Siri twice (to ask it ‘what’s the meaning of life’ and ‘who’s your daddy’) and then never …

iOS

How To Quickly Create a PDF on iPhone & iPad

PDFs are an incredibly useful file format because they work on all devices and can be read with free or built-in software that you probably already …

iOS

iPhone 101: How to use Reader mode in Safari to simplify web pages for reading

It doesn't take long to get annoyed by ads and images that clutter your reading space in Safari when you are trying to digest a long-form article on your iPhone or iPad. To clear your browser window and bring focus to the words on the page, you can activate Reader mode in mobile Safari in a single …

This new cell phone plan can replace your home Internet service

Ever since Verizon introduced an unlimited data plan, the major cell phone companies have been trying to one-up one other to get customers to make …

Net Neutrality

Mac Malware Getting Much Worse: How to Protect Yourself

SAN FRANCISCO — Macs will encounter more malware in 2017, and the Apple desktop operating system may not prepared to handle it, two security experts …

Malware

Free Reverb App Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

Apple

​How to buy a smartwatch or fitness tracker in 2017

There's a truckload of fitness trackers and smartwatches to choose from. Here's how to find the one that's right for you.<p>If you're shopping for a piece of wearable tech in 2017, you're facing compromises. Smartwatches and fitness trackers aren't really the must-have devices many companies hoped …

Wearable Tech

How to access Mac's hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it's hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Photoshop

Hidden Folks is a serene, gratifying Where's Waldo? for adults

The perfect Sunday morning game<p>In my house, Sunday mornings are a time for relaxing. There’s no work to go to or school to get the kids ready for. It’s the one chance I really have to get up and immediately chill out with a cup of coffee, some pleasingly soothing distraction, and no commitments. …

iOS

How to Turn Selfie Flash On & Off on iPhone

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a selfie flash for illuminated pictures of your face. If you find yourself in a low-light area, but you absolutely must take a selfie photo, you can turn the flash on to snap a photo that isn’t too dark. You can also set your selfie flash to …

iPhoneography

These wired earbuds fix one of the most annoying things about the iPhone 7

Fact: There's no way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7/7 Plus at the same time. That is, unless you buy a dongle or switch to wireless headphones.<p>If neither of those workarounds is to your liking, you can pick up a pair of Pioneer's new Rayz Plus earbuds, which have a Lightning charging …

iPhone

How to play music on your Apple Watch without your iPhone

With a pair of Bluetooth headphones, you can rock out and leave your iPhone at home.<p>The next time you want to go for a run -- or just a walk -- you can leave your iPhone behind and bust a move with your Apple Watch. All that's required is a pair of Bluetooth headphones and a little upfront …

iOS

Jaguar announces Apple Pay-based in-car fuel payment feature

Jaguar has announced a new in-car fuel payment feature that it says works with Apple Pay. The feature is only available at Shell stations starting in the UK, but Jaguar says it “will become available later this year in other markets.”<p>Rather than using a card at the pump, or waiting in the service …

Apple Pay

The New Apple Classroom iOS App

Stream Practically Anything to an Apple TV With These 5 Apps

You’ve got your shiny new Apple TV hooked up to a big display... so how do you get all the videos you own up there on screen? Easy enough for your …

Apple TV

Sophisticated 'Xagent' Malware for Stealing Passwords and iPhone Backups Now Targets Mac Users

A new version of Xagent, malware reportedly created by Russian hacking group APT28, has been discovered, and this version targets Mac users.<p>As outlined in a blog post by antivirus company Bitdefender (via <i>Ars Technica</i>), Xagent has previously been used to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux …

Mac App Store

Apple's 10th anniversary 'iPhone X' could cost more than $1,000 - report

A new high-end, top-of-the-line iPhone featuring an OLED display and an all-new design is expected to debut later this year with a similarly premium …

iPhone

Why Book Creator is my Favourite Classroom iPad App

I often get asked, ‘What’s your favourite app for the iPad?” There are probably 10 or so iPad apps that I regularly use the most but if you were …

Education Technology

Apple TV accessory makers can now use App Launch, Wi-Fi configuration, VoiceOver and other iOS features on tvOS

tvOS 10 updates have included new user features like smarter Siri, HomeKit support, dark mode, and the new TV app with Single Sign-on so far. With tvOS 10.0.1, first released back in October as a minor bug fix and security improvement, Apple quietly included support for a handful of new features to …

iOS

Wi-Fi Widget for iPhone Gives You Quick Access to Wi-Fi Router Info and Passwords

iPhone: If you want to get any information about the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to on your iPhone, you’d usually have to jump into the Settings. …

iOS

iPad Teacher Hack: Close Reading Passages from iBooks

If you’ve ever searched online for close reading passages, you know it can be hard to find high-quality short texts to share with students. You might …

Education Technology

Hands On: Air Display 3.0.3 turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

Hands-On<p>The Air Display app combo for iPad and macOS is one of several options to expand your Mac's desktop to the iPad —AppleInsider examines a …

Apple News

New Panols app lets you share panoramic shots on Instagram

Instagram got the hint from users that they had grown tired of just squares and now allows mobile photographers to present horizontal or vertical pictures. But it’s still not a platform for sharing panoramic images.<p>A developer and frequent traveler, who grew tired of crops to his majestic captures, …

Instagram

Apple update stops apps begging for reviews

If constant pop-ups asking you to review the app you're using annoy you then you should upgrade to Apple's latest software.<p>Ridding iPhones of one of people's biggest bug bears, Apple's next mobile software update stops apps from constantly nagging users to review them in the App Store.<p>The update, …

iOS

The Top 6 Apps for Learning a New Language

We all love traveling abroad in an authentic way - meeting the locals, sampling the regional cuisine and hanging out at haunts not frequented by …

Language

Take a peek at Apple's secret 'floating' keyboard

Each iOS iteration brings with it enterprising developers willing to roll up their sleeves and scour Apple’s code looking for secrets. The release of iOS 10.3 was no exception, although the two keyboards we’re about to talk about may have been hiding in code since Apple dropped iOS 10 on us last …

Apple News

Apple Releases tvOS 10.1.1 for Fourth-Generation Apple TV

Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10.1.1 comes five weeks after the release of tvOS 10.1, the first major update to the tvOS 10 operating system. Apple only seeded two betas of tvOS 10.1.1 to developers before …

Apple News

Netflix Not Working On AppleTV App? Service Needs Work To Make Content More Accessible In Mobile App

When the Apple TV app launched last October, it included big-name providers, like HBO, Hulu, and Starz but Netflix was notable missing. Now Netflix …

Apple TV