Apple Ecosystem For Education

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

Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable

It's popular to decry the "Apple tax" - the mythical premium Apple customers pay for Macs. But few look at the other side of the coins: what you get …

Apple

There’s a free app from Apple that can help you earn $100,000 a year

‘App Development with Swift,’ available on iBooks, helps you learn to code<p>Want to make up to $100,000 by learning to code? There’s an app for that. …

Programming

Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern …

Education

Use Notes app to plan your vacation

Here’s the worst way to organize any task: email. You can’t put everything in one place, and even if you could, you could never find it. Apple’s built-in Notes app, on the other hand, is the perfect place to store all those snippets of info you accumulate when planning something like a vacation. …

Evernote

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

iOS

The 24 best iPad work apps

With its iPad Pro devices, Apple took the iPad experience we've come to know and love from the consumer space and planted it firmly at the feet of …

Apps

Life-altering protip: YOU CAN BACKSPACE ON THE IPHONE CALCULATOR!!!!

While my transition from Android to iOS went without any significant hiccups, one thing that has been driving me nuts for months is that I never figured out how to properly use the Calculator app in the iPhone, especially when it comes to backspacing. But as it turns out – there is a secret gesture …

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The One Thing You Should Never Do When You Get A New iPhone

So you just got a new iPhone. Lucky! Now it's time to sync your new device with your Apple ID, set up iCloud and then sign into Instagram! But wait, …

iOS

Prevent your phone from distracting you while driving

While still using it for navigation<p>Having your phone with you in your car is useful for all kinds of reasons—not least helping you successfully make it from A to B—but it's also a potentially dangerous distraction. According to the CDC, an average of 8 people a day die because of accidents related …

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How to Remind Yourself to Return a Phone Call on the iPhone

If you’ve ever had a phone call come in that you can’t answer right away, but the call is important enough to require a call back, you can tell your …

iOS

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15 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Even though Apple got rid of the headphone jack, every iPhone still comes with a pair of "EarPods" — those wired, white headphones you see everywhere. These earbuds can do a lot more than you think. Here are 15 things you can do with your iPhone headphones.<p><b>For music and other streaming apps:</b><p>1. To …

iOS

Apple announces it has two million Final Cut Pro X users

Apple has announced that it now has two million Final Cut Pro X users – or ‘seats,’ in the terminology used when speaking to an audience at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual conference.<p>Apple said that it hit the milestone some five and a half years after launching version 10 of the …

Editing

Apple Maps has new features that have dramatically improved the app

Check out city flyover tours<p>Todd Haselton | CNBC<p>Search for popular local food<p>Todd Haselton | CNBC<p>Prefer buses to trains? The choice is yours<p>Todd …

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Apple’s new W1-equipped BeatsX earbuds are discounted on Amazon for the first time ever

Apple’s AirPods are still impossible to find unless you want to pay a premium on Amazon. AirPods are cool and all, but we’re not sure they’re quite …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork apps are now completely free

No Mac or iPhone purchase required<p>Apple is making its GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) apps totally free for all Mac OS and iOS customers as of today. In late 2013, Apple began offering the software for free to anyone that purchased a new Apple device — either a Mac or …

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5 ways to use Apple Clips in the classroom and a review

Apple Clips has landed and it does what all successful edtech does, it makes showing learning simple. It has a low entry point in terms of technical …

Apple New iOS Update Fixes a Big Vulnerability to Hacks

Apple is rolling out a software update that will make iPhones more secure. The company is now prompting users to download iOS 10.3.1, released last …

10 tips and tricks for Apple's new Clips app

Apple's newest video editing app is full of emoji, stickers and filters. Here's what you need to know.<p>Apple on Thursday released Clips, a video app that's a mix between Snapchat's playful aspect and iMovie's editing prowess. CNET's Scott Stein has been using the app for a few days now and loves the …

iOS

How to add photos and videos from your camera roll to your Instagram story

Instagram launched a new feature this week called Stories, which allows you to post photos and videos that will not appear in your feed, but will be …

Instagram

How To: Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

Most of us really appreciate the AutoCorrect feature built into our iOS devices. It’s a great feature, but over months of use, it can learn some bad …

Here’s how to embed your shiny Keynote deck on Medium

You can now embed Keynote files in Medium, in their full, gloriously-interactive form.<p>But it took me a good few minutes to figure out how to do it, …

Hands-on with the updated Apple TV Remote app for iPhone and iPad

As we noted in a prior post, Apple has updated its Apple TV Remote app to version 1.1. This latest version, which comes on the same day as tvOS 10.2 and iOS 10.3, brings long-awaited iPad support to the table.<p>Along with support for the iPad, the updated Apple TV Remote app features an enhanced Now …

How to Deactivate iMessage on iPhone

If you’re ditching your iPhone, whether permanently or temporarily, you’re going to need to deactivate iMessage. This is due to an issue Apple had to solve a while ago, wherein users who switched to an Android, or other non-iPhone smartphone, were missing texts from friends who were sending …

iMessage

This simple Apple update will make your iPhone faster and free up space

Apple’s i0S 10.3 update has just been released and iPhone users may notice their treasured handsets are running a little faster once it’s installed.<p>The Cupertino-based company has just rolled out a huge update, with the new Apple File System (APFS) replacing its 19-year-old file system HFS+.<p>Apple …

iOS

MLB․com At Bat app gains personalized team Home screen icons with iOS 10.3

The official MLB At Bat and NHL apps on iOS have introduced a new update today that allows users to change the app’s icon to their favorite team’s logo. The new feature comes as a part of a developer related change in iOS 10.3 allowing apps to request permission to change the app icons.<p>The MLB.com …

Apps

iOS 10.3 and other updates include over 300 important security fixes, here’s why you should care

Yesterday, Apple had a busy day rolling out new updates across its software product lines. Most noticeably we got updates to macOS and iOS, but Apple also jam-packed a <i>ton</i> of security fixes into all its software. Totaling nearly 350 known vulnerabilities, Apple has pushed to make all its software …

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How to fix disappearing iPhone passwords

Once you've changed your Apple/iCloud password you may find it keeps disappearing from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Here's how to bring it back …