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AudioStretch slows down songs and videos to make learning music easier

AudioStretch is a “music transcription tool.” It’s a universal iOS app that slows down music, and/or changes its pitch, so you can learn to play songs. We’ve covered another of these, Capo Touch, before on <i>Cult of Mac</i>, but AudioStretch is easier to use. Plus, a recent update added the ability for …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think | Inc.com

Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other people. Do that and it's easy to feel unsuccessful. If you're an entrepreneur and you compare yourself to Richard …

Self-improvement

Growing social media backlash among young people, survey shows

Almost two-thirds of pupils say they would not care if the technology did not exist and talk of negative impact on wellbeing<p>Almost two-thirds of schoolchildren would not mind if social media had never been invented, a survey has indicated.<p>The study provides evidence of a growing backlash among …

Public Relations

Apps stirring up trouble in schools

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior<p>How certain apps become popular with kids is a bit of a mystery. The best ones mix all the stuff tweens and teens love – gossiping, hanging out, clowning around, and meeting other kids – with an X …

Google’s new privacy dashboard makes it easier to see what Google knows about you

Also: how big is an exabyte?<p>Google will soon be rolling out design changes to its user-facing privacy and security dashboard, in an attempt to make it more touchscreen-friendly and more clear to users which Google products are storing their data.<p>In other words, Google is giving you a new spoon with …

This Page

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Silicon Valley

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

This is everything Google knows about you - and how to switch it off

It turns out Google knows a lot about you - an awful lot, in fact.<p>But exactly how much is "an awful lot"?<p>Many are left wondering exactly what the …

Why we should learn German

To help make the European debate decent and civilised, it is now more important than ever to value the skills of the linguist<p>I began learning German at the age of 13, and I’m still trying to explain to myself why it was love at first sound. The answer must surely be: the excellence of my teacher. …

Language

Apple releases iPhone film by 'Eternal Sunshine' director

Commentary: Michel Gondry makes a movie for Apple, all shot on an iPhone, about a family vacation that has a little disaster.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Are you running away?<p>For a vacation, I mean. Perhaps a permanent one, far away …

Making Movies

9 Google Docs Hacks You’re Missing Out On

From making your own signature to sending a fax.<p>When it comes to writing and editing, Google Docs has transformed the way we can collaborate and …

Get Things Done: 24 Google Doc Tips For Productivity

<b>Get Things Done: 24 Google Doc Tips For Productivity</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Google Docs has gone from a tacked-on Google web/browser-based product to an …

Check out Apple’s WWDC 2017 in sketchnotes

What an amazing week it was at this year’s Apple WWDC, which returned to San Jose, California. It was a week packed with events, announcements, developers, Apple Fans, and sketchnotes. Take a look back at the week in sketchnotes.<p>Keynote<p>The keynote has primarily focused on software for the past …

Everything you need to know about the new Files app on iOS 11

Files is the new Finder app for iOS 11, and it’s already about a million times better than the basic file-picker it replaces — iCloud Drive. Files is a central place from which to access all the files on your iDevice, and in iCloud. You can find, organize, open, and delete all the files on your …

iPad gets overhauled multitasking and other major software updates in iOS 11

Apple announced some new updates for the iPad Pro at WWDC as part of the upcoming iOS 11 update that finally builds out the tablet’s potential as a professional device, with what Apple calls “the largest iOS release for iPad ever.”<p>The Dock is getting overhauled, and now resembles the dock on a Mac. …

Storyzy is a quote verifier that wants to skewer fake news

On the internet no-one knows you’re a dog. And no-one knows whether that “fact” you’re reading — say, about President Putin’s pet dog having been trained to cock its leg at the word “trump” — is bona fide truth or more nonsense FAKE NEWS doing the rounds on Facebook.<p>All we can be really sure is …

Friday 5: Halide – easy-to-use manual camera controls in a beautiful package [Video]

Halide is a recently released iOS camera app developed by former Twitter engineer, Ben Sandofsky, and former Apple designer, Sebastiaan de With. The app, with its focus on swipe gesture controls, is simple to use, but features depth thanks to its manual controls. Have a look at our hands-on video …

Mobile Photography

Google Hangouts adds iOS CallKit to make & receive calls from Apple’s built-in phone app

Google has updated its Hangouts messaging and voice calling app with support for Apple’s CallKit, the iOS 10 feature that enables VoIP services to use the iPhone’s built-in dialer and phone app to both make and receive calls.<p>Once the new feature is enabled within Hangouts, users can initiate phone …

Google Hangout

5 social media uses we must teach in schools

Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in …

6 End-Of-Year Google Classroom Clean-up Tips

As the school year winds down, most teachers go through some sort of check-out procedure for their physical classrooms, making sure everything is …

Google launches animation tool so you can turn boring data into cool GIFs

Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations – sort of.<p>The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations. The so-called Data GIF …

Infographics

This iPhone App Can Identify Pantone Colors From the Real World

Cone is a beautifully designed iOS app that uses the phone’s camera to pick Pantone colors from the world around you.<p>The $2.49 app samples colors …

Quick tip: How to translate words in iOS with a single tap

The Look Up feature in iOS, which lets you tap on a word and look it up in the dictionary, the web, Wikipedia, and more, is one of the most useful things about reading on an iPhone or iPad. But did you know that you can also add new dictionaries, including translation dictionaries for foreign …

Quick, Draw! The Data

What do 50 million drawings look like?<p>Over 15 million players have contributed millions of drawings playing Quick, Draw! These doodles are a unique …

Drawing

iOS 11 concept imagines new productivity features, Finder app, and more for iPad users [Video]

We’ve seen a few concepts imagining what iOS 11 could look like, but today the folks at MacStories have put together a video highlighting new features that could come to the iPad as part of the update. The incredibly well thought out concept imagines features such as system-wide drag and drop, a …

Apple

9 Ways to Learn Photography

Want to learn how to take better photos, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you feel like you have some basic photography skills, but don’t know …

Street Photography

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

For me, at least, terror became inspiration. I’ve never forgotten him.<p>In education there’s a lot of talk about standards, curriculum, and …