Jan 282011

Honor the best, not just the best selling

Best App Ever and the Best App Ever Awards are ?? 2008-2011 148Apps/Trouser Mac Industries.

Just got an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, and don’t know where to start to find great apps from the 350,000 out there? This list of the best apps from 2010 might be a great place to start.

Not only are the winners from LOTS of different categories presented, but also 2nd, 3rd, and multiple honorable mentions are included. For educators, check out the Reference, Educational, Kids, Young Adults, and Parenting categories.

I’ll be digging through this list for some time to come!

Jan 272011

1. Connect iPad to your computer (Windows or MAC system). iTunes should open automatically on the computer, otherwise you can open it manually.

2. Click your iPad listing under ‘devices’ on the left side of iTunes window.

3. Then click ‘Info’ tab and click to tick option ‘Sync address book contacts’.

4. At the bottom of the same screen, click to tick ‘Sync Google Contacts’ option and then click ‘Configure’ button next to it.

5. A new window will pop-up showing Google Contacts Terms, click Agree button on it. Then enter login details of your Gmail / Google account to start the sync process.

I found out the hard way yesterday that Contacts do not automatically sync to the iPad with the rest of my Google Mail, Calendars and Notes do. I’ll give this a shot to see if it is this easy to get going.

Jan 112011

With the new Prezi for iPad app, you can easily show prezis wherever your ideas take you. Instead of clicking on buttons, you can simply pan and pinch to zoom and move around the prezi ??? making it even easier to bring your ideas into everyday discussions.

To get started, sign up for an account at Prezi.com and create a prezi. When you???re ready to show it, just login to your Prezi account through the iPad app and select the prezi.

Why use Prezi on the iPad?

  • show your prezis on a portable, lightweight device
  • put ideas at your fingertips by leveraging the iPad???s touchscreen experience
  • keep the focus on your prezi by avoiding the distractions of a browser environment

Prezi iPad application previews

Contest: win a free iPad and a Prezi Pro license for a year!

Win an iPad Create the best prezi that answers the question: Prezi + iPad = ?
Contest rules and entry guidelines will be announced here on January 24, 2011. Enter your information below to receive the contest rules by email.

Prezi is an AMAZING alternative to PowerPoint and other slide-based presentation methods. Just yesterday, I tried showing a Prezi that I had created to a colleague on my iPad, and I was disappointed to see that it would not work.

Today I get an email that there is an iPad app for Prezi, and now, life is great! If you have not tried Prezi, give it a shot – you may never open PowerPoint again!

Jan 112011

First of all a big thanks to all of the input from everyone on the iOS Educational Apps session today at Ruby’s Inn. It was great to share with and learn from you all.

Please let me know if we are missing some of the apps that we discussed/showed to the group today. If you’d like access to add to this spreadsheet, please just send me a quick message at clint@sedck12.org.

This is meant to be a living document, and one that I’ll continue to update. However, if you’d like, you can always download a copy by heading to the File menu (in the Google document), and select ‘Download a copy –>’ in whatever file format you’d prefer.

Also, as promised, here’s the link to the Speirs.org iPad Project Blog, along with quick links to their pages for Elementary and Secondary iOS Apps being used for the project. And, don’t forget to download the amazing Numbers Formal Evaluation Template form that Joshua Decker put together for San Juan schools.

**UPDATE** I ran into another Google spreadsheet of iPad Apps that support the VGA/Composite/Component Out connectors. Fantastic list!
Jan 102011

Cisco SIO To Go
By Cisco
iSSH – SSH / VNC Console
By Zinger-Soft

Desktop Connect
By Antecea Inc.

Server Admin Remote
By Harlekins

Citrix Receiver for iPad
By Citrix Systems, Inc.

Subnet Calc
By Matthew Galloway

Net Status ~ remote server monitoring
By Pavel Ahafonau

Network Utility
By Codepacity, LLC

By 9Bit Labs, LLC

Reeder for iPad
By Silvio Rizz

redsn0w v0.9.6rc8






Dropbox – Requires a free Dropbox account.