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Why I Switched From Google Docs to Apple iWork

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I have been a fan of Google Drive for a while now. I mean, how can you go wrong with 100 GB of storage for $2 a month? I don't think you can.

And if you don't know, part of Google Drive is their software suite that includes  Docs (documents like MS Word) and Sheets (spreadsheets like MS Excel) to name two.  At first glance, I loved this set up.  Everything was in the cloud for me, accessible wherever I had an Internet connection.

Houston, we have a problem

But then I purchased a Wi-Fi iPad Air. That's when I discovered that there is a huge flaw in Google Drive: no Internet, no access!



Yes, Microsoft, the iPad Is A Content Creation Device

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Some controversy erupted last week after Apple implied that giving away its iWork Suite to new buyers of iOS and Macs would provide them with the productivity tools they need. Microsoft’s VP of Communications, Frank Shaw, in a blog response wrote the following: “And so it’s not surprising that we see other folks now talking about how much “work” you can get done on their devices. Adding watered down productivity apps. Bolting on aftermarket input devices. All in an effort to convince people that their entertainment devices are really work machines.” That was followed by a swipe at the press for positive coverage of Apple giving away iWork, a product Shaw said “was already priced like an afterthought.”



Will iWork Help Apple Catch up to Office?

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With all of the new hardware changes announced at today's Apple keynote, the newest updates to the company's popular iWork apps have a very good chance of slipping by the wayside—at least for now. After all, when there are new iPads with fancy Retina displays, who really cares about word processing or making an advanced slideshow? Well, the answer, dear reader, is you. Here's why:



iWork and iLife are Now Free - And Collaborative!

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Apple’s September announcement of the iPhone 5s and 5c brought welcome news for users wishing for new productivity applications along with their enhanced devices: free copies of the popular iWork and iLife apps. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, are staples for any professional interfacing with Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Acrobat files, Open Office formats, and the options even include saving certain Pages documents as iBooks files.  iLife includes applications like iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie

Today, Apple expanded the generosity in multiple ways. In addition to introducing the new iPad Air, the updated MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro computers, the company announced that iWork and iLife will now come free on any new iOS or OS X device purchased.



Top 10 iPhone Apps to Market, Manage, and Monetize Your Business

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Having the right tools is crucial in any business. Whether you work in an office, a restaurant, or from home, it’s important to find ways to be as efficient as possible.

Recently, I was grabbing a bite to eat at my favorite sushi place and watched as the chefs prepared the rolls. I could hear the swish and chop of blades as they cut ingredients for my dragon roll with incredible precision. Before I knew it, they presented me with a remarkable looking Japanese dragon made of fresh Tuna, rice, and other ingredients. The chefs couldn’t have done it without the right tools – sharp knives and high-quality cutting boards.



Engaging Students in Higher Order Thinking with iPads (medical data)

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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Huxley

 

I took a research class when I began graduate school so I could begin my master’s thesis as early as possible. One of the concepts that stuck with me was the importance of sample size. The larger your sample data set is the better your findings will be.



Flipping Tip: PDFs to the rescue!

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"I think its fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created.



Flipping Tip: Crossing the digital divide

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"Technology alone is not enough..." Steve Jobs

I love that quote because it reminds me that imagination and common sense are two of our most important problem solving skills. Perhaps we can use them to help resolve the issues Chelsea Clinton describes in America's Dangerous Tech Gaps?



IOS APPS FOR SCHOOL

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Many students fear starting school, whether its starting a new school or the transition from one grade to the next.  Students don't need any more stress than necessary when beginning school or switching to a different campus.  I have compiled a list of apps that will reduce the stress and make school more enjoyable for all students who have an IOS device. Lets face it if our kids aren't happy we aren't happy.  These applications can  benefit parents too.



Dog training facility owner uses iPads to improve customer experience

Mark Van Wye

Chief Operating Officer and CTO of the Zoom Room


Dog DrainerWhat do you do? I oversee all day-to-day operations of the Zoom Room, which is a dog agility training center and canine social club. We create a highly social atmosphere that promotes responsible pet ownership and fitness for both dogs and owners. It's like a gym for dogs!


Which device do you use? The iPad 2.


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