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iPads in the Classroom


I've never worked on a Mac. I don't even own an iPhone. But one night four months ago, I borrowed an iPad from our Technology Department to see what all the fuss was about. As a baseball coach and sponsor of our school's broadcasting club, I thought the iPad might be useful for video analysis and editing. And it is. What I never expected was to find so many practical functions for my classroom. The iPad has changed the way I teach high school English, and there’s a pretty good chance it can change the way you teach, too.

iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway 3/2


Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.

Apple may also introduce iPad 2 next week priced as low as $349; 8-inch iPad may come later


The DigiTimes website today is full of hot rumors. As usual, the sources for the news are Apple's suppliers, and, as usual, it's worth noting that this website's track record for accuracy has been uneven. DigiTimes reported that Apple will announce an 8GB iPad 2 next week that will be priced to compete on the lower end of the market. This would, of course, be in addition to an iPad 3 that's expected.

Microsoft Office on your iPad for free....NOW.


Back in January Jim Karpen wrote about OnLive Desktop for the iPad and posted a good video demoing it.

Bam! Jr. App Review


If you've been looking for a game that will keep the kids occupied; then Bam! Jr. is what you have been looking for.  This particular game is fast paced, practicing colors, and really stimulates the brain with optical illusions.  In other words, you have to be pretty quick to win this game.  So, what is the overall object?

Apple announces March 7 event! iPad 3 expected


Apple has now sent out invitations to the media for an even tto be held in San Franciso next Wednesday, March 7. And the image of an iPad on the invitation pretty much confirms that the iPad 3 will be announced. You can read more on CNET. Recent rumors say that the new iPad will be available on Friday, March 9.

CNBC reports iPad 3 launch coming next week, will have quad-core processor and 4G data speed


I'm guessing that in the next few days Apple will announce an event to be held next week — one that many expect to happen on March 7 for the purpose of launching the iPad 3. And possibly also Apple TV 3. Financial news network CNBC reported today that the event next week will involve New York City, if not necessarily being held there, and that the iPad 3 will have a speed quad core processor and 4G wireless data speeds. You can read more on AppleInsider

WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 2/27



Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 15 apps!

iPad 3 rumored to have started shipping, arriving March 9; Apple TV 3 may also be announced


Blogs were buzzing last Saturday with the news that Foxconn would begin shipping the iPad 3 on February 26, with their arrival here scheduled for March 9. You can read more on the iMore website. This squares with previous rumors that Apple will announce the iPad 3 on March 7, and that iOS 5.1 will be available on March 9. iMore also reports the rumor that the iPad 2 will continue to be available, but at a lower price.

Deluxe Moon HD App Review


There are many different things to learn and see with Deluxe Moon HD.  In fact, if you are unfamiliar with astrology and the moon phases; the initial page might be a bit confusing!  But, this doesn't take away from the very cool effects that it provides.  So, what exactly is the purpose of this app?

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What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.