Posts tagged: iPad

Will we see a new iPad Pro announced in April?

It’s not like Apple is a totally mysterious company when it comes to launching new products, right?

 

Uh…. not right. So here’s what we’re looking at, rumor-wise for the possibly upcoming announcement of a new iPad:

 

First week of April, Apple will announce two new iPads at an event that will be marking the inauguration of its Apple Park campus. When we say first week of April, we mean from approximately March 20th to mid April.

 

Apple plans to target the education and business sectors with a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a refreshed 12.9-inch model.

 

The 12.9-inch iPad will probably only feature small upgrades, but the 10.5-inch model might feature a nearly bezel-free edge-to-edge display.

 

What do you think would be some sweet iPad Pro upgrade features? What would make you want to upgrade?

 

 

 

Are you an educator at a school that has a 1:1 iPad Program?

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Many schools across the country are now participating in a number of different edutech programs, most commonly a 1:1 program with laptops, iPads or ChromeBooks.

 

In fact, a (now three-year old) report by the education nonprofit Project Tomorrow found that one-third of all high school students were using wireless devices provided by their school districts.

 

In the past, providing a rounded education meant providing students with up to date and thorough text books, excellent teaching staff, and a safe and happy place to learn. Now, this also means providing them with up to date technology. In 10 years…. personal AI tutors? Let’s hope they’re subsidized.

 

Many schools are in the fortunate position to be able to provide iPads to their students, while many others have their students participate in a ‘BYOD’  – Bring Your Own Device – system, whereby the parents and families of the students provide the device under the school’s direction.

 

These very admirable and, at this stage necessary edutech initiatives aim to have as many children as possible excel in tech immersive learning so that they can excel in a world where tech is everywhere – teaching them how to create, use, and consume technology responsibly and effectively .

 

This is excellent. 

 

However, we recognize that at this stage these devices are not (yet) indestructible nor are they lasting, particularly in a school environment. Additionally, with technology improving at the current rate, the opportunity to provide a child with an upgraded device is one that comes around very regularly.

 

It’s also one we wouldn’t want to deny for too long for any child.

 

That’s why we provide a fast, economical and stress-free solution for 1:1 Initiative educators. We deal with old or broken tech so that you don’t have to.

 

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Apple releases 2 new videos for Autism Acceptance Month

You’re crazy Apple, making us feel ALL THE FEELS this weekend!

 

Apple has released 2 short videos in support of Autism Acceptance Month and in promotion of the iPad and how it can help those with Autism.

 

Both videos feature Dillan, an Autistic boy, as well as his mother and his therapist / communication partner and how he uses the iPad to let people hear his voice.

 

Watch, and feel. ALL THE FEELS. We’re telling you man, all the feels. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard.

 

 

 

 

Told you.

 

 

 

 

Apple’s new iPad microsite

 

 

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Apple has just launched a new microsite celebrating the iPad and how ‘everything changes’ with the device. On the site you’ll find sections dedicated to showing a bunch of apps and ideas about how the iPad could start changing your life in many different areas, such as cooking, small business, traveling, education, etc (once you buy one, of course).

 

This is in line with Apple winning everywhere recently – except in iPad sales which have been down (12.6 million from 16.35 million in the first quarter.) There is also persistent rumors of an iPad pro being introduced this year, most likely at WWDC in June which would make promoting the device as a whole a step forward in boosting both current and future device sales.

 

Check out the website http://www.apple.com/ipad/change-everything/ and the new ‘iPad changes everything’ video below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple’s new iPad Ad debuted during the Oscars

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Apple debuted their new iPad Ad last night during the Academy Awards, and as per usual it was an uplifting and inspiring look at what the iPad can do to improve your life. In this case, it was focusing on Artists and in particular, filmmakers.

 

Because it was shown during the Oscars. And they’re filmmakers, you see? And pretty much about 75% of people who watch the Oscars think about how nice it would be to be up on that stage, holding a little golden statue and saying ” You like me! You really like me!”

 

Apple wants everyone to achieve that dream! And use your iPad while you’re at it!

 

The Ad, called ” Make a Film with iPad’,  featured Martin Scorcese in a resonant voiceover and a bunch of students from a Los Angeles County high School using iPads to create films and other art. It finishes with the phrase  “Everything changes with iPad”. The ad was apparently itself completely shot on an iPad Air 2.

 

Check out the App store for the new featured section highlighting the Apps that can help student filmmaking, and check out the ad below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple will live stream upcoming Media Event!

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Apple’s next big special media event is coming up fast – 10am on Thursday the 16th October is not too far away! On that note, we have some good news for you! A special secret source that spoke to the good guys over at Macrumors has confirmed that Apple will indeed be live streaming the event on both Apple Tv and the Apple website.

 

We’re expecting to see updated iPads (both Air and mini), possibly a new 12 inch iPad, a final look at OS X Yosemite before it’s public launch, and the possibility of new Mac Mini’s or something completely unexpected but awesome! ( C’mon, it’s possible…)

 

We’ll be watching the live stream and keeping you updated! Hopefully we won’t have to brush up on our Mandarin for this one…

 

Special iPad Apple Event announced! Details here!

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According to those master secret finder-outers Re/Code new Apple event is coming, this time focusing on the iPad. On Thursday October 17th, Tim Cook will suit up and get ready to (allegedly) announce updated iPads, as well as the likelihood of new Retina iMacs and the official public release of OS X Yosemite.

 

The event will be held at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium.

 

The updated iPad Air and iPad Retina Mini are both said to come with better A8 processors (the same as in the iPhone 6), an upgraded camera, and Touch ID. There is talk that the iPad Air will also be available in the Gold color we’re familiar with from the recent iPhone incarnations.

 

And, finally, while their on their ‘big things’ roll, there are rumors that Apple will also announce a new 12.9-inch iPad, expected to launch the 2nd quarter in 2015.

 

 

Exciting!

 

 

 

 

How to sync your iBooks onto your iPad

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Lesson time! Obviously books are a lot easier (if only because it’s more natural) to read on your iPad instead of your computer. Here’s how to sync your books from your computer to your iPad.

 

Connect your iPad through usb to your computer.

 

If it’s the first time you’re connecting your iPad to your computer, both devices wil ask if the other is trustworthy. You should say yes, unless you have sneaky suspicions, of course.

 

iTunes on your computer should open automatically, but if it doesn’t, you can open it yourself (look at what a big strong adult you are)

 

Once open, click on the button ‘iPad’ or the name of the iPad in the top right corner.

 

At the top of the window that opens, it will give you a range of options – summary info, apps, music movies, TV shows Podcast, iTunes U ( everyone should look into iTunes U btw), and finally, books.

 

( Hot tip – you can sync all these things between your devices using the same method)

 

Click on books.

 

Select the ‘sync books’ check box, then choose to ‘sync all books’ or ‘selected books’ (which you can pick from below.)

 

There are 4 stages of syncing – it should take about 5 minutes ( depending on how much data you’re syncing of course.)

 

You can also sync your Audiobooks here.

 

Now you have all that lovely reading material on both! We recommend Shantaram, ‘Is everyone hanging out without me’ by Mindy and Mr Mercedes by Stephen King.

 

Just try not to do the ‘ol lying on your back reading with your iPad held above you until it falls on your face injury, k? K.

 

Tip of the day! Screenshots edition

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So this is an oldy but such an important goody!! We’re talking SCREENSHOTS PEOPLE!!

 

So much of our lives are lived on our computers and devices these days (which we are all for, btw, as long as it’s not on the Kim Kardashian App…) and sometimes it’s just NECESSARY WITH CAPITALIZATION to show someone what’s going on in your deviceland. And maybe it’s just us here at iPhone Antidote, but sometimes it’s stupidly hard to remember how to take a screenshot, so here’s what you do:

 

For your iPad/iPhone: Press the top right hand power button at the same time as the Home button which is in the middle at the bottom of the phone. BAM MAGIC PHOTO SAVED RIGHT INTO YOUR PHOTOS APP

 

For your Mac: Press and hold the Command button,  the Shift button and the number three button all at the same time. BAM YOUR WHOLE SCREEN IS FROZEN IN TIME AND ACCESSIBLE ON YOUR DESKTOP AS A FILE

 

For your PC: If you’re using  Microsoft Windows XP,  click the window you want to capture. Press and hold down the Alt key and  the Print Screen key at the same time. BAM YOU”VE GOT A SCREENSHOT ON YOUR PC BUT WHY ARE YOU USING A PC AGAIN?

 

For your iWatch: Oh wait, that doesn’t exist yet, our bad. Don’t tell anyone we know stuff from the future k? K.

 

 

 

 

 

Command Key by Walt Stoneburner is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

See Apple’s new ads for iPad!

 

Apple has just launched two new TV ads for the iPad. Brimmed full of emotion, beautiful images and music (as per usual),  the ads feature Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish conductor who composes music with the iPad Air, and travel blogger Chérie King, who uses the iPad when she travels the world.

 

See them here and enjoy:

 

 

 

 

 

Videos courtesy of Apple.