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Thanksgiving app sales!

November 22nd, 2012 Comments off

This is the time of year when lots of the most popular apps are on sale. Most of the major holidays are always accompanied with app price drops and Thanksgiving is no exception. Here are a few of our favorite apps that are on sale today:

Docs-to-go is 40% off and currently $9.99. http://appshopper.com/business/documents-to-go%c2%ae-with-exchange-attachments-microsoft-word-editing-exchange-attachments-desktop-sync

Quick Office is 75% off and currently $4.99 http://appshopper.com/business/quickoffice-connect-mobile-suite-for-ipad

Penultimate is 50% off and currently $0.99 http://appshopper.com/productivity/penultimate

Notability is 60% off and currently $1.99  http://appshopper.com/productivity/notability

-Jason Miller

 

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iPad Tip of the Week: Emailing Photos and Videos

October 3rd, 2012 Comments off

For this Tip of the Week, I will show you how to easily add photos and videos to email messages. This video is 1 minute and 20 seconds long.

iPad tip of the week: Emailing Photos and Videos:

With the release of iOS 6 it is now easier than ever to add photos/videos to emails. You can now add them from within the email itself. Here is how:

  1. Open the mail app
  2. Create a new email message by tapping the new mail icon in the top right corner of the screen
  3. Tap and hold anywhere in the body of the message to bring up a list of options.
  4. Locate the option that is labeled “Insert Photo or Video” and tap that option
  5. You will now be presented with a box labeled photos, which will give you access to your media. Choose camera roll or photo stream depending on where your attachment is located.
  6. After taping either camera roll or photo stream, tap the item that you want to attach to the email.
  7. Tap the use button located in the top right corner to attach the item to the mail message.
  8. Complete your email and then send.

-Jason Miller

iPad Styluses

May 10th, 2011 Comments off

Choosing a stylus for your iPad can be a tough decision, which is why I have attached a link to an article that reviews some of the most popular iPad styluses currently available. Photos and prices of each stylus are included in the article.
Review of iPad Styluses

– Jason Miller

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Connecting to a share drive using Logmein

May 6th, 2011 Comments off

Recently we have discovered a way to use the Logmein ignition app to connect to share and network drives.  To better explain the steps needed to use this function of the app, we have created a short informative video.

 

Click the link below for a transcript of the video.

How to connect to the share drive using the Logmein Ignition app

– Jason Miller, Paul Jarnagin

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Connecting a Camera to an iPad

April 11th, 2011 Comments off

Here are some guidelines to follow if you are interested in connecting a camera to your iPad:

1. You will need to purchase an iPad camera connection kit (no matter what type of camera you are using)

2. Make sure that the camera you’d like to use is compatible with the iPad (look on the camera maker’s website)

3. You may need to purchase a USB hub that has an external power supply. You will know whether a hub is required if when you plug the camera into the iPad using the connector you receive a message on your iPad that says insufficient power for the connected device.

For anyone interested in connecting a pocket video camera (e.g., Flip camera) to your iPad, you will most likely need a USB hub.

As a side note, anyone who is interested in photo or video editing apps should look at the apps FlipShare and ReelDirector. ReelDirector is one of the few video processing apps that will download to the 1st Gen iPad. Most of the the video apps require an integrated camera, such as you’d find in an iPhone.

-Jason Miller

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Logmein Ignition

March 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Logmein is a versatile service that allows you to remotely control your office or home pc/mac. But it is the logmein app that truly makes this service useful.  If you are looking for an easy to use remote desktop app this is a perfect app. The app has many nice features:

App features

  • Easily control your computer using your ipad
  • Handles multiple monitors with ease
  • Split screen mode that allows for multitasking (requires multiple monitors)
  • Ability to hold down keys such as shift and alt enabling use of keyboard shortcuts
  • Interact with your office computer using your finger as the mouse
  • Ability to poweron your computer remotely (ideal for traveling)
  • Control multiple computers from within the app (i.e. work or home)

 

How to use the app

1. Go to logmein.com and signup for a free account

2. install the logmein client from the website on to the computer you wish to remotely control

3. Purchase the logmein ignition app from the app store on your iPad

4. Setup the computer you wish to control so that it does not hibernate from inactivity. Otherwise the computer will be unavailable when attempting to connect to it using your iPad.

5. Open the logmein app and sign in to the app using your free account username/password.

Here is the link for the logmein website: http://logmein.com/

http://appshopper.com/productivity/logmein-ignition

-Jason Miller

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iPad Tips

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

Here are some handy tips for using the iPad more efficiently:

Hidden Punctuation Marks:

While typing, swiping up quickly on the comma key will immediately insert an apostrophe; swiping up on the period key inserts a quotation mark. Holding down punctuation marks can also bring up extra options. For example tapping and holding the period key on the punctuation keyboard will show an ellipsis that can be inserted into your text. Other hidden punctuation marks include the bullet and an em-dash which can be found by holding down the hyphen key.

Accented Letters :

To use accented letters press and hold on a vowel to display a pop-up containing accented versions of the selected character appears. Then just select the accented character you wish to use from the pop-up and it will be inserted in to your text. Below is the an image of what the accented letter option for the letter “i” looks like:

Launching Apps Quickly:

If you need to find an app quickly but hate scrolling through pages of apps or searching through multiple folders of apps there is a faster way. First tap the home button to get to the main iPad home screen. Then tap the button again to bring up the search program on your iPad. Next type the first few letters of that hard-to-find app’s name, and then tap on the correct app when it appears in the search results.  Below is an image showing the search function being used to find an app on the iPad:

–Jason Miller

 

 

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