Archive for the ‘apps’ Category

Editing a PowerPoint Presentation on Your iPad

April 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Jason Miller found a nice Macworld article on editing a PowerPoint on your iPad. Enjoy!

-Rebecca Johnson

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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.

Quick Office is 75% off and currently $4.99

Penultimate is 50% off and currently $0.99

Notability is 60% off and currently $1.99

-Jason Miller


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Should you Skype, FaceTime, or Google+ Hangout?

October 24th, 2012 Comments off

Jason Miller found a nice run-down from Popular Mechanics on the pros and cons of these three video-calling tools.

–Rebecca Johnson

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iOS 6.0 Tips: Setting up multiple email signatures, using “Street View,” and more

October 8th, 2012 Comments off

Here are some links that Jason Miller sent me recently that detail some nifty things you can do in iOS 6.0, including how to

Use HTML to create a link in your email signature in iOS 6.0

Have multiple email signatures on your iOS 6.0 device

Reorder your inboxes with iOS 6.0

Get Google Maps back on your iOS 6.0 device

Get Google Maps “Streetview” for the Google Maps web application

–Rebecca Johnson

Passbook . . . close to being interesting

September 26th, 2012 Comments off

I’ll admit to being underwhelmed by Passbook, the new electronic wallet app for iOS 6 on the iPhone. But it’s clear that when the individual developers get around to tweaking their apps so that they work with Passbook, it should be pretty swell. Evidently ZDnet thinks so too. And how nice that the only store app I use, Starbucks, will work with Passbook by the end of this week. Oh, and as far as I know, it’s only available on the iPhone.

–Rebecca Johnson

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Changes to Find My iPhone (iPad)

September 20th, 2012 Comments off

With the flurry of updates that have been pushed out with the new iOS, you may have missed the update to the Find My iPhone app. It’s now a little easier to send a tone to your misplaced iPad. See this link that Jason Miller found at

–Rebecca Johnson

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Editing Excel on an iPad

September 5th, 2012 Comments off

I rarely use Excel and so don’t have much experience with which Office compatible suite on the iPad offers what sort of functionality with those files. Jason Miller sent me an excellent overview of a couple of different apps for viewing Excel files and eight more for editing them. Enjoy!

Editing Excel files on an iPad from Macworld, September 5, 2012.

–Rebecca Johnson

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Complete Class Organizer

September 4th, 2012 Comments off

This is a guest post by Yolanda Barnes–

One of my favorite apps is Complete Class Organizer – Student Version ($4.99) by AnimalBrainz, Inc. The app has a lot of functionality. You can record lectures and any notes you take will be synchronized with the recording. You can also take notes by typing or drawing, send notes to classmates via Bluetooth, calculate and store your class grades with the feature calculator, import PDF/PPT and other files, and generate, print, and email your weekly class schedule. You can also integrate with Dropbox and Google docs. The list goes on and on because new versions and updates are being produced weekly.

I came across the app because I was in need of something that could help me get organized for graduate school. This app seemed to have everything that I needed for only $4.99, which is a wonderful price for all of the features that it has to offer.

Yolanda D. Barnes is a 2011 Ronald E. McNair Scholar with published research in the area of juvenile delinquency and parenting practices. She received her BA in criminal justice with a minor in social work and is currently a first-year graduate student in the MSW program at the University of Alabama.

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It’s not impossible when you know the right app . . .

August 29th, 2012 Comments off

This is a guest post by Dr. Carmen Burkhalter–

I have often told my friends and family I hope I never have to live without an iPad. iPad technology seems to hide the nuts and bolts of coding and makes working so simple. Even modern computers don’t have the same level of simplicity I find myself enjoying these days. My only complaint has been that I can’t do all my work on the iPad. Well, the outstanding employees of eTech have listened to me complain about this until they were fed up.  They then countered by challenging me to create problems for them to solve. My first complaint was that although the remote desktop app LogMeIn is a great program, it’s completely dependent upon my computer being on and having power. This drives me crazy especially when I am trying to find a work file at odd hours of the day, or if I would need to access files after a storm had knocked out power to our building. Today, Jason Miller in eTech showed me the app Files Connect. This app is fabulous. I can now access all of my H-drive or S-drive files even if my office computer is powered off. I am thrilled. All I can say is eTech 1 – Carmen Burkhalter 0.  Stay tuned. I’ll update you on the score as we go on.

Carmen Burkhalter, senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama, is also a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, where she specializes in pediatric audiology.

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Working on the Go–ProfHacker iPad column

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off

From today’s Profhacker column. Grad student Stephanie Hedge talks about the tools and apps that help her get work done on her iPad. Note the first comment on her column that mentions the lack of sufficient security in Dropbox to satisfy FERPA. Just something to keep in mind.

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