My iOS Device Journey

This…. this is my blog of my adventures with the magical world of Apple and it’s devices. My story of the journey of using, creating, and learning. and so…. the great tale continues today with another episode in the “I can’t believe it” category. Astute readers will notice something missing in the picture above – my Apple Watch! Pretty funny tan line hey? That’s what … Continue reading My iOS Device Journey

iOS13 Tip#4 – Pin Widgets to iPad HomeScreen (well…. this is REALLY iPadOS)

iOS13 vs iPadOS – These tips will all be highlighting new ways we will be able to use our OS’s to improve our productivity/creativity! iPadOS is an enhanced version of iOS13 which is technically for iPhone and iPod. iPadOS has features that will never be available on the smaller screens. Remember those nifty Widgets on your iPad? What? You never use them because you forget … Continue reading iOS13 Tip#4 – Pin Widgets to iPad HomeScreen (well…. this is REALLY iPadOS)

iOS Tip#3 – 18 Slots now available in iPad Dock! (Well… iPadOS)

Now we will be able to hold even more apps in our iPad Docks. Why you ask? To make us more productive! BUT – when we want to use the new iPadOS features available like SlideOver with multiple apps we NEED more apps in the dock! Because it’s easier to get apps into that SlideOver and SplitScreen mode. The iPad dock will now hold 15 … Continue reading iOS Tip#3 – 18 Slots now available in iPad Dock! (Well… iPadOS)

iOS13 Tip#2 – Fast Forward/Rewind Videos in the Photos App Tip

When I opened the Photos app there were some wonderful amazing things going on in there! One thing freaked me out though – where did the timeline go while watching a video so I could fast forward/rewind quickly!?!?!? Well… never fear! It’s still near! Just a Tap away will let you Nap in peace Today!     Continue reading iOS13 Tip#2 – Fast Forward/Rewind Videos in the Photos App Tip

iOS13 Tip#1 – Dragging files from the New Download Manager in Safari

So I’ve been a seriously stupid person once again – It seems I just can’t resist! I’ve gone and loaded up the public betas of iOS13 and iPadOS on my iPhone and iPad. Several things have really struck me and I plan on making a few short tips on YouTube to show you some ideas of how the new features are going to be useful … Continue reading iOS13 Tip#1 – Dragging files from the New Download Manager in Safari

Music Apps, Battery Life and the never ending “kill app” discussion on iOS

I’m forever seeing students swiping away and force quitting the apps on their iPhones. When I ask why they state, “It saves the battery!” My research has shown that unless you are dealing with audio apps this force quitting is not needed. Is if you are using audio apps then it is ALWAYS a good idea to force quit your apps upon finishing with them. … Continue reading Music Apps, Battery Life and the never ending “kill app” discussion on iOS

Using An RSS News Reader and Blogs To Give Students Feedback on Assignments

  I have to say that one of the most used apps on my iPad is my RSS news feed app. It is through my RSS news feeds that I can follow an absurd number of websites, blogs, news updates and almost anything on the web that I am interested in. I used to go visit a small handful of sites every day hoping for … Continue reading Using An RSS News Reader and Blogs To Give Students Feedback on Assignments