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
Performing live with your iPad is quite an amazing journey these days as we now have a plethora of apps and hardware to choose from. There are no excuses accepted for NOT using your iOS device to perform with! From simply using it to display your sheet music to running AUM to control six different apps all connected to your MIDI keyboard to simply using … Continue reading Apps for an Amazing Live Performance Setup for iPad/iPhone (Some great prices on these currently as well!)
So I’ve run into a weird issue that I did not expect to have and I can not find the answer. Let me tell you what is going on and maybe someone out there can help me figure out what I am doing wrong! I have taken photos of student compositions using my iPad. I then went into iPhoto and edited them – just basic … Continue reading iPad and Cloud Issues with photo uploading…. Got any ideas? (UPDATE)
This is why I wonder what Apple was thinking when they picked Flickr to integrate into Mountain Lion… and how much is it to upgrade? So this of course brings me to the question of what IS a great online spot to put your photo’s? So let’s do a little poll… What do you view as the BEST spot to put photo’s online? … Continue reading Online photo’s
The first year I owned an iPad I had to tell people that the iPad was meant, so far, as mostly a consumption device not a creation device. About the time the iPad2 was released things started changing and I felt like I could use the iPad for creating more often. Of course the biggest problem is that we have to go through a major … Continue reading MultiTrack DAW – The Question is not “What is Possible” it is “How Do I Do It?”
For those of you like me who work in a school where there are Windows computer all around you but you have an iPad you are using in the classroom there is now another tool available to make the use of that iPad more effective! The ReflectionApp has now been updated to work with Windows XP! For those of you that are not quite sure … Continue reading Reflection App updated for Windows XP now!
Well that is very interesting indeed! A month or so ago I deleted/deactivated a few of my social accounts. It had seemed that I had reached overload of daily input into my brain and I also did not agree with everything that was happening around me online. It’s been a good break. Now I have re-opened a few of those accounts again. I miss the … Continue reading Privacy online and social sites that don’t actually delete your accounts when asked!
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything but these past few weeks have been full of preparation for Fine Arts Week. Through that preparation though I’ve started using a specific workflow that seems to be working pretty well. When I digitize music at the school one purpose is for archival and the main purpose is so that I can access that PDF music … Continue reading PDF Music Workflow with PDF Music Readers and DropBox
I have been very excited because every year when I get my tax refund back I usually convince my wife to let me buy a new toy. Like my iPad’s or a new kayak. This year I’ve known for a long time that I was going to be buying an Apple TV with the converter from HDMI to VGA with audio. I’ve been using my … Continue reading Reflection on the ReflectionApp and the AirServerApp and Apple TV
Buying an Apple TV is on my list of soon to buy items. Of course at this point I am waiting until next weeks announcements from Apple on March 7. I have ideas about what will be announced, go read the rumor blogs if you have no idea. I an assure you it is not the iPhone 5 though, like one of my 8th graders … Continue reading Reflection App, Apple TV for $15?