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Autism and iPad, five years later

Autism and iPad, five years later

We covered both autism awareness month and the iPad five years later over the last couple of days, but now it's time to look at what the two can accomplish together. Shannon Des Roches Rosa's son Leo, now fifteen years old, has been using an iPad since shortly after it launched in 2010. Over the...
iPad and its impact: Five years later

iPad and its impact: Five years later

Five years ago Apple once again revolutionized personal computing — and shipped the iPad. The iPad was the first tablet that made sense. Some accused it of "just" being a big iPhone — and that was its genius. As I said at the time, it was the iPhone gone IMAX: The big screen allowed for a...
Drexel University's 'iPad vending machine' lets Philadelphia residents rent the tablets

Drexel University brings tablet rentals to Philadelphia residents with 'iPad vending machine'

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia have teamed up to introduce an 'iPad vending machine' that lets residents to rent the tablets for up to four hours at a time. From the Drexel News Blog: Residents of Philadelphia's Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods bordering...
Adobe Slate

Adobe Slate for the iPad makes designing and sharing presentations easier

Adobe has launched a new app exclusively for the iPad called Slate, which will allow its users to make multimedia presentations quickly and then share them with others. After users create a presentation with Slate, they can then upload that content to so it can be viewed as a website. Here...
Amazing iPad apps to help with autism and awareness

Amazing iPad apps to help with autism and awareness

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and the beginning of Autism Awareness Month. The United Nations General Assembly designated the day in 2007 as a way to raise autism acceptance and help those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Since it's launch in 2010, the iPad and iPad apps have been a...
Adobe Comp CC for the iPad

Adobe Comp CC for iPad makes it easier to get started on your new app or web design

Adobe has launched a new app for the iPad called Comp CC. It's been made to give designers a basic way to make initial designs that can be filled out on the company's desktop apps. Adobe Comp CC has been made to replace the use of pen and paper for designers of mobile apps, websites and more for...
Members of UK Parliament to receive iPad Air 2 following May elections

Members of UK Parliament to receive iPad Air 2 following May elections

All 650 members of the British House of Commons will be given an iPad Air 2 following the general elections in May. The distribution of iPads is part of a hardware refresh announced by the House of Commons Commission. The refresh will also include a new laptop for each member. iPads have been in...
China Unicom, China Telecom to sell iPad Air 2 and mini 3 starting March 27

China Unicom, China Telecom to sell iPad Air 2 and mini 3 starting March 27

Both China Unicom and China Telecom have announced that they will begin carrying the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The carriers will begin selling both tablets on March 27. Both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be compatible with both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE...
Best keyboard cases for iPad Air 2

Best keyboard cases for iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is an invaluable productivity tool when paired with a keyboard case that's right for you. These are currently the best you can buy! The iPad Air 2 is thinner, powerful, and more portable than any iPad before it. If you want to ditch your Mac and head out the door with your iPad, a...
Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships now speeding into space on the iPad and Mac for $15

Sid Meier's Starships, the space-based strategy game from developer Firaxis and publisher 2K Games, is now available for the iPad and Mac for $14.99. A companion to the recently released PC-Mac game Civilization: Beyond Earth, Sid Meier's Starships gives the player the power to create and...
Forget Force Touch trackpads — I want a pressure-sensitive iPad Pro

Forget Force Touch trackpads — I want a pressure-sensitive iPad Pro

The new MacBook's trackpad is incredible. Now, imagine that technology in an iPad. I got to spend just twenty minutes with the new MacBook trackpad on Monday, but it was enough to leave me feeling wowed, impressed, and a little bit disoriented. Apple's long-in-the-making Force Touch trackpad...
Zagg Rugged Book keyboard case for iPad Air 2 review

Zagg Rugged Book keyboard case for iPad Air 2 review

If you need a keyboard case and a protective case all in one, the Rugged Book by Zagg is a great choice The Rugged Book is one of Zagg's newest keyboard case offerings for the iPad Air 2 and boasts great protection with 4 different modes, a backlit keyboard, up to two years of battery life on a...
How to manage two-factor authentication on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with Authy

How to manage two-factor authentication on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with Authy

Passwords are weak and often cracked. Two-factor authentication, which uses your phone number to send a secondary code you have to enter, is much stronger. I know first-hand how scary password hacks can be, but I still put off two-factor authentication for years — relying instead on a strong...
What else do you want to see at Apple's Spring Forward event?

What else do you want to see at Apple's Spring Forward event?

If the Apple Watch shares the keynote stage on March 9, what could it share that stage with? The 2007 iPhone keynote also hosted the re-introduction of Apple TV (née iTV). The 2012 iPad 3 event also hosted the introduction of the Apple TV 3 (1080p). Last year's iPhones 6 event shared the stage...
iPad Air

Apple reportedly set to include USB 3.0 ports on iPad Pro, higher-res 12-inch MacBook Air in the works

Apple is rumored to be working on a larger iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display, with production set to commence from September. According to the Wall Street Journal, the tablet will feature USB 3.0 ports to allow faster data transfer with external hard drives. The tablet is also said to feature ports...
Apple reportedly targeting September to start production of 12.9 inch iPad

iPad Pro production rumored to start in September

The iPad Pro is rumored to be a 12.9-inch iPad that would appeal to professional, productivity users, similar to the iPhone 6 Plus in the phone lineup. While early rumors pegged the iPad Pro's release for early 2015, production is now being rumored to start this fall, in the September time frame....
How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

You may not have a telephoto lens, but you can still take great sports photography with your iPhone — it's all about knowing the right tricks. In addition to skating with Boston, I coach a couple of roller derby teams. One of the most important tools for me, as a coach, has become my iPhone:...
Great March break projects and apps for the family!

Great March break projects and apps for the family!

For many families, next week is March break, when the schools close and the kids come home. If they're coming home to iPhones and iPads, there's a lot to keep them busy — and learning! Whether you're going on vacation or enjoying a much-deserved staycation, there are plenty of apps both built-...
iPad Air: My constant companion

iPad Air: My constant companion

My iPad Air has become an almost constant companion. I've been around computers most of my adult life but the iPad is the first computer that's ever really felt part of my life. My mom is a retired university and elementary school teacher. She's had an iMac for years, received her first iPad in...
How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

BabyTalk is a free program offered by the Stanford Ear Institute and Weingarten Children's Center that uses Apple's iPad and FaceTime to bring speech therapy to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the rural areas of California. Kathy Sussman is executive director at Weingarten, and a passionate...

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