‘iPad’ Posts

Apps You Need for Fall Semester

Apps You Need for Fall Semester

In a smartphone obsessed world, it can be easy to forget that phones are good for something other than texting and tweeting. This semester, load your phone or tablet with apps that will help you survive your classes and give you a break when you need one. Planner App Any planner app will do, but ...

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

If you find yourself lacking the motivation to do the dishes, installing a tablet-holding station in your kitchen will add a little entertainment to this otherwise monotonous task. Using Command hooks, you can create tablet stations throughout your home to make leaving the couch much less difficult during a Netflix binge. The idea comes to ...

Google Now for the iPhone Takes on Siri

Google Now for the iPhone Takes on Siri

Google Now, the search giant’s mobile assistant, has officially made its way to the iPhone in the latest update to the Google Search app for iOS. Up until now, the feature was only available on Android devices running version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher. The tool uses information gathered from your location and browsing history ...

Apple iPad Mini Event Overview: New Everything

Apple iPad Mini Event Overview: New Everything

At Apple’s special event yesterday, new models for many of their products were revealed, including long overdue iMac and Mac Mini models. The event’s main focal point, however, was the official announcement of the iPad Mini, Apple’s first foray into the 7-inch tablet market.  On top of the iPad Mini, a fourth-generation iPad was announced, ...

Here’s a Good Argument for Getting an iPad

Here’s a Good Argument for Getting an iPad

Why you might want an iPad for school. There’s an endless debate among college students: iPad or Laptop? It used to be all Mac vs. PC, or even Desktop vs. Laptop, but those debates are long overdone. We’re now deciding between the laptop (either PC or Mac), and the iPad; however, there’s a time and ...

5 Essential iOS Games For Killing Time

5 Essential iOS Games For Killing Time

Whether you’re traveling cross-country, sitting around campus waiting for a class to start, or just an iOS game addict, here are 5 games you should probably be playing to kill a few hours of your day. Field Runners 2 Field Runners is a tower defence game based on the traditional style of a majority of TD games, ...

Stay Focused with an iPad and GoodReader

an class="full-image-float-right ssNonEditable">GoodReader will save all of your class files locally, so you can access them even when you're offline.Well, I'm only a few days into classes this year and am already starting to consider my iPad as indispensable as my laptop.  I've been at this long enough to realize that schoolwork is split fairly evenly into consumption and creation.  You consume books, readings, and notes, while you create papers, projects and tests.  My MacBook Pro is terrific for creating things, and I always thought it was just as ideal for consuming the PDF readings Trinity professors kindly assign us in lieu of extra textbooks.  Boy was I wrong.  One day of using GoodReader ($0.99) on my iPad has completely changed the way I study.

GoodReader is basically that; a really good reader app for the iPad.  You can open PDF's from mail attachments in the iPad's default email program, or download them from Blackboard (or your school's hopefully superior equivalent) via the app's built-in browser.  GoodReader will also read Word Documents, save web pages, or even open .zip folders, making it ideal for just about anything a professor can throw at you.  Once you open a file for the first time, you'll immediately understand why this is one of the best ways to organize and consume your class materials.  The reading screen gives you the obvious iOS pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-flip pages, as well as the ability to rotate the file and change your viewing options. It's also boasts a surprisingly good text-recognition system, empowering you to search for keywords on any file, or even transform the a crappy scan of an old library book into a customizable, distraction-free, scrolling list of clean text.