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31 Jan 13

Are these designs FAILS or are they just part of the journey. I'm showing this to my students so they can see how curiousity and imagination are a journey - they don't just birth new ideas and make them happen, sometimes you have to throw an idea out there and it leads to another and another. This is a great graphic at fast design of different Apple designs that never happened. I particularly like the flat screen workstation from 1982 - image #10  (and #14 & #27) which really shows how they were thinking about ipads in the 1980's ALREADY before the PC revolution even happened.

31 Jan 13

Are these designs FAILS or are they just part of the journey. I'm showing this to my students so they can see how curiousity and imagination are a journey - they don't just birth new ideas and make them happen, sometimes you have to throw an idea out there and it leads to another and another. This is a great graphic at fast design of different Apple designs that never happened. I particularly like the flat screen workstation from 1982 - image #10  (and #14) which really shows how they were thinking about ipads in the 1980's ALREADY before the PC revolution even happened.

31 Jan 13

Are these designs FAILS or are they just part of the journey. I'm showing this to my students so they can see how curiousity and imagination are a journey - they don't just birth new ideas and make them happen, sometimes you have to throw an idea out there and it leads to another and another. This is a great graphic at fast design of different Apple designs that never happened. I particularly like the flat screen workstation from 1982 - image #2 which really shows how they were thinking about ipads in the 1980's ALREADY before the PC revolution even happened.

31 Jan 13

Are these designs FAILS or are they just part of the journey. I'm showing this to my students so they can see how curiousity and imagination are a journey - they don't just birth new ideas and make them happen, sometimes you have to throw an idea out there and it leads to another and another. This is a great graphic at fast design of different Apple designs that never happened.

18 Dec 12

The trick to sending content from your ipad 2 or or iPhone 4S or higher is to turn on mirroring. You double click and then slide backwards to click the airplay button - if you have no clue what I just said, you'll want to use this article from apple about how to do it.

18 Dec 12

App Advice is my favorite app for finding apps. This is their list of best apps for the Apple TV. The first one recommended is the REmote app. Just note that it is a bit tricky to learn to use the remote, but once you do, you may prefer it over the tiny apple remote that comes with the tv and keeps getting lost in the couch.

18 Dec 12

So, you don't understand why 2 screens are necessary and why the iphone/ ipad would need to be connected to a large TV. I have an Apple TV and beginning to use it with my ipad and the possibilities are revolutionary. I first heard of the Apple TV, most of the teachers who have 1:1 ipads in their school are using the Apple TV to wirelessly send content to their projectors.

This article from mashable thoroughly covers what the dual screen revolution means to the classroom and your family room.

"Dual-screen apps change all of that by shifting the software and user experience model from one user to potentially many, and from one screen (PC/phone/tablet) to two screens (phone/tablet and TV monitor). From a software development and user-experience perspective, the large monitor (which is the true second screen -- versus the standard concept that considers the tablet as the second screen) becomes an open computing surface where one can render any form of application functionality, information, data and content."

18 Dec 12

Apple's official list of airplay enabled apps. If you have an Apple TV, you can use apps to send content to your Apple TV from your ipad or iphone. This list is created by Apple.

18 Dec 12

An excellent list of airplay enabled apps - although this was out a bit before the current Apple TV, I'm finding that these are some of the highest rated apps on the store with some very cool video capabilities.

For example, the free ShowMe app combs your networks and serves up video that your friends are watching -- not to your ipad (although that is possible) but to your TV that is enabled with the Apple TV. I'm finding the Apple TV higher quality than my Roku box, although I'm keeping my Roku box because it has Amazon and my Apple TV does not. If you get an Apple TV, make sure you set up Remote and download some of these apps.

12 Dec 12

In a huge turn of irony, at least if one considers how Bill Gates began his programming career, a spat over Office 365 coming to the ipad and Apple's desire to get 30% commissions for anyone signing up for the service if it originates on the ipad, may mean that office 365 won't come to the ipad at all. The evolution of the platform to tablet devices is critical to software companies and yet, many balk at the steep cut some like Apple take. It is interesting to watch, but there is a bigger issue here. Microsoft continues to have the best Office suite, but, as with Google Drive, many move because of a lack of ubiquity and collaborative ability driven by the walls erected by Microsoft in their traditional, but understandable proprietary system. I have to think that there are bigger issues at stake for Microsoft here. These are interesting times, to say the least, as I sit here watching Batman on my Apple TV streaming via the wifi and read this article on my ipad as I blog in the den using a bluetooth logitech keyboard.

04 Oct 12

I'm sorry, but the idea that "ScuffGate" and "purplegate" are really any kind of world-impacting problem is ridiculous. Forbes in this article explains,

"ScuffGate refers to scuff marks or scratches some users have encountered on the aluminum back, prompting Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller to point out in an email obtained by 9 to 5 Mac that “any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color.” I immediately bought a $29 case for my iPhone 5 to protect it against breaking and got scuff mark protection for no extra charge.

Some users, says Mashable, are even complaining about an iPhone 5 camera flaw causing a “purple haze.”  I’m not sure what I like better, “CameraGate” or “PurpleGate.”"

Just fix it and move on, but the world has not ended.

03 Oct 12

This tribute to Steve Jobs is gaining traction in the anniversary of his death on Friday. It is another take that you might want to share with your students if you're talking about this Friday. 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

03 Oct 12

"McDonald's app is available only in France at the moment but lets customers place an order and pay for it from their iPhone."

Paying via mobile device is going to increase. Now, school lunch cards and numbers are the norm, but I would expect that eventually paying for books and food will be via mobile device. IT is going to be more important than ever that we teach our children how to handle money because paying via mobile, I think, is a lot like paying with a debit card - you don't feel the pain that you do when real cash is involved.

01 Sep 12

"Disruption doesn't care about legagies" says this article discussing the major disruption hitting the "wintel" market as the computing industry is becoming forever changed by the new preferences in computing devices and how we use them since the inception of broadband. An important article to read, the graphic in this article says it all about the size of businesses.

Education would do well to read and understand that a similar disruption is coming to education and indeed, is already here. "Disruption doesn't care about legacy." From the school on the corner to the pristine ivory tower down the road, read these words and know that in 10 years someone is going to be doing a similar chart on education. The parallels are ground shaking.

13 Jun 12

Readwriteweb has a fan-boy-ish overview of Apple's announcements on Monday. It is worth a read no matter your feelings about Apple. They remain the "king of the hill" in technology even in a post-jobs era -- for now.

13 Jun 12

"App store" and other words are in contention. If you like language or even current events, there are some fascinating discussions from this New York Times column about the English language. They state their opinion that Apple doesn't have much hope in protecting the term "app store" but I guess the courts will decide. I do, however, think it is absurd that Facebook claimed the word "poke." I distinctly recall poking the fire when I was a kid on campouts. ;-)

19 May 12

Companies like Apple are starting to move to renewable energy. It is only a matter of time before people start eyeing schools. The though thing about it is how long the payback is. That being said, when one transitions off the grid, the savings are substantial after the initial costs are recouped. By the end of 2012, Apple will generate 60 percent of the energy needed by its North Carolina data centre on the site itself, using a combination of fuel cells and solar power – adding a second array alongside one which is already set to be the largest in the US. The rest will be electricity from renewable sources, bought from local providers, Apple has said. "

19 May 12

This website, Steve Told Us, is just a picture of Steve relaxed on the floor and a quote - that's it. If you want another quote you need to click refresh. The quote I got first was a great one.

"when you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. Thenetworks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing though! Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revollution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth."

Yes, it sure is I'm not one to elevate any person up to "God" status, however, there are many things he said that ring true. This quote is one of them . Enjoy this website.

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