Tuesday, February 14, 2012

OnLive Desktop - Run Office 10/Windows 7 on an iPad...

Takeaway - If you absolutely, positively need to access a Windows 7 environment on your iPad, OnLive Desktop is a decent free option..

Two of the biggest questions/complaints I get is "why can't I use Microsoft Office on the iPad?" and "I like Windows, why can't it be like Windows?"
(yes, I do get both questions, repeatedly, I have yet to convert all the masses)

As a devout Mac guy my answer is "why would you want too?"
(yes, I hate it when people answer a question with a question but in this case I feel it's warranted).

The biggest issue I see with iPad adoption is users wanting to replicate their traditional computing environment ion the iPad. As any seasoned iPad user will tell you, that is not possible. But that same iPad guru will tell you it's better that way.

Word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, all the Microsoft Office platforms can be used within the native iPad environment with specific iPad app, but for those users who are insistant on mimicking the Windows environment there is OnLive Desktop...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bookmarks via PS10 iPads

The latest bookmarks from the PS 10 iPads Diigo Group...


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Everything Butt Art - Learn to draw iOS app

I came across this interesting app, Everything Butt Art (iTunes link) thanks to Mashable.

It's a very cool little how-to drawing app that teaches the basics of drawing on the premise that everything starts out looking like a butt.



The app comes with 3 free tutorials and in-app purchase ability for up to 24 more (each $0.99).

Below is a quick video of the opening page and my first attempt at the Gorrilla.


The app has spoken instructions and a guidebok of how to draw, which also features a voice-over option (very nice for students who may struggle with reading).

A very nicely done app with basic free functions. Buying all the drawing tutorials would cost a pretty penny but the freebies & ability to free-draw are enough to make it a worthy download, especially for those working with lower-grade students.

Click here for the iTunes page to download...

NASA's new app - Sector 33

 I love the original NASA app so I was excited to read about NASA's new offering...

... Sector 33 (iTunes link) is NASA's new flight simulator inspired app on the iOS platform.

It reminds me a lot of the game FlightControl except a lot more realistic and far more mathematically accurate. This has great potential for engaging a wide range of students as it appeals to multiple interests. (math, gaming, simulations, aviation)







As with the original NASA app, Sector 33 if free!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012