There’s no question that the iPad has become a superb tool for artists of all kinds, including professional musicians, who have been spoiled by the presence
Samplr is something of a toolbox; it is a collection of sample manipulation tools packaged together in the form of an integrated kit with effects, layers and a basic envelope system. While it attempts to remain accessible even to those who are just looking for something to play with, Samplr offers enough tinkering capabilities to serve more advanced digital audio professionals as well.
Before you can do anything with the app, Samplr will walk you through its functionality in a brief and informative tutorial. It aims to explain what each component of the interface is responsible for, and while the visual hierarchy of elements could be clearer, the interface is easy to navigate once you get a grip on things.
Now that Tumblr's blackouts are behind it, the company is back to focusing on its product, particularly its mobile one. A growing channel that, by the way, recently helped propel the blogging platform over 20 billion monthly page views.
For those who’ve already been Tumbl-ing on the iPhone, the new support for iPad will be familiar. First and foremost, because the app has “native” support for the iPad, it means that you no longer have to deal with the slow load times of your local browser. So, because of that, the user experience is more frictionless, more responsive and just feels more, well, native.
Like Tumblr for the iPhone, the new app includes familiar features like one-touch re-blogging, pinch and zoom to enlarge photos (and larger photos in general), multi-blog management, offline support, and so on.
However, the upgrade also brings some new iPad-specific additions as well, like its new navigational sidebar that remains in-view as you peruse through the Tumblr universe. A new Path-esque pie menu pops out of the sidebar, allowing for enhanced posting options, as well as landscape and markdown support.
"Dropbox is really going in for the whole social photo phenomenon right now. First, they were making it easy for your to save your photos in their cloud storage by letting you automatically sync them to Dropbox when ever you connected your device to your computer. Now, they’ve totally redesigned their iOS app to be more photo-friendly."
Introducing a new iPad application that allows you to view, create, and share a new kind of media: a creative canvas without boundaries — an Infinite Canvas. Break the sequential barriers often found in traditional presentation software and dive into rich non-linear content — comics, graphic novels, creative portfolios, magazines, photo journals, children’s stories, real estate brochures, art gallery tours, travelogues, tutorials — that shows more than just a single path from A to Z. Your iPad is more than a book…
Immerse yourself in an illuminated manuscript, select different directions, follow various points of view, or explore branching stories. Zoom in or out of the story’s roadmap with a simple tap. Use a single swipe to move up, down, left or right. Your iPad becomes a window looking into a larger, multi-dimensional space. Craft your own adventure…
... witzige Idee: eine iPad App als Nachfolger von Hypercard, der wegweisenden Hypertext-Software von Bill Atkinson: "Break the sequential barriers often found in traditional presentation software and dive into rich non-linear content — comics, graphic novels, creative portfolios, magazines, photo journals, children’s stories, real estate brochures, art gallery tours, travelogues, tutorials — that shows more than just a single path from A to Z. Your iPad is more than a book…"
Want to edit video on your iPad? Apple's $4.99 iMovie is the go-to choice for most folks. But now there's another option, and it won't cost you a penny. Pinnacle Studio 2.0 for iPad used to be Avid Studio for iPad, and it used to cost $4.99, same as iMovie. Now owned by Corel, it's now free -- and even better than before. Pinnacle Studio lets you arrange and edit your photos and videos, ultimately turning disparate elements into a cohesive whole. If you've ever worked with Pinnacle Studio on your PC, you'll feel right at home with the app's similarly straightforward interface. Though you can work with it in portrait view, landscape offers the better layout, with the top half of the screen devoted to your media and a preview window and the bottom half reserved for storyboarding. To build a movie, you simply drag a photo, video clip, transition effect, title, or song to the storyboard or timeline, then arrange those elements to your liking. The app also lets you trim clips, overlay sound effects and voice recordings, add custom pan-and-zoom effects, and so on. It supplies a handful of motion and static titles, but you can edit things like colors, fonts, and sizes to create more-customized text. Unfortunately, I could find no way to overlay a title on a photo or video; it seems you're limited to title cards that bookend them.
In diesem Zusammenhang kommt selbstorganisiertes Lernen (SOL) zum Tragen. Ob "selbstorganisiert", "selbstgesteuert" oder "selbstgestaltet" - das zentrale Prinzip lautet: Jede Schülerin und jeder Schüler sollte in die Lage gebracht werden, eigenverantwortlich, ihre/seine schulische Bildung voranzutreiben. Das ist inzwischen auch Konsens auf breiter Ebene, wenn man die Diskussion um Bildungsstandards oder SOL in der Bund-Länder-Kommission verfolgt."
Will Kelly takes a look at the CaptureToCloud iOS app, which lets you capture web content directly from your iPad. ... I do a lot of web research, and a lot of it takes place on my iPad. However, I hadn’t found a solid solution for using my iPad until I was introduced to CaptureToCloud. This free cloud service allows you to browse, share, and capture your entire CaptureToCloud library from any smartphone or tablet. They also offer paid subscription options.
The free CloudToCapure iOS app includes the following features:
- Capture web pages while browsing the web from your iPad. Any content you capture from a mobile device is accessible using a PC or other device.
- Use a CleanView option on-demand to save a clean version of the web page.
- Create topical categories by content, which is especially useful for setting up research files by project.
- Share content from your iPad or other mobile device whether you are online or offline with anyone (they don’t have to be a CaptureToCloud user).
- Full access to all of your CaptureToCloud content from your iOS device.
While the CaptureToCloud app runs on the iPhone, it’s much easier to use on an iPad.
If you aren't familiar with this groundbreaking Nearpod iPad app, I want to take a minute to share it with you and explain how it changed our school.
I have been wanting to write a post for a while about the amazing tool that we came across last year, that has truly changed the way we use iPads in our classrooms, but haven’t had a venue to do so. Now that I have my new website, I decided it was a must! If you aren’t familiar with this groundbreaking Nearpod iPad app, I want to take a minute to share it with you and explain how it changed our school.Nearpod is an App that allows teachers to share presentations; but wait, there’s more! It also lets you be a fully engaged participant and interact with the presentation through polls, quizzes, videos, drawing interactivity, website-sharing, self-guided quizzes and more.
Needless to say, it is a presenter’s dream come true. Our faculty use this in a number of different ways, from having students solve math problems, to reading teachers having students underline a text’s main ideas, to drawing the anatomy of plants.
"Geeze, I use an iPad every day and still I’m learning new things to show you in these tips. Today, I found out about Multitasking Gestures–a feature that’s been around since iOS 5, but really hasn’t been well-publicized, in my opinion. Multitasking Gestures allow you to manage your new iPad mini (or other flavor of choice, from the iPad 2 to the iPad 4) without resorting to the Home button to manage multitasking."
There’s no question that the iPad has become a superb tool for artists of all kinds, including professional musicians, who have been spoiled by the presence of robust apps for audio development.
As the iPad becomes increasingly powerful, developers are becoming more ambitious with their designs, as evidenced by the realtime sample manipulation app, Samplr. But does their reach exceed their grasp?
Overall, Samplr is certainly one of the most capable, enjoyable and rewarding audio tools to hit the App Store in recent memory, and will serve most users perfectly well in its current form.
Heiko Idensen's insight:
...let it rock :-) and sample and remixand scratch your sounds of silence
Happy Holidays! We wanted to share the gift of learning so we've added 'adding' to the iPad. Learnist for the iPad is now the easiest way to create a multimedia, social lesson on any topic.
Curate a lesson with videos from YouTube, Vimeo, lessons from ShowMe, Quizlet and Khan Academy, Wordpress blogs, Wikipedia articles, live UStreams, Scribd docs, Soundcloud audio, Slideshare presentations, Amazon books, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Slideshows, Google Maps and eBooks, and more, into a sequenced lesson to learn anything.
You can also use the HD camera on the iPad to take photos and create a how-to guide, share an experience or explain anything you can take a picture of.
Thanks for all your feedback and support!
Summary: - Create boards and add learnings on iPad - Add learnings via image, photo gallery, url or web search! - Bug fixes and performance improvements
Heiko Idensen's insight:
... now its possible to use the iPad as as a productivity tool
You can run the iOS Simulator app in any Windows browser and test your web designs without even having an iOS device.
The iOS Simulator is primarily targeted at Apple developers for them to develop iPad and iPhone apps on a Mac. That said, if you create websites, you can also use the iOS Simulator app to test your web designs on an iPhone or iPad without actually having the device. The iOS Simulator includes the native Safari app that is very close to the real thing.
The iOS Simulator app is only available for the Mac but if you are Windows or Linux, you can use the Browser Stack tool to run the “official” iOS Simulator directly in your web browser without installing any software.
To get started, create an account at Browser Stack and then choose “iOS” as the platform. Put your website URL in the input box and choose an iOS device – they offer the iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5 and iPad 1/2/3 loaded with various version of iOS. You can also switch devices while you are inside the iOS Simulator (see the above screenshot).
Unlike the fake emulators, what you are now using i very similar to the actual Safari app that available on a physical iOS device except that you have to use the mouse and not touch gestures to interact with the app.
The free plan offers 30 minutes of testing. And in addition to the iOS Simulator, Browser Stack also includes emulators for various Android devices.
Ärzte freuen sich auf das iPad Mini, Denn das iPad ist längst im Medizinbetrieb angekommen. Dank passender Profi-Apps von SAP.
Die Ärzte der Berliner Charité gehen schon seit Monaten mit iPad und iPhone auf Visite und haben sich von Papier und Bleistift verabschiedet. Thilo Berndt, SAP-Produktmanager, verrät uns, dass viele Ärzte das iPad Mini schon sehnsüchtig erwartet hätten, da es perfekt in die Kitteltasche passe. Das iPad Mini, das mancherorts als "Frauen-iPad für die Handtasche" oder "Kinder-Lesegerät" belächelt wird, findet im Business-Umfeld großen Anklang. Einige Kliniken, so Berndt, hätten sogar überlegt, auf Android umzusteigen, da es hierfür bereits eine Menge Mini-Tablets gibt. Mit dem iPad Mini hätten Ärzte aber nun ein optimales Arbeitsgerät für ihre Visite. Dabei nutzen sie die App SAP Medical Record, die Patientenakten digital abbildet.
Guest Post I thought the mini would fill a small niche in my tablet needs, such as controlling my TiVo or Sonos system. So I bought the low-end 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini. I was wrong.
My love for the mini over the other iPads comes down to one thing: size. It’s perfectly sized for every room in the house. It’s perfectly sized for travel, where every ounce counts. My most frequent use is while I’m watching TV. I use it to control my TV, play Pandora on my house’s speaker system, check email, tweet, and update Facebook. It’s much lighter than the iPad 3 I used to use for these tasks.
I do miss the iPad 3′s Retina display. Yes, the display is a step down, and I definitely notice it. But when I have the iPad 3 in my hand, I now notice how heavy it is more than I notice the crispness of the display.
Why all the love for iPad over Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire? These devices have better displays in a similar form factor. That answer comes down to apps. Apple has more than 275,000 tablet-optimized apps. Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire don’t come close.
A higher resolution screen isn’t all that important if the apps aren’t there to take advantage of it. Apple could have included a screen resolution closer to the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire in the iPad mini, but then developers would have had to update their apps to take advantage of that incremental improvement. That wouldn’t make sense.
A secondary reason is that the build quality on the iPad mini is fantastic. Although the Nexus 7 is a terrific tablet for the price, it’s not an iPad mini in fit and finish.