"One of iOS's native apps is the Calculator, and it works very well. Apple also sells its own 'Numbers' app which works well and is gorgeous in that Apple way. Sergey Mikhanov has decided to take those Apps to a new level, and actually does so with his new offering Scalar."
The search bar tries hard, but it's just never reached its potential for efficiently finding information on touch devices. Kikin founder Carlos Bhola hopes to replace it with a "touch to learn" contextual search that opens within the page.
"With a new slim-you-down app born every minute (or so it seems), it's hard to know what's worth your download. And finding the standouts is crucial—a recent survey found 35 percent of us use an app before even getting out of bed in the morning."
"For the past 4 weeks, I have been standing on my digital soapbox sharing my opinion about using iPads In The Classroom and for the most part, response has been good. It certainly hasn’t hurt my ego getting quoted and re tweeted but do we really want to hear about what I think? What about the kids and their thoughts? So this week is a little snip-it from the kids and what they think about iPads In The Classroom Thus Far."
"We all remember being tucked into bed, listening to someone read “Goodnight Moon.” Now there's a twist, for a new generation, on Margaret Wise Brown's 1947 classic book. “Goodnight iPad” by “Ann Droyd” (get it?) reminds us how many beeping, flashing, whizzing gadgets our children part with when they (finally) go to sleep."
The October 17 issue of Time Magazine has Steve Jobs on its cover, and has a number of excellent tributes to Jobs within its pages – including a brief one from Walter Isaacson, the author of the soon-to-released authorized biography...
"Historically, textbooks have been neither fun to purchase (they're expensive) nor fun to lug around campus (they're heavy). And depending on the subject matter, they are often rendered obsolete by the presence of updated information or changes in thought. Inkling is addressing each of these issues by moving textbooks out of the physical world and into the digital world of the iPad."
"Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere."