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Block Specific Web Sites in Safari for iOS with a “Never Allow” List

Feb 10, 2014 - 3 Comments

The optional iOS Restrictions settings provides a way to limit access to adult themed websites from Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but for some purposes those default restrictions may not go far enough. For those looking to gain additional control over web access, users will find that individual websites can be added … Read More

Change the Subtitle Font Size for iTunes & Video Playback in Mac OS X

Jan 20, 2014 - 2 Comments

The default subtitle text size for video playback can be fairly small in OS X, and while it may be tolerable on a smaller screened device, once you send the Macs display it to a larger screen like a TV, it can be difficult to read. Fortunately, OS X provides a lot of customization for … Read More

Find Kids Apps in the iOS App Store the Easy Way with Age Sorting

Dec 23, 2013 - 2 Comments

Apple has created individual sections of the App Store for kids, which makes finding age appropriate apps for children much easier than it was before. With a few adjustments, you can basically create a kids-only App Store, perfectly suited for children aged 11 and under, but also conveniently broken into different age groups if you’re … Read More

Improve the iOS Define Function by Adding a New Dictionary

Dec 16, 2013 - 3 Comments

The tap-to-define a word trick in iOS can dramatically help reading comprehension and with learning new words when an unfamiliar word comes up in an article or book. This quick Define feature isn’t just useful for students with an iPad or iPod touch, it’s helpful for the rest of us too, long out of school … Read More

How to Block Access to Adult Content & Websites on iPhone & iPad

Dec 12, 2013 - 1 Comment

Apple has long included various means of placing parental controls and filtering for content available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but up until recent iOS updates there was not a simple method of blocking web-based adult content and material in Safari. That has changed with iOS 7, which makes it extremely easy to … Read More

Export a Map of Any Location in PDF Format from OS X Mavericks

Nov 11, 2013 - 4 Comments

A full featured Apple Maps app is now bundled on all Macs running OS X Mavericks. Most people will probably use Maps to get directions and cruise around the globe for virtual tours, but there’s an excellent little feature that allows you to export any regions map as a PDF file. This is useful for … Read More

How to Use Restrictions as Parental Controls on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Jul 20, 2013 - Leave a Comment

If you plan on giving an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a child, take a moment to set up some very basic parental controls on the device by using the Restrictions feature of iOS. It only takes a minute to configure, and this will prevent the access of inappropriate content, avoid mature themed media, … Read More

Highlight Text and Take Notes in iBooks

Feb 12, 2013 - 7 Comments

iBooks offers a great reading experience in iOS, but it can do double duty and function as a powerful study aid too, allowing you to place contextual notes directly on words and text blocks, and even highlight important phrases just like you would on a real book with a flourescent pen. The next time you’re … Read More

This Is What 100 Brand New MacBook Pro’s Look Like

Aug 7, 2012 - 7 Comments

Ever wondered what it would look like if you ordered 100 MacBook Pro’s? Now you know. These neatly arranged boxes aren’t from the living room of some eccentric Howard Hughes-esque Mac fan though, they’re Kent College’s fresh batch of MacBooks for the incoming student cohort this Fall. Each new student there gets a 13″ MacBook … Read More

39 Free Online Classes from Coursera Offer a World Class University Education to Anyone

Apr 18, 2012 - 7 Comments

Like to learn new things, preferably from world class experts? Then you’ll like Coursera, a new organization from which several prominent universities aim to offer free high quality online courses to anyone, anywhere. Princeton, Stanford, U Michigan, Penn, and UC Berkeley are among the schools currently participating in the program, and combined they offer a … Read More

Khan Academy App for iPad Helps You Learn Just About Anything

Mar 12, 2012 - 6 Comments

If you like free online learning tools, you’ll enjoy Khan Academy’s new iPad app. Khan Academy is a popular educational service that aims to offer a free world-class education to anyone by way of over 3,000 video courses. These videos and lectures cover everything from biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, world history, finance, programming, computer science … Read More

Apple Education Event Planned for January 19 in NYC

Jan 11, 2012 - 1 Comment

Apple has sent out press invitations to an “education announcement” scheduled for January 19 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. According to AllThingsD, the event is likely to focus on bringing iBooks to the education market, and possibly have ties to iTunes U: Details beyond that are slim, though we’re told that this … Read More

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