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How to Use Guided Access on iPhone & iPad to Lock an App on Screen

Sep 9, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Guided Access on iPhone & iPad to Lock an App On Screen

Guided Access is an extremely useful accessibility feature that can be utilized to lock your iPhone and iPad’s screen to one app. It can also limit what you can touch on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch screen. Guided Access is a great feature of iOS and iPadOS, particularly for parents, educators, and even businesses … Read More

Protect Hearing By Setting Volume Limits on Music Played in iOS

Jul 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Volume Limit in iOS

Have you ever had someone pass you their headphones to hear a song, and had your ears blasted by an outrageously loud volume level? Well, by default, anyone can crank the volume up on music played from an iOS device to 100%. That may sound like no big deal, but there are situations where listening … Read More

Apple “Back to School” Promotion for 2014 Now Running for Students

Jul 1, 2014 - 2 Comments
Apple Back to School Promo 2014

College students interested in buying a Mac, iPad, or iPhone now have an added incentive to make the purchase before the 2014 school year begins, thanks to Apple’s annual “Back to School” promotion. This year, Apple is offering a $100 Apple Store Gift Card with the purchase of a Mac, and a $50 gift card … Read More

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

Feb 10, 2014 - 12 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
Change the font size of subtitles in Mac OS X video

The default subtitle text size for video playback can be fairly small in Mac 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, Mac OS X provides a lot of … Read More

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

Dec 23, 2013 - 2 Comments
Access and browse the Kids App Store in iOS

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 - 5 Comments
Add a new Dictionary to improve the iOS Define function

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 - 16 Comments

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 new iOS releases, which makes it extremely easy … Read More

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

Nov 11, 2013 - 5 Comments
Apple Maps icon in OS X

A full featured Apple Maps app is now bundled on all Macs running modern versions of Mac OS. 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 … Read More

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

Jul 20, 2013 - 2 Comments
Set content restrictions in iOS

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 - 8 Comments
Highlight text in iBooks

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
100 MacBook Pro's from Kent College

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 - 8 Comments
Coursera free online classes from great universities

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
Khan Academy

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 education announcement invite

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

Access the Dictionary in iOS to Quickly Look Up Words

Jan 6, 2012 - 9 Comments
Dictionary built into iOS 5

Ever since the 5th major release of iOS, an awesome built-in dictionary feature is easily accessible from Safari, iBooks, and most other apps that you’ll be using on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This means the next time that you (or someone else) see a word anywhere on an iPhone or iPad that you … Read More

Free Online Computer Security Class from Stanford & UC Berkeley

Nov 30, 2011 - 3 Comments
Computer Security class from Stanford & UC Berkeley

If you already signed up for a few of the 10 free online Computer Science classes from Stanford University, get ready to pack your self-learning schedule even further, because three professors from Stanford University and University of California Berkeley are teaming to offer a new free online course on Computer Security, starting in February 2012. … Read More

10 Amazing Free Online Computer Science Classes from Stanford University

Nov 19, 2011 - 9 Comments
Stanford University

Stanford University is on a roll lately offering a wide variety of free online courses to anyone, either through iTunes U on topics like iOS 5 Development, or through self-contained courses conducted entirely from the web that are free to enroll in. The latter is the case here, with Stanford offering 10 new online courses … Read More

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