Periscope as a teaching tool

What is Periscope? Periscope is a live broadcast service that combines the best of video and instant messaging. The “scoper” or presenter broadcasts live while the viewers instant message the scoper and other viewers. It is like Skype except only only one person is on screen. And It is like a instant messaging chatroom¬†while everyone…More

How to get sub 1-minute times for timer in iOS Clock

One of the annoying features in the iOS Clock is that the minimum time for the timer is 1 minute. There are no ‘seconds’ increments that you can select from. For that most people download non-proprietary apps to get this feature. However, if you don’t want to download anything more you can still get sub…More

Word, Excel and Powerpoint for iPad arrives (in Japan)

You’d be pleased to know (at least I was) that Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint have finally made to the Japanese shores after initial release in the US in April. Apart from the really bland icons it seems to work fine. And it is FREE with minor limitations. Though I am still not sure how…More

Wireless JIS keyboard finally works properly with iOS8!

I am happy to report that Apple finally got something right with iOS8. The JIS wireless keyboard problem I had been blogging about seems to have been fixed once and for all! All the apps that have not worked with an external keyboard now seems to work. I have tested so far Notability Twitter Gmail…More

UX Write – printing troubleshooting

There are two methods which work for printing .docx documents created in UX Write. Method 1: from the Export Menu select ‘Create PDF’ (check your typesetting is set to ‘Webkit’) once the PDF is created from the Export Menu select ‘Open in’, then select your printer app print from within the printer app Method 2:…More

Five good reasons why you want to choose UX Write for iPad

UX Write is an iOS app for really serious word processing. There are five big reasons why you want to use this for, say, writing a PhD thesis. Firstly, since February 2013 UX Write has been the best .docx supported app for the iOS. This means what you write in UX Write can be used…More

Is it really GoodNotes vs Notability?

I have been using both GoodNotes and Notability for a bit now. Both purchases were made after recommendations and some research. Most people seem to pit these two against each other as if they are rivals. But I beg to differ. I’ll tell you why at the end.More

GoodNotes was not made for typing

I like GoodNotes for many reasons but typing isn’t one of them. Interestingly there isn’t even a button for text input in the toolbar (update: it’s buried deep in the “+” menu). To type text you need to hold a finger down somewhere on the page and select “text” from the popup menu. What you…More