Tagged with: Tablets

LA USD Halts $1 Billion Plan to Give Every Student an iPad

LA USD Halts $1 Billion Plan to Give Every Student an iPad

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes days after disclosures that the superintendent and his top deputy had ...

Microsoft Rolls Out Monthly Subscriptions for Office for iPad Apps

Microsoft Rolls Out Monthly Subscriptions for Office for iPad Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday added monthly subscriptions to its Office for iPad suite of apps. You can now buy a monthly subscription to Office 365 from within Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad. Office 365 Personal will set you back $6.99 per month while Office 365 Home costs $9.99 per month, though Microsoft notes that reseller ...

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. Muscle shirts and strategically ripped ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 27, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 27, 2014

Learning a new instrument can immensely frustrating. A new iPad app called Wolfie looks to make life easier for people learning to play the piano. Wolfie, which features a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback and more, aims to improve music reading proficiency and reward practice. With more than 750 musical scores ...

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback, teacher and student recordings and ...

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle ...

Shelly Palmer Helps Richard Quest Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Research

Shelly Palmer Helps Richard Quest Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Research

Shelly Palmer helps Richard Quest complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research. ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Google’s Next Decade on CNNi’s Quest Means Business

Shelly Palmer Talks About Google’s Next Decade on CNNi’s Quest Means Business

Shelly Palmer talks about Google's next decade on CNNi's Quest Means Business. ...

Report: Apple’s Next iPad May Have a Screen Coating for Easier Outside Use

Report: Apple’s Next iPad May Have a Screen Coating for Easier Outside Use

Apple has a new iPad that has just gone into production, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The next Apple tablet will reportedly will reportedly come in both 9.7-inch (iPad Air) and 7.9-inch (iPad mini) flavors, per the news network’s sources, and will be equipped with a new anti-reflective coating that should ...

Five Great Tech Tools for Safety-Minded Travelers

Five Great Tech Tools for Safety-Minded Travelers

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop going on vacation. Depending on your schedule or budget, you might be able to squeeze in one more long weekend away before the weather starts to cool off and it’s time to get back into your regular routine. While you are busy packing up your ...