Category Archives: iPad 2

What does the iPad 3 mean for mobile learning? Technology and Community.

So the iPad 3 has hit the shelves, with something of a fanfare, but what’s actually new? What new opportunities will it give us in the fields of learning and development? What does this device do that the first and … Continue reading

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Heading North: The iPad and my Dad.

As i may have mentioned, i’m travelling with my parents. Father has bought an iPad. After a lifetime of computing with PC’s, he’s also bought a book on the iPad. It’s about the size of a telephone directory for a … Continue reading

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Why is the iPad still top dog? Form and functionality.

In the news this week, the failure of yet another iPad competitor, this time the Motorola Zoom (http://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2011/10/27/more-tablet-toast-motorola-mobility-sold-just-100000-xoom-tablets-in-latest-quarter/). Whilst Apple managed to sell 11.1 million tablets last quarter, Motorola managed just 100,000. Alongside the news that RIM is delaying the … Continue reading

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It just works! When technology becomes seamless.

I went kayaking with my mother yesterday, which just goes to show that it’s never too late to take up something new. The subject of the iPad came up. She was wondering whether she would get on with one. In … Continue reading

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Leaving the mainstream. How the iPad became uncool.

Speaking to a friend today who told me she’d been banned from getting an iPad by her girlfriend as it was too ‘corporate’ and uncool. What? How did this happen? Is it true? If so, my last ditch grasp on … Continue reading

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Building a strategy for mobile learning. Technology, content and users in perfect harmony?

Going mobile is all the rage. It’s the technology of choice and organisations are falling over themselves to get into the game. And why not. It’s a technology that consumers love. Be it iPhone or iPad (or even, at a … Continue reading

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How to fit a square peg into a round hole. Exploring how the different sizes of iPad, iPhone and Playbook can affect the design and quality of mobile learning solutions.

Next week my Playbook will arrive. Billed by Blackberry as their Flash playing alternative to the iPad, it’s probably make or break for them in the Tablet market. On the surface, things look promising; at half the size of an … Continue reading

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The race to innovate. Technology as a catalyst for creative App development.

Shiny hardware is just half the picture. You need something to run on it, and, with the iPad, there is no shortage of Apps to do the job. There are in excess of 425,000 Apps in the Apple store at … Continue reading

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The day the iPhone died. How downgrading is more painful that anticipated.

Well, at least it’s not hardware failure, just the SIM that’s fried, but for whatever reasons, my iPhone 4 is dead. Not to worry, because my failure to trade in or sell the old one has finally paid off – … Continue reading

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