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How to Choose an App

How to Choose an App

I do presentations on mobile technology a few times a year, and give out a general handout for clients and therapists on “How to Choose an App.”  The tips include the following: Keep it Simple – Start with the apps that come with the device. Word of mouth – What do your friends/colleagues use? What … Continue reading

Free online iPad basics course

Free online iPad basics course

I was developing a “hands-on” iPad basics course for therapists when I found this great resource: GCFLearnFree.org is a program of the Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.  Their free-online courses are funded from the proceeds from Goodwill Stores and donations to the Goodwill Community Foundation. The iPad Basics course is clearly written and uses … Continue reading

Caution updating Pillboxie and other apps!

Caution updating Pillboxie and other apps!

Pillboxie is one of my favorite medication reminder apps, and I have been meaning to do a review on them since this blog started.  I actually have written 2 reviews, but just before I would be ready to post, the app would get updated.  This time I thought I’d be smart and wait until iOS … Continue reading

Should I update to iOS 7?

Should I update to iOS 7?

Apple released its new operating system iOS 7 yesterday.  The operating system is what controls your iDevice.  If you have an older device (iPhone original, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4GS, iPad original) you will not be able to update to iOS 7.  Any newer device than those can be updated by going to your Settings – … Continue reading

Tip:  Stylus saves the day

Tip: Stylus saves the day

I recently had a client using TouchChat. We thought initially that there was an issue with his iPod because it would not register his taps to the screen – it was slow to respond or non-responsive. We tried using a stylus and had immediate success. The icons were quite small, and it turned out that … Continue reading

Google Maps for iPhone is back!!!

Google Maps for iPhone is back!!!

Google released its map version for the iPhone last week, much to my relief.  I have been frustrated with Apple’s own Maps as it was still making errors on major Vancouver streets for me. Google Maps returns with its public transit directions, and has added voice guided turn by turn directions and street views. I … Continue reading

iOS 6 guide for iPad available

iOS 6 guide for iPad available

The updated iOS 6 guide for iPad mini and 4th generation iPad was released November 1, and you can access it here here (yes, Apple is on to the 4th iPad version).  Or, if you want, you can download it from itunes free here (need to download it to your iBooks). When I first read … Continue reading

iOS 6 guide

iOS 6 guide

For information on everything you ever wanted to know about iOS 6, you can download the free Apple iphone user manual directly onto your idevice from iTunes.  You will first need to have the free iBooks app downloaded onto your idevice and be connected to internet/WiFi. Once this has been done, then:     Tap … Continue reading

When to update iOS 6?

When to update iOS 6?

iOS 6 is being released today.  For those new to Apple devices, iOS 6 is the new operating system for the iPhones, iPads and iPods.  The big question is when to update your device.  The website iPhoneinCanada.ca posted an article today entitled “iOS 6 WiFi Problems Occur After Update”.  People were reporting that they lost … Continue reading