Author Archives: mpodlecki

Some Great Mobile Apps You May Not Be Using — Yet!

I have recently given a presentation about some apps that I find fascinating, and maybe you will too. Here is a link to the slides I used — they will be available for a short period of time.  What are … Continue reading

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Does My iPad or iPhone Have Siri?

Siri is a great feature of Apple’s recent mobile devices and a preview of how we’ll be communicating with our devices in the future. But how do you know if you can use Siri on your particular iPhone or iPad … Continue reading

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New! Free Secure Browsing!

Opera, a lesser-known browser company, has just released Opera VPN, a totally free VPN (virtual Private Network) app for iOS , including iPads and iPhones.  This means you can now browse the internet safely and securely, even in your local … Continue reading

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New Touch ID Rules

Do you use the Touch ID fingerprint sensor  to unlock your iPad or iPhone?  It certainly is a handy feature to keep your device secure with a passcode while still making it fast and easy to unlock your device. If … Continue reading

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Use the iPad Keyboard as a Trackpad!

Using two fingers you can turn your iPad keyboard into a trackpad! Continue reading

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How to Re-Enable All-Caps on Virtual Keyboard

I was looking forward to the new keyboard feature in iOS 9 — the one that made it clear  whether you were typing in upper or lower case by displaying the correct case on the keys. I thought this was … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Take a Photo with the Volume Up Button

I recently was talking to Theresa, one of my iPad students, and she mentioned she missed a photo opportunity because it was so cold!  Here in the northeast US we’ve had a very cold February. Theresa had the scene all … Continue reading

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