iOS

13 posts

Sente is (long) dead, long live EndNote?

Several years ago I wrote about seeking a bibliographic software. I had been using EndNote for years, but I wanted a solution that would allow me to archive and annotate PDFs while also having access to them on the iPad. I chose the “walled garden” of Sente. It was well integrated, had server support, and required little work on my part to keep it up. The latter was in distinction from various other solutions at […]

When is “Health” bad for you?

When it is an app in iOS 8 apparently. I was skeptical when I first read the title of this article: “The New Health App on Apple’s iOS 8 is Literally Dangerous.” I was ready to pass right over it and move on, but then I realized the author had an excellent point. The simple fact that Apple does not let you delete this app from your phone can be a serious problem for people who are […]

iOS 7 Keyboard Tips

I wrote over two years ago about the lack of Bluetooth keyboard support in iOS. Specifically, it just makes no sense to me that Apple should give us some key commands, but not the most basic and useful in Mail. I stumbled across an article from Tao of Mac which points out that while there are still odd limitations there are now new key commands in Safari. Safari now supports a few standard keyboard combinations: Cmd+L […]

Sente Review: Bibliographic software for the Mac & iPad

This is a repost from January 14, 2011. I had thought about doing a new post, but it is still relevant and came up in my conversation with our new Tombros Librarian Chuck Jones and CLA associate dean Christopher Long. I still find Sente to be most useful for me and their new Sync2 has made it even better and easier to set up the same bibliography on multiple machines (i.e., to share with others). There […]

View Unread Mail in iOS using Notifications Workaround

UPDATE: Apparently iOS 7 will allow you to view Unread messages only. As of 8/29/13 it has not yet been released, so I cannot confirm that. UPDATE 2:Indeed iOS 7 allows this. In the Mail app go to “Mailboxes” (upper left corner) and, if you don’t already see “Unread,” select “Edit” in the upper right corner. You will now be able to see “Unread” as an option but also “To or CC” allowing you to […]

Bluetooth Keyboard and iOS

This was originally published on May 4, 2011. In a discussion with my brother about the Surface Pro I made reference to this post. In almost two years this is still how I use my iPad on the road. I like it and it is useful. That being said, two years is a LONG time in the world of technology and we still don’t have basic Mail key commands? C’mon Apple. _____________________________________ I have written many […]

Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs | TUAW

This is very welcome news for many if it means you can, in fact, edit RTF files. It will probably be this weekend before I can play with it to offer a report.   Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs by Dave CaoloSep 27th 2012 at 2:00PM Google released Google Drive in April, which gives users 5 GB of free online storage for their Google documents, photos, videos, PDFs and more. There’s a Mac appavailable, […]

AAR/SBL Meeting App now available

Again, many of those reading this will have already received the email, but if you are attending this year’s AAR/SBL shindig you will now have an app to help you through the Days of Awe(some). Big plus: The iOS app is for either iPad or iPhone. (I have not tested it yet. A little busy around here right now.) Dear Colleague: At the Annual Meetings 2011 San Francisco, the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy […]

Two great apps for taking and sharing photos on the iPhone

You have no doubt noticed lately on my blog that there have been posts with but a single picture and a few words accompanying the image. I am using the now widely used app Instagram, coupled with Posterous. The first allows you to run your image through a few funky filters and then post to various sharing sites (Facebook, twitter, and Posterous). Posterous, in turn, shares to just about everything.  Posterous (which, I just found […]

iPad use in research: Where am I now?

This post is my first to the summer project Digital Research in the Liberal Arts. It summarizes some of my prior posts made on the subject of iPad use and research. I have been fortunate enough to have had an iPad since they first came out. (As an aside, as much as folks label me an “Apple fanboy,” this is the first Apple product I have purchased in its first run. Usually I wait until […]