Mastering Your iPad

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Apps Suggested in Class

For Session IV, I always ask participants to bring their favorite apps to share with the class. The last 2 classes have brought some wonderful suggestions which I have listed below. Feel free to comment on this post with your own favorites and I may include them for the next class.

  • Boating apps – Not being a boater, I didn’t think about this category. Upon exploration, I found some really wonderful apps if you are interested in anything having to do with boats. For example, apps on purchasing a boat, equipping a boat, navigation, GPS, magazines for boaters, tides, docks and marinas, fishing, state and national and International guides for boaters and sailers, and much more. Just search Boating or Sailing in the app store.
  •  Jesus Life Together: Prayer Journal, Christian Books and Free Music – Free and with good reviews. Includes writings, full CDs, videos, inspirational pictures and more.
  • White Noise Box (FREE) and White Noise (($1.99) – both have hiigh ratings and reviews and features to help you sleep with white noise background. White Noise appears to have more features. Read the review and decide!
  • Shop Savvy (FREE) – This is a barcode and QR code scanner that checks prices, finds the best, give retailer information, directions, finds deals, and you can save and share. Good ratings and review.
  • CSR Racing (FREE) – Race your dream car in the ultimate test: a drag race along deserted city streets! Great ratings and reviews. Additional app add-ins are available for purchase inside the game.


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How do I get my photos from my iPad to Dropbox?

In class on February 5th, a student asked about getting photos from her iPad into DropBox.  Here is a link to the instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/help/289/en

  • “Purchase” the Dropbox for iPad app – it’s FREE
  • On your iPad, go to Settings>Privacy and  make sure that the Sharing is turned ON for Dropbox and any other app where you wish to share data among devices. If you are using Evernote and Printer Pro, these should also be ON
  • Open the Dropbox app.  Look at the Settings at the bottom of the left column. Touch the Settings “gear” icon. If you wish to have your photos uploaded automatically when you open Dropbox,  turn the Camera l Upload to On. If at any time you wish to stop this feature, just turn this off and you can still upload photos manually.
  • Ensure that the Link to iPad has been activated.  It’s at the bottom of the settings page.
  • In the left column, touch the sign at the top of the column. You can Create a folder  or Upload Here. When you choose Upload, your Photos will automatically upload to Dropbox from your iPhone or iPad

Dropbox Settings


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What is Ad Tracking?

In iOS 6, under the  Settings>General>About section, you will find an item near the bottom called Advertising. When you touch Advertising, you will see an option of turn Limit Ad Tracking ON or OFF.  You can also  Reset the Advertising Identifier. At the bottom of the screen you will see a link to Learn More. This note tells us that the Advertising Identifier is a device identifier “that apps will use to give you more control over advertisers’  ability to use tracking methods…. In the future all apps will be required to use the Advertising Identifier. However, until then you may still receive targeted ads.”

It appears to me that this is not a fully implemented feature, but they have added the edit option to be prepared for the future. If you are receiving numerous targeting ads in apps, you may wish to try turning ON the Limit Ad Tracking feature. I believe this is the default setting.