iPad Telescope Control: Celestron Sky Q Review

Control your telescope wirelessly.

Control your telescope wirelessly.

As we know, the iPad has several amazing apps which help you stay productive, have fun and do a variety of other things. One of the things I have been slightly underwhelmed by is third party hardware support. I’m not talking about simple stuff like bluetooth keyboards, rather hardware that attaches your iPad to other devices.

Celestron have a long and distinguished history manufacturing some of the best telescopes on the market and they have released a piece of hardware called SkyQ, which is essentially a wifi dongle that you can plug into your Celestron ‘goto’ compatible telescope and control it with an app on the iPad. For the uninitiated a ‘goto’ telescope is basically a computer controlled telescope that once aligned, will point automatically to any object in the sky. It’s great for lazy people like me who don’t have the time or brain power to learn about the night sky in the traditional way. [click to continue reading…]

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Duolingo: The Future of Learning a Language


Duolingo_logoEvery iPad user has that app he or she uses when they have some time to blow. Generally, it’s something that isn’t very constructive. Some entail throwing birds at pigs, while others reading through gigantic amounts of news you’re never going to use. For those of us who want to be more constructive, however, there’s a different app, and its name is Duolingo. Duolingo allows you to learn a new language, right on your iPad. You can learn Italian, Portuguese, German, French, or Spanish with the app. More languages are coming soon, and just in case you need help understanding this article, you can learn English as well.

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Booqpad for iPad Air: Analog and Digital Notes Together In One Folio

Booqpad for iPad Air

My boss recently got our entire team a set of Evernote Moleskine notebooks to enhance our note-taking and info sharing practices. I’m not usually one for carrying paper around because I prefer to keep my notes digital (and therefore searchable), but now that I’m handling larger projects, I’m finding a hybrid system of typed notes and handwritten diagrams also works really well. After years and years of using exclusively digital notes, I’m ready to give analog tech a try.

That’s why I find the Booqpad for iPad Air, a folio hybrid that includes a 50-page pad of paper, such an interesting product. I reviewed the first version of the Booqpad years ago, but I didn’t really like it because it was missing any ability to position the iPad in different viewing modes. The Booqpad for iPad Air takes a much more modular approach. The Air is placed in a plastic back cover, which adds protection and a set of magnets that can cling to the rest of the case. The folio portion of the case is completely detachable, right down to the 50-page pad of paper. This gives you the flexibility of being able to carry around an iPad and paper pad around in one package, while still allowing you to lift the iPad right off the table, as if it were a standalone device.

The Booqpad for iPad Air looks like a really sleek and clever take on an iPad folio, and it doesn’t break the bank either. It’s $60 up front, and $10 for a 3-pack of paper refills.

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Deals: Spigen Compact Car Charger: 2 USB Ports & 2x The Charging Speed

Spigen Compact Car Charger

The Spigen Compact Car Charger is a featured offer today in iPad Insight Deals. Here’s a little introduction to it and some of its key features:

The Kuel Dual Car Charger offers you charging while your on the go. The dual USB ports can charge mobile phones as well as tablets, as long as you have a USB powered device, you can get your charge on.

Not only can you charge two devices at once but, with two 10W ports, you can charge up to 2X faster than your normal wall charger making sure you get a quick charge when you need it.

  • Dual Ports: Dual 2A (10W) Output capable of charging mobile phones and tablets.
  • Built-in charging circuitry that protects your Apple or Android device from damage.
  • Blue LED power indicator for a sleek look.
  • Perfect for multiple devices to charge at once.
  • Compatible with all Apple iPhones and All Android devices, including iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Note, Galaxy and more.

Check out this iPad Insight Deals page for more details and to place an order.

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(Sponsor) Electric Slide: Makes Wireless Presenting from iPad & iPhone Easy

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Tired of having to lug your laptop and thumb drives along every time you have to make a presentation? Electric Slide lets you control your Powerpoint or Keynote slides, documents, and videos, on any web browser, TV, or projector, with just your iPad or iPhone.

Type a simple url into a browser and present wirelessly from your iOS device or broadcast to a nearby Apple TV with AirPlay. Electric Slide syncs your files to your device so you can even present when you’re offline—just plug directly into a projector and you’re good to go.

iPad Insight calls Electric Slide “the best presentation tool I’ve seen for the iPad.” Get it free on the App Store today!

iPad Insight Review: http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-app-reviews/electric-slide-wirelessly-present-from-ipad-to-anywhere-no-cables-or-airplay-needed/

Electric Slide in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/electric-slide/id570749705

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Pixels.com – iPad Art and Photography app

Pixels.com is an app for viewing and purchasing artwork that uses the iPad’s camera to allow you to see how the artwork will look on your own wall.  The app is based on the pixels.com website for artists, photographers and art collectors.  Artists and photographers upload their images and pixels.com sells them to art enthusiasts in various formats. […]

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iOOTP Baseball for iPad Contest: Winners

Thanks to all who participated in our recent contest to win free promo codes for the excellent iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition for iPad. Here are our lucky winners: AlienInCA, Vernitis, and Paul Redmond. Winners, please check your Inboxes and spam folders, as we’ll be sending out your codes very soon.

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Quick Look: Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

The Belkin WeMo Insight isn’t an iPad-specific accessory — its companion app is really designed for the iPhone — but I’ve been using it across both of my iOS devices anyway. The WeMo Insight is part of Belkin’s WeMo suite of home automation accessories, and the Insight works like an AC adapter that allows you […]

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