ArchivesTag : iPad

Roambi for Data Visualization

Did you know that Stanford has site-licensed the data/business analytics and visualization tool Roambi and its publishing counterpart Roambi Flow? Join us next Wednesday, Nov 14 at 1pm, for a presentation on the software, mobile apps, and workflow used to create interactive mobile data visualizations using these technologies. ———– Tim Flood, formerly of Stanford and [...]

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Workshop – iPad: Reading for Research

Presented by Claudia Engel, Academic Technology Specialist Regina Roberts, Subject Bibliographer Carlos Seligo, Academic Technology Specialist A number of iPad software apps support reading, reviewing, editing, archiving, and sharing documents. The increasing popularity of the device among students and faculty raises questions about the usefulness of those in the context of research: How to manage [...]

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Stats of the Union: Community Health Status data for the iPad

From an unlikely place (GE Viz), a new iPad app has caught my attention today.  Using data from the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report, Stats of the Union presents an interactive exercise in exploring the demographic and health data.  The visualizations are pleasing though a bit hard to read at times.  Excellent example of how [...]

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How much does “GPSing” drain the battery?

You all have probably seen the warning “continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life” for mobile device apps. This is certainly true, but how much does it drain the battery and are there differences between different devices? To get at least a sense, I took iPhone4, first generation iPad, [...]

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Can iPad replace ArcPAD? A review of the iCMTGIS survey software app

Corvallis Microtechnology Inc, an Oregon based company that specializes in survey and mapping soft- and hardware for forestry and related fields, released a free iPad app iCMTGIS last summer, which appears to be a port of their Windows-based and Windows CE-based survey software. This app turns the iPad into a mobile field mapping and data [...]

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On the Road with an iPad

Have you been considering leaving your laptop at home and traveling solely with an iPad on your next trip? An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, iPad: Traveling Cold Turkey, provides you with some insights with regards to the advantages and disadvantages of traveling with an iPad. The author, Louisa A. Burnham, Associate Professor [...]

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Tip: Accessing Multiple Google Calendars on iPhones and iPads

Given the proliferation of Google Apps use on campus, I thought some of you may find it helpful to know how to access your (multiple) Google Calendars on your iPhone/iPad. If you setup access to your Gmail account using the “Gmail” account option (in Mail, Contacts, Calendars under Settings on your iPhone/iPad), you will notice [...]

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Business Travel Apps for iOS

We’re still in the early days of the Apps environment for smartphones (Apple launched this world in July of 2008, a mere two years back), although the Wild West days are over, noticeable in the stratified pricing and big players now present (Samsung distributes a free app which allows control of my internet-enabled TV). Despite [...]

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First-year Medical Students at Stanford Using iPad PDF Notation App

The Stanford University Medical is requiring the iAnnotate PDF iPad app be part of the required course materials for first year medical students. Aji, the developers of iAnnotate, produce a number of PDF related apps for iOS, Mac OS and Windows OS. http://bit.ly/dueNnZ

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Stanford School of Medicine Giving iPads to Students

Stanford University’s School of Medicine has adopted the iPad.  They’re going to provide an iPad for all incoming first year medical students and Master of Medicine students. http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2010/august/ipad.html

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