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Tech Happy Hour:
Tools for Your Tablet
Faculty/Staff Workshop
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tell us about your tablet use!
• What kind of tablet do you have?
• What do you use it for?
Today we’ll discuss tablet apps for
• storage for files of all types
• reading, either online or offline
• taking notes, s...
Dropbox
Dropbox
Instapaper
Instapaper
Instapaper
Readability
Readability
• Clipping service for articles and other textual
content—use on a desktop computer or
mobile Safari with brow...
Tablet Access to Ebooks
• Pleasant to read on tablet, ability to flip pages
• iBooks=usually $ via iTunes store
• Library ...
Evernote
Evernote
Evernote
• Can be used for clipping via browser but has much
more capability than Readability
• Offline access, syncing fe...
iAnnotate for Android
iAnnotate for Android
iAnnotate for Android
Camera/photos
• The camera is to take pictures using the front
or back lens (default).
• Photos can be taken in high-dynam...
Photoshop Express
http://cityte.ch/xpress
Photoshop Express
• Photoshop Express can be used to crop and
resize images.
• This app can apply different filters to you...
Tascam PCMRecorder
http://cityte.ch/tascam
Tascam PCMRecorder
• The Tascam PCMRecorder can be used for
field recordings
• Uses an equalizer to adjust the audio setti...
SoundCloud
http://cityte.ch/soundcloud
SoundCloud
• SoundCloud is a web service that allows the
sharing of sounds.
• Recordings can be done on an iPad and shared...
+ Keyboard = Laptop Substitute
Photo by Karlis Dambrans http://flickr.com/photos/janitors/9679258384/
Questions?
Suggestions?
Thank you!
Profs. Monica Berger, Anne Leonard,
Maura Smale, Junior Tidal
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The City Tech Library, in partnership with the Faculty Commons, is pleased to invite all faculty and staff to a workshop. Do you have a tablet computer, either an iPad or Android device? Curious about how you can use it for more than watching movies or playing games? Join your colleagues for wine and cheese at this library workshop and learn about apps and strategies you can use to supercharge your tablet for your research, teaching, and productivity.

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Tools for Your Tablet

  1. 1. Tech Happy Hour: Tools for Your Tablet Faculty/Staff Workshop Thursday, February 27, 2014
  2. 2. Tell us about your tablet use! • What kind of tablet do you have? • What do you use it for?
  3. 3. Today we’ll discuss tablet apps for • storage for files of all types • reading, either online or offline • taking notes, saving files, marking up files • visual media • sound media (and especially their use for teaching/research)
  4. 4. Dropbox
  5. 5. Dropbox
  6. 6. Instapaper
  7. 7. Instapaper
  8. 8. Instapaper
  9. 9. Readability
  10. 10. Readability • Clipping service for articles and other textual content—use on a desktop computer or mobile Safari with browser plugin/bookmarklets (not easy) • Allows tagging, sending to Readability by email, archiving, sharing • Read now or save for later • Offline reading best feature; great for older eyes too
  11. 11. Tablet Access to Ebooks • Pleasant to read on tablet, ability to flip pages • iBooks=usually $ via iTunes store • Library (public, City Tech) options: – 3M, Overdrive apps = epub format ebooks – Kindle = Kindle format ebooks – Bluefire for epub ebooks w/o apps such as ebrary • Need Adobe Digital Editions acct. for epub books—sign up at Adobe
  12. 12. Evernote
  13. 13. Evernote
  14. 14. Evernote • Can be used for clipping via browser but has much more capability than Readability • Offline access, syncing features; offers desktop client • Rapid note creation • Mark up images, pdfs, etc. • Tagging, folders, collaboration & sharing • Quicknote reminders, lists, checklists • Share via AirDrop • Can be a hub for all your content • New app, Evernote Food
  15. 15. iAnnotate for Android
  16. 16. iAnnotate for Android
  17. 17. iAnnotate for Android
  18. 18. Camera/photos • The camera is to take pictures using the front or back lens (default). • Photos can be taken in high-dynamic range (HDR) mode, with 3 different exposures are combined in a single shot. • You can zoom in and out using the pinch and stretch finger gestures.
  19. 19. Photoshop Express http://cityte.ch/xpress
  20. 20. Photoshop Express • Photoshop Express can be used to crop and resize images. • This app can apply different filters to your photographs for special effects • PS Express can also tilt images so they can be straightened • Great for on the go photo editing.
  21. 21. Tascam PCMRecorder http://cityte.ch/tascam
  22. 22. Tascam PCMRecorder • The Tascam PCMRecorder can be used for field recordings • Uses an equalizer to adjust the audio settings of a recording. • Volume limiters in the app can help reduce clipping of recordings • A low-pass filter can also be used to reduce background noise.
  23. 23. SoundCloud http://cityte.ch/soundcloud
  24. 24. SoundCloud • SoundCloud is a web service that allows the sharing of sounds. • Recordings can be done on an iPad and shared through SoundCloud.com • Requires user registration • Each sound has a unique URL that can be shared or embedded into web pages.
  25. 25. + Keyboard = Laptop Substitute Photo by Karlis Dambrans http://flickr.com/photos/janitors/9679258384/
  26. 26. Questions? Suggestions?
  27. 27. Thank you! Profs. Monica Berger, Anne Leonard, Maura Smale, Junior Tidal

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