Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thing 2: Mobile Device Tips

Thing 2 is all about exploring features of my mobile device. I don't necessarily need to worry about advanced features at this point - I'm just interested in some shortcuts and tips to help me work a bit smarter. 

The iOS 7 iPad Overview video was a helpful starting point. Good reminders about simply scrolling from the bottom for Quick Controls access and top of the screen for calendar information. Double-tapping the Home button offers up the ability to see all open applications. 

I also spent some time poking around online and gathering tips from other iPad users. Simple things like splitting the keyboard, inverting screen colors, accessing the camera from a locked screen, swiping from the left of the screen to go back a page, and taking a picture of the screen by holding down the Power and Home buttons at the same time are just a few things I can do to work smarter. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thing 1: Blogging & Registering

And so it begins… I’m officially blogging and taking part in 23 Mobile Things, a self-paced program that will expose me to different types of mobile apps over the next several months.

This program appeals to me for a few reasons. First, it’s the perfect opportunity to really explore my new iPad and learn about all it can do for me professionally and personally. Second, I get to learn at my own pace so I appreciate the flexibility. Third, the collaborative nature of the program is appealing. People are learning about the same things at roughly the same time and there appears to be great support for those taking part. Having co-workers involved with 23 Mobile Things has pushed me to explore things I probably wouldn’t normally explore on my own.