Ever wish you could carry your iPad on your tool belt?

Construction Junkie’s Shane Hedmond shared the following: Runnur, a mobile tech gear company, has developed a hands-free belt clip system for your tablet that’s perfect for construction professionals. The belt clip system attaches to the case you already own and allows you to store it on your hip, keeping your hands free, when it’s not … Continue reading Ever wish you could carry your iPad on your tool belt?

LAUSD gets a surprise early visit from FBI over flawed iPad procurement program

Things seem to have gone from bad to worse for administrators at LA Unified School District over a $70-million iPad program, as the FBI executed a subpoena to seize about 20 bankers boxes of documents this week.

Previously, I wrote about the LAUSD’s decision to end their iPad program amidst allegations of an improper bidding process. According to the story I referenced from the LA Times, it sounded as if district officials had fallen victim to Apple’s notorious reality distortion field. Continue reading “LAUSD gets a surprise early visit from FBI over flawed iPad procurement program”

The real reason iPads aren’t disrupting education more: The Textbook Mafia

My kids are at the exact right age to be subjected to the ongoing experiments to bring education into the 21st century. Two of them have each had at least one full year of using iPads daily as part of instruction, while my youngest used an Android tablet as part of her first grade experience last year. All three of my kids are incredibly tech-savvy so it is interesting to see their perspective on technology in the classroom.

According to LA Times, the Los Angeles Unified School District is ending their program to provide iPads to every one of its 640,000 students. Continue reading “The real reason iPads aren’t disrupting education more: The Textbook Mafia”

How mobile technology is transforming the health industry (keeping folks like me safer)

As a follow-up to my post yesterday about my heart attack, I thought I would share some of the innovations happening in the medical industry. The first story hits pretty close to home — literally. San Diego-based Dr. Joshua Topol is the Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, and is a practicing cardiologist. On a … Continue reading How mobile technology is transforming the health industry (keeping folks like me safer)

Why Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet falls short for construction site usage

Today at the Google I/O developer’s conference, the new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet was revealed. Here’s what TechCrunch’s Matt Burns reported: Both 8GB and 16GB models pack a 7-inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) back-lit IPS display covered in “Scratch-resistant Corning glass”. A Terga 3 SoC powers Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and Google promises the … Continue reading Why Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet falls short for construction site usage

Wherein I reflect on several days of using my iPad for construction inspections

The iPad is an ideal tool for construction inspections, replacing a clipboard full of paperwork, and expanding the opportunities for improving the inspection process. Via AECforensics.com I had a chance recently to use my iPad for some construction defect litigation investigations I took part in. Overall, I found this to be a vast improvement over … Continue reading Wherein I reflect on several days of using my iPad for construction inspections

Using an iPad for construction defect investigations

The iPad is an ideal tool for construction inspections, replacing a clipboard full of paperwork, and expanding the opportunities for improving the inspection process. The picture accompanying this article is a self-portrait from a recent visual inspection as part of a construction defect investigation. For obvious reasons, I cannot elaborate on any details pertaining to … Continue reading Using an iPad for construction defect investigations

Harry McCracken on using the iPad as a primary computing device

Technologizer’s Harry McCracken: I think it’s possible to use an iPad as one’s primary device for professional-level content creation. Actually, scratch that. I’m positive it’s possible–because I’ve been doing it for the past three months, and I’ve been having a really good time. from How the iPad 2 Became My Favorite Computer I agree, for … Continue reading Harry McCracken on using the iPad as a primary computing device