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By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to Make a Smooth Update to iOS 8

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iOS 8, Apple’s most recent mobile operating system upgrade, just hit the streets today and you may find yourself itching to get started.

Whether you’re upgrading your old iPhone or iPad, or getting a new iPhone 6 this week, your update to iOS 8 will go much more smoothly if you take a moment to prepare your current device first.

By Jethro Jones | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey, Teachers: 8 Smart Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

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You just got an iPad for your classroom, but—er—you’re not sure what to do with it yet.

Here are eight clever ways to use your iPad with your students right away.

By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, July 17, 2014

iPad Photography in the Field: Rate, Tag, and Export Photos

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An iPad in your photo bag gives you more than just a way to check your email when you’ve finished shooting. In Part 1 of this series, I pointed out how the iPad can help you research photo locations. In Part 2, I demonstrated how valuable the iPad can be for importing and reviewing photos while you’re still capturing them on location.

But what happens after the shots are captured? Traditionally, you’d have to wait until you could transfer the photos from your memory cards to a computer for further work. With the iPad, though, you can get a jump on important post-processing tasks like rating and applying keywords while you’re still in the field and your memory’s fresh—and so they don’t loom over you when you get home.

By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, July 10, 2014

iPad Photography in the Field: Review Photos on Location

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The iPad is a great field companion for photographers looking to reduce their load of camera gear. From researching locations to checking shots on location and organizing photos afterwards, the iPad can be much more than a window into your Facebook stream—or even for watching training videos.

In Part 1 of the iPad Photography in the Field series, we looked at how an iPad (and iPhone, in some situations) can serve as a research assistant and location scout to determine where and when you should go shooting. In this installment, we’ll focus on making the most of your time on location.

By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, July 03, 2014

iPad Photography in the Field: Prepare for Adventure

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Modern photography typically works in two phases. First, you haul your cameras and associated gear on location and capture the images. Then, at some point later, you dump the photos onto a computer and really discover what you shot. Laptops bring these two events closer together, but most photographers already carry enough other gear that even a slim portable computer becomes overkill.

That’s one of the reasons the iPad makes an excellent photo companion. Thinner and lighter than a computer—especially the iPad mini—the iPad can slip into the pocket of a photo bag without weighing it down in the field. It offers a better look at the photos you capture while you’re on location, lets you edit and share photos right away, and sort the shots during travel or downtime.

By lynda.com | Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, and we at lynda.com would like to thank all the teachers who shape the minds and lives of learners young and old.

To celebrate your hard work and dedication to a brighter future, we’ve unlocked two lynda.com Education courses for you to watch this week: Flipping the Classroom and iPad Classroom: Apps for Educators.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, April 25, 2014

Using Mobile Apps for Site Surveys

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Knowing the ins and outs of your location is a very important step in successful productions. Site surveying helps you identify potential problems before your production takes place. In this week’s episode of DSLR Video Tips, Robbie and I demonstrate how to use mobile apps to make your site survey more effective. From weather conditions to the location of the sun, the more prepared you are, the more successful your production will be.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, April 11, 2014

Remote control your DSLR

Remote control your DSLR

Getting unique and challenging camera angles for your footage can be tricky. But don’t worry—if a shot requires your DSLR camera to be in an inconvenient or hard-to-reach spot, you can control it remotely. Join Robbie and I this week as we explore an app called CamRanger that works with a small transponder device to let you control your DSLR from another location.

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