Deep Dive into Google Keep

Written by Clint Stephens on . Posted in Android Apps, Computer Apps, iOS Apps, Mobile Apps, Tutorials

You may not have heard of Google Keep, but you NEED to know about it. Keep is an incredible and easy to use tool for organizing all of the bits of information busy educators tend to collect whenever, wherever, that always seems to get lost. Keep allows you to bring together notes, links, photos, really anything you can grab with your computer, tablet and phone! Beyond gathering and organizing your digital ‘stuff,’ you can share your notes, collaborate with others, set reminders… even drag-n-drop text and photos into your Google Docs! Review the slides below, watch Google Keep in action in Chrome and on a mobile device, and start to make Google Keep an integral part of your daily workflow.

Video Demo of Google Keep in Action:

Free iOS App Today: Air Radio Tune

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps




Air radio tune provides a quick and easy way to listen to thousands of streaming Internet radio stations and free music on your iPhone,iPad and iPod. Listen the most important of the large collection of music, news, sports and speaking stations worldwide. Over 30,000 radio stations in great quality, of any genre and style. Create playlists of favorites to your liking and direction.
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– Access to more than 30,000 radio stations on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
– Multitasking supports background audio playback so you can listen while doing other things.
– Search for an artist and name of the station.
– Update stations from internet.
– Organize a list of your favorite stations.
– Supports broadband streams.
– Scanning stations with the established interval.
– Set buffering timer.
– Add, edit and delete your own stations.
– Album and artist information displayed when available.
– Time-shifting with live streams:rewind and fast forward back to "live".
– MP3 "on demand" file streaming with time-shifting features.
– Support for MP3, AAC, and AAC+ v1 (also called HE AAC), and HE AACv2 audio streams.
– Add custom URLs – pls, m3u, mp3 and AAC direct link.
– Automatic handling of interruptions due to incoming phone calls or audio from other apps.
– Music visualizer: see the animations react to the music.
– Information about the free RAM and free storage.
– AirPlay support – stream the music wirelessly to other AirPlay compatible devices.
– Setting of memory for audio packets.
– Defines the amount of audio playback time.
– Local radio stations from China, USA, UK, Russia, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic and Denmark.

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Free iOS App Today: WiTOP HD – High Speed Remote Desktop App

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps





All new WiTop with guaranteed connectivity. WiTop is one of the easiest and fastest remote desktop application to access your Windows PC from your iPad. It is 15X faster than VNC and RDP!

Access your PC from anywhere in your home, classroom or office with this blazing fast remote desktop app. You’ll first need to install the necessary company software from Then fire up WiTop on your iPad and connect. The app offers complete mouse control and a fully functional keyboard. 

You can use WiTop to access your computer on the local network with best video streaming performance. You can view and edit Microsoft Office and PDF files. You can browse the internet using IE, Chrome, and Firefox with full features offered by Windows on PC. You can also play games on PC with full control offered by WiTop and more!

Use WiTop as remote control for your PC while delivering live lectures or during presentations. Record all your activity with recording pack and store in photo album for later use. 

WiTop is fully compatible with all PC applications and offers easy to learn and use gestures to access your PC. It also offers amazing display quality without compromising on speed. It is an ideal application for home users as well as for commercial use. 


-See full 32 bit color display.
-Realtime PC access for video streaming and gaming
-Easy to use gestures for full PC control
-Complete mouse controls through easy to learn and use gestures
-Authentication based security
-Guaranteed connectivity with manual discover
-Two auto discovery modes


1. Install latest WiTop Streamer version 2.0.0 on your PC (Windows 8, Windows 7,Vista and XP). Download for free from

2. WiTop streamer is highly optimized and runs well even on Pentium 4.

Please join our YouTube channel "DaimTech" for demo and tutorials.

WiTop HD is a member app of DaimTech's e-learning program. Please visit for more details.

Free iOS App Today: Art in Motion

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps





(FREE for a limited time!)

(This description was written many years ago so it's a bit anachronistic but we're keeping it because it's all still true!)

Art in Motion is a new kind of art application. It’s based on the idea that art should evolve with technology. The iPad is the best multi-touch device on the market, and it is packed with huge processing power. Standard drawing can be very fun, but it hardly makes full use of these advancements in technology.

How does Art in Motion compare to standard drawing?
• With Art in Motion you create a scene instead of a painting.
• Instead of drawing mountains, or trees, you customize and add orbs to your scene.
• Instead of looking at your drawing, you watch your orbs come alive.
• Unlike a painting, there is motion and life in your creation. You can even interact with your scene.  
• In a painting colors don’t change, in the scene colors fade and flow constantly.

What are some examples of scenes I can create?
• By adding many small orbs with little friction and bounce, you can create a water effect. It can slosh around realistically as you tilt your iPad.
• You can create a large orb with gravity, and many smaller ones. Watch them as they orbit around like comets flying around a star. 
• You can create a scene where brilliant colors follow your fingers as you touch the screen. 
• You can create a scene where you fling fireworks with your fingers and watch them explode into beautiful colors.

• Powerful physics engine
• 20 bundled scenes (to play with and study)
• Intuitive interface for creating new scenes of your own
• Full multi-touch support, so all 10 fingers can play at once
• Many settings allowing for unique and one of a kind scenes
• Clear documentation
• VGA out support

What are people saying about it?
• "… very organic, smooth, I like it a lot!" Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater!
• “It’s what they would use on board the USS Enterprise for entertainment” G. C.
• "Be prepared to melt away hours of your night!" J. S.
• “Every iPad owner should have this app, there’s nothing like it!” C. K.

Art in Motion Support

What's New in Version 1.1

Updated icon
Added new visual orb mode – Sparkle
Fixed future iOS compatibility

iOS Favorite: Anything by Readdle

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in iOS Apps, Macintosh

Readdle is a company with a mission. "Our mission is to make people more productive by enabling technology to millions. We strive to create the best experiences on mobile and desktop for those who want to be more productive."

They have several apps, some of which I use daily; Calendars 5, Scanner Pro and now Spark.

I love the look and feel of Calendars 5 on my iPhone and iPad. The amazing number of calendars (Google, Apple and Reminders) I can actually connect to this app saves me quite a bit of time. I pretty much live in Day view but will swtich to Week and Month view on a regular basis. I have to admit Agenda view is not my favorite but if I were an Agenda type person the layout for this is good. On Sundays, I'll typically use my iPad to drag and drop projects/scheduled to-dos from one week to the next. This helps me see what I didn't get finished up and how to work it in to the coming week.

My Scanner Pro is connected to Dropbox and three different Google Drives. I can scan my receipts, meeting handouts, notes and my nephew's homework in color or black & white in PDF or image formats. I even have a workflow set up that will name the file, send it to a specific folder in Dropbox and then delete if from the phone to save space. My nephew is not so thrilled about homework but does like sending it straight to his teachers just in case he forgets to turn it in the next day. I was just glad to get my tax documents all collected and sent to my family accountant with the easy multi-page scan feature.

Spark. Ah Spark. I am so enjoying all your many features. I was very disappointed when Mailbox by Dropbox went the way of the dust. I found CloudMagic as a replacement and it became Newton. While this did have many of the features I was looking for it has become just a little pricey. Enter Spark. My happiness is restored. One key feature for me is the syncing from my iOS devices and my MacBook Pro. I monitor roughly 10 to 12 different email addresses. I need a mail client that will keep them in sync and have the same shortcuts/swipe actions from device to device. I also really, really love the snooze feature. I can make it to Inbox Zero once a week just setting three or four emails to come back tomorrow, tomorrow evening, this weekend, next week, or any day of my choosing. I also like the Quick Replies. Spark comes with four built in quick replies but you can change/add to them in preferences. This is a great way to handle canned responses.

Overall, I love these three tools from Readdle. This definitely inspires me to take a closer look at their other offerings for PDF manipluation and printing. Take a look and let me know which apps are your favorites.