I actually heard a case maker recently say that they do not like wood and don't want it being in the way of the iPhone (inferring us in the comment). Really? Isn't finished wood in an iPhone cover sorta...amazing? Another maker decided to use plastic to hold iPhones in their covers. Continue reading
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by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
It hasn't been that long since I was in college, but the dinosaur of a computer that I used to type up research papers in my dorm room would be a laughingstock on today's college campus. iPhones and iPads were still just a twinkle in Apple's eye. Today, though, most college students can't imagine living without an iPhone or iPad—and for good reason! They help you stay organized, keep in touch with friends and family, share photos, and communicate. They can also help you stay sane during your college years. Here's a roundup of 5 of our favorite iOS apps that we think every college student needs. Know of one we didn't list? Share it in the comments!
1. Amazon Student (free)
After signing your life away on student loans and tuition checks, there are still textbooks left to buy. Save money with Amazon Student, an app that allows you to scan barcodes of the textbooks you need in the campus store and compare prices online at Amazon.com. You can also use the app to trade in used textbooks. Need another reason to download Amazon Student? Free two-day shipping for college students. 'Nuff said.
2. iHomework ($1.99)
Forget lugging around a planner. Let your iPhone or iPad do the work with iHomework for $1.99. It's an app that lets you coordinate your homework assignments, schedule your workflow, and keep track of deadlines. You can also log your grades so that you keep track of what your report card might look like at the end of the semester. Plus, you'll never miss class again, unless it's on purpose, with the built-in alerts for when class is about to begin.
3. Dictionary & Thesaurus (free)
No need to add a dictionary and thesaurus to your list of textbooks. Just download the Dictionary.com app for instant access to definitions and synonyms. Look up words while you're reading for class or listening to a lecture.
4. Mint.com (free)
Managing your finances is part of becoming an adult. But without some help, it can make your life more stressful. Mint.com is here to help you stick to your budget, avoid overdraft fees, and pay your bills on time. You can manage multiple financial accounts (including your checking, savings, and credit card accounts) all in one place.
5. AroundMe (free)
Unless you go to college in the town where you grew up, you'll need some help learning your way around a new city. AroundMe shows you where the nearest banks, hospitals, restaurants, gas stations, coffee shops, and grocery stores are so that you can find your way around with as few U-turns and scenic routes as possible.
Step onto campus in style this fall with an iPhone case from Pad & Quill. Our iPhone cases and iPad cases protect your device, disguise it to prevent theft, and make it easy to access all ports and buttons on the outside of your device. Get free shipping when you purchase any other case or accessory!
A 'PSA' from Mrs. PQ.
There is a certain craziness in the air when retailers begin stocking back to school supplies next to the aisle of clearance red, white and blue bunting, patriotic frosting and leftover fireworks. There isn’t a kid I know who wants to trade in the sun-tanned, mosquito-bitten, Kool-Aide-smile life of summer for the hard desk chair, homework every night, life of fall on July 5th. However, retail drives the rhythms of life at least for one mid summer afternoon at the Pad & Quill household because Mrs. PQ knows if you don’t jump on the school supplies in July you will be paying full retail in August.
With four kids to equip with pencils, notepads, and clothes, (god forbid we can’t forget the clothes), there are no greater phrases then “discount” and “sale” when it comes to shopping. Except perhaps, “Mom, I need a new backpack, can we go to REI?”
At Pad & Quill we feel your back to school purchasing pain, especially for those with kids heading back to the higher institutions of learning. So we have some “Sale” and “Discount” goodness for you.
Our Cartella case is perfect for protecting that Macbook Air and also will make the college or professional kid of your life look quite amazing. Our various handcrafted iPad and iPhone cases also fit the bill for protection, practicality and of course beauty. For a limited time, use this code for a great deal on any of our cases. BT88
Now if I can just figure out why we have about 6 reams of left over paper from last year...
When you shell out several hundred bucks for an iPad, you'll think twice before setting your coffee mug on the screen or leaving it on the floor. Unfortunately, accidents happen no matter how careful you are. Your best bet to protect your iPad from damage is to take steps to protect it before anything bad happens. Here are 4 ways you can keep your iPad looking and working like new.
1. Use a screen protector.
Scratches on your iPad screen are unsightly and annoying when you're trying to read or view photos or videos. An iPad screen protector can prevent scratches and keep your screen from getting damaged. It also protects against dust, dirt, and premature wear.
The screen protector by Zagg is designed with the same material used to protect military helicopter blades from dust, dirt, and debris. The nano self-healing properties allow your screen protector to repair itself in case of small nicks and bumps.
2. Use an iPad case.
The best way to protect the front and back of your new tablet is to use an iPad case. Although there are all types of iPad cases available on the market, the ones that offer the best protection are full cases that cover the front, back, and sides of your iPad, such as a book-style case.
Look for an iPad case that doesn't block the ports or camera lens so that you can still have full access to features on your iPad without removing the case.
3. Get AppleCare.
If you're accident prone or just want to make sure your iPad lasts at least two full years, you might want to consider purchasing insurance for your iPad. AppleCare offers two years of protection, including two incidents for accidental damage, for $99. You can also look into third party insurance plans for your iPad. Compare both coverage details and price for insurance to get the best deal.
4. Be smart.
Taking your iPad to the swimming pool: bad idea. Letting your two year old play with the iPad while sitting in a high chair: another bad idea. Use your head when it comes to protecting your iPad. Avoid using the iPad near water, next to the kitchen sink, or for reading in the bathtub. Only allow your kids to use the iPad if they're old enough to be responsible—and even then, you might want to keep them in sight while they're using it. A little common sense goes a long way towards protecting your iPad from damage.
Protect your iPad with a case from Pad & Quill. Our iPad cases provide full protection for the front, back, and sides of your tablet. Get free shipping with purchase of any other case or accessory!
As a small business owner I am constantly adapting to market shifts and technology advancements. For a nineteenth century romantic, this can be daunting. But, I do peruse the tech blogs and fight the zombie stare when Mr. PQ is explaining things to me, just managing to cling to the tail of a rapidly advancing society. I love iPad mini, and my iPhone 5, even more as it’s encased in a PQ Little Pocket Book. That being said, I use a sand timer for my tea, hike with a compass and generally run gadget free. There is value in remembering life before technology, in most cases.
Earlier this week a parcel arrived from our new merchant service provider. As I extracted the contents I showcased each new item for Will and Karl (Operations and Customer Service) A new iOS credit card scanner, (“sweet”, Will and Karl) new software to install (“awesome” Will and Karl), and a stack of carbon duplicate sheets for credit card transactions. Cue the blank stares and crickets. I don’t necessarily like being old enough to remember the days of hand cranking a credit card receipt, or worse yet, hand writing the entries, but the boys perplexity was priceless. Karl had a faint memory of having seen one in a hipster vinyl store, Will was still trying to imagine how those carbon sheets sales would hit his inventory software in the cloud. Meanwhile I was busy reminiscing about the good old days when a transaction could be penciled rubbed onto a paper, mailed to a bank, debited from an account and some 10-14 days later a check would arrive back to the merchant.
As our dear Uncle Mel once said when he learned that transactions are not hand written anymore "Damn, it’s just like printing money"(true story). Not quite Uncle Mel but close. Though much has changed in how money is exchanged, some things still remain the same. A company delivering handmade quality goods to customers has never gone out of fashion for this days of old reminiscing girl.