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  • Mike Allen 16 Oct 2014 1:46pm () in Locked iPad storage

    I worked with Joe Loy on a lockable box that recharges iPads. Joe has set up a business selling them. He's up to a very solid and secure version that can incorporate pportability if you want it. He can also modify to order. At present there are no photos available on his website as development is just complete.

    We do the syncing wirelessly.

    You could contact him on joe@envisio.nz, or have a quick look at the incomplete site www.envisio.nz and contact him through there. worth a look. We have 8 of his boxes as we went through the development phase with him.

  • Mike Allen 23 Sep 2013 10:37am () in Printing from the ipad

    Has anyone figured out a way to access a photocopier (we have a ricoh) that has papercut on it without having to send it to a dropbox? I suppose I am trying to avoid multihandling.

  • Mike Allen 10 Jul 2013 8:56am () in Dictionary

    Does anyone know of a good dictionary for iPads?

  • Mike Allen 13 Mar 2013 7:40am () in What projectors to buy

    Yes, they plug into a laptop through USB and the projector jackpoint. They also run sound. There is an HDMI plug available as well. This means Apple tv can be plugged into it. We will shortly be experimenting with iPads through the system.

  • Mike Allen 12 Mar 2013 4:55pm () in What projectors to buy

    Samsung 46". We looked at the 55" but couldn't justify the extra $500. We bought three of the 46" and spread them across the school levels.

    They are firmly bolted to the wall! Ultimately we would have like to make them mobile, but when you do this they become a juicier target for thieves. Low decile school and all that.

  • Mike Allen 12 Mar 2013 4:45pm () in What projectors to buy

    We have stopped buying projectors unless we need to present to a very large group. We have started using Interactive tv screens. The cost is twice that of a projector, but the educational uses are greater and they don't pop bulbs, need recalibrating after earth quakes or any other irritating little quirks. The only drawback is the software is still in its infancy. You could also use apple tv on a regualar tv.