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Apple Event (October 2016) - Hello Again

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Apple Event (October 2016) - Hello Again

Apple is launching a new accessibility website to promote the accessibility resources that are built into iOS and macOS. To view this new webpage, click here. Apple TV 4th Generation has been driving innovation across the TV platform turning any TV into a SMART TV. In the latest announcement, Apple confirmed Minecraft will be brought onto the tvOS platform before the end of this year. Ryan Troy from Twitter was up on stage to show the future of video. The new Twitter app allows you to go side-by-side with a simple swipe to bring up your twitter feed next to...

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iOS 10 - Updating your device

iOS 10

iOS 10 - Updating your device

iOS 10 is only a couple of hours away from being released! When updating your device, remember to follow a couple of easy steps. Back-up your device. We cannot stress this enough. Before you update, connect your device to iTunes or complete an iCloud back-up. Update your device. There are 2 options when updating your device. You can update the device, from the device. Navigate through Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install. The other option to update your device is through iTunes. Connect your device to iTunes and click "Check for Update".  ENJOY iOS 10! iOS 10 is...

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Sphero - put some SPRK into Education at Mac Choice Rockhampton

Sphero - put some SPRK into Education at Mac Choice Rockhampton

The new Sphero SPRK Edition makes it even easier for teachers, parents, and kids to learn mathematics, robotics, and programming. If you have not seen Sphero, it’s a small hand-sized ball you can program to change colors, run a circuit, keep beat with a song, and many other fun things. The Sphero robot is great for kids and fits well into school curriculum. For example, at least one science teacher uses Sphero to replicate the orbits of planets around the sun, with each Sphero planet programmed to make a circuit identical to a real planet. Kids see an abstract idea -...

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Meet Osmo at Mac Choice Rockhampton

Meet Osmo at Mac Choice Rockhampton

Meet Osmo, an award-winning educational game system that combines iPad apps with hands-on play. Kids control physical game pieces to figure out puzzles or guess and spell words, all guided by the iPad application. Monster Bring your drawings to life! Each item you draw for Mo will be magically pulled into his world. Together create animated activities to share with family and friends. Your browser does not support the video tag.     Coding Osmo Coding uses hands-on physical blocks to control Awbie, a playful character who loves delicious strawberries. Each block is a coding command that directs Awbie on...

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The Ozobots are at Mac Choice in Rockhampton!

The Ozobots are at Mac Choice in Rockhampton!

The Ozobot is one of the smallest smart robots ever created. These cute little guys arrive individually or in twin packs and move around either on top of your tablet, or on top of a sheet of ordinary paper with hand-drawn lines on it. The Ozobots follow the lines drawn on the paper and react to "commands" given to them using various coloured dots and lines on the paper. This feature - the ability to control and program the Ozobot by drawing lines on paper is one of the strongest features in my opinion. Most educational robots are programmed using a computer or...

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