iPads help charge reading instruction

East Haven, Conn., reading specialist Gina Tomassi sits with second-grader Isaac Florentino for a quick reading evaluation, listening to him read a short story about a riverside village.

She’s conducted these informal, frequent assessments countless times with other students in her career, having nailed down a stop-watch monitoring, hand-tapping, note-taking routine that certainly seems a challenge for the uncoordinated or inexperienced multitaskers. But on this recent morning at D.C. Moore Elementary School, it’s all done with the touch of an iPad. Continue reading

Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Using The New Redsn0w 0.9.9b9b!!!

Redsn0w, the regularly reliable jailbreaking tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, has just been updated to version 0.9.9b9b, and brings with it a couple of handy finishing touches.

With the main focus of attention tending to be aimed at the upgrades in the actual software update from Apple, the progress being made on the tools that jailbreak them are often overlooked. It’s a privilege that we’ve so many willing developers working constantly to make the process of jailbreaking even easier, and the iPhone Dev-Team – the gang behind Redsn0w – have added many new functions which do exactly that. Continue reading