App of the Week

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Duolingo

Duolingo is a free iPad, iPhone, Android & Web-based app where you can learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun. Totally free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “Duolingo” and download the free app.

Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Duolingo app version 3.0.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

Duolingo Support: http://www.duolingo.com/

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MyScript Calculator

MyScript Calculator is free app for iPhone and iPad that allow you to just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “MyScript Calculator” and download the free app. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) iTunes U app version 1.1.2.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

HowardMobile Support: http://www.howard.edu/mobile

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iTunes U

iTunes U is free app for iPhone and iPad that gives you access to the world‘s largest online catalog of free education content from leading institutions – on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad‘s App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

  1. Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for ”iTunes U” and download the free app
  2. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  3. Sign in with your Apple credentials and browse the content provided by Howard University and other Colleges and Universities.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) iTunes U app version 1.3.

Howard University‘s iTunes U site: https://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/howard-university/id572638836

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

iTunes U app Support: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5100

The following instructions are for the iPhone version, which can be downloaded from the iPhone's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tap on the App Store icon on your iPhone, search for ”HowardMobile” and download the free app.

Note: These Instructions are for iPhone (iOS) HowardMobile© version1.3

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

HowardMobile Support: http://www.howard.edu/mobile

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Howard Mobile

HowardMobile is a free app for iPhone and Android that provides instant access to news, events and other information about Howard University. This mobile experience features the following modules:

  • Athletics: Connect with Bison athletics and keep up with scores, stats and schedules.
  • Bb Mobile Learn: Get instant access to your Blackboard Learn account. Get assignments, view announcements, post to discussion forums, upload content, check grades and more.
  • Course Schedules: Plan your schedule. Browse the course catalog and bookmark the classes you like for easy reference.
  • Emergency Contacts: Access important phone numbers when you need them.
  • Calendars: Stay informed about Howard events and activities.
  • Library Catalogue: Browse the entire Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) catalog. Check item availability, access your account, contact a librarian, and more.
  • Make A Gift: Donate to Howard University and help continue the legacy.
  • Maps: From Blackburn to the School of Law, it’s all right here. Navigate your way through Howard’s campuses.
  • News: Check out the news module to learn about some of the great things happening at HU.
  • Shuttle Info: View routes, schedules, and bus locations in real time.
  • Social Media: Keep your finger on the pulse and connect with the University’s official Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube accounts for the latest about HU
  • Videos: There is nothing like life at Howard University. Watch for yourself!

The following instructions are for the iPhone version, which can be downloaded from the iPhone's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tap on the App Store icon on your iPhone, search for “HowardMobile” and download the free app.

Note: These Instructions are for iPhone (iOS) HowardMobile® version1.3

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

HowardMobile Support: http://www.howard.edu/mobile

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Flipboard

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides free & easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers. Content is arranged in a unique 360 view and can be shared by Facebook, Twitter and email.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC:

  1. Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “Science360” and download the free app.
  2. Once installed, tap on the app to open it.
Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Science360 version 1.3.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

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Flipboard

Flipboard is a free iPad app that takes media content from your friends and presents them in a "social" magazine. Flipboard currently can serve up content from, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, 500px, Soundcloud, anything with an RSS feed and many more. Flipboard runs on iPad, iPhone & a beta version Android.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC:

  1. Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “Flipboard” and download the free app.
  2. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  3. From there, tap “Sign In”.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Flipboard® version 1.9.7. Instructions might vary slightly on other mobile operating systems.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

For developer support, follow this link: http://flipboard.com

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Google+

Google+ is free app for iPhone and iPad that can help you stay connected and share life as it happens. Join a Hangout, post a photo, or see what friends are sharing while you’re on the go. A Hangout is a web conference between 2 to 9 people where users can participate from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet or web browser with a connected web cam. Use Messenger to get everyone on the same page with fast, simple group chat.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC:

  1. Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “Google+” and download the free app.
  2. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  3. Sign in with your Google credentials or tap on Sign Up to create a Google account.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Google+® version 3.1.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

Google+ Support for iPad: http://support.google.com/plus/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=2661986&parent=2402050&ctx=topic

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PaperDesk Lite

PaperDesk Lite is a free, simple, easy-to-use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad. The entire design goal behind PaperDesk was to mimic, as closely as possible, a simple pad of paper with no unnecessary frills. Yet it still boasts features that enable quick and responsive note taking. PaperDesk allows you to keep a "Desk" full of your notebooks. In PaperDesk LITE, you are limited to 3 pages per notebook.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “PaperDesk Lite” and download the free app. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) PaperDesk® Lite version 4.1.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

WebSpinner LLC has provided a full manual at http://mypaperdesk.com/the-manual/ and a video guide at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6EBfFgD8kw.

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Twist

Twist is a FREE, easy to use GPS-based app for iOS & Android that can let your friends, family & colleagues know when you will arrive at a destination. Twist also alerts them when you are almost there and if you are running late. Whether you are driving, walking or taking public transit, Twist accurately calculates your arrival time to a specified destination and privately shares your ETA with only those that you choose. Since continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life, Twist utilizes proprietary GPS and cell tower data algorithms to minimize battery drain. Eliminate the uncertain wait times that often leave people stressed or frustrated with Twist’s simple, social and accurate ETAs. Stop waiting, stop guessing, and start twisting.

The following instructions are for the iPhone version, which can be downloaded from the iPhone's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “Twist” and download the free iPhone app. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.

Note: These Instructions are for iPhone (iOS) Twist® version 1.0.11.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

Send Twist support requests here: https://twist.zendesk.com/anonymous_requests/new

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Seamless

Seamless is a FREE food service app that streamlines ordering food on-the-go for delivery or takeout. By using your current, favorite, or any address location, food can be ordered in over 45 U.S. cities (including Washington, D.C.)

For the Howard community, this service allows you to: make an informed decision based on restaurant ratings, map the restaurant location for easy pickup, re-order your favorite meals, and use your credit card securely.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

  1. First, tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for “Seamless” and download the “Seamless Food Delivery and Takeout for iPad”.
  2. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  3. Tap on the Show Me the Menus plate to search for restaurants near your location or a street address you enter in.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Seamless® version 1.3. Instructions might vary slightly on other mobile operating systems. Please note also that this service works best when also installed on your computer (Mac or Windows PC) as you can view files added from your computer on your mobile device.

Seamless runs on iPad, iPhone, Android & Blackberry.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

For developer support, following this link: www.seamless.com

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Dropbox

Dropbox is a FREE Web-based file hosting service that uses networked storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. Dropbox runs on iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Mac OS X & Windows PC.

For the Howard community, this service practically eliminates the need for using flash drives to move documents and can reduce the spread of internet viruses. Dropbox can store files much larger than you could typically email and it provides a measure of file back-up that physical media (flash drives and external hard drives) can not match.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

  1. Visit www.dropbox.com on your web browser, click on ”sign in” in the upper right-hand corner of the site then, click on ”Create an account” to create a FREE Dropbox account. (It is advisable that you use a preferred email address as your username similar to what you might for a social media network.)
  2. Once your Dropbox username and password are created, tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for ”Dropbox” and download the free app.
  3. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  4. Enter your Dropbox username and password then, tap ”Sign In”.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Dropbox® version 1.4.6. Instructions might vary slightly on other mobile operating systems. Please note also that this service works best when also installed on your computer (Mac or Windows PC) as you can view files added from your computer on your mobile device.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

Click here for developer support

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OnLive Desktop for iPad and Android

OnLive Desktop delivers a free, seamless Microsoft® Windows® desktop experience, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe® Reader® and 2 GB of cloud storage to iPad and Android Tablets.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

  1. Go to http://desktop.onlive.com/ on your web browser to create a FREE OnLive account
  2. Once your OnLive username and password are created, tap on the App Store icon on your iPad, search for "onlive desktop" and download the free app.
  3. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  4. Enter your OnLive username and password then, tap "Sign In".

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) OnLive® Desktop version 1.01. Instructions might vary slightly on other operating systems.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

Click here for developer support

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Junos Pulse

Junos® Pulse enables a user to establish a virtual private network (VPN) through https://secure.howard.edu to access PeopleSoft, Sterling & SharePoint from their mobile devices anywhere in the world! It is free and can be used with iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile & Symbian.

The following instructions are for the iPad version, which can be downloaded from the iPad's App Store and from the iTunes Store on a Mac or Windows PC.

How to Use Junos
  1. Once the app is downloaded and installed, tap on the app to open it.
  2. Next to the words "Not selected", there should be a ">". Tap on it to open the configuration window.
  3. Once the configuration window is open, Tap on the green & white "+" to open the Add window.
  4. In the Add window, you will find 3 fields (Name, URL & Certificate). For Name, you can enter anything that indicates that this is a Howard University Network Connection. For example, "HU" or "Howard" would suffice.
  5. For URL, you must enter "secure.howard.edu" then, Tap Save.
  6. Next, you should see the Configuration window again with a check mark next to the name you specified.
  7. Tap outside of the Configuration window to close the window. Then, tap the "Connect" button.
  8. Next you should see a message box pop-up with "secure.howard.edu" at the top of the blue and white box. Tap on "Accept".
  9. Next, you should see a log-in screen. There you can enter your Howard University Enterprise username & password. Then, tap "Sign In".
  10. You should notice a "VPN" indicator in the top left-hand part of your screen.
  11. To access PeopleSoft, Sterling & Sharepoint, tap on the "Intranet" icon and enter site url in the space next to the "Browse" button then tap browse or tap on one of the "Standard Bookmarks" listed.

Note: These Instructions are for iPad (iOS) Junos® Pulse Version 3.0.3.17311. Instructions might vary slightly on other operating systems.

For questions about the App of the Week, please contact us at technology@howard.edu

See the following site for technical assistance: http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=answers&startover=y&fac=&question_box=Junos+Pulse&archived=