Category: <span>iPad</span>

MathTerms does not launch under iOS 8 or 9

Unfortunately, I am hearing reports that MathTerms does not run under iOS 8.  I had tested it with prerelease versions of iOS but it fails to load and run under the latest iOS 8.0.2.  I am investigating and looking to fix…

In the meantime, I have suspended downloads from iTunes.

UPDATE:

Unfortunately, I have not found a “quick-fix” for MathTerms for iPad.  I would really like to rewrite and enhance much of it, to enable working on iPhones as well as iPads.  Alas, I do not currently have the time to do this.  My day-job is taking all my time and energy.

I’ll try to work on a new version during the holiday season.  No guarantees 🙁

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Coming unhinged

A while back, I discovered the Miniot Cover for the iPad 2. This cover is made in Holland from a single piece of real wood.  It costs “only” $70, so I ordered one in early April.  It finally showed up June 30th — and it IS beautiful.  I chose a “Standard Series” Padouk wood cover.

When I placed the cover on my iPad 2, however, I noticed the cover did not have a hinge 🙁   I went back to the Miniot website, looked at ad and review photos and, sure enough, the cover does not have hinges and stays in place using a set of magnets.  The cover sometimes moves slightly when being held.  Removing the cover and flipping it to the back of the iPad causes the iPad to shut-off as the magnets are so strong they seem work through the cover and iPad.  Not good!

I looked at my Apple “Smart Cover” and its very sophisticated magnet attachment and articulating hinge and was even more amazed by Apple’s very cool design and ergonomics.  OK, I wanted Miniot’s real wood cover but with Apple’s hinge + magnets.  I decided to do some surgery and grafting.

To make a long story short, I disassembled the Apple cover using an Exacto knife, removed its fiberglass panels but kept the hinge and a few inches of its microfiber cloth.  I carefully pried-up the velvet backing of the Miniot cover and removed the left-side magnets.  I used spray adhesive to attach the cloth with embedded hinge under the velvet of the Miniot cover.  Voila!  I had a beautiful wood cover with the ingeneous Apple hinge.

It took more money, time and effort that I anticipated but I now have a gorgeous, functional and personalized iPad 2 cover.  Did I mention the Miniot cover also comes with free engraving?

Picts, comments and instructions after the break (click more)

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MathTerms now live!

The iPad appication, “MathTerms” is now live and available on iTunes.  For more information and support, you can use the top navigation menu to go to Apps -> MathTerms.

It took a week after submitting the app to Apple to get into the review queue but only about a day to actually review it.  I’m looking forward to seeing the response…

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