TTJ Virtual Help Sessions to Continue Through At Least June 4, 2020

Due to continued business closures throughout the United States, and uncertainty as to exact reopen dates, TTJ will continue to provide virtual help sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 1PM Eastern, via the Zoom Cloud Meetings platform. This current schedule will continue through at least Thursday, June 4, 2020. Continue to use the Meeting ID 3116952583 to participate. Special help sessions will also be held on Saturday May 9 and Saturday May 23, also at 1PM Eastern. Your TTJ Instructor Team will evaluate current conditions on or before the help session on June 2, and will make subsequent announcements regarding the future of our virtual help sessions. We hope you can join us for our help sessions.

TTJ Contest Now Live! Enter and Submit Your Project to Win a Free iPad!

The Tech Juggernaut is pleased to announce that our Positive Environment contest is now live. If you wish to enter, please read this entire post, then follow all instructions to continue.

To participate, first, tap on the link below to complete the entry form (one entry per-person). Once the form is complete and you receive the message that your response has been recorded, you can create and submit your project. The goal of the project is to tell us how you are using technology to foster learning, entertainment, creativity, and an overall positive environment during these challenging times. You may use Apple Clips, Apple Keynote, or Apple Pages, according to the below guidelines.

After you have completed your project, share it with TTJ according to the below options.

The contest deadline is Friday, May 8, 2020. On May 12, a winner will be selected at random and will receive a free Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi, an iPad Smart Cover in Red, and a $15 iTunes Gift Card.

Participation Requirements:

To participate in this contest, you must be a United States citizen with a physical address in the USA. You must either be at least 18 years old, or have parental consent, or the permission of another legal guardian, to enter. You must also agree to have your project featured on our website, on YouTube, and possibly in other promotional materials. We will accept only one entry per-person.

Creating Your Project:

If you will be using Apple Clips, be sure your project length is between three and ten minutes, and that you own the rights, or have obtained proper permission, to use any and all media in the video project. Feel free to include photos, videos, spoken narration, music, Live Titles, and anything else you desire. When finished, export the project as specified below.

If using Keynote, create your Keynote presentation, including recorded audio, and specify the desired time for each build, and the desired slide duration. Then export the project as a movie, according to the guidelines below. Be sure the Keynote presentation, and the resulting movie, adheres to the same requirements specified above (between three and ten minutes etc).

If using Pages, create an interactive digital book, complete with text, photos or shapes, and other media as you see fit, such as recorded audio, music, image galleries, and more. Export the document to the EPUB format, and again be sure you own all rights to all content. Length of the document can be between one and five typed pages, and no video included in the document may exceed ten minutes. The total time of included videos may also not exceed ten minutes.

Sharing Your Project:

When you share your project, be sure you are sharing a final result file, not a project file. For example, if you used Clips or Keynote, be sure you are sharing an MP4 or similar video format – not the project file that can be edited. As stated, Pages documents should be shared as EPUB files – not Pages documents. You may share your work in one of several ways:

First, you may send us an iCloud link to the final file. Do not send us the file directly. Instead, use the “Add People” option that appears in the Share menu of the Files app. Also, do not share an entire folder with us, just the specific file. Again, do this by locating your video or EPUB file in the Files app, long-pressing the file, choosing Share, then choosing “Add People”.

Your second option is to share your video on YouTube. Upload the video to YouTube, then provide TTJ with the YouTube video link.

Finally, you may also supply us with a Dropbox link to the file you are attempting to share.

Once again, no file should ever be sent directly to TTJ. You should only ever send links. TTJ will delete any files we receive directly for security reasons, so please do not send files. Send all links (iCloud, YouTube, or Dropbox), to thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com, using the Messages app or the Mail app. Be sure to include your first and last name and indicate what you are sending, such as saying, “I have entered your contest, and here is my video”. Links sent without a name matching an entry form and a short description will be ignored for security reasons. For fastest results, use the Messages app, and contact us ahead of time to let us know you are ready to send your project link.

Should you have any questions, please Contact TTJ.

Get Started:

Enter the Contest Now!

TTJ Announces Special Contest – Winner Gets a Free iPad!

The Tech Juggernaut announced today, that it will give away the first of at least five iPads this year to one winner of a special contest. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary celebration of the initial release of the iPad, TTJ is holding a special contest. There is no purchase necessary, and anyone under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enter.

Everyone wishing to participate must complete a short entry form, and must then submit an Apple Clips video project, a Keynote presentation, or a digital book created with Apple Pages. The topic of these projects is: How technology is helping me to create a positive environment during these trying times.

Project entries will be showcased on our website, and one participant will receive a 32GB Wi-Fi iPad, an Apple iPad Smart Cover, and an iTunes gift card.

Stay tuned to this website for the entry form and complete rules, coming next week. You must be a resident of the United States to enter. For questions, please Contact Us.

Full Audio of TTJ Work From Home Presentation Now Available – Video Available Upon Request

The Tech Juggernaut has now made the complete audio recording of today’s presentation available to stream. During this 90 minute presentation, TTJ discussed and demonstrated numerous ideas, projects, and more that can be used for parents, kids, families, and teachers to facilitate fun, interactive learning and other activities during this unique time.

Although a good portion of the presentation was audio only, an Apple Keynote presentation was also shown, as well as several screen shares during demonstrations. You can listen to the complete presentation in audio format here. If you would like to receive a copy of the video, please Get In Touch With Us. Enjoy.:)

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TTJ to Hold Special Presentation Aimed At Providing Ideas and Solutions for Families, Teachers, and Students

On Friday, April 17, The Tech Juggernaut will be holding a special 90 minute session, with the goal of providing ideas and solutions, as well as answering questions, for those trying to teach and learn from home during this unprecedented time. This session is especially suited for teachers and students attempting to teach classes or attend school from home, as well as for kids and families looking for fun, interactive ways to facilitate learning and growth.

With numerous businesses and gatherings closed and postponed, and with schools switching to entirely online learning for the time being, we are faced with some unheard-of challenges, but these challenges also provide us with some unique opportunities to change the way we think about things, and the way we teach and learn. The Tech Juggernaut, a certified Apple Teacher, is ready to meet those challenges, and to share those opportunities with others. We will provide resources, tools, suggestions, activities, and more, to address some of the common questions and concerns people have. We will focus on various free and paid iPad apps and other technologies, as well as general suggestions and project ideas, that can make learning easier, as well as presenting ideas for related activities the whole family can enjoy. We will also discuss apps and other solutions for teachers who are trying to offer online learning opportunities to their students.

This 90 minute session will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020, beginning at 3PM Eastern Time. It will consist of an approximately 45 minute presentation, followed by about 45 minutes for Q and A. We will use the Zoom platform for this session, and there is no cost, and no registration necessary. To join, use Zoom meeting ID: 3116952583, and enter the password 232402

Alternatively, you may Click Here to Join.

This special presentation and Q and A session supplements a growing portfolio of TTJ help sessions and other offerings. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1PM Eastern, we are holding virtual help and support sessions at no cost, to make it easier for people to get their tech questions answered, since they cannot currently visit Apple Retail Stores or other locations. We also continue to offer free classes, such as the popular, “iPad For All Computing” course, in session right now. You can view all our upcoming events on This Page. For questions or to learn more, please don’t hesitate to Get In Touch.

Reminder About Virtual Help Sessions

because Apple Retail Stores, and most other in-person locations are closed to traditional business, The Tech Juggernaut is offering virtual help and support sessions each week, as a means for people to get the technical advice they desire at no cost. These sessions are open to everyone. Come and ask your questions about Apple products, media streaming, Wi-Fi networking, home automation and security, ideas for teaching your kids, working from home, getting food delivered, and much, much more.

Sessions will continue to be held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1PM to 3PM Eastern time, with the next session occurring this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 1PM EDT. Sessions will continue through at least Thursday April 30.

To join, use the Zoom Cloud Meetings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and enter meeting ID:

3116952583

When prompted for a password, enter 232402

Alternatively, use the following link to join from any device:

Hope to see you at our sessions.:)

Please Read! Important Zoom Info for Anyone Joining Our Help Sessions, iPad Classes, and Other Sessions

Due to several recent security issues that have affected users of the Zoom Cloud Meetings platform, Zoom has implemented a number of security and privacy enhancements to the entire platform. While most of these enhancements were made behind-the-scenes, thus requiring no action from users, I’d like to share a couple of user-facing changes, and explain how they will impact students in our iPad course, as well as anyone joining our virtual help sessions.

The main difference is the mandatory meeting password when joining manually. If you launch the Zoom app, then enter our standard Meeting ID for all TTJ sessions, or if you use your Zoom meeting history to join, you will now be asked for a password. That password is:
232402
If you wish to not have to enter the password, you may use the Join Link, but you will need a new join link, as the previous one we have posted before will not work. Again, you can manually join using the typical meeting ID:
3116952583
Then enter 232402 as the password, or click the link below to join:

https://zoom.us/j/3116952583?pwd=YTlJcFVmYjZncXpRcGZPUEx6ZjQwZz09

The other difference is the addition of a new, waiting room. However in this case, TTJ has disabled that feature, so you should not notice anything different once you successfully join. If you have any questions, please let us know. God bless you and take care.:)

Correct Version: Watch My Son Using Our Very First iPad

He was just three years old at the time, and we had only had the iPad for about a month. Yet he was already adept at it and having lots of fun while learning. This was the original iPad back in 2010. We attempted to upload this earlier but had some issues with the video. It is working now. It is really cute. Enjoy.

Listen To the Very First Audio Tutorial Of the iPad with Voiceover

Back in 2010, when the iPad was first introduced, I did not have The Tech Juggernaut business yet, and I did not even have my own website at all. My recording skills were spotty, and I was truly very green at the whole concept. Yet my passions were the same, and I immediately saw the incredible value of the iPad. Here is the recording I made, just two days after receiving my very first iPad, the original iPad. Many features and functions have been updated or changed since then, so do not use this recording as a current guide for how to use the iPad. Rather, enjoy it as we continue to reflect back on the incredible progress of the iPad throughout the past ten years.

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Watch Apple Unveil the Original iPad

As the tenth anniversary of the iPad draws near, we are ramping up our tributes and celebrations. Today, join us as we reflect on the initial introduction of the very first iPad.

In this video, you’ll see the late Steve Jobs introduce and demo some of the awesome features of the original iPad, at an Apple special event on January 27, 2010. You will certainly notice some outdated references, such as the digital picture frame feature, the use of Google Maps and a built in YouTube app, iPhoto, and more, but you will also see the very first demos of many iPad features and apps we still use today.

The iPad has come so far since that January day when it was first introduced, but this is the moment, at least from the public perspective, that began it all, and even back then, the iPad was truly one of the most amazing devices on the market, or to use Apple’s terminology, “a magical and revolutionary product”. Enjoy the video, and stay tuned to the TTJ Blog for more awesome iPad content.