Japan Garden - my first thought on witnessing this iPad app was “Woah! Cool!”. So what is this app about? As the name suggests, it’s about a Japanese style garden with streams, a waterfall, and of course koi. You can walk around the circular garden by tapping the glowing green arrows on the path, adjust your perspective in a real life manner, enjoy the virtual clean fresh air, …. and feed the fish.
Lately, I had been looking for an iPad handwriting app that can give me the feel of real paper and ink. I tried quite a number of apps, from simple to sophisticated ones, but they all lacked in terms of the real experience. In the meantime, I went through some app reviews and decided to try Noteshelf. Purchased it, installed it and lo! It was electric! By the way, I’m very fond of fountain pens and at times, I’ve spent quite a fortune on them.
The past year has witnessed a silent revolution in the academic realm. Instead of traversing the globe to benefit from the rich minds at the likes of MIT and Berkeley, top professors are available right at the doorsteps of any one with an internet access! If the word MOOC has flashed before your eyes, you have guessed it right. Massive Open Online Courses is a big wave of opportunities for the people on the wrong side of geographical and financial divide.