• Video courses offered by Udemy are taught and inspired by 50,000 experts from around the world. • 300 lessons are focused on English grammar.
I’m not a fan of video classes, but if this is your preferred way of learning, you are probably looking for relevant apps for your iPad or iPhone.
Udemy is not the first app which comes to mind when you want to learn languages. It’s because it comes from an online platform that includes over 130,000 video lessons in almost any topic, not only English language learning.
Most probably, the app won’t even show up on a list of search results in the App Store, if you look for “English language learning.”
Video courses offered by Udemy are taught and inspired by 50,000 experts from around the world. 300 lessons are focused on English grammar.
I realize that the number is not impressive but the choice is big enough to pick up a few lessons that suit you the most. Most of the courses are paid but 32 are free to download. You can watch them right after you sign up to the service.
Getting a free Udemy account is the best chance to test the quality of English language learning lessons, and if you like them, you can download the app that’s compatible not only with the iPad or iPhone, but also Apple TV.
The app lets you learn at your own pace. You can download courses for offline learning, and there is an option to turn on the audio-only mode.
Benefits: Learn English with on-demand videos, free and paid. Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, Apple TV. Price: Free with 32 English courses that are free to download from Udemy website; 300 more courses are paid.
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Multi-angle pillow stand with pen holder
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a digital pen or small accessories. The stand is two-sided, with three angles on each side. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
This 10000mAh smartphone-size power bank comes with USB-C port, LED display with a battery capacity, three built-in cables, and a foldable AC plug. You can plug the power bank directly to the wall socket for fast charging.
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
– Sydney J. Harris –
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.