One of the best features of the iPhone is the ability to capture video. There was a time, not to long ago, when producing a video ment you had to have a lot of expensive equipment and a professional videographer or media specialist to shoot it. While professional video is still an option, we now have the capability to produce good quality videos just using an iPhone.

Karen McKee is a scientist who discovered the value of using video to conduct research, illustrate her methods and explain science concepts. She has created blog “to inspire colleagues and students of science to begin making videos about their work and their science topics.”

In her How to Make a Science Video with Your iPhone: Videolicious blog post, Karen shows a very simple way to make one-minute science videos using an iPhone and the Videolicious app. Watch Karen’s accompanying YouTube video to see how easy it is, and be sure to visit her blog for more information on making your own science videos.

From the recent EMDUG survey we did, we found out that most of you consider themselves intermediate level users. However, there are a few who identified themselves as beginners and even some who don’t own or have never used an iPad before (I know, I know… at least they are interested!).

So, for those of you who are still newbies and don’t have a two year old at home to teach you, here’s a video guide on basic iPad use:

If you’re like me, keeping track of my Outlook e-mails, contacts and calendars are probably the most important functions of my mobile devices. If you haven’t set this up yet on yours, here are directions on how to do it:

OSU e-mail: Configure Exchange on iPhone, iPad, iPod e-mail: Set Up Microsoft Exchange E-Mail on an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch