It’s really amazing how much technology connects us on different levels. Several colleagues and I just completed a course for work in which one of the tasks was to conduct a 15-minute impromptu presentation on any a subject we are familiar with. When it was my time to present, I naturally chose technology and how one can use their smartphone and tablet as a reference and study aide. Part of my presentation consisted of me passing around my iPhone and iPad which was displaying all the PDFs for the course I previously loaded but didn’t expect to use in this fashion. Continue Reading
The first week or so with the new iPad was filled with the enthusiasm and excitement of a kid with a new toy. Setting it up, playing around with new apps, enjoying their expanded functionality and the iPads extra gesture controls. It was all fun and games for awhile but there was real work to be done and it was time to get down to business and put the iPad through its paces. Did that mean the honeymoon was over… well, not quite because I really did enjoy using the iPad. The primary goal now was to start looking at how this beautifully designed device constructed of glass and aluminum we call a tablet fits into my workflow. The best way to gauge this was to just use it like any other mobile device I’ve purchased in the past and watch where it lands. This way I’m not going out of my way searching for solutions to problems that may or may not exist. After all this is a tablet designed for the average user so why not start there and work my way up.
If you recently received an email from Apple that looks like the one below take it as fair warning. MobileMe is shutting down exactly 30 days after that announcement was delivered. So take a moment to either finally switch over your MobileMe account to an iCloud account or save all that important information and photos now. Don’t wait until the last minute to find yourself running out of time and losing precious moments you can’t get back.