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The 26 Best Uses For The Ipad by OwillyOscar(m): 1:55pm On Nov 26, 2014
Are you wondering what to do with the iPad? Well apart from its ability to stream movies to its ability to play great games to the thousands of apps available in the Apple App Store, how helpful it can also be to your business as well. You may be surprised about how many great uses there are for the iPad, but I will be discussing both on its home and office use.

The Best iPad Uses:


1. Manage social media. The 10-hour battery stamina of the iPad means that you can leverage it for your social media interactions without constantly worrying about it running out. Most business companies are now aware of the importance of engaging their customers on an individual level via sites such as Facebook and Twitter. And while enterprises have the budget to pay dedicated specialists to perform these tasks, the responsibility in SMBs usually falls on the shoulders of employees in the sales and technical departments. On this front, the iPad makes an excellent platform, with dedicated clients for just about every social network out there.

2. Surf on the Couch. Have you ever been watching TV and wondered where you'd seen your favorite actor before? Having Wikipedia, IMDB and the rest of the web at your fingertips from the comfort of your couch can be a wonderful thing.

3. Video Camera. Though the original iPad didn't have a camera, and the iPad 2's back-facing camera wasn't the highest quality, the camera on the iPad 3 is very good. And not only can you take video with it, there are a number of different apps that will let you edit video, including a version of iMovie for the iPad.

4. Use as an external monitor. There are a number of apps that you can get for your iPad that will transform it into a wireless monitor to extend your display area. There are a few solutions available, apps like DisplayLink app, which in tandem with the company's free iPad client software, allows you to use the iPad as an 1024x768 monitor for Windows 7 laptop with full Aero support.

5. Mobile Gaming.
The iPad you know very well was already a great gaming machine, with the ability to use the gyroscope and accelerometer to take portable gaming to a whole new wheel. The iPad 2 added to this with the ability to play augmented reality games, which makes gaming a great use for the iPad. And with the iPad 3's Retina Display, the graphics compete with console games.

6. eReader. The iPad with its larger display is very well suited for catching up on some reading when traveling or you’re at home. Aside from the bunch of dedicated ebook applications such as iBooks, Kindle and Barnes for the iPad, there is also a large number of RSS news readers that can help you keep apace of developments in your industry. iPad clients of both Read It Later and Instrapaper are available for you to catch up on Web pages flagged for reading from your desktop.

7. Connect the iPad to Your TV. The iPad has a lot of great entertainment value, including the ability to stream HD video and play high-quality games. But what about watching those cool videos on the big screen? There a several methods to hook your iPad up to your HDTV, including using AirPlay to wirelessly connect the iPad to Apple TV.

8. Give presentation. With the VGA Adapter and supporting software, business users can make use of the much more portable iPad for this task. A number of software supports the VGA Adapter, such as the free Presentation App, or Apple's own Keynote. Getting the presentation onto the iPad will probably require the requisite files to be synced in advance, though some of the presentation software supports alternative means of moving the files over. And unless you create the presentation on the iPad, you will probably want to first check that the transferred files display as expected.

As an added bonus, Apple has also promised a future update that will allow Keynote presentations to be streamed via AirPlay to an Apple TV. While not terribly useful for conference rooms where projectors are mainly VGA-based, the capability offers compelling value in certain scenarios – such as being able to conduct a presentation using a large-screen plasma or LCD with your iPad.

9. Computer Replacement. Apart from its ability to use Facebook, read Email and browse the web, the iPad can replace the laptop for many people. Apps like Apple's Numbers and Pages and the ability to hook up a keyboard via Bluetooth makes it a great computer. And now that you can set up an iPad without a PC and use iCloud to make a back up, the iPad can actually replace the home computer.

10. Recipe Book. Size and portability of the iPad makes it great for any room in the house, including your kitchen as well. There are great cooking apps, such as recipes from Whole Foods Market.

11. Use as a sales Brochure.
Rather than lug along a stack of heavy sales brochures or other printed documents, why not just load everything onto an iPad? All it takes is some preparation to convert the required promotional materials as image files for viewing under the default Photos application. File them appropriately in separate folders, and you now have absolute short comprehensive account of your company's products or services in the palm of your hands.

12. Video Conferencing. Hey! Did you know that FaceTime works on the iPad? In fact, it's actually better on an iPad because you have a bigger display. FaceTime works on the iPad by using your email address as a phone number, allowing anyone else with an iPhone or iPad to 'call' you.

13. Photo Album. You like taking your photos with you? With the iPad, you can easily store thousands of photographs on the lowest end iPad, and even display them as a slideshow.

14. Organize your schedule. There are many types of calendaring software that allow you to manage your work and personal schedule for the iPad. Schedules planned on Microsoft Outlook can be synchronized wirelessly to your iPad, or when synchronizing via iTunes – many of the apps also support syncing to cloud-based calendaring services such as Google Calendar.

15. Be a Musician. If you’re a musician, then you should be aware of thelpful apps that range from a digital piano to a guitar effects processor. You can even use the iPad to learn an instrument using nifty gadgets like ION's Piano Studio.

16. Increase productivity. Paul uses different kinds of software to maintain his productivity, including Microsoft OneNote to maintain a list of ideas for new blogs and articles, as well as a plain text application for general note taking and to maintain his to do list. He’s discovered that he can read and edit his OneNote Notebooks using MobileNoter on the iPad, while Simplenote allows him to do the same for the notes on his desktop. Because everything is automatically synced to the cloud, he doesn’t even have to remember to perform a manual synchronization, or leave his laptop on.

Your personal workflow obviously differs, and it will probably take some time to figure out the right combination of software that will contribute to your productivity. His point though, is the role the iPad can play in that regard.

Read more here >>http://trendymediablog.com/2014/11/the-26-best-uses-for-the-ipad/

Re: The 26 Best Uses For The Ipad by Lagusta(m): 2:08pm On Nov 26, 2014
The galaxy note 10.1 can do all that and even more!!!!
Re: The 26 Best Uses For The Ipad by Nobody: 2:16pm On Nov 26, 2014
Thanks for the multi screen idea. No more saving money to buy extra an extra screen for my laptop and the ipad I dumped now has use again cheesy.
Re: The 26 Best Uses For The Ipad by Nobody: 5:20pm On Nov 26, 2014
The best read for the montj. I can keep my Ipad air for now.
Re: The 26 Best Uses For The Ipad by Nobody: 5:23pm On Nov 26, 2014
The Best iPad Uses:

1. Manage social media. The 10-hour battery stamina of the iPad means that you can leverage it for your social media interactions without constantly worrying about it running out. Most business companies are now aware of the importance of engaging their customers on an individual level via sites such as Facebook and Twitter. And while enterprises have the budget to pay dedicated specialists to perform these tasks, the responsibility in SMBs usually falls on the shoulders of employees in the sales and technical departments. On this front, the iPad makes an excellent platform, with dedicated clients for just about every social network out there.

2. Surf on the Couch. Have you ever been watching TV and wondered where you'd seen your favorite actor before? Having Wikipedia, IMDB and the rest of the web at your fingertips from the comfort of your couch can be a wonderful thing.

Also read: Tips to Save iPad Battery Life

3. Video Camera. Though the original iPad didn't have a camera, and the iPad 2's back-facing camera wasn't the highest quality, the camera on the iPad 3 is very good. And not only can you take video with it, there are a number of different apps that will let you edit video, including a version of iMovie for the iPad.

4. Use as an external monitor. There are a number of apps that you can get for your iPad that will transform it into a wireless monitor to extend your display area. There are a few solutions available, apps like DisplayLink app, which in tandem with the company's free iPad client software, allows you to use the iPad as an 1024x768 monitor for Windows 7 laptop with full Aero support.

5. Mobile Gaming. The iPad you know very well was already a great gaming machine, with the ability to use the gyroscope and accelerometer to take portable gaming to a whole new wheel. The iPad 2 added to this with the ability to play augmented reality games, which makes gaming a great use for the iPad. And with the iPad 3's Retina Display, the graphics compete with console games.

6. eReader. The iPad with its larger display is very well suited for catching up on some reading when traveling or you’re at home. Aside from the bunch of dedicated ebook applications such as iBooks, Kindle and Barnes for the iPad, there is also a large number of RSS news readers that can help you keep apace of developments in your industry. iPad clients of both Read It Later and Instrapaper are available for you to catch up on Web pages flagged for reading from your desktop.

7. Connect the iPad to Your TV. The iPad has a lot of great entertainment value, including the ability to stream HD video and play high-quality games. But what about watching those cool videos on the big screen? There a several methods to hook your iPad up to your HDTV, including using AirPlay to wirelessly connect the iPad to Apple TV.

8. Give presentation. With the VGA Adapter and supporting software, business users can make use of the much more portable iPad for this task. A number of software supports the VGA Adapter, such as the free Presentation App, or Apple's own Keynote. Getting the presentation onto the iPad will probably require the requisite files to be synced in advance, though some of the presentation software supports alternative means of moving the files over. And unless you create the presentation on the iPad, you will probably want to first check that the transferred files display as expected.

As an added bonus, Apple has also promised a future update that will allow Keynote presentations to be streamed via AirPlay to an Apple TV. While not terribly useful for conference rooms where projectors are mainly VGA-based, the capability offers compelling value in certain scenarios – such as being able to conduct a presentation using a large-screen plasma or LCD with your iPad.

9. Computer Replacement. Apart from its ability to use Facebook, read Email and browse the web, the iPad can replace the laptop for many people. Apps like Apple's Numbers and Pages and the ability to hook up a keyboard via Bluetooth makes it a great computer. And now that you can set up an iPad without a PC and use iCloud to make a back up, the iPad can actually replace the home computer.

10. Recipe Book. Size and portability of the iPad makes it great for any room in the house, including your kitchen as well. There are great cooking apps, such as recipes from Whole Foods Market.

11. Use as a sales Brochure. Rather than lug along a stack of heavy sales brochures or other printed documents, why not just load everything onto an iPad? All it takes is some preparation to convert the required promotional materials as image files for viewing under the default Photos application. File them appropriately in separate folders, and you now have absolute short comprehensive account of your company's products or services in the palm of your hands.

12. Video Conferencing. Hey! Did you know that FaceTime works on the iPad? In fact, it's actually better on an iPad because you have a bigger display. FaceTime works on the iPad by using your email address as a phone number, allowing anyone else with an iPhone or iPad to 'call' you.

Also read: The 10 Best Features of iOS 8 To Make Your iPad Operate Like a PC

13. Photo Album. You like taking your photos with you? With the iPad, you can easily store thousands of photographs on the lowest end iPad, and even display them as a slideshow.

14. Organize your schedule. There are many types of calendaring software that allow you to manage your work and personal schedule for the iPad. Schedules planned on Microsoft Outlook can be synchronized wirelessly to your iPad, or when synchronizing via iTunes – many of the apps also support syncing to cloud-based calendaring services such as Google Calendar.

15. Be a Musician. If you’re a musician, then you should be aware of  thelpful apps that range from a digital piano to a guitar effects processor. You can even use the iPad to learn an instrument using nifty gadgets like ION's Piano Studio.

16. Increase productivity. Paul uses different kinds of software to maintain his productivity, including Microsoft OneNote to maintain a list of ideas for new blogs and articles, as well as a plain text application for general note taking and to maintain his to do list. He’s discovered that he can read and edit his OneNote Notebooks using MobileNoter on the iPad, while Simplenote allows him to do the same for the notes on his desktop. Because everything is automatically synced to the cloud, he doesn’t even have to remember to perform a manual synchronization, or leave his laptop on.

Your personal workflow obviously differs, and it will probably take some time to figure out the right combination of software that will contribute to your productivity.  His point though, is the role the iPad can play in that regard.

17. GPS. With an Assisted-GPS chip, the iPad can keep you from ever being lost. And the Maps app introduced in iOS 6.0 includes hands free turn-by-turn directions with data from TomTom.

18. Home Stereo. New iPad users should enable Home Sharing on iTunes and their iPad. This will allow you to play all of your music including your movies on your iPad without loading them onto the device. And with the Digital AV Adapter, you can hook your iPad into your TV and get your music through your home theaters speakers.

19. Take your office with you. With apps offering the ability to edit and review Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, workers can literally bring their office along with them. While these software do represent an additional cost, and might not have all the desired functionality you need, they have worked well for Paul. They also price cheaply in comparison to desktop software.

20. Goodbye to Premium Cable. Have you ever wanted to ditch premium cable? The ability to stream Netflix and Hulu Plus directly to your HDTV means you can replace your premium channels without being forced to watch movies on a smaller screen.

21. Wi-Fi Hotspot. The 4G version of the iPad 3 on Verizon has a really nice feature for those who like their Internet on the go: free tethering. This means you can use your iPad as a Wi-Fi Hotspot, and because it is 4G, you can get super fast speeds. But be aware that: tiered data plans can get expensive if you download too much data, and streaming HD video will use up the allocated data very quickly.

22. Family Entertainment. When you combine Apple's unrelenting inspection of each app with the parental controls found in their iOS devices and the thousands of great games and apps on the iPad, you get the perfect family entertainment system. The iPad is great for family vacations when you need to entertain the kids.

23. Personal Assistant. The iPad 3 and iOS 6 adds a brand new use for the iPad: personal assistant. Siri can be a great little assistant, performing tasks from setting setting up meetings on your calender, finding nearby restaurants to eat at and even booking reservations for you. Siri also makes it incredibly easy to set a reminder.

24. Access your company e-mail. One very practical feature of the iPad is its ability to connect to not just POP servers, but also to an Exchange Server or IMAP-based mail server. Users are not only able to access and read their e-mails in the latter two possible situations, but are also able to perform basic folder management and filing tasks. The iPad's large screen and ability to render HTML e-mails in high fidelity allows users to tackle their inbox at practically the same productivity level as from a full-fledged workstation. Apple makes it better with the  recent iOS update that has made it possible for an iPad to connect to more than one Exchange Server for users that require this functionality.

25. To control a Robot. Double Robotics has created an iPad robot, which is essentially an iPad stand with wheels that you can control remotely. This essentially allows you to video conference on the move. Hope you don’t think it’s free? The whole setup will run approximately $1999.

26. Access Desktop files. Have you ever left the office for a meeting and then had to turn back because you needed some documents on your desktop? Well, a number of solutions are available that allow you to synchronize your work-related files with a cloud-hosted solution. From there, these files can then be accessed from your iPad using the appropriate free apps. Exact functionality and prices vary – some are free, but there are definitely no shortages of solutions, which range from SugarSync and Dropbox.
Re: The 26 Best Uses For The Ipad by OwillyOscar(m): 11:30pm On Nov 26, 2014
You're welcome
charix:
Thanks for the multi screen idea. No more saving money to buy extra an extra screen for my laptop and the ipad I dumped now has use again cheesy.

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