I shot this video at 5pm on 25th March 2011. I was about 50th in the queue outside the Apple Store in Liverpool. I’d queued up for 7 hours and about 30 minutes later I was the owner of a brand new 64GB iPad 2.
One of the new features of the iPad 2 is “mirroring”. This provides the ability for the iPad to mirror (i.e duplicate) it’s output to an external display device such as a monitor, a projector or TV. The image below shows my iPad 2 connected to a 23″ monitor. The iPad’s Home Screen is displayed on the monitor as well as the iPad itself.
“Slimmer, faster and better-looking” is how I’d describe the iPad 2. Fundamentally it’s not that different to the first generation iPad which was released only 10 months ago. Continue reading
The company that I work for are trialling “Bring Your Own Computer”. The way it works is that the company gives each employee a set amount of money and in return we bring our own computer into the workplace. Employees can either purchase a new computer or if they already own a computer, they can simply use that.
I use my iPhone and iPad for many things including making notes and to that end I have a number of note apps on both devices. Some of them I’ve tried and some are awaiting evaluation. Continue reading
I recently purchased two 23-inch monitors for work. Although my colleagues were impressed (and possibly envious), they also admitted that they wouldn’t have spent their own money on something that the company should provide.