I've bought an iPad, now what can I use it for?
6th March 2012
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Courtesy of Mark Lilleyman, Techdivision:


I wanted to address a question I hear a lot from customers, i.e. they've splashed out £500 on a start of the art toy (such as an iPad), and now they're asking us, "What can I use it for?".  Oh, to have the marketing power of Apple...

Well, the good news is that you CAN use it for business. If you're serious about using it all day in an office, you really should invest in a Bluetooth keyboard - they can be had for around £40 - £50. For sharing files between the office and your iPad / Android tablet, there is only really one piece of software - Dropbox. Ignore the rest, they're too fiddly.

The good news is that you can get an account on there for free. E-mail and web browsing should be virtually seamless (although some web pages do not work very well on tablets, such as CMS systems where you can upload files onto your web server), but the big bugbear with tablets is printing.

That is surprisingly difficult - with iPads, you need an AirPrint capable printer. For Android tablets, you need a PC connected to your printer, and running the Chrome browser. Or you could just e-mail the document to a PC and print it! 

As a special offer to our customers who may be thinking about purchasing a tablet PC, we will supply an Asus EEEPad Android tablet, fully configured with your e-mail account settings, for £339 + VAT (£399 inc. VAT - the same price as an iPad). That should take the worry out of migration for you.


Techdivision - IT Support - Richmond upon Thames


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