Category Archives: iPad Use Cases

Another iPad Gets a Restaurant Job

Sommelier iPad app

Instead of a wine list, a restaurant in Naples, Florida, is serving up an IPad to its guests, and in place of a live sommelier’s recommendations, the computer will provide suggestions for a bottle with dinner based on a number of search choices.

We’ve seen an Aussie restaurant reportedly replace menus with iPads back in June – now a Florida eaterie is using an iPad to help patrons find the right wine to go with their meals.

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Countdown to iPad – Bedtime Story Reading (Use Case 48)

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Once upon a time there was a man named Jobs, Steve Jobs, and he was the man who created this magical, revolutionary device that we’re reading our story on tonight …

Bedtime story reading is always one of the most wonderful blocks of family time – enjoyed by kids and parents alike.  It’s educational and fun, it’s a great way to bring energy levels down at the end of long hard day of being a kid, and it fosters a love of reading – which is such a great thing.

And the iPad is going to be a big contributor to this bedtime routine.  It will not – any time soon – replace printed books.  But it will be another great option on certain evenings when the mood strikes.

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Countdown to iPad – Ready-Fire-Aim (Use Case 47)

iPad, the parallel planning tool... soon to be all the rage. - GPS - travel
iPad, the parallel planning tool... soon to be all the rage.
Ready… on spur of the moment you decide to get away for the weekend. Fire… you pack the car and leave the house without knowing exactly where you’re headed. Aim… all you need now is a destination… all you need is iPad. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Teammate II (Use Case 46)

Getting on the same page
Getting on the same page
In Use Case 12: Countdown to iPad – Teammate, we introduced iPad as the “politically correct meeting tech.” And although iPad can benefit a single team member, when you outfit an entire workgroup it really gets interesting. When everyone follows along on their iPad, you… Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – iPortal (Use Case 45)

What? Windows on an iPad?
What? Windows on an iPad?
Three geek cheers for iPortal, aka iPad! The power of Mac OS X, Linux and Windows is coming to the iPad. Through the use of VNC (Virtual Network Computing), iPads will be able to control desktops, laptops and servers. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Super Reader (Use Case 44)

Defender of Innovative Thought
Defender of Innovative Thought

Sleeker than a common e-reader.
More colorful than the gloomy Sony.
Able to speed through content with a single swipe.

Look! Up in the sky!
It’s a Nook. It’s a Kindle. It’s Super-reader!

Yes, it’s Super-reader – strange visitor from Infinite Loop who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal devices. Super-readerexceeding your ability to understand how it works, sort of magical, and who, disguised as iPad, so simple… so thin… so light… yet so capable… is changing the way we do things everyday, without so much as a pointing device. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Farewell to Poingo (Use Case 43)

iPad - taking learning to a new level
iPad - taking learning to a new level
One of the most clever interactive technologies I have encountered can be seen at mypoingo.com. A year of so ago I had the opportunity to provide my youngest 2 glorious OOH-n-AAH! filled days. We immediately fell for the quirky Poingo charm. So much so that we set out to buy her some of her own books. That’s when the magic started to fade. I soon discovered this singular experience to be truly rare indeed, as only a couple of titles were available. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Franklin-Covey-Apple (Use Case 42)

3 great works - that work great together - Franklin - Covey - Apple - iPad
3 great works - that work great together
I have long been a fan of Franklin Planners and Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was exciting to see these brands/disciplines brought together under the FranklinCovey (FC) banner in 1997. Since coming together, FC has added many new products, seminars and consulting offerings. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Stimulus Package (Use Case 41)

iPad: keep the money flowing - iPad - Stimulus Package
iPad: keep the money flowing
While technology and media giants scramble… and gadget pundits debate… Apple and it’s latest gizmo, iPad, are busy spurring economic growth. Apple shares are up, iPads are selling like hotcakes and advertisers are breaking out their checkbooks. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – Personal Trainer (Use Case 40)

What Tabata Pro and a personal video trainer could look like together - iPad – Personal Trainer
What Tabata Pro and a personal video trainer could look like together
Alex Lindsay of Pixel Corps was the inspiration for the personal trainer iPad use case. Each week on MacBreak Weekly, a part of Leo Laporte’s TWiT Network, hosts share an interesting piece of software/tech as their “pick”. During the podcast/netcast episode MacBreak Weekly 186: Yep dated March 23rd, 2010, Alex recommended Tabata Pro Timer for iPhone as one of his picks. Continue reading

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Countdown to iPad – The Puzzler (Use Case 39)

Tune in tomorrow, same pad time, same pad channel
Tune in tomorrow, same pad time, same pad channel
Holy multi-touch interface Batman, The Puzzler has struck again! Continue reading

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