When iPads hit the restaurants, managers will be able to update specials on the fly. Servers are notified they are out of lobster before taking the order. No more waiting for your order to reach the kitchen while your server waits other tables. Add a wireless card reader/printer and settle the check right at the table, keeping your card in sight at all times. Continue reading
The score is tied, the clock’s run out and the team needs a win. Everyone gathers round coach as he pulls out the iPad and draws the play. Players quickly see and understand their assignments. Go team! Continue reading
9to5Mac has an article up highlighting some juicy little gems spotted within the first iPad TV ad aired during the Oscars ceremony a couple nights back. For starters, it looks like prices in the iBookstore may be very competitive, as shown in the (very blurry) capture above:
During Apple’s iPad commercial last night, we caught a glimpse of iBookstore pricing. The prices seem to fall below hardcover books, audiobook, paperback prices and even Kindles’s pricing. For instance, Ted Kennedy’s memoir, True Compass costs $23 for the hardcover, $19.25 for the B&W Kindle version and $14.95 for the iPad version. Other books show similar price lines.
Do you carefully put together your shopping list only to get to the store and you can’t find your list anywhere? The iPad solves that and other shopping headaches for you. As one of our readers suggested, prepare your list on your iPad, comparing it with online ads, ecoupons and specials. You can even download the layout of your most frequented stores to make shopping a breeze. Continue reading
The need for accurate and up-to-date information is no greater than with law enforcement. However, access to to this information is often limited by how the long arm of the law gets around. With iPad, our friends in blue have access to everything they need regardless of their ride. Powerful enough for any cruiser, compact enough for backpack or saddle. Sometimes big solutions really do come in small packages. Continue reading
Doctor’s offices are becoming more modern and more impersonal all the time. Instead of a face-to-face interview with your healthcare professional, they are sitting on the other side of the room, staring at a computer screen. Continue reading
I posted a few weeks back on 1Password for the iPad – when we got a first look at some mockups of it via Switcher’s Blog. 1Password is an essential app for me on both the iPhone and the MacBook – so it’s one I’m definitely looking forward to seeing on iPad.
Today, there is more news on 1Password for iPad, and some new screencaps of design mockups – including the ones shown above.
According to John Gruber, at Daring Fireball, those ‘missing’ built-in apps for the iPad – the ones that are on the iPhone but not the iPad; Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather and Voice Memos – are going to remain missing when the iPad is released. They won’t be showing up as Dashboard-style widgets or in any other form when the device launches, though he does think they might be ‘re-imagined’ by Apple when OS 4.0 comes out this summer.
According to the Google Wave site, “Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.” Continue reading
Another day… another meeting. Reach for your smart phone to take notes and get the evil eye. Go for your laptop and you’re likely to get the same. What’s a paper liberated/tech devotee to do? Well, pad-based note taking, the long accepted darling of meetings, is about to get a make-over. Meet iPad, your newest teammate. iPad is the politically correct meeting tech. iPad is just the right size, it’s always ready, easy to carry, and your notes are always with you. iPad, we’ve got to START meeting like this.
iPad: more stares of admiration / less stares of contempt.
Pogo Sketch – Ten One Design (www.tenonedesign.com)
We have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.