With the launch of the new iPad, the third generation tablet from Apple in March 2012, the company took the opportunity of releasing yet another app for the iOS platform, the iPhoto®. Together with iMovie® and GarageBand® this completes their offering of the desktop equivalents of similarly named software bundled together as iLife®. Digital publishing apps for iOS such as Pages®, Keynote® and Numbers®, known as the iWork® bundle, also received another round of update.
This brings Steve Jobs vision of a post-pc era where tablet devices would replace the desktop PC closer to reality.
So how would one go about their day to day life with a tablet instead of a PC? Would you leave your laptop at home? Let’s take a walk…through a typical day in the life of a convert.
Every tablet is a little workstation just as every smartphone is a pocket computer, with dual core and quad core processors becoming more common.
In our previous posts, we wrote about how the iPad with its powerful processor, graphics engine, clean and lean apps and easy user interface allow users to carry out their day to day and sometime specialist tasks on the tablet instead of the PC. In other words, what one can do on the PC, one can achieve on the tablet, we call this Closing the Application Gap. Let’s start by taking a look at some basic tasks one would do on the tablet…
- Page 1: Introduction [You Are Here]
- Page 2: Some Basic Tasks
- Page 3: Let’s Get Down to Business
- Page 4: Now for Some Heavy Lifting
- Page 5: Final Thoughts