Five Creative Ways to Use Your iPad
Earlier this year Business Insider released a rather alarming article about how iPad consumers actually use their “resolutionary” tablets. The article did not divulge scandalous information about users’ viewing habits but rather acknowledged the fact that iPads are being used for browsing the web, tweeting, and poking friends on Facebook. That’s exactly what laptops are meant for.
More so, the article highlighted the fact that iPad owners are not using the brilliant device to its full potential. BRAVEN, makers of the leading BRAVEN SIX Series portable Bluetooth speaker line, decided it’s time for an intervention. Here are five creative ways to use your iPad:
1. Battle Over Bluetooth
Looking to battle your brother but don’t want to waste your data plan? Turn on bluetooth. Many games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six and Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nations allows for multi-player gaming between two bluetooth-enabled devices as long as there is a secure connection between them. Connect to a wireless Bluetooth speaker like BRAVEN and enjoy the realistic sounds each game provides.
2. Increase Productivity
Consider uploading your file to an online data storage site like Dropbox instead of storing files on your home computer so they can be accessed on-the-go. Apps like Goodreader and PrintCentral allow you to import documents hosted in the cloud and print them via wireless printers. More advanced iPad users should consider downloading Evernote, an application that allows users to create and store notes. If Evernote is loaded on each wireless device, users’ notes can be accessed from anywhere.
3. Double Your Screen Space
Second monitors are expensive. Air Display is a genius $20 app for Apple and Microsoft users that utilizes a computer’s Air Display System Preference to turn an iPad into an effective second screen. To do this, download the app, and go to Avatron.com on your computer to install the utility and complete the set-up process.
4. Make an Instrument
More and more people are using their iPads for musical expression. The world’s first iPad DJ debuted in 2010 and in the same year the Magic Piano app announced that users had played 23.2 years worth of time. Here’s a great video of pianist Lang Lang playing Flight of the Bumblebees on the aforementioned iPad app.
5. Control Everything In Your House
BRAVEN knows you’ve always wanted to be master of the universe. Now you can at least master your own universe with the iRule iPad app. The app is a cloud-based universal remote control that allows users to operate any remote-controlled device in their home. Just note that while the actual application is free the software for both Apple and Android starts at $49.99.
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