The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Have you ever found yourself sitting down on the couch after a long day, pulling out your pricey (and fragile) Apple iPad, only to have your kid climb onto your lap and start poking around on the display? Or maybe you don’t even have the chance to use your iPad because your toddler is playing games on it.
From live interviews on the street, editing in the newsroom and sharing pieces, tablets have entered the journalism in sometimes predictable and other times unforeseeable ways. But are they really revolutionary? This week’s column takes a peek into how tablets are making a name for themselves in the industry built on paperboys.
Art on your iPad? This week I’m taking a look at the rising use of tablets for drawing, painting, doodling, designing, illustrating, sketching—you name it and you can do it. As we see, there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to making your work of art and sharing it with the world.
Early this autumn, comScore, Inc., a leader in researching the digital life of consumers, showed that 182 million U.S. Internet users are watching 19.5 hours per viewer of online video content. With the average video watching time clocking in at 5.3 minutes, that’s a lot of YouTube jamming. At the end of November, Ooyala, the provider of online video technology and services, followed up the initial comScore report, focusing on video watching by tablet users. They found that for each 1 minute of video watched on a desktop, tablet users watched 1:17 minutes. This totals up to about 30 percent longer than the desktop average. So, how are people casing out this extended watching time?
Interactive. Shareable. Fun. Creative. These are all words that students and teachers have been using to describe how tablets—specifically the iPad—have been changing classroom dynamics. I take a look at some of the ways these products are being turned into the new textbook.
Many of us have abandoned roadmaps for the more convenient and accurate GPS. There is no shortage of apps for navigation but make sure that you can safely use them while driving. Thankfully, there are a bunch of tablet mounting systems that work perfectly when you are on the road—no more difficulties when trying to look at the highway and tablet at the same time (or even if you are just flipping through your music). Typical tablet car mounts either stick to the windshield or get mounted to the dashboard.
Music’s digital life is still young. Only since the beginning of the 1990s CD revolution have we seen music become easier to share, find, listen and make. iPods and Mp3 players gave us our entire music collection in our hand. Now tablets are giving us the chance to make and explore our own music. For fun or for professionals, there is a new road ahead.
More and more, people are using their tablets to help keep healthy and learn more about everything from nutrition to brain surgery. This week’s Tablet2Cases offers insight into how tablets are integrated into healthy living and what cases can help in improving health-related activities.
The tablet has entered many parts of daily life for many people, so why should it not become an asset in your kitchen? The rise of App Culture certainly fuels the entrance of tablets—particularly the iPad models—into cooking life, so it is essential to think about what cases will help out when you place your tablet next to a boiling pot of pasta.