Monday, September 12, 2011

Air Display for iOS / Mac Review

Air Display allows you to extend your desktop to an iPad / iPhone. As simple as that. You only have to be on the same network for it to work.

You can either mirror what you see on your main display (but you would have to lower your resolution to that of the iPad), or have your iDevice act as a secondary screen.

Some useful examples. If you want to show a web page or document to someone outside your office, you can simply drag the window to your iDevice, and take the window with you (make sure to disable the screen saver first!).
If you want to see Flash enabled sites on your iPad, this is also possible, through this screen sharing.

You cannot type in the secondary screen, unless you have an on screen keyboard there as well. However, you can click, right-click, and scroll.

One important thing, which I was not aware of. As it is an extension of your desktop, when you switch desktops on your Mac, you also switch the desktop on the secondary screen (iDevice). This means that if you want to use Air Display to constantly show the same thing while you continue to work on your Mac and switch desktops, it won't work.

Anyway, I highly recommend this to anyone needing a second screen, and that already has an iPad. It works pretty fast (at least on my setup)!

iTunes link

Friday, September 9, 2011

The official Blogger app for iOS is here!

Well, this does come out after I needed a good Blogger app, but at least it is out!

Blogger on iTunes

Overall it looks great and syncs with the web version. As I'm writing this post I see this post as a draft on my Blogger app.

The post interface itself has all that you need. Location services, inserting images from your Camera Roll, or new pictures just taken.

I don't see an option to format your text though.

Anyway, it's about time!