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Dog training facility owner uses iPads to improve customer experience

Mark Van Wye
Mark Van WyeChief Operating Officer and CTO of the Zoom Room


 

What do you do? I oversee all day-to-day operations of the Zoom Room, which is a dog agility training center and canine social club. We create a highly social atmosphere that promotes responsible pet ownership and fitness for both dogs and owners. It's like a gym for dogs!


Which device do you use? The iPad 2.


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Teaching an Online Class with an iPad 3G

When the iPad was introduced on January 27, 2010, I wondered if the platform would work in an educational environment. I started tracking online comments and documenting how different people were using the iPad, focusing on problems that were encountered and how success was achieved. 



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iWork apps now available for iPhone

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First available for iOS on the iPad, Apple's iWorks apps were released on Tuesday for the iPhone. The price is the same: $9.99 each for Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentation software). If you already own them for the iPad, they are a free upgrade for your iPhone.



Comparative review of iPad office suites

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The iPad has been characterized as a device that's more for consuming media than for productivity. Yet there are a lot of people out there who are intent on using it as a computer. And there are an increasing number of productivity apps. Macworld has a great comparative review of office apps for the iPad.



iPad to the Rescue

Just the other night my wife was on the phone with a client who had e-mailed her a file to review. He knew we were on macs and he was on a mac so, no problem reading the file, right? Not so much.

He had created a table in Pages, but my wife doesn't have Pages on her iMac. No problem. I fired up my iMac which has Pages installed, only to get an error message indicating  that I don't have the most current version and can't open the file. Ugh!



Office Docs on Your iPad


Apps that let you view, edit, and create Office documents on your new mobile computer


In the Fall 2009 issue of iPhone Life magazine, I authored an article that looked at the two major mobile application suites that allowed iPhone users to work with Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets (iphonelife.com/issues/Fall2009/TurningIphoneMobileOffice). With the release of the iPad, developers including Apple, have stepped up to the plate to offer a selection of apps for viewing, editing, and creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go with the iPad. In addition, Apple included support for Bluetooth-enabled external keyboards in the iPad.


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iView: No More Laptop

I've been waiting 25 years for the iPad!

In 1985, our company launched a print magazine about the new 9-pound HP 110 Portable PC— the first clamshell DOS laptop. The HP 110 was designed by the HP division that invented the calculator. Hewlett-Packard applied its considerable knowledge of small computing devices and created the HP Portable.


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Never too old to learn

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Since getting my iPad I've been wanting to find out what my parents think about the device, so this past weekend I headed down to the coast with my son and iPad to relax and visit with my parents, and find out if they would like to try using an iPad.



Notes to Store v. Pages

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When comparing Notes to Store with Pages on the iPad, Notes to Store is a viable alternative for some users.



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