Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stronger, faster, more powerful than ever before

It struck me today that tasks we used to need specialized devices for can now be done through an app. I had to scan some documents this week and because of a network issue at school, I could scan the docs on the printer, but I could not access them. I downloaded genius scan and was able to scan the docs into PDF file on my iPhone and use them just like I would use a scan created on a scanner. For artwork that might require fine details and exact lighting, this probably would not be the way to go, but is is a step in the right direction.

A second example of software enabling my iPhone to take the place of a traditional device uses Logitech's Touch Mouse App. Actually, that is a bit of an understatement. The app does take the place of a mouse, but not just any old mouse. It allows me to use my iPhone as both mouse and keyboard for my MacBook. I have to confess, I am really looking forward to trying this out tomorrow!

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