I spend a lot of time out and about and am finding it increasingly difficult to get everything I want to done in my digital world when I get home in the evening. I got my first iPhone in 2008 and and am now on my third. The App Store works really well and I enjoy purchasing good quality, well supported, and frequently updated apps that help me get more done. I’ve considered purchasing an iPad ever since its launch but had a perfectly good laptop I could use. Now, my laptop battery life is just under 10 minutes and, rather than purchase a battery that costs about as much as the laptop is worth (or a little more), I bought a 16GB Wifi iPad.
I travelled last week and had a good amount of downtime in between events. With this time, I tried out many apps and jailbroke my device to unleash its potential—notably: concurrent mouse and keyboard use. I’ve set up remote access from anywhere in the world to my home PC and to my work machine. The setup is working really well. Yes, it doesn’t quite replace my laptop so I’m keeping my five year old one mostly for home use. Coupled with a hotspot plan from my cellphone provider, I have light weight mobile access everywhere I go with many of the perks of an ultraportable laptop at a fraction of the price—weighing in at a modest 2.39 lbs with mouse and keyboard included.
Do you have an iPad or iPhone? Would you like to learn more about making these work together with Windows?
Let us know in the comments or by dropping me a line iPad@myWindowsPC.com or iPhone@mywindowspc.com
Rich is the owner and creator of Windows Guides; he spends his time breaking things on his PC so he can write how-to guides to fix them.
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