AMITIAE - Wednesday 20 April 2016
Cassandra: Much Work no Play - the iPad Pro is not a Dull Toy - plus Search in Safari
By Graham K. Rogers
I am loving the experience with the iPad Pro devices I have been using since late November (12.9") and in recent weeks with the new 9.7" version. They do however need some change in work styles, particularly dumping the desktop attitudes. Working methods are never going to be the same as with a Mac running OS X (or a PC), but that does not mean iOS devices do not allow their users to be productive.
iPd Pro models - Image Courtesy of Apple
I deliberately took the 9.7" iPad Pro to work today. A presentation I wanted to run was synchronized to iCloud and I could save myself the weight of the MacBook Pro. I also have student marks in spreadsheet software in the cloud, so that is another example of productivity I experience, without touching on the writing apps and the photography (including RAW images from my Nikon).
In the afternoon, I took some time to use Safari (more work, no play) and considered the Search feature, which I use often on the Mac, but could never remember using on iOS devices.
I spent a few minutes trying gestures and tapping the screen, before I found the answer (Dvanesh Adhiya, iGeeksBlog). He details the process on the iPhone, but the same Share button is used on the iPad, although this is on the top of the screen with the larger device.
Oh, and I wrote all the above on the iPad Pro as well.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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