iPad in Desktop Mode

What and why? As a university educator, preparing for classes is part of the day-to-day job. This is usually composed of reviewing the class plan, the lecture topic details, corresponding slides (content, notes), and additional resources (mainly photos, web links, and PDF documents). As the iPad has become my main computing device, I have experimented … Continue reading iPad in Desktop Mode

Slice of Life (2): Weekend and Blogging

One of the objectives of the Mobile Computer Blog is to showcase useful real life usages of mobile computing. Specifications and features of devices and apps are important points of discussion, but what is ultimately more important is how we use them. Previously on MCB, a slice of life was presented covering my role as … Continue reading Slice of Life (2): Weekend and Blogging

Managing the Notifications Flood!

Notifications! I suppose there is no dispute over the value of having notifications on our devices for providing reminders of important tasks, events, or updates. In this day and age, and with the multitude of duties and commitments we have, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all that is important to us. … Continue reading Managing the Notifications Flood!

Too much for an iPad?

In the Mobile Computer Blog, I usually speak highly about mobile computing in general, and about the iPad Pro specifically. For me, the iPad (especially the iPad Pro 11") hits the sweet spot of mobility and ability, which makes it the best mobile computer today. However, I have previously alluded to the fact that the … Continue reading Too much for an iPad?

Is it smart to get a Watch!

Who would have imagined less than two decades ago that small wrist computers would be a reality? I remember the days when I was somewhat obsessed with electronic watches. This obsession was with functional watches (usually from Casio) and not luxury watches. Common functions, beside time and date, included a stopwatch, a timer, world times, … Continue reading Is it smart to get a Watch!