Is an iPad just a bigger iPhone ?

Evernote on IpadRecently, in possession of an iPad2. Is it just a bigger iPhone, which is not capabele of making phonecalls ? Well, because they both use the same iOS operating system, and because many applications suitable for both devices you would almost say yes.
But most apps have an ajusted user interface, using the bigger screen for the iPad. Therefore, they work slightly better than on the small screen of the iPhone.

The application I am using the most on my iPad is Evernote. Very handy to take notes during meetings and sharing those with my other devices through the Cloud.
Another application is iBooks, great for reading books on my iPad and sharing bookmaks with my iPhone using the Cloud, to continue reading.

Apple comes with ultra thin iPad

SAN FRANCISCO 27/01/2010 – Apple has introduced a new mobile device to push the upcomming products like netbooks and e-readers away. The iPad, a kind of mix between iPhone and MacBook.

Everyone was talking about it on their blogs or tweets
and Steve Jobs walks from the podium
and he comes walking back
and he says: ” one more thing … “

I’ve been watching his keynote speech last night and at a given moment I thought: ” I can see myself on the couch surfing the web, listening music, watching movies and reading an eBook “.
But is this iPad a professional device ? Is this something I could use during meetings ? Can I run my powerpoint presentations from it ? Mayby not ( yet ), because I cannot run my ” regular ” software, only iPhone and iPad apps.

But it is a phenomenal piece of technology and the hype around it is also marvellous !!
So who knows – next month I’m in Las Vegas 😉

AutoCAD on the Mac

I’ve seen the announcement on several blogs “Autodesk is now officially supporting AutoCAD 2010 on Mac“.
However if you read a little bit more further, than you’ll find out that AutoCAD is supported on BootCamp.

Mac OS X 10.5 - LeopardBootCamp is a Mac OS X 10.5 component, which allows you to install Windows XP or Vista on a seperate partition to run Windows apps. Those apps can make use of the Mac hardware processors, 3D graphics accelerators etc.
You have to re-boot to be able to switch between Mac OS and Windows.

Waiting on full Mac support, I would prefer VMware Fusion. This virtualization software allows running a Windows machine as guest on the Mac OS.