If you want to prove to a friend that we're truly living in the future, look no further than Air Display, an innovative iOS app capable of extending your Mac or Windows desktop using an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
In Monday’s daily recap, we mentioned that developer Avatron had released Air Display 1.6, the latest version of their universal iOS app that allows a device to become a wireless external display for a Mac. But what makes this release so special?
iOS devices are great on their own, but if you're constantly using your Mac for work or other personal projects, you might feel like you're not fully utilizing your iPad and iPhone. With a few applications, however, you can transform your iPhone into a trackpad or your iPad into an external display and control desktop applications like Keynote and iTunes right from your mobile device. Read on to find out how.
Summer is icumen in, as the poet of olde once wrote, and maybe you spent a lot of time this week out doors and weren't at your computer, glued to the latest in Mac and Apple news. Maybe you were off camping or exercising or gardening or sunbathing or who-knows-what-ing. Well, if you were, and if the rain drove you back inside, have a seat right here, that's it, pull up a chair, sit down, and take a look at the news we have for you.
Do you use your laptop as much as you should? Considering the amount of money you paid for it, it’s surely worth putting your mobile Mac to work even when you’re at your desk. With Air Display for Mac, you can harness its screen as a second display for your desktop computer.
What do you do with your iPhone or iPad when it’s sitting next to your Mac? Air Display connects your iOS device and your Mac over Wi-Fi, allowing you to use the additional screen space as part of your Desktop -- and also interact via the touch display. The possibilities are numerous; designating a display to your Twitter and IM clients or grouping your Photoshop palettes and brushes on to one screen are just a couple of examples.
Air Display is a nifty software utility that enables you to use your iPad as a second monitor, alongside your trusty Apple computer. The app requires a desktop companion application, which is only available for Macs running OS X 10.6, and a Windows version should be arriving soon. Jump after the cut to view the video!