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    Anyone use an iPad or iPod touch as technicians tool?

    Hi guys,

    As the title says was wondering if any ict technicians or network managers use iPod touch's or iPad's as a technical tool to help solve issues.

    Came across an interesting thread about using an iPod touch on a mitel phone system for VoIP calling. It got me thinking what other uses do people use them for?

    What apps?
    What you have set up to work on them?

    They strike me as a great mobile device for remoting onto a server quickly or changing a password, logging a call in spiceworks etc.

    What do you guys use them for?

    Thanks

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    no but i will soon be using me Touchpad to keep me in the loop with helpdesk stuff etc when i get around to taking it to work.

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    Not yet, but I'm considering trying to get a couple of tablets of some form for myself and my tech, so that we can easily do things like password resets when we are out and about, rather than having to find a desktop to log in to, to RDP into a server.

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    Um, the iPad doesn't fit in your pocket, I find it just as easy to log onto a pc, then remote back to my office pc than it would be to carry a tablet around with me

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    I use my iPad all the time. Great for internet and email on the go and with Logmein Ignition it's brilliant. I use it more than my laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I use my iPad all the time. Great for internet and email on the go and with Logmein Ignition it's brilliant. I use it more than my laptop.
    Easy tiger - I'll be looking for the vomit bucket in a mo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Um, the iPad doesn't fit in your pocket, I find it just as easy to log onto a pc, then remote back to my office pc than it would be to carry a tablet around with me
    Why would it need to fit in a pocket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Why would it need to fit in a pocket?
    To stop people taking the pi55 out of you, that's why.....

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    I get women coming up to me wanting to touch my iPad. When you're old and balding as I am you need all the help you can get ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I get women coming up to me wanting to touch my iPad. When you're old and balding as I am you need all the help you can get ;-)
    Dirty boy.

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    I use one for making notes and using Citrix app for remote access to server, as well as password changes etc . also for SLG and printer credits web interface.

    Wouldnt call it a revolution, just makes things a little bit easier.

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    I use an iPad for RDP, Logmein, VNC and all of our web based tools that I need to get at on the hoof.

    I fooled one of our Mac lovers recently by having an RDP session up and running and telling him I managed to install Windows Server 2008 on it. I thought he was going to faint

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    Why have a pocket when you could have a sling?
    41STYCA-q9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
    Look cool, attract intrest & keep your iPad safe from all liquid spillage.
    You know you want it

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    I use my iphone 4 for all sorts when I'm out on call. It's loads quicker to setup a router or change a wireless key than turning on my not so fast work laptop. Here's some apps I like and use quite a bit;
    iNet - network scanner
    Speedtest.net
    WiFiFoFum - wireless network scanner
    Teamviewer
    WifiPass - remembers passwords for wireless networks you've joined


    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Why have a pocket when you could have a sling?
    41STYCA-q9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
    Look cool, attract intrest & keep your iPad safe from all liquid spillage.
    You know you want it
    Oh if I only had an iPad, I would so rock that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Why would it need to fit in a pocket?
    so I dont have to look like a poser showing the world. Also chances of it been knocked when carrying other kit, I'd rather leave it in the office



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