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ntThe second generation of Apple’s iPad tablet is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, with a more powerful dual-core processor boosting graphics and processing power. It also adds front- and rear-facing cameras – extending Apple’s FaceTime videoconferencing feature to the iPad, as shown above.
ntSilicon.com’s Natasha Lomas checks out whether other apps make the most of the iPad’s hardware. Click through the following pages to see our round-up of 10 business-friendly apps for the iPad 2.
WebEx for iPad
ntThe WebEx for iPad app enables iPad users to conduct WebEx meetings on their slate. But with the iPad 2’s cameras on board, WebEx users can also tap into two-way videoconferencing.
Fuze Meeting HD
ntAnother business collaboration aid with a videoconferencing facility tailored to the iPad 2 is the Fuze Meeting HD app – which supports multiparty HD videoconferencing for subscribers.
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ntTired of paper-filled meetings? The Boardbooks app – another subscription service – offers iPad users offline access to board materials directly on Apple’s slate. While this app works fine on the first-generation iPad, lots of companies desperately seeking paperless board meetings would apparently prefer to have them on the slicker iPad 2, according to the Financial Times.
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ntMind-mapping tool Popplet is another iPhone app that benefits from the iPad 2’s larger screen. And having twin cameras to hand also means users of the app can take photos to add to their Popplet without having to transfer them from another device.