This maybe a simple enough question, however it is a major change for me.
Currently I am running a decentralised computer with a Windows 7 Laptop the processor and operating system. Everything else is seperate units attached to the network.
My Mrs has suggested to me, that rather than dash backwards and forwards from the Kitchen to the computer I should look at a Tablet computer. Frankly this never occured to me.
Many of the chaps I know are now either using Apple or in the process of swapping to Apple for their computing solutions. All of them keep telling me how simple it is to do anything on their IPads. This has got me sufficently curious to consider one to satisfy the Mrs suggestion.
However this brings up a few questions before I proceed down this path.
First off - I use Safari to find recipes. Lets say I decide I want to make whatever it is I have found now. How do I get this information from the main computer to the Tablet without retyping the address? Can I save it to favourites and have the tablet and computer synchronise or something?
I have several cooking shows recorded and stored on my NAS. Once the IPad connects to the network can it stream these direct to the Kitchen so I can watch, pause, do and watch again? This would be pretty useful I reckon.
On my network I am using Homerun TV tuners. These are network attached TV Tuners. Can the IPad use these to stream real time TV? This is not so much a requirement as a nice to have. Do I need any additional software for this?
Thinking past the Kitchen. Can IPad synchronise Outlook contacts and vickies verka as well so it can replace our rather outdated phone book? Do I need any additional software for this?