Microsoft’s iPad trade-in Microsoft is offering a $200 incentive to help customers switch from an iPad to its Surface tablet. They are giving anyone who trades in an iPad a $200 gift card that can be used toward the purchase of a Surface or other products found in the Microsoft store. This promotion will run until late October. The new Surface 2 is expected to have a much faster processor and a higher resolution on its display. The Surface 2 should be available at the end of October.
eFax – cost:Free – The eFax iPad app makes it simple to send and receive faxes from your tablet, losing very little in the transition from desktop to mobile. A free account lets you receive (not send) a handful of faxes, but upgrading to a Plus or Pro account gives you many more options.
Monster– cost:Free – Monster.com, one of the leading online employment services, makes job-hunting couch-compatible with its fun, free iPad app.
Plan & Note – cost:$3.99 – If you have upgraded your iOS operating system to 7.0, you might also be very disappointed and frustrated with the new calendar format. Plan & Note is an integrated planner which provide calendar, task and multipurpose notes. It works with the iPhone native calendar so P&N can be linked with Web Calendar, Outlook, iCal and various Web calendars. Notes can also provide convenience for using notes by setting specified icons and colors.
DropBox and Beyond
DropBox (https://www.dropbox.com/) is a free program that gives you 2.75 GB of cloud space in which you can store files (it works as an off site backup) or to use the space to make files available to you on other devices or locations. DropBox sets the standard for many other tools of a similar nature, but there are other programs available to enhance the capabilities. For example, sign up for a free account at DropItToMe (http://dropitto.me/). This allows people to upload files/content to your DropBox account. You just allow the service access to your DropBox, and it creates a DropItToMe folder in your account.
Another option is SendToDropBox (https://sendtodropbox.com/). You connect it to your DropBox account and it creates an email address for you. The address could be difficult to remember, but paying $29 a year allows you to customize the email address. Attaching files to this email address sends the files directly to your DropBox account in a special folder. This is also a great way of having others send files to you when you want them stored in your DropBox folder.