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June 21, 2013

Advantage iPad: New app brings unique Wimbledon coverage to the small screen

Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has released a new free app for the iPad that lets you navigate around the grounds via a photographic map, zoom in on specific courts and get updates on the state of play. 

The app also lets you set up alerts to find out how your favorite players is doing.

“If you can’t come to Wimbledon, we want to try to make it the next best experience,” AELTC Commercial Director Mick Desmond told Reuters. 

“We try to position Wimbledon as tennis in an English garden, but at the same time we want to be at the cutting edge of innovation.”

Wimbledon sponsor IBM also offers [...]

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May 29, 2013

Apple’s iPad is helping patients to communicate at this forward-thinking hospital

The Walton Centre is a specialist brain hospital in Liverpool, England and it is now using the iPad so that patients who find it difficult to talk can still communicate with doctors and family members.

Local newspaper The Liverpool Echo reports that two iPads are fitted to each hospital trolley, with one pointing at the patient’s face and the other showing the patient what they have written.

Doctors can see their patient with FaceTime (or Skype), while ComputerWeekly adds that AssistiveWare’s Proloquo2Go software allows patients to type their message to their doctor or family member. The software then converts this text into audio and relays the message [...]

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April 22, 2013

Young children are ‘becoming addicted’ to tablets

British newspaper The Mirror reports that a four-year girl in England is being treated by a psychiatrist for her iPad ‘addiction’, with the child apparently experiencing withdrawal symptoms when her parents take the tablet away.

Her psychiatrist, Dr Richard Graham from the Capio Nightingale Clinic in London, said that there must be many more addicts of the same age, and even said that his patient risked requiring in-patient care had she gone on to use the iPad as she was (four hours a day) up until 11.

"Children have access to the internet almost from birth now," said Graham, who charges £16,000 (approximately $24,000) a month for a [...]

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December 30, 2011

Tablet roll-out continues in British courts of law

CPS Wessex covers Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and will look to implement tablets, as well as other digital devices, across courts in these areas by April 2012.

“It means that we are cutting down massively on bureaucracy. It will speed up substantially the process for victims and witnesses who are at the heart of what we do,” said Nick Hawkins, chief crown prosecutor for CPS Wessex.

This announcement is in line with CPS' target of having all CPS departments in England and Wales using tablets from next April. The department recently conducted a mock trial, using 35 HP tablets, at Norwich Crown Court.

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