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.”
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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 [...]