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Turn your iPad into a wireless second monitor

Will the iPad replace the laptop? No - it'll work alongside it!
Will the iPad replace the laptop? No - it'll work alongside it!

More uses for the iPad are being found every day. Bartels Media, for example, has created a new app, MaxiVista, that enables PC users to turn it into a wireless second monitor.

This could be useful for iPad-owning laptop musicians who require more screen real estate, with Bartels claiming that "MaxiVista offers a display frame rate that, although wireless, closely matches that of a conventional monitor. Due to a special data compression, the CPU and network load stay mostly within single digits."

You can see MaxiVista in use in the video above - it costs £5.99 and is available from the iTunes Store (opens in new tab). A Mac version is currently in development.

Ben Rogerson
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.