Pages for iPad can apparently be used for hotel check-ins

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When watching an episode of Californication the other day, I noticed a less than clever use of the iPad in the episode. A hotel lobby had an iPad in a keyboard dock as the only means of looking up visitor information, which in itself is a bit ridiculous. The thing that really made me bang my head against the wall however was the app they used, Pages. Pages is Apple’s own typing app, basically a text editor. In the scene, the hotel employee looks up the main character’s bill by sliding though different documents and opening one of them. I suppose it’s possible to read bill info that way, though it certainly would be worse than impractical. Product placement gone wrong, or just a lazy props department.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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