Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows 8.1
In This Chapter
Discovering the best peripheral your PC ever had
Running iTunes on Windows
Breaking the iTunes link with iCloud
Recommending great iPad apps to use with Windows
Letting your kids use iPads and iPhones
Like it or not — and I know that many don’t — tablets are changing the way the world works and plays. Whether it’s an iPad, a Kindle, a Nook, or an Android, mobile devices are rolling over the computing landscape like rainclouds over Redmond. Big rainclouds.
Some people moan about the way “toy computers” are taking over. I, for one, relish it. A tablet is vastly superior to a notebook — even an ultrabook, or any other kind of book — in performing very specific tasks. And they’re tasks I do all the time: surfing the web, watching videos, keeping up on Facebook and Twitter, even light e-mail.
Sure, I would never use a tablet or a phone to write a book or build a complex investment-tracking spreadsheet. But (appearances ...