Trawling for Aussie Apple iPad apps

Apple's iPad is about to arrive in Australia. Yes, there's plenty of hype. But the iPad is a new and different beast. How will it be used, beyond its obvious role, as a media consumption device?

Apple's iPad is about to arrive in Australia. Yes, there's plenty of hype. But the iPad is a new and different beast. How will it be used, beyond its obvious role, as a media consumption device?

On Patch Monday this week, a look at the iPad from an Australian perspective.

Keith Ahern, CEO of award-winning mobile consultancy Mogeneration, explains why he's enthusiastic about the iPad and why it represents a whole new approach to computing. He talks us through Medwords, the company's medical app, and reveals a surprising choice for his favourite iPad application.

And from Salmat Digital, executive general manager Paul Marshall explains the logic behind the Lasoo app, an iPad front-end to the Australian shopping catalogue site Lasoo.com.au. He thinks the iPad is the perfect shopping platform.

Plus we have Stilgherrian's usual idiosyncratic look at the week's IT news headlines.

To leave an audio comment for Patch Monday, Skype to stilgherrian, or phone Sydney 02 8011 3733.

Running time: 26 minutes, 45 seconds

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