Ipad, the latest offering by Apple, is a Tablet PC which has made into the list of Top 50 inventions of 2010 and also as the gadget of the year 2010. Ipad is speculated to bring about improvement in the education field by making way for a new generation of educational apps which runs on Ipad. Most of these apps can be downloaded for free, thereby making the learning process more interesting, easier and attractive.
One among the hundreds of apps is Culture GPS, which will be of a great assistance to the people working in cross cultural set ups. This Culture GPS is based on a book titled ‘Cultural Intelligence’ and also makes use of the 5D model which appears in the book. This is a free application which enables the user to look up into any country in the world and understand the cultural mores of the country they are interested in. The 5D approach involves the review of the Power Distance Index, Masculinity, Individualism, Uncertainty Avoidance and Long Term Orientation.
Ipad also has many Tapstack format applications for business and presentation skills. Present is one among them where one can find 60 cards with different presentation tips, these cards can be viewed one after the other by swiping the current card to see the next one. And if one wants to know the number of the card he is viewing, he just has to shake the Ipad to see the card number. This present app was originally designed for Iphone and it works perfectly fine on Ipad as well. It provides great presentation tips for free. One more series of 60 cards is known as Strategic Acceleration which consists of very helpful strategic focus which will come to great help to sharpen the leadership skills of a manager or the execution skills of an executive. One more is Tips for Ipad which helps in improving the productivity and performance of Ipad.