Many people like the iPad because it is light and mobile. The iPad is perfect for web-surfing on the couch, quick email checks, and other such activities. However, if you are like us, when you are sitting at the desk grinding away at some task, the iPad often sits idle. There is no reason for that. There are lots of great streaming content apps available for the iPad. Get a good iPad stand like the InnoPocket HexaPose and use it as a TV. It is a great way to stay on top of breaking news while you work. One of the latest in streaming news apps is BloombergTV.
BloombergTV is a 24-hour global business & financial news channel which pulls stories from its various domestic and international news sources (146 bureaus in 72 countries) and packages them for its subscribers. Financial folks pay big money for the feed so that they can get breaking stories and news analysis which could impact their investments. BloombergTV is now available for the iPad and the amazing thing is, it won’t cost you a dime, not for the app and not for the content.
The BloombergTV iPad app is nicely laid out with lots of video and text stories covering all kinds of news related to the financial world. The live stock ticker is at the bottom of the screen, the video feed is at the upper left, and breaking stories are on the right. If you want to go full screen, a quick tap will bring the story front and center.
Of course, there are times you need to focus and don’t want all the jabber. For those times, the Bloomberg Stock tracking app is the way to go. We have ours running on an older iPad mounted on the wall with a modulR frame. The Bloomberg apps are great ways to keep a finger on the pulse of the market and track investments, all without spending a dime.