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Pushing applications between systems

Personal Area Networks seem to be increasing¬†nowadays. Whether you’re sending that hilarious video over Bluetooth to a friend’s mobile phone, synchronising your contacts and calendar between your computer and smartphone, or just tethering to get internet-on-the-go, there are definitely a lot more PANs than there were several years ago.¬†With multiple computers or similar devices in a single household, or even in one persons possession, it’s easy to see why. Most people have a desktop, laptop or netbook (or more than one,) and a mobile phone or smartphone. With the introduction of Apple’s iPad to ‘fill’ the gap in their product line between the iPhone and Macbook, there will probably be some people who will own all three.

Yet all of these systems stand alone. There has been no integration between the different systems. While mobile devices are now suddenly able to do many tasks which would traditionally be performed by a computer – for example, iWork on the iPad, or even just IRC on a smartphone – there should be a way to seamlessly move between the different platforms.

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