Dave Prior on 20. September 2011
The new episode includes a look back at how our use (as project leaders) of social media tools has evolved over the past 12-14 months. It should be up in a day or so.
Dave Prior on 19. September 2011
The site is geared towards helping people find a great graduate program for PM (cough – University of Texas at Dallas – cough), but her recent blog post on iPad apps has some great ideas in it.
(And Merlin made the top of the list) (more…)
Dave Prior on 11. March 2011
Last year when Apple unveiled the iPad, I, along with countless others were overcome with that all too familiar craving for new gear from Cupertino. Having tried and quickly abandoned several tablets running the other operating system, I was hopeful that the iPad would gain the acceptance it has rightfully earned, but as a project manager, I was mostly curious about how this new device would fit in with my job. The Windows tablets I had tried in the past always seemed to make my job harder. So, when I purchased it, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do it… but like I said… The craving…
Since then I’ve found a number of ways the original iPad enables me in managing projects and best of all, I’m able to use it with Merlin. And now, we have the iPad 2. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 28. February 2011
We have wrote in the past how to secure your Merlin projects when wanting them to be accessed over the web by a supported web browser.
Are you wondering how to proceed when requiring password protected access over the iPhone or iPad app?
The answer is… very similar to how you do for web sharing and access.
On your Mac with Merlin for Mac OS X…
On your Merlin app on the iPhone or iPad
For those of you preferring pictures over words, check out the following screencasts. (more…)
Dave Prior on 23. December 2010
Bas and Dave debate whether the year of the iPad was 2010, or will be 2011… (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 29. September 2010
We have described in a previous post how to share projects for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches with Merlin for Mac OS X. Now we would like to show how this happens when using MerlinServer.
But a bit of theory first. iPhone sharing on MerlinServer…
Now to the practical part… (more…)
Frank Blome on 5. August 2010
The new version 1.1 of Merlin iPhone comes with support for iPhone 4 and iPad. The handling of the mobile Merlin does not change, it’s still the same ease of use. The new version is optimized for the Retina Display of the iPhone 4 and the bigger iPad display.
Merlin iPhone can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Strore. With the new update Merlin iPhone supports all versions of iPhone, iPad touch and iPad. More information about Merlin iPhone can be found on our website in the “Products” section.
Dave Prior on 9. July 2010
Special Project Potion Interview with ProjectWizard’s Frank Illenberger
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 6. July 2010
Merlin iPhone is such a great option for mobile project managers. Share your projects with Merlin for Mac OS X and the optional iPhone sharing service or use a Merlin Server in which iPhone share is build-in. As long as you have a connection to the mobile data net or WLAN hotspot, with Merlin iPhone you can access your project from anywhere.
It all sounds great to you but how does it work? Easy and straight forwards (as always in Merlin).
Wherefrom to download it? Merlin iPhone app is available in iTunes Store as free download.
Not always online? That’s fine with Merlin iPhone. You can view your project offline, and will need an online connection only when making changes and populating the new state of your project.
What about iPad or the new iOS 4? Merlin iPhone runs on iPhone 4 and on iPhone devices with iOS 4 just as well. Our developers are already working on an adjusted version to look better on the iPad or the new iPhone 4, so stay tuned.
How do I setup my router? Just proceed as explained in our blog post ‘using Merlin’s web module‘. Web and iPhone sharing are both using the same port and our configuration suggestions apply for iPhone sharing too.
Dave Prior on 2. July 2010
My Project Potion interview with AVTechnology.com Editor Kevin Hogan on emerging telepresence technology went live this week. For those of you (like me) who are not hip to the new AV lingo, “emerging telepresence technology” can be interpreted as new video conferencing stuff. It was a rare thing for me to be able to interview Kevin, not just because he had a lot of insightful information and ideas about what changes we should expect in the way of AV tech impacting our ability to communicate with teams in other countries, but also because Kevin is one of my oldest and closest friends. There were a few signal dropouts in the recording, but whaddaya gonna do – it ‘s Skype. You can find the video here.
This week I also had the opportunity to interview Frank Illenberger, Lead Developer for ProjectWizards. We discussed WWDC, the iPad, the iPhone4 and how those devices may impact the project management workscape. (more…)