Use Air Display Over a USB Cable
From the department of the less than useful, i.e. my mind, comes a hack of debatable usefulness.
Stepping back for a second, one might argue that this could come in handy for those who have crappy wireless networks or are working from a coffeeshop which has a completely rubbish network, as many do… But then you’d probably just switch to an ad-hoc network, nonetheless, I present for your general amusement, a way to run Avatron’s Air Display app [$9.99] over USB.
Things you’ll need:
- Jailbroken iPad
- MyWi or USB tethering installed
- Air Display for iPad
- Air Display for Mac
- iPad USB Cable
Step 1: Download and install Air Display on both your iPad and Mac (restart required).
Step 2: Activate USB Tethering on your iPad.
Step 3: Open Air Display on your iPad. Should look like this (blue bar indicates tethering is on):
Step 4: Plug your iPad into your Mac.
Step 5: Click the Air Display icon in your taskbar and click ‘Turn Air Display On’.
Step 6: From the Air Display menu select your iPad.
And that’s it! You now have a USB tethered second monitor. Rather anticlimactic in comparison to my Micro SIM post, but hopefully this tutorial is useful at least to some.
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