We live in an age of information technology and digital media, and some may say it’s made us insaturable. This came out especially during the 2012 London Olympics, where spectators at the beach volleyball games seemed unsatisfied just watching what was right in front of them live.

Instead, iPads were balancing in their laps, as they also kept an eye on other sports like handball and road cycling, happening at the same time. Plus, of course using their iPads to browse social media networks like Twitter and other websites to check athlete statistics.

Last weekend, BBC’s Olympics mobile app passed the one million downloads mark and even more so, the official London 2012 mobile app was at the very top of Apple’s App Store’s bestsellers charts list.

It is clear: the London 2012 Olympics are the iPad Olympics! According to The Metro newspaper, former world number 1 professional American tennis player John McEnroe said Technology means, “There’s so much to turn to that I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve got about 50 options”.

The BBC promise is that we will “never miss a moment” of the Olympic Games, and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) developed mobile apps for everything London 2012 related, from medal alters and information to a game that lets you compete against the Olympians within the venues!

The BBC aims to make the free London 2012 Olympics app indispensible, through feedback they had from their Euro 2012 and Wimbledon coverage. This made the app stuffed full of any information you may need or want during the Games, including athlete, sport, and country profiles of those competing, a detailed schedule and information on all the results from the sports. There are also 24 live streams, plus the possibility to catch up on past events.

You can also share results, stories and clips of both via emails and tweets through the app. And the best part? You don’t even need to be constantly connected to the internet while using the app, as it allows content downloading for offline access. And so you don’t forget anything, the app also lets you set reminders.

To keep up with the latest Olympic news, there’s also the free Evening Standard’s iPad app, which provides the newspaper’s latest edition digitally.

So if you didn’t get any tickets or want to avoid the crowds, just get yourself on your iPad and it will be as though you’re there. Don’t have one? Why not rent an iPad from us today? Just contact us on +44 0207 749 7242 or 0207 749 7200 or email info@tablet-rentals.co.uk