Summary: Turns out the software won't work on my old Mac. They should have said that before I bought the monitor. So I bought a new Mac and it worked okay. Not a huge fan but I don't know what else to buy.
Monitor only suitable for desktop connection to laptop or pc
Harold Turner, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: Monitor was advertised as connectable to a laptop or computer. Which was correct but the advertised information did not highlight the short usb power connector which meant that it was not long enough to connect to a pc below a desktop. A longer usb power connector did not work.