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iBookstore Now Live in Canada With Paid Books–For Real This Time!
by on June 30, 2010

The iBookstore is now live in Canada! Last time we had a story that it went live, based on a reader’s tip but that was a bit premature. Worry no more, because you can now take advantage of your Canadian iTunes account and start buying books on your iPad and iPhone. Say goodbye to that US iTunes account for now.

The selection right now is limited, but I did … Read More

Canada To Receive Free Starbucks WiFi On July 1, 2010!

At the beginning of June 2010, every Starbucks location in the USA made plans to offer free WiFi to everyone. In the USA, Starbucks WiFi is controlled through AT&T, which is not a company operating in Canada. The problem with the Starbucks announcement was that Canada was left out (big surprise).

In Canada, our Starbucks WiFi locations are run through Bell. Through Bell, users can receive two hours for … Read More

Review: BudgetGadgets Soft Skin Sleeve Bag for iPad

Today I have a new case from my new source of low priced accessories. It is a Soft Skin Sleeve Bag from BudgetGadgets and it combines a leather/soft skin exterior with a very soft interior material.

Soft Skin Sleeve Bag from BudgetGadgets

The Soft Skin Sleeve Bag from BudgetGadgets is a very thin leather/soft skin pouch-type bag with fine white stitching along the outside edges. Once … Read More

Google Docs Viewer Works on iPad

Google might be trying to “go to war” with Apple, but they have continued to offer support for iPad and iPhone users (ie Google Earth and Gmail updates–when’s Google Reader coming next?!). Their recent update to Google Documents is their Google Docs viewer. This new mobile feature will allow you to view any uploaded documents without having to download them, which is a great timesaver.

Here’s what they had to … Read More

Top 5 Free Apps for Your JailBroken iPad
by on June 29, 2010

Have you thought about jailbreaking your iPad? Other than multitasking maybe you’ve wondered if there is any benefit to it. iPad.net has posted what they consider to be the top 5 free apps for your jailbroken iPad. Here is the list of the apps along with a brief description.

0. Cydia

Why zero? Because you get Cydia when you jailbreak your Ipad. What’s Cydia? It’s a little like the … Read More

ZooGue Smart iPad Case
by on June 28, 2010

I purchased an iPad case from Apple when I originally ordered my iPad. I have since been looking for another case that serves a couple of purposes – a case that is simple and fits in my purse, will protect the iPad, allows for viewing at multiple angles and can easily be removed from the case when I want to play my pinball games.

The ZooGue Smart iPad Case may be … Read More

iPad + Velcro Video Posted on Apple Website

You have to come up with something pretty spectacular to get noticed by Apple. How about a viral video demonstrating the amazing multipurpose uses of the iPad with the help of some Velcro? That is exactly what Jesse Rosten did with his video of his iPad escapades. His video was seen all over the world and now it’s featured on Apple’s website. Here’s the description:

iPad owner Jesse Rosten created this … Read More

Apple Updates iBooks Feature Page For PDFs
by on June 27, 2010

The iBooks 1.1 update was supposed to deliver some great updates to iBooks which allowed users to view and sync their PDF files. iBooks 1.1 did deliver the PDF functionality, but a few key items were left out, items that were advertised as available features.

Today, it looks like Apple has updated their iBooks feature page to accurately reflect what iBooks 1.1 can do regarding flipping pages and applying highlights. This … Read More

iBooks 1.1 Update Does Not Deliver Page Flips Or Highlights
by on June 26, 2010

The iBooks 1.1 update was supposed to deliver some great updates to iBooks which allowed users to view and sync their PDF files. iBooks 1.1 did deliver the PDF functionality, but a few key items were left out, items that were advertised as available features.

The image below is a shot from Apple’s iBooks page that states:

Tap a PDF to read it and it fills the screen just like an ebook. … Read More

How to Setup MobileMe Find My iPhone for the iPad
by on June 25, 2010

Apple’s MobileMe service includes a variety of features, but one of the coolest is the Find my iPhone feature. When turned on, you can locate your iPhone, send it a message, and remote lock/wipe the phone. For people who are looking for the ultimate security of their device, it’s a great service to have. What about setting up your MobileMe account to work with the iPad? It can be done … Read More

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