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Archive for September, 2010

Oui Want An iPad For Cheaper
by on September 30, 2010

For our friends in France, something great is coming your way!

Almost all network providers in France are currently in discussions with Apple, not about the iPhone 4, but instead data packages for the iPad 3G. What this could mean are lower prices for iPads with a contract. Of course, when most consumers hear of the word contract they tend to stray away from it,  for once a contract … Read More

iOS 4.2 Beta 2 To Bring Tethering To iPad?

With this weeks iOS 4.2 Beta 2 release, one of the newly uncovered features seems to be the ability to tether.

The new beta 2 includes tethering options via the iPad settings menu. Oddly enough, the menu only seems to appear on European carriers and so far, has not appeared on AT&T or any of the Canadian wireless carriers.

Reports indicate that these settings may allow tethering an iPad’s 3G connection to … Read More

Note Taking App: A Tragedy
by on September 29, 2010

As a student, the most exciting possibility that the iPad held for me, other than eBooks, was note taking. I’ve always been a pen and paper student, and I always got weighted down by massive amount of paper.

I’ve done lots of searching for apps, and I’ve tried a few. Part of the problem is performing an actual trial. You need the environment of a class … Read More

iOS 4.2 Beta 2 Brings New Multitasking Animation

One of the new features of the just released iPad iOS 4.2 Beta 2 is the animation used for fast-app switching.

When iPad users now access multitasking and want to switch between apps, the animation is quite different from the current iOS 4.1 animation.

In iOS 4.2, the app switching animation is like a revolving door where the app that is being navigated away from is seen for longer and is tucked … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta 2 To Developers
by on September 28, 2010

Today, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 4.2 to developers. Along with the beta firmware release, Apple has also released iTunes 10.1 beta and a new version of the iOS SDK.

There are seven distinct downloads, one each for the iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G, and the iPad. If you have a registered development account and device, the firmware is now available for installation.

This latest … Read More

Next iPad To Be Thinner, Feature Camera & MiniUSB?

As we get closer to Spring 2011, the rumors and predictions for iPad version 2.0 begin to come out.

This week, Goldman Sachs analysts claim that the next generation Apple iPad will feature a camera, miniUSB, and be thinner/lighter. Furthermore, the estimated release date is Q2 of 2011:

Apple Inc. may introduce its second-generation iPad in the second quarter of 2011, said Henry King and Kevin Lu, analysts at Goldman Sachs Group … Read More

Privacy and the iPad: Is there a concern?

Last week, I mentioned to a friend of mine that I am an active owner and user of an iPad, and her first question wasn’t the expected “Oh, how do you like it?” or “Oh, shiny, can I play with it?”, but rather, it was simply “Do you use it in public?”. Her primary concern wasn’t of me getting mugged on the street or anything of that nature. In fact, … Read More

We Doodle Review for iPad

We Doodle is a pretty good version of the popular game Pictionary for your iPad.

Like most of ngmoco’s games it’s free to play with a ton of in-app purchases, should you choose to buy them.

You start off with the the very basics for drawing; a line and some colours. As you progress through the game you earn experience and coins that you can spend to upgrade your artistic … Read More

Reminder: Rogers 6GB iPad Data Sharing Plan Expires On September 30, 2010

Since the summer of 2008, whenever a new iPhone is released, Rogers has made available their amazing $30 6GB data plan.

With the launch of the iPad in Canada this year, Rogers extended this year’s $30 6GB data plan to be shared between a smartphone and an iPad 3G.

In other words, if you have a Rogers smartphone (Blackberry, iPhone, etc) and you want to share your data plan with your iPad … Read More

Saskatchewan Cabinet Ministers to Adopt iPads to Save Paper
by on September 27, 2010

When I first heard this story about Saskatchewan Cabinet ministers buying iPads to help reduce paper, I thought this was a great story. Yet, after browsing the comments of news sites people seems to be livid about this, saying it’s just a big waste of money. I have to disagree.

Here’s a snippet of the story from the CBC:

Last week, a Saskatchewan cabinet official announced that Apple iPad tablets were being … Read More

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