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Archive for September, 2010

Compare Web Pages And More With Side By Side For iPad
by on September 27, 2010

The rub
Sometimes I just want to compare two websites side by side without flicking between open tabs. You? Well, ‘Side by Side‘ (formerly 4 Desktops) lets you do that and more.

How it works
Open up the app and you see two panels, side by side (wonder where they got the name for the app….). You can straight away choose between various websites, including a few … Read More

RIM’s Blackpad vs Apple’s iPad: Who Will Win?
by on September 26, 2010

When Apple announced their iPad, the world wasn’t sure what to make of it. In order to fully understand the iPad, you need to realize it’s not meant to be a laptop replacement and it’s not a smartphone–it’s in between.

Even though the iPad has a multitude of uses, one of the best in my mind is consuming media. With iPad sales projected to sell 21 million units in 2011, … Read More

Want Netflix on your iPad? Remember the data usage
by on September 24, 2010

With all the buzz around the launch of Netflix in Canada this week, I was curious as to how much data is actually being sent for the streaming of a TV show or a movie.

Netflix does not seem to have that information on their web site, but after calling them to get more information, here is the story.

TV or regular movie: 1 hour of streaming will use approximately 1 GB … Read More

Monkey Island 2 for the iPad: Great Game Play… and Pirates Too!

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is perfect for the iPad

When LucasArts released The Secret of Monkey Island for the iPhone last year, I was thrilled.

Like many male North American gamers of a certain age, I had grown up on the Monkey Island franchise of point and click graphical adventure games. I enjoyed their wise-cracking anachronistic humour. I identified with the bumbling goofy hero, Guybrush Threepwood, I liked … Read More

Samsung Galaxy Tab Is Nearing: End Of The iPad?

SamsungMobile just recently uploaded a new clip to its YouTube channel about the new in-the-works Samsung Galaxy Tab.

To all those who don’t know what this is, it isn’t the new Galaxy Vibrant Smartphone that Bell is offering or the rumoured Galaxy Apollo mobile phone that Telus might offer. The Galaxy Tab is an alternative to the already well-known iPad (you probably know what this is since you’re here).

One … Read More

Netflix Canada on iPad Review: Works Great
by on September 23, 2010

If you haven’t heard the incredible news, Netflix has officially launched in Canada. They have offered up some of the most aggressive pricing I’ve seen for streaming content–just $7.99/month for unlimited all-you-can-watch.

But there’s a caveat though–there are only about 7000 titles and newer content is still coming. However, there are still hidden gems available–you just have to search for them. For me, I just started watching Mad … Read More

Apple Updates Pages, Numbers, & Keynote For iPad
by on September 22, 2010

This week, Apple released some major updates for its iWork productivity suite for iPad which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

The updates deliver numerous bug fixes and improvements but has also added many key features such as exporting.


The majority of the updates to Keynote are feature updates, which will make Keynote a much more productive app and easier to work with between platforms. The new updates are listed below:

– Export presentations … Read More

Worse Than Showing Up In The Same Dress

We all know the story. A woman shows up to a party in a beautiful new gown, only to discover another woman wearing the exact same dress.

I’ve never had that experience before with clothing, but I can now say I know how it feels with new tech. Here is what happened.

I found myself hanging out on campus this weekend with a bunch of my peers at a back to … Read More

Telus Releases Tablet Data Sharing Plan
by on September 21, 2010

This week, Telus has launched a new tablet data sharing plan that works with iPad. As many are aware, Rogers and Bell have similar options in place for iPad owners.

The Telus tablet sharing plan works exactly like the Bell and Rogers plans. In order to qualify, you must already have a smartphone with a data plan.

In this case, that means one of the Clear Choice Voice and DataRead More

Impressions: iOS 4.2 Beta 1 on iPad

As I’m sure you’ve seen here and on other iOS blogs, iOS 4.2 was released on beta last week with some fanfare. Not surprising, considering it’s the first chance any of us get to play with this major upgrade on the iPad. I won’t bore you with the details of the upgrade [you can find them here], but I want to leave some initial impressions with you about … Read More