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MossPuppet Teaches Us How To Make An iPad Stylus
by on September 21, 2010

For those who prefer a stylus with their iPad, whether for typing or drawing, the best technology journalist in the world, Wall Mosspuppet, has provided a brief tutorial on how to create a custom stylus on the cheap.

The custom stylus is by no means an elegant solution, but it is almost free to create. Here are the supplies you’ll need:

- An empty pen
- Clear tape
- Scissors
- The wrapper from a … Read More

Rant: iPhone Apps Need Better iPad Support

So the iPad has been in the wild for about half a year now, and now’s a great time to take stock of how iOS apps have evolved in the past few months. The app space has shifted dramatically, with many of the most popular apps making significant updates and UI redesigns to meet the larger screen size. As a result, the average price for an iOS app has risen … Read More

Expense Tablet for iPad Review

Expense Tablet
$0.99

Good budgeting and expense tracking software on the iPad is hard to come by. They’re either too extravagant, with features that are hard to comprehend or so mired in bad interface design that they become unusable.

Expense Tablet is perfect for anyone who wants a well designed, easy to use application to keep track of their spending.

It’s simple. Enter in the money you have to spend in … Read More

VLC Media Player for iPad Released in Canadian App Store
by on September 20, 2010

Some amazing news folks–VLC Media Player is now LIVE in the Canadian App Store! This much anticipated app is now available for download (don’t forget about Zumocast too) Here’s the app description:

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files and various streaming protocols.

It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.

VLC has all codecs built-in. It comes with … Read More

Multiple Direction Presentations On Your iPad With Present Pad

With Present Pad for the iPad you can set up your presentations in a ‘multi-directional’ format. What does that mean? Let me explain…

The basics
You save your final, ready-to-go Keynote or PowerPoint presentation in PDF format. You then import it into the app (see below on the two ways to do this) and drag the ‘slides’ around the editing grid, arranging them so that when presenting you can … Read More

Refurbished iPads for Sale From Apple USA: Canada Next?
by on September 19, 2010

The prices for Apple products stay the same, and when they drop it’s due to product refreshes. There are two ways to buy Apple products cheaper than retail: use an Education discount (valid on select items only) or buy refurbished online.

The Apple USA online store now has stock of refurbished WiFi iPads for sale. If you have an “Amerifriend” this could be the perfect time to nab yourself a discounted … Read More

SaskTel To Offer Mobile Tablet Plans
by on September 18, 2010

If you have mobile service from SaskTel or are within range of the carrier towers, there is some good news coming in the form of new wireless services.

According to SaskTel, the Canadian wireless company has plans to release “Mobile Tablet” plans. In other words, plans that work with an iPad 3G!

The monthly, non-contracted price plans are very similar to the current offerings from Bell, Telus, and Rogers:

500MB: $20/month (overage fees … Read More

Books on the iPad: Enriching the Reading Experience
by on September 17, 2010

I read a lot of books, both fiction (mysteries, science fiction, modern fiction, humorous fiction) and non-fiction (science and technology, history, politics, culture, religion). I still read a lot of them in print format, but more and more, I’m reading them on the iPad, in iBooks, Kindle and Kobo, depending on which app has available the particular book I’m interested in, in stock.

I’ve noticed that the iPad has changed my … Read More

Suppliers Preparing For Q1 2011 Second Generation iPad?

A Digitimes report today indicates that the touch panel and glass suppliers that provide parts for the iPad are completing validation for the next generation iPad.

Apple is expected to launch the second-generation iPad in the first-quarter of 2011, the suppliers noted.

Component suppliers are reportedly on-track to begin shipping in the beginning of 2011 with the second generation iPad product launch estimated sometime during the first quarter of 2011.

Apple … Read More

30 days of iPad use: a review

Well it has been just over 30 days since I finally got my hands on the iPad and I thought it would be a good time to write a quick review of my experience so far.

What I like

The format of the iPad (size, weight) is great for working, surfing or playing on a bigger screen without the bulk of a regular computer. I also like the battery life which allows … Read More

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