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Microsoft to release iPad versions of some apps?
by on September 17, 2010

There is a rumour going around that Microsoft is working on iPad native version of it applications.

Chances are that these will simply be the iPad version of its current iPhone applications:

Bing – Microsoft’s Bing search engine app (US Only app? I can’t find this one)
Seadragon Mobile – High-resolution image browser
Tag Reader  – app to get more information by reading special Microsoft multi-colored barcodes 
Windows Live Messenger – Instant Messenger client
MSN Canada … Read More

Official FaceBook App For iPad Coming Soon
by on September 16, 2010

When compared to the iPhone and iPod touch, the App Store for the iPad is still relatively new. While the iPad App Store does have thousands of great apps, oddly enough it is still missing an official FaceBook app!

Yes, the iPhone/iPod touch one does work fine, but how about an HD version to utilize that larger iPad display. To that end, reports today indicate that an official FaceBook app is … Read More

Pulse-sating News

We all love our iPad for it’s ability to play music, occasional Youtube clips and of course the fun applications on it. There are a variety of apps allowing for a new experience in games, farts, tests, writing and even reading books. What about a brand new reading experience for RSS feeds though? I would like to re-introduce the Pulse RSS reader.

What’s so great about this reader … Read More

Additional iOS 4.2 Features: Notes Font & Black Passcode Keyboard

This week, Apple released the first Beta of iOS 4.2. As many remember, iOS 4.2 is the next major OS update for iPad due in November 2010.

Yesterday we documented the majority of new features coming in iOS 4.2. However, as the day developed, a few more new features were discovered.

Notes Fonts

The first discovered feature was that the Notes app now has the ability to change the font. Currently, … Read More

Just Mobile AluPen For iPad

When the iPad launched in Canada only a few months ago, many users were expecting some type of stylus device to be available at launch. While the majority of users enjoyed the touch interface and full keyboard, some users preferred a pointing device that wasn’t their finger.

AluPen by Just Mobile

Soon after the launch, many accessory makers began designing a stylus device for the iPad. The common feature among all of … Read More

iOS 4.2 Beta on iPad: Video Preview [Updated with Printing]
by on September 15, 2010

Looks like some developers have already started sending some info about Apple’s latest iOS 4.2 Beta release. Here are some new features to expect:

Features:
● Multitasking
● Folders
● AirPrint
● AirPlay
● Game Center
● Unified Mail inbox
● Find text on web pages
● Enhanced enterprise support
● Accessibility enhancements
● Keyboard and dictionary enhancements
● The external switch is now a mute control
● Orientation lock is controlled via software, like on the iPhone
● On screen brightness controls
● … Read More

iOS 4.2 Beta 1 Released: AirPrint, AirPlay Coming in November

Apple has announced in a press release that AirPrint and AirPlay will be coming in iOS 4.2, scheduled to be released in November for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Here’s an excerpt from their press release:

AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide … Read More

The Great Textbook Challenge

I’d like to thank app developers for recognizing that students will get a great use out of textbook apps on iPad. I do ask, however, that they pick up the pace.

I’ll sum up my eTextbook experience with CourseSmart for you very quickly.

New Paper Copy in Bookstore: $119.10
Used Paper Copy in Bookstore: $89.35
EBook with CourseSmart on iPad: $38.08

That’s right. True story. I saved almost $80 by … Read More

Traveling with your iPad – A Field Guide
by on September 14, 2010

With its compact size and multi-functional capabilities, the iPad seems like the ideal travel gadget. I would even argue that it’s better than carrying a smartphone. [This isn't to say you shouldn't travel with a phone for safety reasons though.] Having recently come back from a run through Northern Europe, I’d like to share some tips and insights that you should consider when you bring your little tablet on the … Read More

Is This The Ultimate Word Game For The iPad?

The Ultimate Alphabet is part word puzzle, part photo search and part vocabulary test. If you’re a word-nerd like me, you’re going to love this game.

Based on the best selling book by Mike Wilks, the game presents you with an intricately designed image based around a given letter of the alphabet. Each picture contains hundreds of hidden words.

To add even greater challenge, most items … Read More

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