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The iPad Gift Giving Dilemna
by on November 23, 2010

Christmas is barely a month away and some of you out there may be considering getting an iPad for a loved one or maybe gifting one for yourself. Now that both the platform and the device are more mature, one would think that the decision is straightforward. Unfortunately, I really don’t think that’s the case yet. Let me dig into this a bit more.

Won’t somebody think … Read More

[Video] Oprah Calls the iPad Her #1 Favourite Thing Ever
by on November 22, 2010

When Oprah loves something, she tells her viewers. And they buy whatever she tells them–all the time. So when Oprah had her Favourite Things Ever Episode, she started off by proclaiming her favourite thing ever–the iPad.

Her iPad ‘flew’ down from the ceiling of the set and was attached with wings. She went all out expressing how she uses her iPad to play Scrabble, write for her magazine, watch movies/TV, and … Read More

iOS 4.2 For iPad Now Available For Download In iTunes

iOS 4.2 for iPad is now available for download in iTunes. Plug in your iPad and click on “Check for Update” as the update has now been rolled out to all!

Download speeds are crawling but remember that the download servers are under a huge load. This should clear up later in the day.

Also remember, if your iPad is jailbroken, stay away from iOS 4.2 until further notice if … Read More

[Updated] MobileMe Gallery Available For Free?

Update 1: Seems as though me.com has been updated. Check out the screenshot to the left and compare it to the original one below. Did Apple mess up?

When Apple announced iOS 4.2 this morning, the company also made their Find My iPad service free for all iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users. Find My iPad was normally only accessible through a $109/year MobileMe subscription.

Well, on top … Read More

iPad App Store Hits 40,000 Apps!

Today Apple announced that the App Store has reached an astonishing 300,000 apps!

For the iPad, of the 300,000 number, 40,000 is iPad exclusive with the remaining apps available for iPhone and iPod touch.

Apple also announced that the App Store is now available in 90 countries with 20 categories of applications such as games, business, news, sports, health, reference, travel, and weather.

iWork For iPad Updated To Support iOS 4.2

Today, Apple updated its iWork for iPad productivity suite to version 1.3 to support iOS 4.2.

All three productivity apps now support multitasking, allowing users to switch away from the apps and have the apps latest state saved. The new iWork update also brings AirPrint, including page or slide range options, setting the number of copies, and duplex printing.

The “Tools” menu across all three apps has also been simplified, with more … Read More

How To: Set Up A Free Find My iPad Account

With this mornings announcement of iOS 4.2, Apple also made their Find My iPad free to all current generation iDevices.

Find My iPad is designed to assist users with locating lost iOS devices using GPS. The feature is now available for free to all users of the iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch.

Previously, access to this feature required a $109/year subscription which among Find My iPad, also … Read More

iOS 4.2 Released Today, ‘Find My iPhone/iPad’ Now Free

Today, Apple announced that iOS 4.2 will be released at 10AM PST for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. This is particularly important for the iPad as the device is finally receiving iOS 4 features.

Apple today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from … Read More

iPad-Only Newspaper Coming from Murdoch and Jobs?
by on November 21, 2010

The success of the iPad has resulted in the device selling over 4 million units the last quarter. The latest rumour is that Robert Murdoch of News Corp is working with Apple and Steve Jobs to create a joint iPad newspaper–that’s only for the iPad.

This iPad newspaper is rumoured to be called the Daily and will be available at the end of this month. There is a team of … Read More

8 iPad Applications for Vancouver users
by on November 19, 2010

Last week I posted a list of 11 Apps for Toronto users and based on the feedback from readers, there seems to be demand for more of these lists for other cities as well.

So I guess I just started a series that will be developed in the next few weeks and for which I will try to list some of the Apps that are specific to some of the larger … Read More

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