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Apple Releases iTunes 10.1
by on November 12, 2010

Today Apple released iTunes 10.1, delivering compatibility with AirPlay and support for the upcoming iOS 4.2.

The new features and enhancements in iTunes 10.1 are as follows:

- Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV.
- Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2.
- Provides a number of important stability and performance improvements.

iTunes 10.1 is available now for Mac OS X 10.5 … Read More

Apple Releases A New iOS 4.2 GM Build

Today, Apple released a second Gold Master (GM) build of iOS 4.2 for iPad.

iPad owners who installed the first iOS 4.2 GM were experiencing intermittent WiFi issues. This second GM seed has been released to patch the WiFi issues found in the first iOS 4.2 GM seed for
iPad.

The build is available in the iOS Developer Center under build number 8C134b. The previous iOS 4.2 build for iOS devices was 8C134.

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11 iPad applications for Toronto users

Looking for Apps that may be useful if you are coming to visit Toronto or if you live there and want to plug into what is going on? The following is a selection of applications that may be useful for your needs. Although some of those applications are designed for the iPhone, they do provide some functionality that could be useful on the iPad and were included in this list.

Free … Read More

The Washington Post iPad App
by on November 10, 2010

The Washington Post iPad app is out in the App Store and is probably the best news app you can get at the moment. The WP is moving forward with a paid model for their app, but currently content is free until February 15, 2011. Have you downloaded this yet?

iTunes Description:

Introducing The Washington Post app for iPad™.

When it comes to immersing yourself in a news story, look no further than … Read More

RIM: PlayBook to Sell Below $500, We’ll Change iPad Dominance
by on November 9, 2010

Steve Jobs was pretty adamant when he told investors during their recent Q4 earnings call that competitor 7″ tablets will be DOA–dead on arrival. Canadian tech company RIM announced their PlayBook a while back to take on the iPad.

Business Week has the latest news on the PlayBook pricing and some strong words from RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie. Here are the juicy bits from the article:

The iPad’s dominance in the tablet-computer … Read More

Zuckerberg’s Right: iPad Isn’t Mobile

I’ll be honest. I’m neither a fan of Facebook nor of Mark Zuckerberg. I find Facebook’s privacy policies to be abhorrent, their developers to be incompetent, and business model to be sketchy. Given his iPad comment last week though, I think I may start respecting him more.

In short, Mark Zuckerberg claims that the iPad isn’t Mobile, and I think he’s right.

How to Tether your SLR Camera to the iPad
by on November 7, 2010

Are you an avid photographer? If you are and you have an iPad, Lee Morris over from FStoppers.com has an amazing video for you to see. Using his jailbroken iPad (and MyWi), an Eye-Fi Connect X2 SDHC, the app ShutterSnitch, and his dSLR, Lee is able to watch his snapped photos stream directly to the iPad after pressing the shutter. Awesome.

How it works is the Eye-Fi SDHC will … Read More

BMW Pokes Fun At Do-It-Yourself iPad Mounts With New BMW Accessories For iPad

Having easy access to your iPhone or iPad in the car is a great convenience when on the go. So long as the device is mounted correctly and safely, your iPad or iPhone can be a great GPS navigator or provide entertainment via the iPod.

We all try to integrate our iPad or iPhone into our vehicles, but it does not always work out. While some car manufacturers have embraced Apple … Read More

Quake III Arena Released for iPad in Cydia
by on November 6, 2010

For all you Quake fans out there with iPads, you will be pleased to know that Quake III Arena has been released for the iPad–in Cydia. It features onscreen controls with the joystick, iTunes filesharing is possible, 1024×768 resolution, add levels through iTunes Filesharing, and you can play offline or online!

This looks like it will be a tonne of fun for Quake fans. The developer mentions Bluetooth support is coming … Read More

Learn Englsih on the iPad!

While browsing in the App Store the other day, this particular item caught my eye:

The blurb for the app doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in its ability to teach English (or even Englsih). In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if a child’s (or ESL student’s) English comprehension didn’t decrease after using this app. What on Earth does “pronunciation of the integration of memory enhancement” mean?

At least it’s free.
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