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Canadian-based iBookstore Approved by Canadian Government
by on December 15, 2010

The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official languages gave Apple the green light to proceed with a Canadian-based iBookstore.

In order for this approval, Apple had to agree to various conditions. You can probably guess what these would be if you’re Canadian: a focus on Canadian authors in both French/English, opportunities for Canadian publishers/authors, Aboriginal authors, and more.

“Our Government is committed to strengthening Canada’s economy through all its … Read More

CNN iPad App Now Available in App Store
by on December 14, 2010

If you’re a news junkie, and you’re a fan of CNN you might want to check out their newly released iPad app. The CNN iPhone app has been out for a while, and now the iPad is joining in on the ‘breaking news’.

Here’s the iTunes description:

Experience the new CNN App for iPad. Share and comment on news & insights, watch live and breaking news video, and take yourself deeper … Read More

MobileMe Goes Down For Scheduled Maintenance Tonight At 10PM

A quick note for iPad owners who are subscribed to MobileMe. Tonight from 10PM – 12AM PST, Apple will be applying scheduled maintenance for its me.com service, MobileMe.

During the maintenance, web apps on me.com will not be accessible and data synced between devices will also be affected.

“Due to scheduled maintenance, some MobileMe members may be unable to sync between their computers, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or view their contacts … Read More

Why Infinity Blade is important for iPad Dev

Infinity Blade was easily the most buzzed story from the past week and for good reason too! If you’ve missed the hype, here’s the quick and dirty.

Infinity Blade is a long anticipated Action-RPG title from ChAir Entertainment that uses the Unreal 3 Engine as it’s back end. It delivers smooth, intuitive touch gameplay in a rich 3D environment. It was even showcased by Steve Jobs at his WWDC keynote earlier … Read More

Netflix Canada Adds More New Releases to Its Line Up

Netflix Canada debuted in late September with a limited library. The initial launch library did have gems such as seasons 1-3 of Mad Men, so the $7.99/month all you can eat was definitely worth it for that Emmy Award winning show alone.

Netflix Canada is slowly “beefing” up its library. They have made some welcome additions especially in the TV arena, along with some classic action … Read More

UK Grime MC Tinchy Stryder and His iPad Crew
by on December 12, 2010

The powerful music apps made by iPad developers are changing the way people make music. One of the UK’s top grime MCs, Tinchy Stryder, recently demonstrated the capabilities of iPad apps when he and his crew went to mix it up inside The Carphone Warehouse.

Here’s what he had to say from his blog:

On Friday I took a trip down to Carphone Warehouse to see what me and … Read More

The iPad Makes a Great Radio
by on December 11, 2010

TuneIn Radio gives you access to thousands of stations for a low price.

Your iPad also makes a great radio, thanks to the multitasking and airplay functionality that iOS 4.2 brings. And if you have an Apple Airport Express wifi base station or Apple TV you’ll never lack for music again.

The Airport Express or Apple TV isn’t necessary, of course. There are other ways to pump music out of … Read More

25 Free iPad Apps for Christmas

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought it might be useful to list some Christmas related Apps. Since there are so many, I decided to limit myself to a partial list of Free Applications. I hope some of these prove useful!

Disclaimer: Please note that this list is not an endorsement of any of the Apps that you are responsible to perform your own due diligence before buying any … Read More

Reuters: Next-Generation iPad Will Feature Front & Back Facing Cameras
by on December 10, 2010

It is almost universally expected that Apple will feature a front-facing camera in the next-generation iPad. This camera would be the FaceTime camera for iPad, bringing the iPad into the FaceTime iPhone, iPod touch and Mac family.

However, there is also a smaller expectation that Apple will feature a back-facing iPad camera but this has been much less certain. The main point of criticism has been the feasibility of featuring a … Read More

Google Docs Desktop Version Now Works on iPad

Google announced yesterday that the desktop version of Google Docs now works on the iPad. Previously, you could visit the mobile version of Google Docs for minor edits, but changing a font, or center aligning a paragraph is now even easier through the desktop version on your iPad.

What about spreadsheets?

If you want to insert formulas in a Google spreadsheet from your iPad, you can use the same trick. Just click … Read More

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