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Archive for January, 2011

iOS 4.3 References Camera Photo & Video Capabilities
by on January 13, 2011

The release of iOS 4.3 Beta 1 for iPad has revealed new device features but also some hidden features.

The latest iOS SDK has revealed some interesting files referencing camera photo and video capabilities for the iPad. This is undoubtedly referencing the next generation iPad.

The camera files also reveal the same shutter screen as found on the iPhone and iPod touch and also the camera roll icons for videos and pictures.

It’s … Read More

iOS 4.3 Brings Settings Toggle For Rotation/Mute Switch On iPad

With the release of iOS 4.3, the iPad has now gained a new settings toggle allowing users to toggle between Mute or Lock Rotation for the side button on iPad.

Coming up to the iPad launch date, the side switch was originally going to be a mute switch but that changed before launch day. With the launch of the iPad, the side switch became an rotation lock for when users are … Read More

Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 Beta 1 With New iPad Gestures

Yesterday, Apple unexpectedly seeded the first beta (8F5148b) of iOS 4.3 for iPad and other iOS devices. As many know, iOS 4.3 is the anticipated release of the next iOS firmware rumored to be due in March 2011.

iOS 4.3 is also expected to bring the new “Personal Hotspot” to the iPhone and maybe also to the iPad.

So far, there have been some minor changes in iOS … Read More

Apple To Launch CDMA iPad 3G?
by on January 12, 2011

Following yesterday’s Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 announcement, Bloomberg reports that a CDMA version of the iPad 3G is also set to debut on the Verizon wireless network.

Verizon Wireless will sell a version of Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer that can connect directly to its network, posing another challenge to AT&T Inc. as the carrier’s exclusive hold on the iPhone draws to a close.

Verizon will … Read More

Getting Past The CES Disappointment
by on January 11, 2011

Well, another CES has come and gone, and I must admit, I was very disappointed with the overall tablet showcase this year compared to last year. This isn’t to say that CES wasn’t a great show overall (especially with the announcements from Ford and Motorola), but rather, just that I was underwhelmed by what was shown in the tablet space.

From the Apple rumour front, there was the iPad 2 case … Read More

Rogers Extends Flexible Rate Data Plans Promotion For iPad
by on January 10, 2011

Citing no specific reason, today Rogers has extended their flexible data plans for iPad. Originally expiring on January 7, 2011, the promotion has been extended until February 7, 2011.

The Details

While the existing non-contracted Rogers iPad data options remain in-market, the new flex data options provide customers with additional data choices. For reference, the existing iPad data plans are listed below:

$15/month: 250MB
$35/month: 5GB
Exceeding any of the above data plans requires the re-purchase … Read More

Use Your iPad Outside With Glider Gloves For iPad

Over the last several weeks, our local Vancouver weather has gone from snow/cold to freezing rain/ice. In short, it’s unpleasant to be outside and the cold weather makes using my iPad almost impossible due to my iced fingers.

To curb this, I’ve been using a pair of Glider Gloves which are those gloves that everyone has heard about that allow users to use their iPad (or other touchscreen devices) with gloves on … Read More

Apple Stores To No Longer Charge 10% Restocking Fees?
by on January 9, 2011

When you purchase a serialized product at the Apple Store, which includes such items as computers, iPods, iPads, iPhones, and anything with a serial number, the purchase receipt indicates that if opened, a 10% restocking fee applies.

While it’s mostly understood why this fee is there, the 10% charge is an inconvenience if say for example you bought a 64GB iPad and 24 hours later decided you actually wanted a 16GB … Read More

Slacker Radio Now Unlimited For Canadians
by on January 8, 2011

Slacker Radio, an Internet radio service available since 2010 on Android, iOS, Palm, and Windows Mobile 7, is now offering their service unlimited to Canadians for free.

For those not already using Slacker, the service delivers millions of songs by many artists that are streamed through the company’s mobile app. Using over 130 programmed radio stations, users can discover new music. However, users can further create their own personalized radio stations.

When the service … Read More

Kevin Rose Says iPad 2 is Coming Soon with Higher Resolution
by on January 7, 2011

Kevin Rose is once again making some bold predictions. This time around it’s regarding the iPad 2, which according to his sources will be coming soon.

I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next “3-4 weeks”, possibly Tuesday February 1st. The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.

If you’re thinking of buying an iPad, hold off for now.

UPDATE: … Read More