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iPad 2 versus Blackberry Playbook Size Comparison [Video]
by on March 24, 2011

The iPad 2 launches this Friday in Canada (find a line up buddy here!), as Apple made the official announcement on Tuesday. On that same day, Canada’s own Research in Motion quietly announced the launch date for their mythical Playbook. I think it might have been a bit of a PR blunder to announce your launch date on the same as the iPad 2.

Anyways, the folks over … Read More

Apple To Pay More For Parts To Keep iPad Supply Flowing?
by on March 23, 2011

Taiwanese part suppliers report that Apple may be accepting price increases to guarantee supply of iPad inventory.

DigiTimes believes that Apple could ship 40 million iPads this year, a number that absorbs about 60% of touch screen panel supply. This puts a tremendous strain on part suppliers.

Touch screen parts suppliers also say price increases could hurt companies building phones and tablets for Android and other platforms too. While Apple typically has … Read More

iPad Games: Chicken Balls For iPad + Giveaway!

From Canadian developer Endloop Studios comes Chicken Balls HD, an iPad game where users need to save chicken balls from aliens, enlist animal balls to your cause, and use power-ups. It’s simple, absorbing, and fun!

If you enjoyed Angry Birds, you’ll really like Chicken Balls. Here’s a little game intro:

You play Crash, the BRAVEST chicken this side of New Mexico. It’s the summer of 1947, you’ve just come back … Read More

iPad 2 Backlight Leaks Continue To Plague Users
by on March 22, 2011

Apple’s support forums indicate that the iPad 2 backlight problems that plagued users during the launch weekend have not let up. Multiple users still report that their iPad 2 is encountering backlight leaks against darker backgrounds.

As seen in the image below, affected devices show extra light bleeding into the display from the outside edges. The problem is very sporadic and different users report different degrees of light leaks in various … Read More

Are You Lining Up for iPad 2? Coordinate Meetups Here

If you missed it–Apple officially announced iPad 2 launch times for Canada today:

MARKHAM, Ontario—March 22, 2011—Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store® (www.apple.ca) beginning at … Read More

Blackberry Playbook: The iPad Alternative? Probably Not.

Along with the Apple iPad 2 press release this morning, Research In Motion today also announced its plans to release their Blackberry Playbook tablet in the US and Canada on April 19, 2011. Believe it or not, this news almost got lost among the Apple release!

“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet that is already being widely praised as a multi-tasking powerhouse with an uncompromised web experience and … Read More

Confirmed: iPad 2 Launches At 5PM In Stores, 1AM Online With Price Drop

This morning Apple issued a press statement regarding the iPad 2 launch in Canada.

Availability

According to the release, the iPad 2 will launch in Canada at 5PM local time on March 25, 2011. Furthermore, Apple Retail Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers (Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs, etc) will be the main purchase points.

Online sales will be available from 1AM PDT through www.apple.ca.

Apple today announced that iPad 2, the second-generation of … Read More

Apps Analysis – Is There an iPad Apps Tax?

As an avid iPad user, I spend a lot of my hard-earned cash on apps. I’m sure you’re in the same boat. Furthermore, if you also own an iPhone, then chances are good that you have the same apps on both devices. That’s the beauty of multiple devices running the same OS, right?

Well…maybe.

More recently, I’ve been noticing that my credit card has been racking up quite a lot more iTunes … Read More

Apple Confirms March 25th iPad 2 International Launch Date

The March 25th iPad 2 International launch date was recently confirmed by an Apple spokesperson. According to TechRadar, Apple confirmed the following for the UK:

“Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that’s when it’ll be.”

Our own sources informed us that the iPad 2 launch will be debut at 8am across Apple Retail locations in Canada. Our source has been very reliable … Read More

Best Buy Canada Launching iPad 2 At 10AM?
by on March 21, 2011

Recent news points to Best Buy Canada launching the iPad 2 this Friday at 10AM, like last year, where Best Buy launched the original iPad to long lines and limited inventory.

The news comes from the comment section at Best Buy’s Canadian web site where a person identified as an employee confirmed that the retailer will be selling the iPad 2 Friday at 10AM.

Like with Apple, long lines are expected … Read More

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