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Archive for April, 2011

Apple Canada Online Updates Clearance & Refurbished iPad Inventory
by on April 23, 2011

Those looking for a great price on an iPad 1 should check out the clearance and refurbished section of the Apple Online Store. Throughout April, Apple had only posted 16/32/64 GB iPad WiFi + 3G models. The WiFi models were briefly posted near the end of March/beginning of April, but the devices quickly sold out.

This week, Apple has updated the clearance and refurbished iPad section with both models of … Read More

Best Buy: Save 20% On iPad Cases, Chargers & Cables
by on April 22, 2011

Looks like Best Buy is having an online sale in which various iPad cases, cables and chargers, such as the iPad Camera Connection Kit or VGA adapter, are being discounted by 20%.

However, it also seems that Best Buy has increased the prices of some of the accessories during the sale. For example, the Camera Connection Kit, which normally sells for $35.00, is listed for $35.99. The VGA adapter, also … Read More

Final Fantasy III Released For iPad

In March, Square Enix released Final Fantasy III for iPhone which has now been followed up by releasing Final Fantasy III for iPad! I’m a huge fan of Final Fantasy on the consoles and I’ve been looking forward to the iPad version.

FFIII for iPad promises new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences, quicker browsing through bestiary and other records, and new visual designs for Job Mastery cards. The user interface … Read More

EA iOS Easter Sale Includes Hot iPad Titles for 99 Cents

EA is having its second annual Easter sale for iPad games, and this is the best time of the year to stock up on games. Here’s the full list (regular prices in brackets):

MADDEN NFL 11 by EA SPORTS™ for iPad: $0.99 [$12.99]
FIFA 11 by EA SPORTS™ for iPad: $0.99 [$9.99]
ROCK BAND Reloaded for iPad: $2.99 [$9.99]
MONOPOLY for iPad: [$9.99]
THE GAME OF LIFE™ for iPad: [$6.99]
RISK™: The Official Game for iPad: … Read More

iPad App Updates: iBooks 1.2.2
by on April 21, 2011

Today Apple released an update to iBooks bringing the eReader app to version 1.2.2.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

The iBooks 1.2.2 update includes the following minor stability and performance improvements:

What’s New In This Version:
iBooks 1.2.2 adds a number of important stability and performance improvements, including:
• Addresses … Read More

Ottawa Hospital Orders 1,800 iPads To Replace Medical Charts

CBC reports that the Ottawa Hospital has ordered 1,800 iPads, in addition to the 500 already in use, to replace traditional paper medical charts.

Hospital staff say that the shift to iPad instead of traditional paper puts the Ottawa Hospital “at the forefront of North American hospitals, allowing doctors to examine X-rays, make notes and prescribe treatments while taking the X-rays along with them during patient consultations.”

“If I was at … Read More

Blackberry Playbook Sold 45,000 Units On Launch Day, iPad Still King

As the dust settles from the Blackberry Playbook launch, the damage reports have started to come in.

In an analysis done by RBC Capital Markets, the Playbook sold 45,000+ units on launch day. This sales figure is less than one-sixth of Apple’s 500,000 iPads sold on launch day last year.

While there was no beating the iPad, the tablet did sell better than some Android-based tablets such as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab … Read More

Canadian iPad 2 Shipping Times Drop To 1-2 Weeks
by on April 20, 2011

Good news for those looking to purchase an iPad 2 through the Apple online store, as shipping times for new orders have now dropped to 1-2 weeks on about half of the all iPad 2 models.

When the iPad 2 launched in Canada on March 25, the online store opened with a 2-3 week shipping time, which then slipped to 3-4 weeks within 24 hours. Many customers who ordered in the … Read More

Real Racing 2 HD For iPad Adds Full Screen 1080p Output Support

Earlier this year, Firemint, makers of Real Racing HD 2 for iPad, announced that the game would receive support for full-screen 1080p output on the iPad 2 in its next major update.

With this upcoming update, players could relax on their couch while using their iPad 2 as the steering wheel playing Real Racing 2 HD on a big screen TV!

If you’ve been waiting for this update, it looks like Firemint … Read More

Sn0wbreeze 2.6 Jailbreak Tool For iPad 1 Released (Windows)
by on April 19, 2011

Sn0wbreeze 2.6 for Windows has been released by iH8sn0w. The update enables users to jailbreak their iPad (not iPad 2) and other iOS devices on iOS 4.3.2.

Sn0wbreeze 2.6 release notes:

* Supports 4.3.2 (Except iPad 2).
* Updated to support i0n1c’s 4.3.2 untether.
* Multitasking Gestures enabled as usual.
* Close down any TinyUmbrella’s.
* Remove Cydia’s SHSH caching server from your hosts
* Reboot.
4.3.2 ultrasn0w fix+
* Add the Cydia repo (http://djayb6.com)
* … Read More