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BBC iPlayer iPad App Released in Canada with $8.99 Monthly Fee
by on November 30, 2011

BBC iPlayer has finally been released in Canada and for the rest of the world. This ‘Global’ version of iPlayer debuts December 1st, but is already available in the App Store.

A launch event took place in downtown Toronto earlier today. BBCWW’s president of Global iPlayer, Jana Bennett, had this to say to RealScreen:

“Canada has always been an enthusiastic supporter of BBC programming, and the Global iPlayer lets us share thousands … Read More

Microsoft Office for iPad Coming Soon?
by on November 29, 2011

According to a report from The Daily, Microsoft Office for the iPad is in the works and is coming soon, alongside an updated version for OS X Lion.

According to sources, the tech giant is actively working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple’s tablet. With the iPad making up over 80 percent of the tablet market and millions of people worldwide using Office, that could mean big bucks … Read More

Apple Store App – Theory vs. Practice

As reported here several weeks ago, Apple released the Apple Store app here in Canada, and with it, came a number of interesting features for retail store visitors. Apple Store visitors would be able to queue up for personal service and even sign up for workshops or One on One sessions. Sounds great, no?

The benefits for Apple are great too. Not only would Apple be able to offer better retail … Read More

Did Apple Just Leak The Next iPad (iPad 2,4) In iOS 5.1?
by on November 28, 2011

Apple has just seeded iOS 5.1 beta and the developers have already started digging deep. As discovered by 9to5Mac, Apple might have just leaked the next-generation iPad’s reference in the latest beta. The source has posted a screenshot showing an iOS device named iPad 2,4. in iOS 5.1 source code. Even though references of iPad 3,1 and 3,2, the speculated iPad models to be launched in March 2012, have appeared … Read More

ZAGG 50% Off Cyber Monday Sale Now Live

If you’ve been waiting to pick up some invisibleSHIELDs for your iPad, now is the time to order. ZAGG has their annual 50% off Cyber Monday sale, and while it doesn’t apply to many iPad accessories, there are some huge savings.

invisibleSHIELD (read our iPhone 4S review) – $12.49 (reg. $24.99)
ZAGGsparq (read our review here) – $49.99 (reg. price $99.99)
ZAGGskins (read our review) – $9.99 and … Read More

WSJ Confirms Sharp to Supply LCDs for iPad 3
by on November 26, 2011

The Wall Street Journal’s latest report confirms sources have identified Japanese-based Sharp to supply the next LCD panels for the iPad 3:

Apple Inc. is adding Sharp Corp. as a maker of screens used in the next-generation iPad, people familiar with the situation said Thursday, as the U.S. consumer electronics company moves to diversify component suppliers for its products.

One of the people familiar with the matter said Apple’s next iPad is … Read More

ZAGG Black Friday Giveaway: An iPad 2 Every Hour
by on November 25, 2011

ZAGG has a crazy contest that just started–they are giving away an iPad 2 every hour for 24 hours. Yes, that’s right–24 iPad 2 units are up for grabs.

All you have to do is enter over at their website–good luck!

PS – Don’t forget to checkout the 2011 Black Friday Online Sales Round Up over at iPhoneinCanada.ca



Slimmer iPad 3 With Low-Power Retina Display Coming Soon?
by on November 24, 2011

A couple of days back, we reported a rumor suggesting that iPad 3 will be thicker than the current iPad 2, though not as thick as the original iPad. However, a new report by Forbes (via Mac Rumors) from analyst Peter Misek suggests that Apple has invested $500 million to $1 billion in new equipment which will allow Sharp to produce the iPad 3 displays using technology permitting a thinner and lower-power … Read More

Ultimate Sharks by Discovery Channel iPad App
by on November 23, 2011

If you’re a fan of sharks, and you enjoy Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, you should check out their iPad app, Ultimate Sharks. This interactive app explains details about the 10 deadliest sharks along with 3D renderings to show how each shark attacks and swims, and more. It’s a great app for your children if they love sharks!

I tested this out yesterday on my iPad, and I was … Read More

Retina iPad 3 Codename “J2″ Discovered In iOS 5 Source Code
by on November 22, 2011

In a recent report by DigiTimes (via 9to5Mac), Apple is reportedly testing two iPad 3′s which are codenamed “J1″ and “J2″. Though company has not yet finalized which one of the two prototypes should be launched, a new code string found in iOS 5 source code (screenshot below) seems to confirm the earlier report by DigiTimes. The report also claims that the J2 is actually just the 3G model and it is … Read More

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