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Invesco Canada’s New iPad App With Built-In Account Access Hits The App Store
by on June 24, 2012

Invesco Canada, the country’s largest and most successful investment management firm, has just launched an iPad app that provides its clients on-the-go access to fund information with built-in client account access for financial advisors. The app promises to delivers a host of powerful features in a simple package for a better customer experience, said John Maniatis, Senior VP of Invesco Canada. The app also allows users to connect with Invesco Canada via Twitter, … Read More

It Costs Less to Charge an iPad Annually Compared to a CFL Light Bulb [Report]
by on June 22, 2012

According to a report by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent nonprofit organization, their tests have revealed Apple’s iPad only costs consumers $1.36 to charge every year, for those that charge it every other day:

Consumers who fully charge their iPad tablet every other day can expect to pay $1.36 for the electricity needed annually to power the device, according to an assessment by the Electric Power Research … Read More

Fairmont Pacific Rim Becomes the First Hotel in Canada to Add ICE iPads in Every Room

The Fairmont Pacific Rim opened in time for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and has become an iconic property in downtown Vancouver. The hotel issued a press release to announce it has become the first hotel in Canada to debut ICE (Interactive Customer ExperienceTM) by Intelity in all of its 377 guest rooms and suites, set to be implemented in mid-July of 2012.

The iPad 2 units will act as a … Read More

Coast Capital Savings Gets An Award For Its Money Chat iPad App
by on June 21, 2012

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, one of Canada’s largest with over 454,000 members located in Metro Vancouver, has been expanding its in-branch iPads, all of which are loaded with the company’s Money Chat app, which assists customers in deciding their banking needs. This Tuesday, the company has been recognized with an Achievement in Marketing award by the Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU) for the Money Chat iPad app (via Canada Newswire). … Read More

Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad Introduction Events Compared [VIDEO]
by on June 20, 2012

A couple days ago Microsoft announced their foray into the tablet/PC market with the Surface. Microsoft hasn’t revealed availability dates, pricing, or battery life–but they do claim it’s going to be awesome. Below is a video comparing the Microsoft Surface announcement to that of the original iPad event hosted by Steve Jobs. Let us know if you spot any similarities:

Best part? The Surface freezing up on stage … Read More

SGP GLAS.t Tempered Glass Screen Protector For New iPad / iPad 2 [REVIEW]
by on June 19, 2012

Last month, I reviewed the SGP GLAS.t screen protect for iPhone 4/4S and was extremely impressed with it. Today, I’ll show you the Spigen SGP GLAS.t tempered glass screen protector for the New iPad (& iPad 2) and just like the iPhone version, I must say there is no better screen protection solution for an iPad in the market than this one. Find out why right after the break!

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Apple Airs New iPad TV Commercial ‘Do it All’
by on June 18, 2012

Apple has aired a new iPad TV commercial called ‘Do it All’.

Whatever you do on iPad, do it all more beautifully than ever with the stunning Retina display.

The commercial is focused around the Retina display and emphasizes you can:

‘send a note, stay informed, catch a show, make your point, make a memory, make a masterpiece, read something, watch something and learn something. Do it all more beautifully with … Read More

Microsoft Unveils their ‘iPad Killer’: The Surface Tablet

Microsoft today unveiled their newest tablet offering to compete with Apple’s iPad–the Surface. Microsoft describes it as:

A tablet that’s a unique expression of entertainment and creativity. A tablet that works and plays the way you want. A new type of computing. Surface.

Here’s what Microsoft’s Surface offers:

A new Windows Store to download apps
9.3mm thin design, USB port, kickstand, microSD slot
10.6″ 16:9 widescreen HD display
Touch Cover: 3mm thin pressure sensitive cover … Read More

Mozilla Introduces iPad Browser ‘Junior’ Prototype [VIDEO]

At a recent presentation, Mozilla‘s Product Design Strategy team demonstrated a prototype iPad browser named ‘Junior‘, something the company has been working on for several months, reports The Verge. Alex Limi of Mozilla said that Safari for iPad is “a miserable experience” so we wanted to make something entirely new. He added that the team has “reinvented the browser for a new form factor”. He further said Junior was born out of necessity … Read More

Microsoft Rumoured to Introduce a New Tablet to Compete with Apple’s iPad
by on June 15, 2012

According to an insider tip to The Wrap, Microsoft is expected to jump into the tablet foray with its own offering, to be announced Monday at a media event:

The company has scheduled a secretive event for Monday at 3:30 p.m. June 18 in Los Angeles, where it will make a “major” announcement whose nature has not been disclosed. Even the venue has not yet been announced.

But an individual with knowledge … Read More

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