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The Problem with Unwanted Features
by on May 22, 2012

I love almost everything about my iPad. The size, the weight, iOS…almost¬†everything. There are, unfortunately, a number of features that I simply find little to no use for, and I’m sure there are a number of features that are universally underwhelming. under-used and under-appreciated. Unfortunately, as the iPad and the tablet platform matures, this poses a number of potential problems for everyone involved – from Apple and hardware manufacturers down … Read More

Apps for the Armchair Chef
by on May 8, 2012

Mother’s Day is this Sunday (did it slip your mind?) and fortunately for you, it’s not too late! While you probably won’t be able to get the perfect gift delivered in time from Amazon.ca, you probably can pick up some flowers and dish up the perfect meal to show how much you care. Need a few pointers to get started? Here are a few apps that should help.


Epicurious is … Read More

Battle of the Sketch Apps – Paper vs. Procreate
by on April 24, 2012

There certainly was a lot of buzz around Paper, fiftythree’s new sketch app exclusive to the iPad. Even I bought into the hype and wrote a quick review of it when it came out. It’s a pretty neat app and definitely gave me plenty of diversions in the evening whenever I wanted to flex my creative muscles. My doodles eventually got me thinking about a number of the other free … Read More

RIM: Lamenting a Giant
by on April 17, 2012

It’s rare (but not unheard of) that I venture off into non-iPad related news and thoughts, but with RIM’s recent troubles and its future in doubt, I decided to take a look back and give RIM some of its undue credit. So, without further ado…

Oh, RIM. Where did you go wrong? You were once the Canadian tech industry darling, and now, you’re the butt of every joke from any tech … Read More

Review: Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount
by on April 10, 2012

The kitchen is probably the only place in my apartment that Apple’s tech influence hasn’t really touched. Much of it has to do with the difficulty in setting up anything Apple in there. A desktop or laptop set up is generally out of the question given the sheer bulk of it, and the same can be said of an Apple TV. The iPhone’s screen is just too small, so the … Read More

Paper – The App You’ll Wish Were Actual Paper
by on April 3, 2012

So there was a lot of buzz earlier this week over this little app called Paper, made by the folks behind the now-vapourware Microsoft Courier tablet, and let me start by saying this. Make sure you download the right one. There are, apparently, two apps called Paper when you search in the app store, and the other app is … Read More

Apple’s Implications through Silence – News that was Missed
by on March 20, 2012

One of the most interesting things to think about after an Apple announcement is not necessarily what was said or done, but rather what wasn’t said¬†and wasn’t done. With Apple’s reality distortion field finally wearing off after last weekend’s iPad launch, the fog has finally cleared for us to see what’s been missed.

iTunes Remote: The Redheaded Stepchild App or a Sign of Things to Come?

What struck me most from the … Read More

The iOS Innovator’s Dilemna
by on March 16, 2012

Innovation has definitely been overused in the tech industry for the last several years and it’s certainly not something I can blame on any one particular individual. We’re all to blame – tech enthusiasts, tech writers and columnists, and even technologists themselves. There’s been such a heavy focus on innovating and pushing out something that’s new, breathtaking and shiny that we often lose sight of the costs of innovation including … Read More

From Consumption to Creation – Apple’s New iPad Strategy
by on March 13, 2012

Oh, new iPad. You’ve definitely outdone yourself this time now. Retina display, quad-core graphics and all the bells and whistles to make an iPad geek like myself very happy. The hardware news was certainly overwhelming, but I think one of the most important takeaways from last week’s Apple announcement was, once again, software related. Not simply was iOS 5.1 released (great on the iPad…some issues with it on the iPhone), … Read More

So You Just Bought An iPad 2…And Didn’t Mean To
by on March 8, 2012

You may have been a bit premature, or you just didn’t know that there was an iPad announcement yesterday, but you found yourself to be a new owner of an iPad 2, only to find out it’s yesterday’s news (or more accurately, news from 2 days ago). What do you do? Here’s a few options.

Suck it up. Keep the iPad 2.

Seriously. The iPad 2 is an amazing product 2 days … Read More