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MobileMe Calendar App Out Of Beta For iOS4
by on October 14, 2010

Apple’s web calendar application on MobileMe has finally upgraded out of its beta status!

For our MobileMe users, the new calendar app will allow for better sync and push on iOS4 over the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch. The upgrade allows for better integration of not only a web version of the calendar but with the stock calendar application that the devices have already pre-installed.

This new … Read More

Want Netflix on your iPad? Remember the data usage
by on September 24, 2010

With all the buzz around the launch of Netflix in Canada this week, I was curious as to how much data is actually being sent for the streaming of a TV show or a movie.

Netflix does not seem to have that information on their web site, but after calling them to get more information, here is the story.

TV or regular movie: 1 hour of streaming will use approximately 1 GB … Read More

Pulse-sating News
by on September 16, 2010

We all love our iPad for it’s ability to play music, occasional Youtube clips and of course the fun applications on it. There are a variety of apps allowing for a new experience in games, farts, tests, writing and even reading books. What about a brand new reading experience for RSS feeds though? I would like to re-introduce the Pulse RSS reader.

What’s so great about this reader … Read More

Traveling with your iPad – A Field Guide
by on September 14, 2010

With its compact size and multi-functional capabilities, the iPad seems like the ideal travel gadget. I would even argue that it’s better than carrying a smartphone. [This isn't to say you shouldn't travel with a phone for safety reasons though.] Having recently come back from a run through Northern Europe, I’d like to share some tips and insights that you should consider when you bring your little tablet on the … Read More

Top 5 iPad Apps For School
by on September 9, 2010

After going through much debate on whether an iPad is a suitable replacement for a netbook (or as Steve calls it “a piece of junk”), it has finally reached its first term at school (for most folks who didn’t take summer courses). Sure, many people call the iPad a giant iPod touch and use it mostly for music and games on a big tablet, but what about the times … Read More

Creativity on the iPad
by on September 3, 2010

Forecast the future, or the weather, and more, on your iPad.

Last week I wrote about some of the many iPad apps that help you be productive (Portable Productivity on the iPad). That article concentrated on serious-type apps — word processing, spreadsheets, remote computer management, and the like. To herald the last long weekend of summer, let’s have a bit of fun this time and look at … Read More

Beautiful News Reader, or Most Beautiful?
by on August 28, 2010

When it comes to news readers, you can hardly get one better looking than this. Flipboard for the iPad presents your social media and news feeds in a beautiful, elegant way.

It makes browsing your Twitter and Facebook feeds seem like you are flipping through an elegant magazine like Esquire.  I especially like the way it presents tweets from your friends, again giving things a magazine feel by putting the quotes … Read More

Portable Productivity on the iPad
by on August 27, 2010

A brief word of introduction. My name is Terry and I’m a PhD student at Simon Fraser University studying the immersiveness of videogames on portable devices (like the iPad). I’ll be posting to the ipadincanada site every Friday (I hope). I’m also the technology columnist for the online Vancouver Observer (www.vancouverobserver.com). You can find out more about me at terrylavender.ca.

You can create as well as consume … Read More

Your Entire Video Library – Streamed To Your iPad!
by on August 25, 2010

The Apple iPad is quickly become one of the world’s best consumption devices for web content, audio and video.  One obvious key feature of the iPad is it’s generous screen size – which makes it the ideal device for watching movies.

Up until a few weeks ago, my video watching capabilities were limited to sync’d content from my iTunes library, web content and YouTube.  Well, these limitations are a thing of … Read More

Myst-erious Sequel Coming To The iPad
by on August 23, 2010

The best game I never finished was Riven. The sequel to Myst by Cyan Worlds took the eerie, other-worldly puzzler to new levels of beauty and complexity.

So I am extremely excited to hear that Riven HD is coming to the iPad later this fall.

Riven is perfectly suited for the iPad since the gameplay basically consists of point and clicking your way through environments. Being able … Read More

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