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Trucks HD — Why You May Want To Hold Off Buying This App For Your Kids [Video Review]
by on May 10, 2012

I’m always on the lookout or fun educational apps for my 2-year-old son. So I was excited when I saw Trucks HD in this weeks featured section of the App Store. My son loves dump trucks and diggers, so I thought this would be right up his ally.

Plus, the developers – Duck Duck Moose – have a god reputation for educational apps for kids. But I have to … Read More

Child’s Play: iWriteWords [Video Review]
by on May 7, 2012

The iPad is a great tool for helping your kids learn. There are a lot of fun educational apps to help with reading, writing, math and just about anything they’ll be learning in school.

iWriteWords is fun way for your toddler, or preschooler to learn to write letters, numbers and spell easy words.

Your kid traces the uppercase, lowercase letters or the numbers using their fingers. To guide them along … Read More

Incase Book Jacket Select (For New iPad) [REVIEW]
by on May 1, 2012

The Book Jacket Select works comfortably with a bluetooth keyboard.

Apple’s Smart Covers have attracted millions with its clean, elegant design and undeniably useful magnetic screen on/off feature – even while leaving the back of the iPad exposed to the elements.

Incase has a case that seriously gives the Smart Cover a run for its money.

But for $45 CDN, it is one … Read More

Helium Digital SlimJacket: Twice The Functionality As Other Sleeve Cases [Video Review]
by on April 30, 2012

When it comes to sleeve style cases, or pouches if that’s what you prefer to call them, they really only serve one purpose. Hold your iPad securely while offering a little protection — and they do it well. But Helieum Digital’s taken the standard sleeve and added even more functionality with its SlimJacket.

Not only are you getting a really nice looking sleeve, you’re also getting a … Read More

Helium Digital KeyCover Folio: A Thin Keyboard Case For the iPad [Video Review]
by on April 27, 2012

For some people, typing on a touch screen for any length of time can be difficult. If you’ve ever tried taking notes or typing a long email on your iPad, you know even if you’re a seasoned veteran, it can be tricky.

There are a number of keyboard and keyboard case options for the iPad, but what I’ve seen, is they tend to add unwanted bulk. Enter Helium Digital.

The … 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

Tetris For iPad Brings Retina Graphics And New Gameplay Options [Video Review]
by on April 19, 2012

EA is out with an update to the popular Tetris for iPad game. It now has beautiful HD graphics perfect for your retina display new iPad, and it now offers some new gameplay options.

Before I get into those, let me point out this update has some people upset. EA has pulled the previous Tetris for iPad game from the app store. That means to upgrade to this version … 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

Child’s Play: Hallmark Interactive Story Buddies [Video Review]
by on April 8, 2012

Reading with your child is a great way to bond with them and to improve their reading skills. As the iOS devices such as the iPad gain in popularity we’re seeing more reading and learning apps developed for young kids.

Hallmark has taken this to the next level with its Interactive Story Buddies.

They’ve come up with stuffed toys that interact with specific stories. We got my son Cooper … 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