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Virgin Mobile Reintroduces Tablet Flexi-Data Plans For iPad
by on February 3, 2011

Effective this week, Virgin Mobile, subsidiary brand of Bell Mobility, has re-launched their Tablet Flexi-Data plans for iPad.

The new non-contract data offers are postpaid offers with flex data (activate by calling Virgin Mobile):

$20/month Flex Data: Up to 500MB (if data exceeds 500MB, the customer is automatically moved to $35/month)

$35/month Flex Data: 501MB  up to 5GB

Notes:

If data usage exceeds 5GB, the session will be temporarily interrupted and a message … Read More

Apple, iPad Encryption and Security
by on December 15, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with business, technical and engineer personnel from Apple. Everyone from Apple that I conversed with were very knowledgeable and helpful when answering my numerous questions regarding the iPad’s security capabilities and functionality. Since meeting with Apple, I have much more respect for the company as a whole and for iPad security.

I wanted to share with you some of the security … Read More

Wait! Before you buy your new iPad, read this!
by on December 7, 2010

Being the resident “technologist” in my office, I’ve noticed two interesting trends this holiday season:

1. Lots of people want iPads.
2. Apple has done such a good job of promoting the iPad, they almost did *too* good of a job.

Second only to “What’s the difference between WiFi and 3G?” the most often question I get asked is “Can an iPad replace my laptop/desktop/[fill in computing need here]?”. Surprisingly – to … Read More

The Unwarranted Hype Over iPad Magazines

There certainly was quite a bit of iPad news last week, most of which has to do with the launch of Richard Branson’s Project magazine, as well as rumours surrounding iOS 4.3 and Rupert Murdoch’s own iPad magazine. In more than one way, I’m already quite tired of all the news and the buzz. I’m also baffled as to why everyone seems to think it’s such a big deal. Let’s … Read More

AirPlay Video Streaming Coming To Safari & Third-Party Apps In 2011
by on November 30, 2010

One of the primary new features of iOS 4.2 is AirPlay, which is an amazing function that allows users to stream video, audio, and photos from an iOS device (iPad) to the new AppleTV (2010).

However like any new feature, AirPlay had a few limitations such as streaming through third-party apps and even Apple’s own Safari which was limited to audio-only.

Leaving it up to the Jailbreaking community, tools have been released … Read More

The iPad Gift Giving Dilemna
by on November 23, 2010

Christmas is barely a month away and some of you out there may be considering getting an iPad for a loved one or maybe gifting one for yourself. Now that both the platform and the device are more mature, one would think that the decision is straightforward. Unfortunately, I really don’t think that’s the case yet. Let me dig into this a bit more.

Won’t somebody think … Read More

Bundle Up! It’s Getting Cold Out There!
by on November 16, 2010

It’s getting cold out there [in Toronto, at least], and it’s time to consider bundling up and hunkering down for the long dark months. What better way to keep warm and bright this winter than to curl up to your iPad? But wait! What about the touchscreen? Doesn’t that require ungloving your hand and exposing it to the cold? You’re in luck though. There are plenty of touchscreen friendly accessories … Read More

Apple Releases A New iOS 4.2 GM Build
by on November 12, 2010

Today, Apple released a second Gold Master (GM) build of iOS 4.2 for iPad.

iPad owners who installed the first iOS 4.2 GM were experiencing intermittent WiFi issues. This second GM seed has been released to patch the WiFi issues found in the first iOS 4.2 GM seed for
iPad.

The build is available in the iOS Developer Center under build number 8C134b. The previous iOS 4.2 build for iOS devices was 8C134.

With … Read More

iPad Tethering Settings Removed From iOS 4.2 Beta 3
by on October 16, 2010

A couple of weeks ago when beta 2 of iOS 4.2 for iPad launched, there were reports of the iPad including tethering preferences for iPad 3G models.

When photos of the tethering option were found, this immediately started speculation that the iPad 3G would be receiving iPhone-like tethering.

With the recent release of iOS 4.2 beta 3 however, it seems that Apple has removed the tethering settings. As the screenshot … Read More

iOS 4.2 beta 3 seeded to developers
by on October 12, 2010

As we inch closer to the November release for iOS 4.2 on the iPad, Apple keeps pumping out new beta versions for the developer community. Beta 3 is released today, and I’m sure it will be as stable as Beta 2 that many of us have been using. Doesn’t look like there are many major improvements to this beta, but it appears there are some AirPrint improvements.

Feeling lucky and got … Read More

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