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Archive for October, 2010

netTalk: Free VoIP Calls to Canada/USA with iPad
by on October 31, 2010

Over at our big brother site, iPhoneinCanada.ca, we reviewed one of the hottest free apps to hit the App Store, netTalk. This free VoIP app will allow you to make free calls to anywhere in Canada and the USA, which can possibly eliminate your Skype Subscription plan.

Here are the features:

– Free calling to the US and Canada
– Connectivity through WIFI/3G/Edge
– Record conversations
– Import your contacts from … Read More

Apple has iPad trademark issues
by on October 29, 2010

I suppose it was bound to happen at one time or another. Apple is being threatened with a lawsuit over the use of the iPad trademark name in China.

According to the Financial Times article the now near bankrupt company called Proview launched a tablet computer called I-Pad in 2000 and had registered the trademark at that time. Unfortunately the product flopped and the company’s assets are now being … Read More

Screenshots of iPad Jailbroken on iOS 4.2
by on October 28, 2010

For those into the whole ‘jailbreaking’ game with their iPads, there are a variety of tools at your disposal. You can check out limera1n, greenpois0n, or PwnageTool. If none of these make any sense to you whatsoever, ignore and move on.

But if you do know what I’m talking about, then you’ll be happy to know that Canadian iPhone hacker, ih8sn0w, posted a couple screenshots of his jailbroken iPad Read More

Why a 7-inch iPad Isn’t a Reality (Yet)
by on October 26, 2010

Steve Jobs’ outbursts last week during their quarterly fiscal call last week is hardly news now, and everyone from Google’s Andy Rubin to RIM’s Jim Balsillie have weighed in on various comments from the call.

Despite that, the 7-inch iPad issue still lingers in my mind. While Jobs has been notorious for blatantly lying to the investor and consumer communities about product launches (remember how he denied working on a phone?), … Read More

Free iPad Engraving Now Available from Apple

As the holidays are almost upon us, Apple now offers free iPad engraving for your iPad. We heard rumours of this back in July and I predicted this would happen, based on history of Apple’s iPod engraving. It looks like both the US and Canadian Apple Online Stores offer the option of free engraving.

After their $20 billion dollar quarter in sales, Apple could surpass that if there is … Read More

iPad – Print Files From Anywhere Using Your Dropbox
by on October 25, 2010

Hello everyone! Have you ever wanted or needed to print something from your iPad? If you’re like me, every so often you may have a need to print from your iPad. I currently don’t have a printer that’s capable of printing documents to my iPad so I was really happy to find this neat utility. 

I have discovered a small program (it’s a simple “.vbs” utility for you geeks) that after you run it, … Read More

Jobs: iPad Hardware Switch Will Be Mute Only
by on October 24, 2010

In January 2010, before the official iPad launch, Apple announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, similar to what is on the iPhone, less the vibrate.

However, as the official launch day approached, it was revealed that the supposed mute switch is becoming a screen orientation lock switch instead. As we know, orientation lock stayed as the feature for the iPad hardware … Read More

Globe and Mail app is like Canada – dull, decent and dependable
by on October 22, 2010

I recently reviewed the updated New York Times app, noting that it was a major improvement over that venerable newspaper’s initial app. Being a proud Canadian I figured I should give equal time to Canadian news apps. I’d like to, but there aren’t many. Sure, there are apps that aggregate news content, such as Canadian Newsstand ($1.99), Canadian Newspapers ($2.99) and News Ca Browser ($0.99). These generally work … Read More

The day my iPad took the back seat

I have a confession to make.

In recent weeks, my iPad has taken the back seat. I just don’t spend nearly as much time using it as I did in the beginning. The reasons are a combination of:

Novelty factor wore off
The iPad purchase was immediately followed by a vacation with lots of time to use it
I finally got an iPhone

Actually, the first point is probably more or less true. It is … Read More

How To: Setup Your New MobileMe Calendar On iPad

Recently Apple updated the Calendar web app on MobileMe with many feature and interface enhancements. The update also brought a new way to sync your MobileMe calendar.

Normally users choose to sync their MobileMe calendar during the process when you add your MobileMe account to your iPad, but it seems that is changing with the new MobileMe calendar update.

MobileMe Calendar Sync (Late 2010 Update)

If you have updated your MobileMe calendar web … Read More