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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

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

The New iPad One Week Later – Final Review [Video]
by on March 22, 2012

The new iPad has been out for nearly a week now, and that’s given me a lot of time to put it through its paces.

I realize not everyone is an early adopter such as myself. There are many people still wondering if they should pick up the new iPad, especially if they already have the iPad 2.

So in this review video I go through all the positives and negatives of … Read More

Comparing Rogers, Bell, & Telus: LTE iPad Data Plans [Updated]
by on March 15, 2012

Now that the new iPad has finally been unveiled, its true potential can only be reached with an always-on 4G network. The ‘Big Three’ –Bell, Rogers and Telus – all offer plans that will be ready for your brand-spanking new LTE-enabled iPad.

To get people on the 4G bandwagon, the ‘Big Three’ all offer two options: monthly plans and flex-rate plans. And the great thing is that you don’t have to sign … 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

Review: PressReader for iPad
by on January 17, 2012

It’s no secret – the newspaper industry is facing some pretty tough times. Print subscription volumes have been slowly declining year over year, and with it follow print advertising revenues. While many of them have made the transition to online versions and subscription models, they’re still finding difficulty making the it work. Moreover, the online experience has a number of shortcomings compared to its print sibling; desktop news sites have … Read More

iPad Gift Ideas For the Real Last Minute Shopper
by on December 20, 2011

Yup. The holiday shipping deadline has passed and you’ve found yourself still without gifts for your favourite iPad owner. Or, if you’re like me, you just abhor standing in long lines in crowded malls. Whatever your reason for neglecting holiday shopping this year (again), let me come to the rescue and give you a few last minute iPad gift ideas that won’t force you standing in line, nor would it … Read More

iPad Security and Best Practices for Administrators
by on May 16, 2011

For those of you who work with the iPad in a corporate environment, you may be interested to read the article that was recently published by the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). CSEC has produced an iPad Security and Best Practices publication to assist Government of Canada (GC) departments when implementing and using the iPad.

The article identifies iPad security deficiencies such as:

Security assurance practices for third party applications;
Data on an iPad is … Read More

Zite Personalized News App Hit with Cease and Decist Letter from Publishers
by on March 31, 2011

Zite has been one of my favourite iPad 2 apps so far. This personalized magazine app differs from Flipboard or Pulse because it curates news based on your twitter timeline, Google Reader account, and a smart algorithm. Stories are easy to read and unnecessary ads and links are stripped away. Not only that, it’s a Vancouver-based start up (its technology was started at UBC) that’s created an app worth showing … Read More