iPad2 Available In Canada Today Mar 25th

iPad 2 Available in Canada Mar 25th 2011

iPad2 Available In Canada Today Mar 25th

iPad2 Available In Canada Today Mar 25th

iPad 2’s are in short supply in Canada.

But you can still get one if you really want to.

There is a new Reservation System available at Apple Retail Store Links similar to:

http://www.apple.ca/squareone

Look for the Link that says Reserve now:

Start Reservation Process for your new iPad 2

Start Reservation Process

Select where you would like to Pick up your iPad 2.

Reserve Your iPad 2 at your favourite Store

Reserve Your iPad 2 at your favourite Apple Store

Select the model that you want from the list of options available.

Select the iPad 2 Model that you want

Select the iPad 2 Model that you want

Once you have selected your model proceed to the confirmation step.

Just sign in with your Apple ID and confirm and then you should see.

iPad 2 Reservation Complete

iPad 2 Reservation Complete

Apple iPad 2 Event

March 2 2011 iPad 2 event

Apple iPad 2 Event

Apple iPad 2 Event

Here is the video for the iPad 2 event today, March 2 2011

Beatles On iTunes. Really?????

Where were you when Nothing Happened today?

Unbelievable; Apple hyped an iTunes announcement targeting today for the past few days.

Beatles On iTunes. Really?????

Beatles On iTunes. Really?????

Everyone was hoping for ITunes in the Cloud.  But what do we get instead?

You can buy the Beatles Music Catalog on iTunes.  Yawn.

The Beatles simply aren’t relevant anymore.   So what if a few people who are living in the past want to download this music from iTunes.  It’s ridiculous. 

Most likely these people will have bought these albums in all of the prior formats including:

  1. 45’s
  2. LP’s
  3. 8 Track
  4. Audio Cassette
  5. Laser Disk
  6. Mini Compact Disk
  7. Compact Disk or CDs

Now the last one is the kicker. 

Why not just stick your Beatle Music CDs into the CD Rom slot in your Mac or PC and Import your Beatles Albums into iTunes.  Then you can sync to your iPod, iPad or iPhone.  Why spend more money to download this from iTunes.  It’s insane.

This is just being hyped because the only one who will really benefit is Apple.

They have had a long running intellectual property battle with the Beatles Related company of Apple Corps Ltd.  And being able to bring all of that to and end while potentially making even more money, is big news for Apple Inc. 

It’s in Apple’s best interest to get the News Press excited with Hype like “Where were you when you heard…” that we were going to make more money today?

iOS 4.2 Beta 3 announced

iOS 4.2 Beta 3 announced

So I was pleasantly surprised to see an announcement in my developer email inbox for the release of iOS 4.2 Beta 3.

iOS 4.2 Beta 3 announced

iOS 4.2 Beta 3 announced

I started to download it instantly.

I’ve already installed iOS Beta 4.2 releases 1 and 2.  I was glad to have App. Folders and multitasking on my iPad.  The beta releases have worked fairly well.  The one glitch that I ran into was with the Netflix App.

It would select you movie and when you pressed “Watch Instantly” it would pause for a minute and “Crash Instantly”.  Sometimes restarting the iPad and selecting a new movie would fix it.  Sometimes not.  But again, this was with the iOS 4.2 Beta releases.

So hopefully they, Apple and Netflix are getting this useful diagnostic information that they require and Netflix will work great when the the final version of iOS 4.2 is released.

-Update-

One way to fix NetFlix App. crashes, is to uninstall the application.  Then, reinstall the application again.

You’ll have to reenter your credentials but that is a small price to pay to get NetFlix working on the iPad again.

iOS 4.2 Beta 3

iOS 4.2 Beta 3

They are working towards a November release date.  One of the other noteworthy features included is Wireless Printing or AirPrint.  It looks like there will be updates to the MacOS 10.6 Snow Leopard and iTunes 10 as well to support the printing feature.  There will also be enhancements for Enterprise deployments and Accessibility Enhancements.

5 to 7 days for delivery of iPhone 4 in the States. 3 Weeks in Canada.

The supply situation for iPhone 4s in the US is improving.
American iPhone 4 shoppers can expect to get their new iPhone 4 in as little as 5 to 7 business days.
iPhone 4 now shipping in 5 to 7 days in America
I’m sure that placing that order and waiting for over a week must feel like an eternity waiting in anticipation for the package to arrive by courier.
So things are improving in the States in contract to the situation in Canada.
The ETA from order to delivery of your new phone is 3 weeks.
iPhone 4 shipping in 3 weeks in Canada
And White iPhone 4s are still unavailable.  Imagine the prestige of walking around with one of those.
Analyst had reported that production increases in August would yield to larger supplies by now and this is proving true.
iPhone 4s are reportedly being made at a rate of 90 per minute or 137,000 per day.
Apple Free iPhone 4 Case Program

Get your free case from Apple before it is too late.

I just want to remind you that September 30th will bring the end of the free Case for your iPhone 4 program from Apple.
I got a free case from Apple about 2 days after I ordered from Apple.
What’s funny is that you get to install an App. on your iPhone in order to make the request for your case of Choice.
I ended up choosing the Bumper in Black.  

Apple Free iPhone 4 Case Program

Apple Free iPhone 4 Case Program

I guess this is a clever way for Apple to insure that you really had an iPhone 4 that was bought before the end of September and that you have only ordered one case.  Yes, there is an App. for that.
There are various styles to choose from and not just Bumpers.
The bumper is nice because it has metal switches for sleep and the volume controls.
The one problem I had is that my AV Cable that I was using to listen to my iPhone in my car is too big for bumper 30 pin usb connector on the bottom of the iPhone when the Bumper is installed.
Apple iPhone 4 case program thanks you

Apple iPhone 4 case program thanks you

iOS 4.1 released

iOS 4.1 released

Apple’s recently released iOS 4.1.  It has a number of bug fixes and some significant additions.
Those fixes include remedies for the proximity sensor issue which some iPhone 4 users have experienced.
There are also some fixes for Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance.
There are also brand new features like High Dynamic Range photos, a feature to insure that you don’t get washed out images from your iPhone 4 camera.
HD video uploads over WiFi allows you to upload your videos to your YouTube account with a new ‘Send to YouTube’ button.
You can rent TV shows through iTunes.
And last but not least is  Game Center. it adds new capabilities for multiplayer gaming including the ability to challenge friends, keep track of scores and achievements, and the ability to find new games by looking at what your friends are playing.

Apple’s recently released iOS 4.1.  It has a number of bug fixes and some significant additions. Those fixes include remedies for the proximity sensor issue which some iPhone 4 users have experienced.
There are also some fixes for Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance.
There are also brand new features like High Dynamic Range photos, a feature to insure that you don’t get washed out images from your iPhone 4 camera.HD video uploads over WiFi allows you to upload your videos to your YouTube account with a new ‘Send to YouTube’ button.
You can rent TV shows through iTunes.
And last but not least is  Game Center. it adds new capabilities for multiplayer gaming including the ability to challenge friends, keep track of scores and achievements, and the ability to find new games by looking at what your friends are playing.

iOS 4.1 released

iOS 4.1 released

iPad 4.2 gets Printing

iPad gets Pinting and other features in iOS 4.2

iPad 4.2 gets Printing

iPad 4.2 gets Printing

Apple has created a dedicated page detailing the new features coming to the iPad in November.
iOS 4.2 will be a unifying release that brings the iPad, iPod and iPhone in feature sync.
The iPad will be much closer than it was, having lacked features such as Multitasking and Folders.
The iPad was originally launched with iOS 3.2 and has since fallen behind the iPhone and iPod touch’s iOS in features we’ve seen added in releases up to the current 4.02.
Along with folder organization and multi-tasking, iOS 4.2 for iPad also brings some  new features including:
– Printing: Print mail, photos, web pages, and more directly to a printer on a wireless network.
– AirPlay: Wirelessly streaming of videos, music, and photos from iPad to the newly announced Apple TV, and you can stream music to AirPlay speakers or receivers, including AirPort Express.
The iOS 4.2 release will be released for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in November of 2010 as an IPSW update through iTumes.

Apple has created a dedicated page detailing the new features coming to the iPad in November. You can find it here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/software-update/iOS 4.2 will be a unifying release that brings the iPad, iPod and iPhone in feature sync. The iPad will be much closer than it was, having lacked features such as Multitasking and Folders.The iPad was originally launched with iOS 3.2 and has since fallen behind the iPhone and iPod touch’s iOS in features we’ve seen added in releases up to the current 4.02.
Along with folder organization and multi-tasking, iOS 4.2 for iPad also brings some  new features including:
– Printing: Print mail, photos, web pages, and more directly to a printer on a wireless network.- AirPlay: Wirelessly streaming of videos, music, and photos from iPad to the newly announced Apple TV, and you can stream music to AirPlay speakers or receivers, including AirPort Express.
The iOS 4.2 release will be released for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in November of 2010 as an IPSW update through iTumes.

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple is definitely thinking differently about Television than the Cable Companies.

They realize that people don’t really have time to watch 100s of Channels.

People just want to watch the good quality content and not the fluff and etcetera of television programming.  There is only so much time in a day.

People are willing to pay a reasonable price for good content.  I know I am.  I often rent videos from BlockBuster or Rogers Videos.  But that could be a thing of the past.  Just like my HD Cable and Basic Cable bill.  Now I can have a cable TV company and Video store in a little black box that fits in the palm of your hand.

iTunes has thousands of video titles and is also promising top television shows from ABC and FOX studios.

Netflix content will be available on Apple TV as well and HD YouTube videos.

Here is the only problem I foresee with this product especially in Canada.  Cable companies like Rogers and Cogeco set limits for the amount of data that you can download in a month.  60 GB is typical for a monthly high speed internet service account.  But the average HD video downloaded from itunes is 2 to 3 GB.  So if you downloaded 1 movie and a TV show every day of the month you could easily go over 60 GB.

Cable companies have been known to terminate the service of customers that exceed their limits or charge a premium on extra data used above your amount included in your plan.

Heavy use of the Apple TV is discouraged then unless you can get an unlimited data plan from your Cable company for a reasonable rate.

Ping the Social Network for Music Lovers

Introducing Ping

Ping the Social Network for Music Lovers

Ping the Social Network for Music Lovers

When you install iTunes 10, here’s what you can expect

Introducing Ping – an effortless way to follow your favorite artists and friends – and discover the music they’re talking about, listening to, and downloading.

New in iTunes 10

• Introducing Ping. Use Ping to follow your favorite artists and friends or connect with the world’s most passionate music fans. Discover the music everyone is talking about, listening to, and downloading.

• Rent HD TV episodes for just 99¢ each. Watch them on your Mac or PC, on-the-go with iPhone or iPod touch, or in your living room with the all new Apple TV.

• Play your favorites on the all new iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and Apple TV.

• Play music wirelessly with AirPlay on AirPlay-enabled speakers, home theater receivers, and iPod accessories.

• Explore many look-and-feel improvements throughout iTunes.

Enjoy performance improvements which make iTunes faster and more responsive.

• Additional voice support with VoiceOver Kit for iPod.

There is also a link about security:

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

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