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Netflix Launches in Canada–With the Cupboards Bare

This week, Netflix launched its long awaited and much coveted Netflix Canada service. Unfortunately, the content selection cupboard is mostly bare. The limited offerings (and lack of DVD service) explains the $7.99 Cdn per month price. The minimum monthly fee that Americans pay for their Netflix service is $9.95 U.S.. For that they get a

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iOS 4.0.1 Fixes iPhone 3G Performance Problems Somewhat

Since upgrading to iOS 4 a couple months back my iPhone 3G has ran as slow as molasses. So frustratingly slow that I have been considering replacing it with an Android (though Android handset choices in Canada are few). Today iOS 4.0.1 was released. As you can see below it purports to include iPhone 3G

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New iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS) Features

As with the rest of the world, I have upgraded to iOS 4. Straight from the update install screen itself, below is the list of new features included in this update. See Also: TiPb’s terrific iOS4 Walkthrough. * Requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 3rd generation ** Requires iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or

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How to Get U.S.-only iPhone Apps with Hotspot Shield

With a few easy steps that take only minutes to complete, iPhone users the world round can get access to some (but not all) of the iPhone Apps that are only available in the U.S.. I’m surprised it took me so long to try this.  I just used it to d0wnload the Lose It! which

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New iPhone 3G S Announced – Available June 19

$199 for 16 GB in U.S. – $299 for 32GB version (on contract of course) pricing only available to new AT&T customers $700 Upgrade fee for current AT&T iPhone users [June 10 Update: Rogers has announced that Canadian pricing will be the same as U.S. pricing – in Cdn $. So, $199 and $299 Cdn

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How to Listen to Video Podcasts with the iPhone Display Turned Off

While listening to audio-only podcasts, iPhone users can press the ‘Sleep/Wake’ button to turn off the display, yet still continue listening to the podcast. iPhone users can also click the iPhone’s ‘Start’ button when listening to audio podcasts, use other iPhone apps, and continue listening to the podcast uninterrupted. Not so with video podcasts. Clicking

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Bell & Telus Announce Canada-wide HSPA/GSM Network Starting 2010

  Bell and Telus have announced the joint development of a long-rumoured, fast, nation-wide, HSPA wireless network to begin service as early as 2010. In the near term, the network will support both existing CDMA mobile handsets used by current Bell and Telus customers, plus GSM–based handsets.  GSM is the global standard currently used by

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How to Sync ‘Work’ and ‘Home’ Email Addresses Between the iPhone and Outlook 2007 – Error Free

When adding contacts into each of the iPhone and Outlook 2007, there are built-in, distinct ‘home’, ‘work’/’business’ and ‘mobile’ telephone number fields. Yet, surprisingly, Outlook 2007 does not provide built-in, discreet ‘home’, ‘work’ or ‘other’ email address fields. Yet, the iPhone does! As a result of this disparity, you can get very odd results when

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iPhone’s iPod Touch Features NOT Bricked with SIM Removed

Back when I was doing my Rogers iPhone research, see here, I asked numerous representatives from Rogers (both on the phone and at the Rogers store) whether I would be able to use my iPhone as an iPod Touch-like device if/when I cancelled my iPhone service. The uniform answer was no! – that the iPhone

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iPhone App Development - Where to Start

[October 4, 2012 Update] On September 27, 2012, Apple accepted my first app, Fine Tip – Tip Calculator (buy it here, read about it here) into the app store. For reasons I won’t get into, I abandoned iPhone app development back in the fall of 2009. In August 2012, I took up the torch again.

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iPhone Firmware 2.1 Promises

I’m updating my 3G iPhone Software as I type this.  The installation screen above is promising the following improvements. I for one am looking forward to the “significantly improved battery life” – my only real issue with the iPhone 3G hardware. iPhone 2.1 Software Update iPhone version 2.1 contains many bug fixes and improvements, including

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I Traded-Up to an iMac

I took advantage of the Apple Store’s 14 day return policy and traded up to a 20" iMac ($1,299 Cdn).  I returned the Mac Mini that I purchased two weeks ago. I’m using the Mac as an iPhone App development platform. The Mac Mini just wasn’t quite enough for my needs. Extended Desktop The Mac

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Purchased a Mac Mini for iPhone App Development

Hell has officially frozen over. After 28 years of PC ownership, I purchased my first Apple computer yesterday – a mac mini. I’d like to try my hand at developing iPhone Apps for the App Store. The SDK only works on the Apple platform (no SDK for you, PC developers). The big challenge for me

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I Purchased the 16 Gig Rogers 3G iPhone

On Wednesday August 13, I purchased a 16 Gig 3G Rogers iPhone. Please see my “Rogers Canadian iPhone Plans – The Fine Print” post for the details on: (i) the actual (vs. advertised) hardware pricing; (ii) Rogers’ 30 day Buyers Remorse option; (iii) the applicable $125 to $500 Early Cancellation Fees (ECF); (iv) bricking on

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3G iPhone Reviews Rolling In

  3G iPhone Hardware Reviews: Walt  Mossberg (Wall St Journal) David Pogue (NY Times) Ed Baig (USA Today) *Engadget (including terrific demo video) Sydney Morning Herald CTV.ca infoSync Times Online (UK) iPhone 2.0 Software iPhone 2.0 Software Review (Gizmodo) Software Update Gives New Life to the first iPHone (CNET’s crave) Apps and App Store (Apple’s

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$35 Rogers iPhone Unlimited Rate Plan Leaked - Rumoured

[June 28, 2008 Update: Rogers announced its actual rate plans on June 27. Click here for the details. I’m leaving this rumour post as it was for posterity.] This post on the ehMac.ca forum purports to have the details on Rogers/Fido rate plans for the 3G iPhone set for release on July 11. This was

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3G iPhone, Yes But...

In episode 147 of This Week in Tech, Leo highlights a few of the ‘yes, but… ‘ shortcomings of the latest 3G iPhone offering. Limited 3G Availability: AT&T’s 3G HSDPA is only available in limited U.S. geographical areas (I don’t know how widespread Rogers 3G Network is)> Higher Dataplan Rates: The unlimited data plan price

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3G iPhone Coming to Canada July 11 - $199 - $299

  June 9, 2008 WWDC 2008 Keynote Announcing 3G iPhone New 3G iPhone: “Twice the speed, half the price” – Details on U.S. Apple Website here (Canadian details here) Launching on July 11: in Canada (on Rogers and Fido networks) and 23 other new countries   3G Speeds Approaching wifi Speeds: U.S. details here (Canadian details