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Apple

Apple iPad is pretty darn neat, says blogger using WordPress on the iPad

Well, after half a day of waiting in a Best Buy parking lot in Vermont, I’m a very lucky Canadian who now has an iPad. It’s sitting on my lap as I type. Stay tuned, I’ll have more on the iPad this week right here on the blog and on CTV Montreal.

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Apple Retail

Quebec’s Videotron takes cues from Microsoft, blatantly copies Apple retail

Videotron's iMac on the display floor and three MacBooks at the cash are all running Windows.
The Videotron store has an iMac on the display floor and three MacBooks at the cash - all running Windows.

I had to go to an Apple store at a suburban mall today to get my iPhone 3GS replaced (The screen was abnormally dark, wreaking havoc on the auto-bright setting) and about 100 metres away a store seemed very familiar…

Large light wood tables? Check.

Metal accents? Check.

Macs? Check.

Knowledgeable staff? Eh, not so much.

That last point was the clue that I wasn’t at another Apple store, but at a new Videotron store! Somebody has beaten Microsoft to the photocopier. More photos and full deets after the break.

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Apple

Apple’s crappy mice must be stopped

Four generations of awful mice from Cupertino: Apple Hockey Puck, Pro Mouse black & white, and the current Mighty Mouse.
Four generations of awful mice from Cupertino: Apple Hockey Puck, Pro Mouse black & white, and the current Mighty Mouse.

A couple of months ago, my wonderful Logitech wireless mouse stopped working. I was busy and needed a replacement, so I grabbed the Apple Mighty Mouse that originally came with my iMac (still wrapped in cellophane) and plugged it into my computer. Here’s how I sum up using an Apple mouse: It sucks.

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Apple iPhone Smartphones

What a day for the iPhone: New Facebook app & Yelp easter egg highlight Apple dominance [Video]

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As the trending topics on twitter and the posts on Facebook would indicate, you’ve already downloaded Facebook’s new iPhone app. If you haven’t, get a grip and do so immediately. And while you’re at it, download Yelp as well. These two apps are shining examples of why Apple will dominate the smartphone market for years to come.

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eReaders

Sony still sucking at naming products, still trying to make eBooks irrelevant

Reader_WPWith great fanfare, Sony unveiled its new Reader Daily Edition device yesterday in Manhattan, its first true response to the Amazon Kindle. And after taking a good look at the news, I’m convinced of two things: Sony has stupid people naming their products, and the Reader Daily Edition is destined to stay a niche product.

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Video Games

Nintendo needs to embrace the iPhone

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When Nintendo reported its earnings a couple of weeks ago, they finally conceded something I’ve been saying for months: That the iPhone is real competition for its Nintendo DS Lite and DSi. Unfortunately, Nintendo seems to own own up to things about as quickly as John Edwards.