iTunes 9.1 adds support for iPad

With just three days to the launch of the iPad, Apple has released iTunes 9.1 which brings support for the new device.

The new software comes with several new features and improvements, including the ability to: sync music, video and apps with an iPad, organize and sync books downloaded from iBooks; rename, rearrange, or remove Genius mixes.

Coming soon to Video on Demand: Commercials!

In a broadcasting decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC has ruled that it will allow cable companies to insert commercials into select video on demand (VOD) programming.

In a surprisingly protectionist twist, however, the federal regulator says it will only allow commercials in television programming whose program rights are held by a Canadian broadcaster.

Sanyo ships five new dual cameras

Sanyo Canada announced today that it is now shipping five new dual HD cameras, cameras that record video and photos, to Canadian retailers.

All five models feature face detection and image stabilization technologies as well as the ability to record in 1920 x 1080 HD video, and between 8 and 14 megapixel still image capability.

COD: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package now on Xbox Live

Activision announced today that its first new multiplayer map pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available from the Xbox Live marketplace for 1,200 points (just under $18 in Canada)

U.S. Smartphone sales to pass feature phone sales by 2011

Research giant Nielsen is projecting that, by the end of 2011, smartphone sales in the USA will overtake sales of feature phone.

Wireless industry analysts typically define a smartphone as a device which runs a readily identifiable operating system and offers advance PC-like features while a feature phone is a traditional wireless phone that is not a smartphone.

New Zinio digital reader uses Adobe AIR technology

Zinio, a California based digital book and magazine distributor, this week announced the latest beta version of its cross platform digital reader software.

In addition to providing subscribers with the ability to read digital editions of their favourite periodicals, the Zinio Reader 4 beta uses Adobe Air technology in order to provide additional interactive and multimedia features.

Barbara Budd to retire from CBC

Barbara Budd, the long time co-host of CBC Radio One’s “As It Happens,” is leaving the CBC next month after more than 26 years with the public broadcaster.

Budd’s last broadcast will be Friday, April 30. She has been co-host of the current affairs radio program for 17 year.

LinkedIn releases BlackBerry app

LinkedIn has announced a new Blackberry app for business professionals that lets them build connections with their smartphone.

The new application, similar to ones already released for the iPhone and Palm Pre, gives LinkedIn members the ability to access and update their accounts when they are away from their computers.

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