Archives for April 2012

Optik TV lets you tweet what you’re watching

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If you’re a subscriber to Telus Optik TV (IPTV) and Optik Internet, you no longer have to reach for your smart phone, iOS device, computer or tablet to let your friends and followers know with a simple click, what you’re watching. The company has added a free Twitter app available to subscribers, so they can tweak to their hearts content right from their TV while still watching their program. READ COMPLETE POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG

 

 

 

Crayola MyPhones safe for younger ears

 

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The folks at Crayola, makers of the famous, you guessed it – Crayola Crayons have teamed up with Griffin Technology to come out with a co-branded line of earbuds and headphones specifically designed for the younger crowd.  Not only are the MyPhones slightly smaller than your standard adult-size, they also have special built-in circuitry that peaks volume levels at 85dB (decibels) or lower to help protect young ears.

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Apple’s bottom line up 94%

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Apple shareholders are certainly in a party mood after Apple announced results for its fiscal 2012 second-quarter that ended March 31, 2012. With their net profits almost doubling over the same time last year, quoting Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, “it makes me wonder.”

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Review: Orb Audio Booster System

 

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There is certainly no shortage of speakers and sound systems on the market. However, sometimes you want just a little more sound-oomph for your computer or television, but not necessarily interested in a massive, full blown, annoy-the-neighbours surround sound system. Yet at the same time you want something with a little style and class with a decent sound. The Orb Audio Booster System fits this mold.

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$100K for Mac 128K prototype on eBay

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If you’re looking for a rare piece of Apple memorabilia, something that likely no one else owns or has even heard of, check out this early Mac prototype that’s up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $99,995 US.

For those of you who remember the Mac 128K back in the day, you’ll know that it’s the small original modular Mac with that wonderful little 9-inch monochrome monitor, 128 kilobytes of memory, no hard drive and the single-sided single-density 400 K Sony 3 ½” floppy disk drive that hummed a little tune when you booted up. READ FULL POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG

 

Keep your Mac free from Flashback/Flashfake malware

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In a movie or a book a flashback takes you from where you are, back to a moment in time. But if your Mac has one of a number of variants of Flashback or Flashfake, it likely means that your computer is infected with malware designed to allow cyber bad guys to install malicious code on your computer. It can do things ranging from generating fake search engine results, generating profits for cyber criminals via “click fraud”, to data theft and spam distribution and even use your computer as a bot for other purposes. READ FULL POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 Billion

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“One Billion Dollars,” is the kind of thing you’d hear from the lips of Dr. Evil from an Austin Powers movie.  But today for the folks over at Instagram, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sounds more like the Easter Bunny than an evil-doer on this holiday Monday, as he announced that Facebook will be buying Instagram for the tune of approximately that same amount – $1 billion. And that’s a lot of eggs.

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VooMote Zapper now incorporates Apple iCloud

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You can share songs, pictures and videos across all your iOS devices, but why limit sharing to just those 3 things? Why not extend your invitation to allow sharing of your custom remote control configurations? Now this might sound somewhat ridiculous and perhaps you think I’ve gone off the deep-end, unless of course,  you’re someone who owns a VooMote Zapper. READ FULL POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG