The Circle: Knowing us good; Knowing everything is better

Have you ever wanted to work for a giant tech company, but once you got there you wondered what your really got yourself into?  While at first it can be exciting but what may come of it may change your life and the lives of people all over the world. This is what the new movie,  The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson is all about. Call it The Social Network, the DaVinci Code and more all in one.
It’s based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers.
Check out the Movie Trailer.

Here’s the Synopsis: The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.  It opens in theatres this Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Can’t wait!

Swann’s Xtreem announces 6-inch Mini Stealth Drone

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The Xtreem Mini Stealth RC Drone is the latest drone offering from Xtreem by Swann, the folks who brought you remote control cars and the bubble-blowing Bubble Blast helicopter we recently reviewed. The new little six-inch Mini Stealth Drone is designed for speed and superior manoeuverability, even though its rotors are just three inches in diameter and weighs less than one ounce.

The company says the Mini Stealth Drone uses the latest in 2.4GHz frequency transmission technology. This helps it maintain a strong signal both indoors and outdoors and allowing it to fly up to 100m for a unique 360-degree flying experience that makes other RC helicopters seem outdated.  Read more at CanoeTech Blog

Apple iPhone 6 first 24 hours pre-orders a record four million units

iPhone 6Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available for pre-order on September 12th and in the first 24 hours that number exceeded four million units – a record for Apple.

Demand has certainly exceeded supply. In fact Apple says that while a chunk off the pre-order supply will be delivered to customers starting Friday, many will see their new iPhones until October.  Apple did say that there will be some stock available at Apple Retail Stores beginning at 8:00AM local time.

If you want to go that route, you might want to get there early. Depending on where you are, there may be some people lined up already.

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Free update to Macphun’s Intensify photo editor adds new features    


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Macphun’s Intensify is a funky little award-winning photo editor for Mac OS that can easily bring vibrancy and life back to seemingly lifeless photos.

Today, the company has announced a free upgrade that adds new features, better compatibility with Mac OS X Mavericks and additional RAW file support.   Key New Features

  • Macphun Print Lab – Intensify photos can now with a few clicks be turned into personalized products like postcards and notecards, delivered direct to recipients. Affordable, high quality gallery frames and canvas prints can also be ordered, perfect for gifts to friends and family. The Macphun Print Lab is powered by MILK Books.

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Win a Tiny Terror and ultimate AmpliTube Orange from IK

IK Multimedia is giving you a chance to: Win a Tiny Terror and the ultimate AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPad
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Orange® Amps make their debut on Apple mobile devices. To kick off this exciting release of AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPad, IK Multimedia has teamed up with Orange Amps to bring you this rocking giveaway.Over $2,200 in prizes!

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Swann announces SwannSecureTM All-in-One Wi-Fi Video Monitoring System

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System features HD night and day security camera, Wi-Fi touch screen monitor and remote viewing on Android, iOS, and PC device

Swann Security, an industry leader with more than 25 years of security monitoring experience, announces today the SwannSecureTM All-in-One Wi-Fi Video Monitoring System. The newly introduced surveillance system offers not only a quick and easy do-it-yourself security solution, but also day and night HD quality video that is accessible remotely from mobile devices and tablets.

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IK Multimedia AmpliTube goes Orange

AmpliTube Orange for iPadGuitar and bass players can now rock with the unmistakable tone of Orange everywhere they go!



If you are an Orange amplifier fan, IK Multimedia, has announce AmpliTube Orange a new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app, officially licensed and developed in close partnership with Orange Amps.

According to IK Multimedia, AmpliTube Orange is a real time mobile Orange Amplifier and effects studio featuring digital models of 5 classic and modern Orange guitar amplifiers and one Orange bass amplifier. Each amp and cab model has been meticulously recreated in both looks and sound to deliver spot-on Orange tone any time, everywhere.
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ColorStrokes selective colour photo editor – FREE for now


ColourStrokes a cool feature rich selective photo editor for the Mac OS that allows you to colour your pics is now available for free for a limited time, but only until the end of March 2014.

The popular app has now been downloaded over 1 million times and has stayed on the TopTen list since it came out.

ColorStrokes requires a Macintosh running Mac OS 10.6 or later.

Visit the MacPhun freebie page for more information.

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro for Mac slashed from $200 to $14.99

CinemaGrphPROThe new Cinemagraph Pro by Flixel a hybrid photography app previously created for Apple iOS, now available for Mac OS has reached rock-star status hitting #1 in the Mac App Store in more than 50 countries in the photography category including  Canada, US, UK, Japan, Germany, France and China.


Price Drop from $199.99 to $14.99 until March 13th

With it being featured in the Mac App Store, Flixel has dropped the cost of the app to fire sale prices lowering it from $199.99 to $14.99, but only until March 13th 2014, at which time it will return to its regular price.
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Redesigned IK Multimedia GrooveMaker 2 released for iPad

groovemaker2_main_image_718x450GrooveMaker 2, by IK Multimedia has been totally redesigned and enhanced with more professional tools for creating non-stop loop-based music on the go on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

GrooveMaker 2 (latest version 1.1) is the most powerful mobile loop based music making app with a patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time. The latest version adds universal compatibility that provides iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of professional tools and effects for creating music and grooves on the go on an iPad.

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