Apple initiates MacBook Pro video repair program

If you purchased a MacBook Pro system between February 2011 and December 2013 and you experienced distorted, scrambled or loss of video or unexpected random restarts then your computer maybe eligible to be repaired free of charge regardless as to whether or not it’s under warranty, under Apple’s new MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for video issues.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

iRig 2 the iRig sequel available for pre-order

iRig 2iRig 2, the sequel to IK Multimedia’s groundbreaking and best-selling iRig guitar interface, is now available to pre-order and will begin shipping next month. iRig 2 builds on the design that made its predecessor so popular, pairing powerful sound and streamlined convenience with new updated features like intuitive input gain control, a 1/4” amplifier output jack and Android compatibility. iRig 2 makes for a versatile tool that’s perfect for practice sessions, live performances, jamming with friends, recording and more.

Pre-order iRig 2 via the IK Online Store or your preferred reseller for only $39.99 U.S. Now everyone can plug in their guitar or bass to enjoy killer tone on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Android device.

WWE Immortals free-to-play mobile game released for iOS & Android

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After its pre-Christmas announcement, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WWE have finally released WWE Immortals for iOS and Android devices, available everywhere from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the creators of the best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise andInjustice: Gods Among Us, in conjunction with Phosphor Game Studios, it’s a free-to-play title that features Superstar battles in a fantastically re-imagined WWE world.

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App Store price hikes in Canada encourages bargain hunting

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As Apple hikes the price of those just under a buck apps in Canada to $1.19, it looks like for now, the $0.99 app is a thing of the past  The cause of the increase, no doubt, is due to our weaker Loonie, closing Tuesday at $0.8365 against the US Greenback. And it was just a matter of time before the exchange rate differential caught up with pricing north of the border.

I guess it was great while it lasted. With the same prices on both sides of the border, we in essence for a short time were getting apps almost 20% cheaper than our friends to the south. It was a nice little bonus considering that historically, even when the dollar was at parity with the U.S., we were paying significantly more for many of the same products up here. Read more… At Canoe Tech Blog

Apple App Store rings in 2015 with new records

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Apple App store success continues as Apple today announced that the first week of January set a new record for App Store  billings with customers around the world spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. These milestones follow a record-breaking 2014, in which billings rose 50 percent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers. To date, App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games. The introduction of iOS 8, the most significant iOS update ever, gave developers the ability to create amazing new apps and offers innovative features which proved wildly popular with App Store customers around the world.  [Read more…]

Seidio Begins Shipping the OBEX for iPhone 6, a Waterproof, Impact-Proof Case

Seidio WaterproofSeidio has just announced the OBEX for iPhone 6. It’s their award-winning waterproof and impact-proof case.  The OBEX exceeds military durability tests, water submersions tests, and it’s stamped with an IP68 rating.

  • Waterproof – provides protection against complete submersion up to two meters (6.6 feet) for 30 minutes.
  • Impact Proof – exceeded military, durability standard to safeguard the device against drops up to six feet.
  • Dust Proof – an IP68 rating ensures that no dust or dirt can get through the case’s sealed barriers.
  • Element Proof – fights off harsh elements, frigid weather, and extreme temperature changes.
  • Advanced Screen Protector– fitted with an integrated screen protector with a 4H hardness rating that shields against scratches without affecting touch sensitivity.
  • Full Functionality –enjoy full use of the iPhone 6 while the OBEX is securely in place.  Integrated rubber flaps cover the audio and charging ports, and no latches make putting on and removing the case quick and easy.
     
  • Available at: www.seidioonline.com
    Price:
     $79.95 US ($89.95 Combo with holster)
    Website: www.seidioonline.com

 

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iStabilizer Shutter Remote snaps pics videos and more

1Shutter-RemoteiOS_1024x1024Long before the term was popularized but now abuse, people struggled to find the way to get that perfect “Selfie”. While there have been hardware and app solutions to solve that ultimate puzzle, the Shutter Remote by iStabilizer has come along to give you that wireless proverbial extra long arm that you need, plus more.

Shutter Remote is a pocket sized remote that that not only gives you a wireless Bluetooth remote shutter button, but also a media controller for your music and video, a remote iOS Home/Siri controller and a wireless presenter, good for a range of up to 3 m.

It’s a little thicker, wider and shorter than the Apple Remote, but it still very comfortable to hold and with a lot more functionality. It runs off 2 x CR2025 batteries (large coins cells), so it’s not rechargeable, but the company says they should last up to six months if you use it for about an hour a day.

Its thickness allows for a conveniently located on/off switch on the left side and pairing button on the right. It has a familiar circular media controller, with the “+” (Volume Up) button (or Volume down – not documented), acting as your shutter release for your perfect Selfie.  READ FULL REVIEW at G4TV Canada.

 

PowerSkin announces ONE CENT Cyber Monday Promotion & Black Friday Deals

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If you live in the continental US and are looking for a portable charging solution, then for one day only – Cyber Monday  – December 1st, you will be able will be able to purchase the popular PoP’n battery pack for only a penny, plus $7.99 for shipping & handling.  The battery packs are available for Android phones and iPhone 4 & 5 and currently sell for between $49.99 and $59.99.

PoP’n is not a battery case, it’s a hybrid. Its unique design allows for quick, on the go power, only when needed. Press PoP’n right onto the back of a smooth surfaced smartphone or case, charge the phone up, pull PoP’n off and it’s ready to go!

PoP’n’s slim design easily fits in a pocket, any bag, clutch, or purse and adds a bold dash of color to a phone should you want to accessorize and show your own personal style.  The PoP’n chargers feature a 10mm case and lightweight design, weighing only 3.03 ounces and have a respectable 2000 mAh battery.

You need to visit PowerSkin’s PoP’n page and use the codeword “penny” at the checkout. The offer runs Cyber Monday, Dec 1 from 12:00-11:59 ET and again, you must live in the continental U.S.

Of course, quantities are limited. There is a limit of one unit per email address and the offer is for all “PoP’n” packs with the exception of the PoP’n 2.  The chargers are available in a variety of colors including white, black, red and pink.

LATE ADDITON: BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

All weekend consumers will receive 45% off their ENTIRE PowerSkin purchase, all products are eligible including the top-rated PoP’n 2, the ONLY battery pack on the market for the iPhone 6/6plus – makes a great stocking stuffer for anyone with an iPhone 6.  The code “45OFF” must be entered at checkout (not case sensitive).  The offer is available to consumers in the continental United States with free shipping and 30-day guarantee on their purchases.  Products range from $7.99-$69.99.

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Apple Announces World AIDS Day 2014 Campaign for (RED)

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 To mark World AIDS Day 2014, Apple and leading app developers are inviting customers to help (RED) achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. For the next two weeks, a special section of the App Store called Apps for (RED) will offer 25 apps with exclusive new content where all proceeds will go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In addition,Red Apple

Apple will donate a portion of sales at Apple’s retail and online stores around the world on two of the biggest shopping days of the year: Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1. [Read more…]

Become an Apple Watch developer Watchkit SDK out today

2 Watchkit Apps Glances and Actionable NotificationsEDMONTON, AB, Nov 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ – Whether it is for Mac OS or Apple’s mobile iOS, it’s no secret that the success of the Apple App Store relies heavily on the development of apps by the developer community.

And today Apple has taken that innovation one step forward by opening up the development doors for the much-anticipated Apple Watch byannouncing the availability of Apple WatchKit a software development kit [SDK] that gives developers a set of tools to create apps specifically designed for the Apple Watch before the product even becomes available.

“Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine.”   READ MORE  at Troy Media