Apple quietly mutes iPod nano, shuffle

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Try to find an iPod nano or iPod shuffle at your online Apple Store and you’ll find them nowhere to be found, as it appears that Apple has sent them off to iPod heaven.

These two Apple music players were destined to be discontinued. But it was certainly just a matter of time that as Apple focuses on Apple Music rather than rely on music downloads the primary source for these two devices.

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The iPod Shuffle was first introduced in 2005 and was the first iPod to use solid-state storage. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Twist-O-Flex for Apple Watch – what’s old is new again

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It’s hard not to remember your Father or Grandfather’s wristwatch with that funky Speidel Twist-O-Flex expansion band. Well, this almost 60 year-old technology has been reimagined with a classic twist as an expansion watchband for the modern Apple Watch.

What’s always been great about the Twist-o-Flex band is its ability to stretch and quickly snap back into place, making it so easy to put it on and take it off of your wrist. There’s no need to muss or fuss with buckles and straps and less worry your watch will fall off and get lost. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple’s Back-to-School promo Beats music to your ears

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If you’re a student or a parent of a student and was seriously contemplating picking up a new Mac or iPad Pro in the Fall, you might want to consider getting it early. Apple Canada is putting a new deal on the table with Back to School incentives that will certainly bring music to your ears but also just in time for fun in the Summer sun. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

Gadgets for Dad for Father’s Day

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Some find it tough to find Dad just the right gift for Father’s Day, so here are a few ideas for the outdoorsy Dad, cord-cutter Dad or Dad with a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7 series smartphone. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple drops iPad Air in favour of new iPad

 

 

 

 

 

A few years back when Apple launched their latest series of smaller notebooks, they dropped the “Air” in MacBook Air and simply called the new 12-inch model, MacBook. Well, it looks like the same has happened with the iPad Air, as Apple today unveiled a new lower-cost 9.7-inch model simply called iPad.

With the release of the new model for 2017, the new designation will separate it from the iPad Pro models.  The new iPad will feature an upgraded processor, yet remain very similar to the MacBook Air 2 but with a few differences.

It still keeps the same display size as the MacBook Air 2, i.e. 9.7-inches. It will still be an LED backlit, Retina display with multi-touch at 264 PPI and a 2048 x 1536 resolution. It also maintains the 8.0MP rear camera that shoots 1080P HD video, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera battery-life also remains at 10 hours.  Read full post at Canoe Tech Blog.

Leef iBridge 3 Mobile Memory expands iPhone, iPad storage

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If you’re an active iPhone user, chances are you’re likely running low on storage space, particularly if you shoot lots of hi-res pictures and high-def video. We know of course, that iPhone memory is not expandable – no card slots for extra storage. The solution might just be Leef iBridge 3.0 Mobile Memory. It’s a nifty gadget that plugs directly into your iOS device’s Lightning port that allows you to expand your memory and working in conjunction with its companion app gives you in part the functionality of a mini external drive – and more. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

IK Multimedia releases iRig Recorder 3 audio/video recording app for iOS

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IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of iRig Recorder 3, the new version of the popular audio recording app which now supports video recording plus includes a wider collection of pro audio effects, expanded sharing capabilities via a number of online services and social media as well as professional exporting features. iRig Recorder 3 now allows users to finalize superb sounding audio/video recordings directly on their device, share them with the world or export them for further editing.
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Molson and Sportsnet bring 360 VR to NHL Hockey

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If you can’t get enough hockey, Molson Canadian and Sportsnet have teamed up to bring fans a more immersive experience by offering for the first time, 360° Virtual Reality (VR) to select Canadian NHL broadcasts. This will give us yet another reason to watch Hockey Night in Canada tonight and for the next five Saturday nights.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Goodbye plastic, hello wood and metal iPhone cases

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Tired of the bright and boring poly and plastic iPhone cases? If so, you’ll be happy to know that X-Doria has expanded their line to include a new Defense Lux Wood Case for both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These new cases not only have a cool real grained wood finish, the frame is made from anodized machined aluminum and built to exceed the military grade drop testing specifications. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

Hey Alexa where’s my half-caf Venti Macchiato?

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Do you like being able to order your Venti half-caf Caramel Macchiato with a twist, in advance, before you arrive at your friendly neighbourhood Starbucks? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Siri and Alexa may soon be able to take your order as Starbucks recently announced Voice Ordering coming soon to an iOS app or Amazon Alexa platform near you. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.