Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds Voice Messaging Support

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It seems that since the release of Skype 5.0 for iPhone less than a month ago the good folks at Skype have been really listening and taking user feedback to heart.  According to their blog, Skype 5.1 for iPhone added some additional capabilities including the ability to edit a message, delete a conversation and add a contact filter that selects Skype contacts only. And now, the newly minted Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds a few more features and returns old ones that people have been asking for.

The first is voice message support, something that was lost with the revamped 5.0. When you get a new voice message it will automatically show up in the conversation. All you need to do to listen to it is press play.

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Review: iRig Voice & EZ Voice unleash your inner singer

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IK Multimedia, known for specializing in gear for musicians and artists released iRig Voice today. This affordable microphone designed for basic voice recording and ideal to pair with popular music apps, karaoke apps and in particular IK’s new EZ Voice - which allows you to sing along to your favourite tune and hear your own voice.

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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. www.milkbooks.com

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How to mute Mr. and Mrs. Tweet-too-Much

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Your best friends have taken their first vacation in years and from the moment they left for the airport, they’ve been tweeting a mile-a-minute. You really don’t want to block or unfollow either of them, but with the flood of tweets, you are so tempted, you really are. The good news: Twitter has found a cure for that.

Twitter is just rolling out a new mute feature for its users. Muting doesn’t deep six them or sic the Tweet Police on them, it basically keeps their tweets from showing up on your timeline. It also stops you from getting SMS or push notifications from them.

Your friends are not alerted so no feelings will be hurt. In fact they won’t even know that you’ve muted, or for lack of a better term, silenced them. Also good to avoid embarrassment!

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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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Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

We can use Home Automation devices to monitor our homes, keep us secure and turn our lights on and off. So why not use technology to help monitor and control the energy used to heat and cool our homes? The Nest Learning Thermostat can do just that – on its own- via the web and also through an app. Nest isn’t totally new, but the latest version, the 2nd generation model, is certainly much improved and you don’t have to be a geek to make the most of it. Great news if you’re a resident of Alberta, you may have an opportunity to get one free from Direct Energy.

The biggest thing to appreciate is that Nest is more than just a programmable thermostat – setting the device to turn on and off at predetermined times. It knows when you turn it up and knows when you turn it down and even knows when you’re away. It monitors usage and learns your habits, when you want to be toasty warm and when you want it a little cooler. It does this for about a week or so after installation and then it programs itself. When you configure it upon set up, you also give it your postal code, so it knows what the temperature is like outside so it can also learn vis-a-vis your actual environment.

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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

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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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