iPad 4 given a new lease on life

Greg-Gazin-Senior-EditorEDMONTON, AB, Mar 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ – When Apple introduced the iPad Air in November 2013 it discontinued the fourth generation iPad but retained the iPad 2 which was originally introduced three years earlier as their entry level full sized tablet. Well it seems that the iPad 4 or appropriately called iPad with Retina display has been given a new lease on life as the iPad 2 is put out to pasture.

While not as sleek, light and powerful as the new iPad Air, the iPad with Retina display is still a decent and reasonably current product, especially now that it is priced the same as the affordable iPad 2 it replaces.  READ FULL STORY at TROY MEDIA

CanoeTech: Hello EarPods it’s time for SPRNG

SPRNGforEarPods

Do you love your Apple EarPods, but get annoyed when they pop out of your ear -usually at the most inopportune time? I’m sure that Apple tried to make them so they fit most ears, but not all ears are made the same, even on the same head. The good news is that someone had the ingenuity to design a pair of snap on clips, that when attached to your Apple EarPods, create a nice comfortable and solid custom fit.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Brushing snow: the secret behind Oral-B latest toothbrush technology

Family Shot JPG

Who would have thought, when a German engineer was out in his driveway routinely brushing off the snow, it would ultimately lead to discovering technology behind the latest plaque-fighting toothbrush?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Peter, an Oral-B engineer at Braun.

“As he brushed away the snow he noticed that a layer of snow still remained. So he picked the brush up bashed the brush into the snow to break it up and swept it away again,” explains Dr. Paul Warren P&G Director, Global Professional and Scientific Relations.

Read more…At Canoe Tech Blog.

ColorStrokes selective colour photo editor – FREE for now

ColorStrokes

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.
[Read more...]

Is Social Media becoming “Girl” territory?

Woman Social Media

Some interesting statistics are popping up in the U.S. suggesting that women are the true power behind social media, dominating the use of top social media sites like Facebook and visual type social sites like tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram, according to Pew Research and Burst Media and others.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Curl up with 15,000 Marvel comics for $0.99

MarvelPic

As winter seems to never want to end, perhaps this is a good time to roll up with a good comic book – or m

aybe 15,000.  For a limited time, to celebrate SXSW Interactive 2014, Marvel is offering unlimited access to their massive collection, spanning their 75 years, for an entire month, for under a dollar.

They’re not holding back on new titles, either. Selections include the top-selling Age of Ultron and all the first issues from Marvel NOW! The company says they’re also adding new and classic titles every week with some appearing within six-months after being offering in stores.  READ MORE AT CANOE TECH BLOG

 

Apple ‘iOS in the Car’ rolls out as CarPlay

Apple CarPlay in a HondaAfter a sneak preview at Apple’s iOS in the Car standard unveiled at the Apple Wordwide Developer Conference back in June, Apple is officially rolling it out as CarPlay and will be shown off through leading manufacturers this week at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

CanoeTech Review: ClipR turns your headphones wireless

 

RedCLip

Don’t you just wish your favourite headphones or speakers were wireless? If your wired audio accessories have a 3.5” connector or jack, a new little gadget –ClipR by Muse Mini – can turn them wireless through Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC (Near Field Communication).

ClipR acts as a transceiver in the form of a lightweight rubber polymer coated disc, shaped like a bulked up poker chip – 42mm wide and 8mm high.

Read more… AT CANOE TECH BLOG

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.

[Read more...]