Apple CarPlay for the vehicle you already have

PioneerCar PlayWere you excited about Apple’s CarPlay that brings Siri’s voice control and other iPhone 5 functionality to your car, but saddened by the fact that it’s only available on new cars? If a brand new car is not in the cards in 2014, you might still be able to get Apple CarPlay in the vehicle you currently own as Pioneer Electronics will introduce a firmware update to their five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receiver systems later this year.

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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 kicks off June 2

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Apple’s has once again announced their highly anticipated annual  Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. This year it will run June 2-6 and will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone West. It’s an annual five-day pilgrimage for developers to help them learn about the future of iOS and OS X and give them the latest tools and technologies to create apps and more, which each year is oversubscribed in a heartbeat.

You can’t just buy tickets; you need to apply for them. Entries are drawn from a random selection, which starts now through Monday, April 7 at 10:00pm PDT, and you’ll know at the latest by 5:00pm PDT (8pm EDT) April 7th.

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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

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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.

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Steve Jobs to be immortalized on 2015 U.S. stamp

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Photo by Greg Gazin; Stamp Template by PictureItPostage, real U.S. postage created by Endicia

But will the design guru behind the iMac, iPhone and iPad be consulted in the design process of the “iStamp”?

EDMONTON, AB, Feb 22, 2014/ Troy Media/ – If you head to a United Stated Postal Service (USPS) outlet some time next year, you should be able to pick up a commemorative postage stamp featuring the late former CEO and co-founder of Apple Computer Steve Jobs.

Jobs’ name was included amongst a list in a document of approved subjects for future stamps posted on-line by The Washington Post in January and issued by the U.S. Postmaster General Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.

The list covers the years 2014 to 2016. Some of the stamps are designated as approved for Reprint, Rate Change or as Collectible stamps. Jobs is listed under “collectibles” for 2015.

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Apples are red – Apples are pink

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If colour is important to you or loved one for this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll be thrilled to know that many of Apple’s iOS devices are available in red or pink. And if they’re not, there are certainly red and pink cases as well as matching accessories to go along with them.

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Apple’s famous 1984 Super Bowl commercial aired 30 years ago today or did it?

20090129_macbday01Super Bowl Sunday XVIII was thirty years ago today. And for football fans it will be remembered as the day the AFC’s Los Angeles Raiders lambasted the NFC’s Washington Redskins by a score of 38-9 in front of a massive crowd of 70,000+ at Tampa Stadium. For gadget geeks like me it was the day that Apple formally launched their iconic Super Bowl commercial “1984″.

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Apple’s holiday ad – extended footage and Edmonton connection

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If you haven’t already checked out Julia Alexander’s post Apple’s new Christmas commercial will melt your heart, please visit there first, then come back and watch the videobelow for some extended footage.

Technically, it’s not really extended footage, but another video entitled  Apple – Holiday – A Harris family holidaywhich appears to be the source of some of the excerpts the previous video Apple – Holiday – TV Ad  Misunderstood.However, in the event you haven’t seen it first, I won’t totally let the cat out of the bag.

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Guardian AlertME app offers up a little piece of mind

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If you’re heading out to Trick or Treat on Halloween, jog around the neighbourhood or you’re off to locations unknown, it’s probably a good idea to check in with your loved ones to let them know you’re ok. But despite our best intentions we sometimes just forget and unknowingly causing unnecessary worry at home. So isn’t it nice to know that there’s an app that will not only remind you to check in but it will send an SMS alert and or email to a designated emergency contact if you don’t.

It’s called Guardian AlertME, by SnakeHead Software, LLC. Designed for iOS it’s easy to set up and easy to use.  Right through the app, you simply register with your name, optional email address and a 4-digit PIN, which acts as your password. Select your alert contacts from your address book, you can have up to five and pick whether they are to get an SMS text message, e-mail or both.  READ FULL ARTICLE at G4TV Canada 

 

Apple October event product announcement wrap-up

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There were a number expected announcements and a few surprises at Tuesday’s Apple event in San Francisco, but at the end of the day we saw a number of exciting new and improved products to keep the fan boys and the critics talking for a while. Meanwhile, we heard a lot of the word FREE being echoed throughout the 80-minute presentation.

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