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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Create touch-free music with iRing

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In the past, unless you were a vocalist, it would have been pretty tough to create music without your hands. Now iRing, a new nifty little product by IK Multimedia, changes all that. It uses motion-tracking technology to control music apps that will allow you to create musical masterpieces with your iOS devices using simple hand gestures and without even touching your screen.

iRing is a cleverly designed reversible double-sided wearable ring that you wear between your fingers rather than on a specific finger that acts as a real-time wireless motion controller for your iOS device.

It’s powered by hand gestures that can control three parameters simultaneously on each of the two rings (six parameters in total) through the simple process of moving your hands in front of your device in specific motion patterns.

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Win a Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader for iPhone 5/5s

 

griffinmerchcaseIf you’re keen on accepting credit cards for your business, garage sale or what have you and use an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S, accessory maker Griffin Technology and mobile payment company Square have teamed up to offer a protective case and Square Reader in one nice little low-cost bundle.

Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader is a case/reader combo specifically designed for merchants on the go.  It protects your iPhone from accidental drops, with a slot that allows you to store your Square point-of-sale reader in the back and easily carry it around.

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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.

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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IK releases loopmaker GrooveMaker 2

LoopMaker2IK Multimedia, unveils GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone and iPod touch, the most powerful mobile loop based music making app. It features their patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time. What’s great, no previous music-making experience is required.

GrooveMaker 2 provides a completely new and intuitive way of making music by using groups of loops called songs (60 loops per song) that always sound good together, and users use these to build grooves and complete songs. You have total control over the creation, mixing and remixing process from a newly designed iOS 7 style interface and intuitive controls, loop import, automatic mixing controls, loop effects, mastering effects, groove sequencing and export controls. With GrooveMaker 2, anyone can make music and be a DJ, anywhere, any time.
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Get through Black Friday and beyond with these iOS apps

RFDWhile there doesn’t seem to be one totally authoritative iOS app to get you though the Black Friday maze, there are a few sources that might help you hone in on some decent finds, guide you where you need to go and help you get a good start for the annual year-end gift hunt.

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Indigo now on the go!

Indigo Home ScreenIndigo is making it quicker and easier for their customers to find stores, shop in-store or on-line or on the go, earn rewards, be social and save money by releasing the new Indigo Mobile App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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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 

 

Card2Contact app turns your Android smartphone into a mobile CRM

Card2ContactTaking a page from their BlackBerry app, Waterloo, Ontario based mobile development firm Way2Smile Inc., announced today the availability of their Card2Contact app, now for Android.  Built from the ground up they’ve added five new features currently not found on the award winning BlackBerry version.

 

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