Halloween iQ Test and other spooky iOS apps


If you need an excuse to check out more iOS apps then Halloween is another really good reason. There are no shortage of the ghostly inspired apps, so if you must indulge here are a spooky half-dozen to keep you entertained as you consume those sugary treats.

If you like playing games and enjoy Halloween candy then this game whose name is quite a mouthful might be a great one for you. It’s Halloween Horror Candy Saga Fever.  While its play style may seem familiar, this one has a sweet little twist, pardon the pun, as it features three different game modes. The first is Survival Mode where you need to be careful where you tap. The cake tiles are okay but watch out for the black ones. There’s also a Time Mode where you can test your speed to see how fast you can go in half a minute as well as a Distance Mode and as the name suggests sees how far you can make it with the cake tiles.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

New IK Multimedia UltraTuner for Apple Watch is all in the wrist

When we think of all the uses for a smart watch a musicians tool is not likely at the top of mind but with the new UltraTuner for Apple Watch by IK Multimedia, musicians will be able to tune their instruments with high precision, and conveniently right from their wrists.

IK calls the app the first and most precise and feature-packed instrument tuner available for Apple Watch that features a 1/100th of a cent accuracy.

When installed on an iPhone, the latest UltraTuner app pairs with an Apple Watch, allowing musicians to view the tuning information in two operational modes: UltraTuner’s classic graduated LED “STAGE” mode and a simple “NOTE” mode, specifically designed for the Apple Watch display.Read more…at CanoeTech Blog

Young Toronto entrepreneur takes on Candy Crush turning playtime into paytime

A young Toronto entrepreneur is giving away a minimum of $1,000 per week with the hopes of attracting enough players to play his games and build his user base and then in turn earn ad dollars to take on the likes of Candy Crush. And unlike other revenue models where you need to pay-to-play, this model is Free-2-Win; there are no in-app purchases. And the more you play, the more chances you have to win.

“Our mandate with Big Time is to change the way mobile users play games,” says Jeremy Zuckerman, Founder of WINR Games. “The games are fun on their own, but the opportunity to win cash only adds to the appeal of the app. We’re the first and only free mobile gaming app to offer a cash prize. Our aim is to pave the way for the future of mobile gaming.”

And they’ve already given away lots of green, almost $20K to date. READ Full article at: CanoeTech Blog

App Store price hikes in Canada encourages bargain hunting


As Apple hikes the price of those just under a buck apps in Canada to $1.19, it looks like for now, the $0.99 app is a thing of the past  The cause of the increase, no doubt, is due to our weaker Loonie, closing Tuesday at $0.8365 against the US Greenback. And it was just a matter of time before the exchange rate differential caught up with pricing north of the border.

I guess it was great while it lasted. With the same prices on both sides of the border, we in essence for a short time were getting apps almost 20% cheaper than our friends to the south. It was a nice little bonus considering that historically, even when the dollar was at parity with the U.S., we were paying significantly more for many of the same products up here. Read more… At Canoe Tech Blog

Review: iRig Voice & EZ Voice unleash your inner singer


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.


Create touch-free music with iRing


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.

Read more…at  CANOE Tech Blog

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.

READ MORE  and enter the contest at CANOE TECH BLOG

ColorStrokes selective colour photo editor – FREE for now


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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