String Valentine theme plugin for Apple Final Cut Pro X


If you’re a Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) user and thinking of creating a sweet little masterpiece just in time for Valentine’s Day, then you may want to know that Pixel Film Studios has released the String Valentine Holiday Theme Package.

This special holiday themed plug-in is a template that includes pre-made layouts or scenes and is fully customizable for both images and text. It also includes themed lower thirds and a background key for added tailoring. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Valentine’s Day gifts for and from the heart

QardioArmWhen contemplating gifts for Valentine’s Day why not consider gifts both from and for the heart. If you think that’s a good idea here are a few last minute gadget gifts to consider for that quickly arriving special day.


If you’re considering a gift for the heart, check out the QardioArm by Qardio. It’s a wireless and portable Smart Blood Pressure Monitor that accurately measures you heart rate, blood pressure and looks out for an irregular heartbeat.

Designed to work nicely with Apple Health, Qardio tracks your measurements over time providing you with a smart chart and appropriate statistics and looks for trends. In addition to measuring, you can also record the data, store it in Qardio’s secure cloud and optionally share it with your family and medical professionals. It’s all done using Qardio’s companion app for iOS and Android.

Sir Paul McCartney and Skype make beautiful Love Mojis together


Mention former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and Valentine’s Day in the same breath and you immediately think – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – She Loves YouMy Valentine or All You Need is Love. Add Skype into the conversation and you might think it’s getting a little weird.

Well, not so, as Skype has announced a new partnership with Macca for this special project. No, it’s not a new opening app launch chime a la Hard Days’ Night, but rather a new exclusive set of “love inspired Mojis” (short video clips or animations you can drop into your Skype instant messages), just in time for Valentine’s Day.  READ FULL POST at CanoeTech Blog.


MacPhun Phunny You Valentines Day contest

phunny you2MacPhun is celebrating peace, love and happiness for Valentine’s Day (and all of February).  As part of the festivities, they’ve put together an awesome little contest. 

It’s simple and easy to enter.  Simply submit a screenshot of yourself and your loved one.  Don’t make it serious, share some fun times, smiles, emotions and maybe a touch of craziness.

Win a $500 Gift Card

There is a gallery to view the entries and the contest runs until February 23, 2014. The best entry, selected by the Macphun Team, will win a $500 gift card of their choice.

For details visit MacPhun’s contest page.

 There’s more.

FREE SOFTWARE if you Enter

Just for entering, you’ll get a free copy of FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac.

Help MacPhun spread peace, love & happiness this month by entering and sharing  “Phunny You” contest and encouraging others to show their zanier side of life!


Valentine’s Day Google doodle honours Ferris wheel creator


Valentine’s Day might be a day to celebrate love, but it also happens to be the birthday of the creator of the Ferris wheel, the towering amusement park ride that’s commonly associated with dating and couples in love.

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Be selfish for Valentine’s Day win yourself a Motorola ATRIX HD


At this time of the year my InBox usually gets flooded with heart-infused PR pitches vying for my attention. But when this one arrived with the subject line – “Tis the season to be single & selfish – treat yourself with the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day,” I was teetering on  “Return to sender”, but my actual reply was a single word – “Really?”


Valentines Offerings for Apple Lovers


Looking for that last minute Apple inspired Valentines gift for your sweetheart? While gadgets, gizmos and digital delights are no guarantee to strengthen your relationships, they can certainly go a long way on that special day in helping to say, I Love You in a geeky sort of way!