8th October 2013

HootSuite Updates Hootlet Chrome Extension

HootSuiteHootSuite‘s free Chrome extension Hootlet lets you quickly & easily share content to your social networks from anywhere on the web, integrating directly into your everyday browsing experience. From the business owner who wants to schedule Tweets a day in advance, to the blogger looking to share interesting content with their followers, Hootlet makes all of these social media activities simple and straightforward. The versatile functionality offered by Hootlet means you will only need one extension to perform all the researching, sharing and posting you do while in your browser. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

More Open Textbooks For Students Underway

Province of BCWork is underway to adapt more open textbooks for use by students and instructors in British Columbia with today’s open call for proposals to begin the second phase of the project, which will ultimately see 40 open textbooks available for students and instructors in highly enrolled first- and second-year subject areas. The first phase involved faculty reviews of 15 open textbooks, in subject areas ranging from math and chemistry to marketing, psychology, and business. Those 15 open textbooks and the reviews are now available free online for students and instructors. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Synbiota Connects Hackers And Scientists To Revolutionize Biotech

SynbiotaCanadian startup Synbiota Inc., has launched its revolutionary web based collaborative biotech development platform, bringing increased security, transparency, and efficiency to life science research. Built on cutting edge web technologies and embracing open source, Synbiota hopes to radically accelerate life science research by providing both open science, and secure research tools. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Comic App Hopes To Change How Comics Are Read On The iPad

the comic machineFounded in 2010 in Toronto by Jim Woo and John McLachlan who have careers in the ad industry, The Comic Machine comics are unique because they are created and optimized for digital viewing on the iPad without the constraints of adapting an existing print edition. The app, available now on iTunes, uses xml code to control the display of dialogue bubbles and cropped images that float on layers above the page. With each tap the page builds and animates automatically and then rests to allow the user to read before loading the next set of actions. With an investment from Telefilm Canada’s CMF fund, the publisher set out to develop a new digital comic book platform for the iPad. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

TunnelBear Rumbles With Online Trackers And Social Media

tunnelbearTunnelBear, a Toronto company building apps to make online privacy and an open Internet accessible to everyone, is squaring off with data brokers, advertisers and social media companies that track everything consumers do online. While it’s as simple as an on/off button to the user, in the background the new TunnelBear app is protecting user privacy by hiding both the users’ IP address and zapping many of the ads, scripts, cookies, social buttons and beacons that these companies are using to track consumers online. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

QuickMobile Takes Mobile Event App Gamification To Next Level

quickmobileQuickMobile, a Vancouver-based developer of mobile apps for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, today announced the availability of a new configurable gamification module for its industry-leading MobileEvent event app platform. The module makes it fast, easy and affordable to add gamification benefits to any single event app for any-size meeting or organization. With QuickMobile, event planners and organizers have greater flexibility when using in-app games to achieve meeting goals and objectives, from increasing attendance and networking to promoting education and participation. In addition to the new game module, QuickMobile also develops fully customized games from the ground up to further enhance attendee engagement and improve the event experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Broad-Connect Telecom Introduces VoIP Video Conferencing

broadconnect telecomBroad-Connect Telecom, an Ontario-based provider of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services, has announced the launch of its VoIP Video Conferencing solution for multi-location business customers. The video and voice solution augments Broad-Connect Telecom’s current SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX solution offerings allowing companies of all sizes to purchase an affordable Video Conferencing platform and introduce new companies to Broad-Connect Telecom’s access services. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Stingray Digital Announces Karaoke Channel App For Samsung Smart TVs

Stingray DigitalStingray Digital, a Montreal-based supplier of music services for multi-channel television service providers worldwide, announced today the availability of The Karaoke Channel App for Samsung Smart TVs. Designed and optimized for the large screen experience, this easy-to-use app delivers thousands of high-quality HD karaoke videos to television sets instantly through internet streaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

ScopifyROM Is Now Live

royal ontario museumThe Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is pleased to announce the launch of ScopifyROM, an exciting new smartphone application that allows visitors to experience ROM objects in fun and interactive ways, including Animating a dodo, X-raying a mummy, and Skinning a dino. Developed by Toronto-based production company Kensington Communications, the studio behind Museum Secrets, ScopifyROM is a digital discovery platform that allows visitors to interact with select objects throughout ROM galleries in ways never before possible in any museum. By using their smartphone as a series of “scopes”, visitors can uncover exclusive ROM research and curatorial secrets. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st October 2013

Canadian Film Centre and Mind Pirate Announce the ideaBOOST-Mind Pirate Production Lab

CFCDo you have what it takes to create the next blockbuster game or mobile app? Today the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and wearable technology company, Mind Pirate, announced the companies have partnered to create the ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab: a program that will give select developers and/or companies the opportunity to create games and apps for the next consumer mega trend of wearable technology. Select products from the program may be published and brought to market at a future date. Together the program employs the framework of CFC’s ideaBOOST accelerator program and the technology, expertise and vision of Mind Pirate. Read the rest of this entry »

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