22nd September 2011

Fleetly Launches The First App That Evaluates Your Fitness Level

fleetlyVancouver-based Fleetly has announced the launch of a new fitness app that analyzes your goals, body, and workout history, along with the combined results of all users, to benchmark your changing Fitness Level – all while challenging you to compete for bragging rights on leaderboards. Whatever your Fitness Level or goal, Fleetly monitors your progress, plateaus and your training log – from time exercised, to weight lifted, to distance run – to provide recommendations that continually change based on your progress. The app is available today for free on the web and for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from iTunes. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Eastside Games Acquires Compass Engine

eastside gamesVancouver’s East Side Games has acquired local games studio Compass Engine. This marks East Side Games’ first acquisition since officially forming earlier this summer. Established in 2009 by Ben Hesketh and McElroy Flavelle, Compass Engine started out building a platform for location based games before deciding to focus on the creating of their own titles for the iOS platform, namely ‘Catch the Canary’ and ‘Bounty Island’. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

C.D. Howe Institute Issues Report On How To Close The Innovation Gap

C. D. Howe InstituteOttawa could better foster business innovation in Canada by creating a competitive tax system across the entire innovation value chain, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In Rewarding Innovation: Improving Federal Tax Support for Business R&D in Canada, author Mark Parsons says Ottawa should focus its efforts on improving the tax treatment of the fruits of innovation – income from intellectual property and production of new goods and services – while maintaining incentives for investment in research and development. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

EastLink is 3D ready

EastLink is once again proving it is an innovator and industry leader, announcing today that it is one of the first in North eastlinkAmerica to provide 3D capability for its video customers across the country. EastLink first broadcast movie and live sports 3D programming over its fibre network late last year, confirming the company’s system is ready to handle the growing 3D content being produced by movie studios and TV networks. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Mobile Adoption Fuels Intuit Transformation to Connected Services

intuitFrom filing taxes to creating a budget and taking credit card payments for collectibles at a local event, Intuit’s mobile solutions are changing the way people do business around the world, and today Intuit revealed its next generation of mobile products that will expand its portfolio of connected services. These range from innovations that will make it easier for the smallest of businesses to accept credit card payments, to others that will help doctors and patients communicate quickly, to a banking application that allows consumers to deposit a check from anywhere with just their mobile phone. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Route1 Delivers Identity Assurance and Proven Security for Desktop Virtualization

route1Toronto-based security and identity management company Route1 Inc. has reported the overwhelming success of its TruOFFICE Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, which answers the call from enterprise and government organizations for secure, remote desktop management.

TruOFFICE VDI, powered by Route1’s patented identity assurance and management technology, integrates directly into traditional desktop virtualization solutions to offer an unparalleled level of security. Unlike other offerings that authenticate only against a remote computer or device, Route1 utilizes multiple verifications to guarantee a specific individual’s identity. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

CRTC Updates ISP Complaints Guidelines

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued updated guidelines on how it will deal with complaints about Internet service providers (ISPs) slowing down certain types of traffic. The CRTC takes all complaints seriously and has established strict timelines to ensure their timely resolution.

Under a 2009 CRTC policy, ISPs are encouraged to expand and upgrade their networks to address increases in traffic. Should other measures be required to manage traffic, ISPs can apply Internet traffic management practices. These practices, whether economic or technical, manage traffic to prevent or respond to network congestion. In either case, an ISP must be transparent about its use of traffic management practices. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Limited Time Offers For VFX and Games Studios From Side Effects

side effects software3D animation and visual effects developer Side Effects Software has announced a new promotion for first-time users of their Houdini software. VFX, commercial and game studios looking for a new level of flexibility and control can now save money while enjoying the benefits of Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow.

The Houdini First-Timer promo includes either a workstation or network license of Houdini Master and one year on the Annual Upgrade Plan. This promotion is for freelance artists and studios that have never owned Houdini before, is limited to 2 licenses per studio and must be purchased within the month of October. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Scribble Byte Scramble Now Available From Evil Objective

Evil Objective StudiosCalgary-based independent game developer Evil Objective Studios is thrilled to announce the release of its debut title Scribble Byte Scramble, which is available in the iTunes App Store for 99 cents USD. Scribble Byte Scramble features a unique blend of arcade and puzzle elements that has the player scrambling to connect same-colored ‘Bytes’ before they hit the ‘Fire Wall’ at the bottom of the screen.

“We are incredibly excited with the release of Scribble Byte Scramble”, said Russ Dawson, founder and Director of Evil Objective Studios, “our goal was to create a casual, fun gaming experience on iOS devices that would be easy to pick up but hard to master, and I think we succeeded.” Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Season Two of Vampiric Childcare Show Now In Production

FreshTVFresh TV, in association with TELETOON Canada, has announced that production started this week for Season Two of the highly anticipated series My Babysitter’s a Vampire. A 2011 summer hit for Disney in the U.S., Season One will satisfy viewers’ vampire cravings when it premieres early January 2012 on TELETOON. Read the rest of this entry »

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