List Your Business with Apple Maps Connect Canada, Germany and France

Ever wanted to add/include details of your business into Apple Maps? Well, now business owners in Canada, German, and France have access to Apple Business Listings via Maps Connect. To use the service a user must have an Apple Account and login. Once logged in, simply follow the instructions and add details like address, category(ies), hours of operation, and contact information (including facebook, Yelp, and Twitter). Once finished the process requires validation by providing a PIN that is sent to your contact number.

Apple Maps Connect

Get started at https://mapsconnect.apple.com/

See also this article – Get your business found via these 10 local search apps

Top Mobile Apps for Local Governance and Planners

A recent survey of planners by Planetizen looked at mobile app that enhance public participation in local governance and planning to improve efficiency and data collection for planners. A number of fine productivity tools were mentioned in the findings, many of them can possibly be useful to some of you I’m sure! From the results…  common apps mentioned include such apps as Todoist, Constant Contact, Mediafire, GoogleMapsDropboxArcGISGoToMeeting, and SlideShark, among others. Planners report regularly using Trulia and Zillow, which are helpful in finding information about properties.

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Social Cyclist app for improving your community

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iRig Mic Field – compact audio/video stereo field mic for iPhone, iPad

Here we are with another new year underway and once again CES has kicked off – sadly I’m not there again ;0) However, I am keeping tabs on the news coming out of Vegas and as usual there’s plenty of cool mobile technology, gadgets, and geeky goodies to love on. Case in point, this new recording solution for the iOS fanatics from IK Multimedia – enter the iRig Mic Field.

The first ultra-compact audio/video stereo field mic for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The first ultra-compact audio/video stereo field mic for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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Tip – Shoot Photos From Your smartphone Like a Pro

If you’ve followed me over the years then you likely know that I really luv mobile photography… yet no, I refuse to call any of my work or myself a photographer, iphoneographer, AndroidOgrapher etc… heck, we’re all photographers in my mind!

But, there’s some great way to enhance your photo taking skills and the tricks are quite simple. Check out this very cool video with some simple tricks that will WOW yourself and your fiends… happy snapping!



Thanks to Lipstiq for the tips

 

Prepare for iOS Sharing Overload as iPhone 6 land in the hands of customers

Selling out once again, the iPhone 6 is THE most expensive iPhone to date! Ughh.. here we are again, the dreaded iPhone delivery day. Yes indeed, today is the day that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers will start receiving their pre-ordered devices – prepare for a massive amount of Tweets, FB status updates and Instagram selfies from iPhone 6 toting fanatics who will quickly attempt to do everything they can in their power to sell you on the fact that this is THE most amazing and incredible mobile device ever!

This from Apple… with over four million in the first 24 hours, demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October. [Read more…]

Video – Apple WWDC14 Keynote

Didn’t manage to catch this week’s keynote event from Apple WWDC? No worries as the session is now available for viewing from YouTube… Watch as Apple previews iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite — all-new and more powerful than ever versions of the operating systems for iPhone, iPad, and Mac — at WWDC 2014.

 



8 Cool things About iOS 8

So, the day has come and gone and Apple has unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. So what’s the big deal? Well, there’s a ton to discuss about this release, however, to kick things off, here’s just 8 of the coolest things that you can expect from iOS8:

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Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs

Apple today released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs, giving developers the ability to create amazing new apps like never before. iOS 8 allows developers to further customize the user experience with major extensibility features like Notification Center widgets and third-party keyboards; and introduces robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit. iOS 8 also includes Metal, a new graphics technology that maximizes the performance of the A7 chip and Swift, a powerful new programming language.

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