iTunes Festival

Since 2007 Apple has been sponsoring a series a concerts at the Roundhouse in London, England.  The event takes place throughout the month of September and the only way to get tickets is to win them.  The downside is that you have to actually get to London to attend.  If you are not in London over the next month you can still enjoy the great music free on your iDevices.  You can access the concerts by downloading the free iOS Festival App; this year they have even added a Festival App to Apple TV.  For a listing of the artists performing, starting on September 1, click here.

Source: iPhone in Canada


Staples 3 day Apple event

Hoping to cash in on some of those back-to-school sales, Staples has a 3 day Apple event starting on August 30.  Included in the sales are: iPads, which are reduced from $40 to $60 and Macs and iMacs which are discounted by $100.

Source: iPhone in Canada and Mobile Syrup

Rogers Better Choice Bundle Discounts

Following the example of Bell who reduced their bundle discounts in June, Rogers is also reducing the discounts it offers its customers that bundle their services.  Starting September 24, the current 5% discount that is offered for 2 qualified services will be reduced to 4%.  Discounts for those with 3 and 4 Rogers Services will be reduced to 8% and 12% from 10% and 15% respectively.  Make sure you read the fine print or ask a Rogers representative since not all of its services qualify for these discounts.

Doctor Who Series 7 Preview (Update)

Update: “Asylum of the Daleks” airs on September 1 at 9:00 pm on Space

For those Doctor Who fans who are anxiously waiting for Series 7 to get underway you can get a preview of Matt Smith’s upcoming adventures on iTunes. You can also pre-purchase the next series (Part 1), the HD version for $16.99 and the SD version for $11.99 through iTunes. The five episodes of Part 1 are expected to be aired starting sometime in September, while Part 2 is expected in Spring 2013. As is tradition there will also be a Christmas Special on December 25. More information about the upcoming season can be found at the following website, but be warned there are spoilers on the site.

Update for Skype on iOS

If you have Skype on your iDevice you may want to get the latest update from the App Store. The new version has reduced it’s battery consumption so that you can keep it running all day in the background. Another welcome addition to version 4.1 is the ability to send and receive photographs directly from the app.

Source: iPhone in Canada

Galaxy S III price cut

Just 6 weeks after the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S III it has been reported that it will be dropping it’s price. In a recent Walmart flyer the Android device is listed at $98 on a 3 year term, that is $60 off the regular price. No doubt Samsung is offering the incentive to seduce more people to the Android side of the force in advance of the release of Apple’s next iPhone, expected in September.

Source: Mobile Syrup

Corel software on sale

Well Corel is back at it again with more sales on some of their most popular software titles but hurry as the sale ends on August 31.  Some of the great deals available include:

  • PaintShop Pro X4: full version $29.99 (regularly $79.99), upgrade version $24.99 (regularly $59.99);
  •  WordPerfect Office: full version $229.99 (regularly $249.99), upgrade version $149.99 (regularly $159.99);
  • Painter 12: full version $329 (regularly $429), upgrade version $169 (regularly $229);
  • VideoStudio Pro X5: full version $79.99 (regularly $99.99), upgrade version $59.99 (regularly $79.99); and
  •  WinDVD Pro 11: full version $49.99 (regularly $79.99), upgrade version $39.99 (regularly $59.99).