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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 kicks off June 2

- April 3rd, 2014

WWDC 2014

Apple has once again announced their highly anticipated annual  Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. This year it will run June 2-6 and will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone West. It’s an annual five-day pilgrimage for developers to help them learn about the future of iOS and OS X and give them the latest tools and technologies to create apps and more, which each year is oversubscribed in a heartbeat.

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Largest item on Kijiji Calgary? It’s free today!

- February 26th, 2014
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Calgary house listed for sale as “FREE” on Kijiji being given away today

You can find lots of things that are given away for free on Kijiji – a major on-line marketplace – but it’s rare that it’s a big-ticket item, something as significant as a house. Back in  mid-January, Canadian country recording star Jason Hastie, along with his wife Gina, posted an ad on Kijiji offering their mid-century 1952 Calgary, Alberta house in the community of Killarney (in the vicinity of 26 Ave and 31 Street SW) for sale and listed it as “free”.

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iTunes Festival to hit SXSW for five amazing nights

- February 19th, 2014

iTunes Festival SXSW

This year’s SXSW will feature the first iTunes Festival in the US. It will take place from March 11th to 15th at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits.

The music festival’s US debut will run for five nights and like all the previous iTunes Festivals, it will feature an incredible lineup of chart-topping performers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD, Willie Nelson and others still to be announced.

itunes lineup

The good news is that you can watch them free either live or through an on-demand video stream through the iTunes Store or via the iTunes Festival app. You can watch it on any or all of your iOS devices as well as on your Mac or PC and of course via your Apple TV.

“The iTunes Festival in London has become an incredible way for Apple to share its love of music with our customers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We’re excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and SXSW is the perfect place to debut the first iTunes Festival in the US.”

The festival kicks off on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30PM (assuming Austin time) with London Grammar, Imagine Dragons at 7:30PM and Coldplay at 9:00PM. Keith Urban wraps up the festival at 9:00PM, Saturday, March 15th.

Performances will be available for purchase and download through the iTunes Store. For more information or to get updates on the lineup, please check out www.itunes.com/festival.

FINAL LINEUP:

iTunesFestival SXSW 

photos courtesy Apple Inc.

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No need to wait for recall letter from Toyota or GM

- February 18th, 2014

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If you’re one of the people waiting with bated breath to hear if your number has come up on the latest Toyota or General Motors (GM) vehicle recall list, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to wait for the letter to arrive in the mail before having your piece of mind.

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Retail Collective offers interactive in person shopping experience

- February 7th, 2014

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Some things like books, gadgets, and auto parts are great to buy on-line – it’s convenient, quick, and almost always automated. On the other hand, things like clothing, shoes, and other items that require personalized fitting or are very touchy-feely are best bought in person. But the in-store experience often lacks the ease at which an on-line transaction can be completed.

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