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TripIt’s Siri Shortcuts For iOS 12 Provide Hands-Free Access To Travel Plans

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TripIt® from Concur®, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, today announced new TripIt shortcuts for Siri on iOS 12. Now TripIt users can set up voice commands to access their upcoming travel plans using Siri.

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Ion Audio® Introduces EZ Vinyl 2 Conversion App, The Simplest Way To Convert Vinyl Records To Digital Format

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Newest version of popular software adds Gracenote® automatic track detection and improved track editing tools for greater versatility when converting old records into digital files.

ION Audio, a recognized leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of EZ Vinyl 2, the latest version of their ground-breaking conversion software that enabled people to convert their old analog vinyl records into digital files. ION Audio’s EZVinyl2 converter app makes the conversion process quick and easy. Building upon the highly acclaimed original EZ Vinyl, version 2 adds Gracenote automatic track detection and improved track editing tools, all utilizing a powerful new engine developed in partnership with UK based technology licensing company, Convert Technologies.

Once in digital format, the music on those priceless old records can be preserved forever without any physical degradation and they can be played anywhere, in a wide variety of devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android phones/tablets and Kindle Fire. Files can also be saved to your computer via iCloud (on iOS) or Google Drive (Android).

Users will be guided step by step with straightforward instructions and easy-to-use controls. The integrated Gracenote look-up service will identify the track from its online database providing artist name, song title, album title, album artwork, and genre tags. There is no need to worry about editing anything unless the user wants to do so; and EZ Vinyl 2 works with rock, pop, country, hip-hop, classical, jazz and everything else.

• Records cassettes or vinyl LPs in stereo directly to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or Kindle Fire • Automatically separates tracks by detecting silence between songs • Automatically detects song title and information from the Gracenote database, the world’s largest song catalog • Gracenote look-up service correctly identifies all music genres • Gain controls and VU meter allow easy level adjustment and monitoring • Includes simple editing tools to allow users to manually adjust their recordings • An integrated music player lets users listen to tracks instantly • Allows easy transfer to iTunes or other computers • Works best with ION Audio turntables/tape decks but supports all popular USB audio conversion brands

To use EZ Vinyl2, customers need a USB turntable or tape player (ION models are recommended for best performance, but other brands of USB equipment are supported) and an adapter cable to connect their mobile device via USB.

EZ Vinyl 2 is immediately available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store (For Kindle Fire Devices). UK Pricing is £9.99 local pricing may vary.
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Technology Trends That Are Changing The World

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If you look around your home, the chances are that you have several pieces of tech that you use on the daily. From a smartphone, to laptops, to Bluetooth speakers, and remote heating systems, there will be several things that you use in your home. They can change the way you do things and make your life simpler in a variety of ways. There will have been some tech trends that have been and gone, but there are some that are definitely here to stay. Here are some of the newest tech trends and how they can transform your life; are there any that you’re interested in trying?

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Staying Safe And Secure While Browsing The Web

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The average individual now spends an astounding twenty four hours a week online. That’s up by over nine hours since the year 2000 and accounts for one seventh of all of our time. But there are various reasons for this. Nowadays, most of our jobs entail some sort of online work – whether that’s sending emails, conducting research, providing customer support, or creating content for our small business or company’s websites. We also make much more use of the web for social reasons. While people may have previously phoned one another to maintain contact, we now generally make use of social media, messaging applications, and video call applications. We also tend to use the internet for self-education as well as procrastination. In short, whatever we feel like doing or need to do, the internet can probably provide us with the means to do it. However, it’s also important to bear in mind that the web isn’t always the safest place to operate. Thanks to people spending increasing amounts of time on it, it is both being used to hold increasing amounts of illegitimate content and criminals are using it as a new means to do wrong. So, to protect yourself, here are a few steps that you should take!

Keep Your Personal Information Secure

There are countless cases of people sharing too much information online, or inputting their personal details into unsecured sites which subsequently leak them. So, make sure that you only ever input the necessary personal information required to do what you want to do into verified and secure websites. You can conduct a search to find out if your information is being sold on the dark web if you are worried that info might have already been leaked. The dark web is an anonymous part of the web filled with illegal activity and your identity can be sold on the dark web without you knowing if you don’t conduct checks through specialist companies.

Use Web Filters

The web is host to all sorts of amazing things and information. But there are equal amounts of negative content out there. So, if you want to avoid being exposed to anything you’d rather not see, you can place filters on your web searches. These will remove and block any inappropriate web content, preventing it from loading on your screen. This is a particularly good move to make on professional devices, such as work laptops, tablets, or smartphone, as it can prevent inappropriate content automatically loading, which could cause you professional problems down the line.


These are just a couple of steps that you should take that will help you to remain safe and secure while browsing the web on any device. While the internet can be a truly wonderful place and resource, you do need to be careful when using it, as its positive capabilities are equally matched by its negative potential.

ION Tiki Sounds Multi: The Review

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If you don’t know by now I am a big fan of spending time in my backyard, grilling and enjoying time with friends and family. Though lately it seems that time comes few and far between I try and get out back any moment I can. When out in the yard with the BBQ going hat is better than some ambiance lighting and music in the background, right? Well ION adds to their “Multi” family with the Tiki Sounds (tiki torches), a compliment to an already established lineup of great sounding speakers.

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