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eReflect Provides More No-Cost Spelling Improvement Exercises and Lessons

New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2014

eReflect has always been a proponent of distributing no-cost quality content for people who either don’t have the time to purchase spelling improvement software or those who cannot afford one. The latest mini-guide on how to improve spelling skills through a series of five simple steps has now been made available to everyone by eReflect, through This guide’s aim is to offer a rudimentary basis for understanding the complexities of learning to spell and how spelling improvement actually takes place.

The first step towards spelling efficiency is being aware of any personal weaknesses. Knowing the weaknesses that slow down learning, and identifying strong points that will improve the study process, helps ensure that the learner will be able to emphasize those areas that need it the most. For instance, many people find it hard to spell homonyms such as their, they’re and there, or cannot figure out when the “i before e rule” applies and when it doesn’t. So if the learner knows that they tend to omit the often unpronounced letters in adverbs such as completely and basically, spelling them as completely and basically, focusing on paying attention to this habit will help, through practice, teach the correct orthography once and for all.

Apart from the advice to practice spelling through games, flash cards and other spelling activities, this guide draws spellers’ attention to their visual memory and how it can facilitate learning to spell and improving writing skills. A word's spelling is visually stored in the brain, so by taking advantage of this brain feature a person can quickly become better at spelling because they can visually recall accurately any word’s spelling no matter its difficulty level. Many people cannot tell if they got a word’s spelling correct unless they write down that word and look at it. What this actually means is that a person tends to draw on their visual memory to judge whether a word has been spelled correctly. eReflect hopes that these and other tips in their new five-step spelling improvement no-cost guide will help more people become better at spelling and writing.

For more information about how Ultimate Spelling software can improve spelling performance for you and your family, please visit the official website at

About Ultimate Spelling™

Ultimate Spelling provides a modern and easy to use spelling software that has been designed with one goal in mind – making children want to learn.

It is a fast and easy way to master even the most complicated spelling, without the need to write long lists or complete boring tests.

In fact, Ultimate Spelling provides more than just spelling help. It is a complete educational resource that boosts all level of a child’s literacy.

Containing a personal computer tutor, Ultimate Spelling is the most realistic step-by-step guide to flawless spelling ability.


IK Multimedia Announces iRing – the First Motion Controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Music Apps and More

Sunrise, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014

IK Multimedia, a global technology company and leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, today announced a new technological breakthrough in mobile music making and app control: iRing™, the first motion-tracking controller for iOS music apps and more. Now musicians and others can control sound effects and other parameters of their favorite apps, in real time, using hand position, freeing them from needing to touch the screen.

iRing utilizes a wearable ring with identifiable markers, the mobile device's front-facing camera, and advanced computer vision with highly-optimized recognition algorithms built into an app, to determine the precise positioning of the ring markers, tracking their movements and position on the 3-dimensional space in front of the device. This system provides a low-cost solution and a motion-tracking device that is accurate and affordable to anyone.

The iRing controller is a lightweight, double-sided ring that the user wears between two fingers, comfortable enough to be worn while operating musical instruments or other traditional music controllers. Each ring features a linear dot pattern on one side and a triangular pattern on the other. The device camera picks up the positioning of the ring patterns and the apps convert that information into music commands for dedicated app or MIDI information, which any compatible music app can read. This means that a user can now operate up to six controllable music parameters in their preferred music apps with one or two hands gestures.

While there have been previous attempts to use a device camera to track hand positioning, they proved not to be reliable for real-world usage, due to the many variables involved in computer vision recognition and the available processing power of mobile devices. iRing solves these issues providing an accurate method for precision detection of hand position in a wide range of lighting conditions.

iRing includes two identical double-sided ring controllers, plus two complimentary apps for music applications, which target everyone from music lovers to knowledgeable musicians: iRing Music Maker and iRing FX/Controller.

The iRing Music Maker app gives music lovers a new and incredibly fun way to create music and grooves using hand gestures, with no music knowledge required, whatsoever. Users simply launch the app and use the iRing controller to change the beats, control rhythmic elements, synth parts and effects, for hours and hours of quality entertainment. Creating music has never been so much fun!

The included iRing FX/Controller app targets skilled musicians and DJs, and converts the distance information from the rings into precise MIDI control information that can be configured by the user. This MIDI data can then be used by any compatible Core MIDI app running on the device, or even sent to a computer via Wi-Fi. Users can configure the app to control effects, filters, notes, patches and more.

The iRing FX/Controller app also doubles as a controllable audio effects processor with 16 powerful and creative effects including Delay, Stutter, Phazer, Flanger, Compression, Fuzzy, Reverb, AutoWah, Crush, Twist Up & Down, Brake, Spin and Tail. These effects can be creatively controlled by the iRing, and inserted into the device audio path for use with any music app that is Audiobus or Inter-App Audio compatible.

iRing technology will also be incorporated into core IK Multimedia apps such as GrooveMaker®, DJ Rig™, AmpliTube®, SampleTank®, VocaLive™ and more, so DJs, guitarists, vocalists, bass players, producers, keyboardists and engineers will have a new level of control to deliver powerful and unique performances.

For third-party developers that want to incorporate and implement iRing technology directly into their apps, IK is offering a free development kit and licensing program, which make it easy to take advantage of this new breakthrough technology. iRing can also be easily utilized beyond music for a wide variety of applications including gaming, health & fitness, utility and more. Developers can take advantage of the technology and improve the functionality of their apps by contacting IK via the link provided on the iRing product page.

iRing features:

Ring controller, in tandem with either of two included apps featuring advanced motion-tracking technology, allows remote control of iOS app and app parameters using hand gestures.

Great for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Includes two identical, two-pattern reversible rings, allowing for numerous control combinations and the control up to 6 effect parameters simultaneously with two hands.

Rings are unique looking, light, comfortable and provide a universal fit.

Included iRing Music Maker app allows novices to make music using hand gestures.

Included iRing FX/Controller app lets musicians and DJs create custom MIDI control setups, plus add and control audio effects when used together with other music apps via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.

Pricing & Availability

iRing will cost $ 24.99/€19.99 (excluding taxes), and will be available in Q1 2014 in three colors (white, green and silver) at music and electronics retailers worldwide. Pre-orders are now available on the IK Multimedia online store and selected stores. iRing FX/Controller and iRing Music Maker apps will be available as free downloads from the App Store.

For more information about iRing™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, please visit:

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50th Anniversary GDUSA Survey Reveals Stock Visuals are ‘Essential’ to Graphic Designers; 95% Use Stock and Expect More in Future

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

An annual survey of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine readers shows that designers rely on stock visuals more than ever. The survey, which the 50 year old magazine has been conducting for 27 years, shows that 95 percent of designers use stock visuals in their work -- up from 34 percent when the survey first began in 1986. In addition, nearly two-thirds of designers use stock more than 20 times a year and one-third turn to this resource more than 100 times a year.

Corporate sponsor for the 2013 Stock Visual Survey is iStock by Getty Images. The results will be published in their entirety in print and online in early October.

“Over the past quarter century, stock visual use has evolved from marginal to mainstream and now into an essential designer resource in an image-centric world,” says Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher of GDUSA. “‘Essential’ is a loaded word and some may chafe at it. But if you simply look at frequency of stock visual use, it is hard to argue otherwise. As a practical matter, frequency of use is at an all-time, recordbreaking, once-unimaginable level. Nearly every designer uses stock visuals in his or her work and most turn to it frequently, often for ideas and inspiration as well as for execution.

”What has changed from the early days when stock visuals were a grudging last resort for creatives?

Says Kaye: “Stock visual usage works because its central value proposition — choice, accessibility, convenience, affordability — dovetails perfectly with the tight budgets, the short turnarounds, the challenging assignments, the multiple media, the demanding clients, and the digital workflow that graphic designers face every day. And it is clear from their comments that creatives believe stock providers are successfully responding with more content, better technology, more options. There has been an attitude adjustment: designers get that stock helps them stay balanced on the tightrope that is the creative business today.”

Readers were also asked to forecast the future role of stock imagery, as part of GDUSA’s 50th anniversary year-long look at the future of creativity. “Designers see the future of stock imagery as more of the same,” says Kaye, “and that is a good thing.” In general, they expect the coming years to be characterized by abundant content, quality imagery, and an increasingly efficient digital infrastructure.

The survey also reveals concerns and the hint of change in the air. Primarily, designers express fear that oversaturation, duplication, and dependence on stock images threatens originality and exclusivity. And in response to the changing culture and demographics of America, there are heartfelt calls for more diversity in image offerings by race, gender, age, and lifestyle. As for possible changes in image sourcing, a vocal minority noted the potential disruption of the camera phone, the looming influence of the cloud, and the possible migration -- not yet substantial -- of stock searches from desktops and laptops to tablets and mobile devices.


Types of Stock Elements Designers Use In Their Work:

Stock Photos 95 percent
Stock Illustration 81 percent
Stock Footage 21 percent
Stock Audio 13 percent

Top 10 Categories Designers Use Most Frequently:


Designer Role in the Licensing/Purchasing Process:

Sole/Primary Decisionmaker 86 percent
Secondary Decisionmaker 13 percent
No Role in Decision 1 percent

Designers Mostly License Royalty Free Images:

Royalty Free 99 Percent
Rights Managed 37 Percent

Many Designers License From A Micropayment Site:

67 Percent

Top 4 Favorite Overall Stock Providers (in order):

Getty Images

The ‘Go-To’ Micropayment Stock Provider:


Top 5 Reasons Designers Choose A Particular Provider:
Affordable Prices
Quality of Collections
• Ease of Search

Freshness of Images
Familiarity With Brand

Top Media For Which Stock Visuals Are Licensed:

Print 93 percent
Digital/Online/Mobile 77 percent


For 50 years, Graphic Design USA has been the business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now includes a 50,000 visitor-a-month website, two monthly e-newsletters, an iPad App, and several Design Annuals covering the best in Graphic Design, Web Design, Package Design and Corporate Design. The 50th anniversary editorial focus features special reports on the greatest graphic designers, art directors, organizations, and projects (and much more) of the past half-century. Contact:


iStock by Getty Images is the web's original resource for crowd sourced royalty-free stock images, media and design elements, offering millions of hand-picked photos, illustrations, videos and audio tracks. A site “by creatives, for creatives,” iStock started in 2000 as the pioneer micropayment photography site, freeing creatives everywhere to create beautiful communications on a budget. The site has become one of the most successful and profitable user generated content sites in the world. iStock is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Getty Images. iStock recently rebranded to marry the freshness, innovation and strength of the iStock brand with the quality, heritage and credibility of Getty Images. Contact:


GDUSA has long had a special focus on stock visual imagery and providers, and carries more editorial and advertising pages on the topic than any other creative magazine. Since 1986, the editors have been conducting an annual benchmark industry survey of how creatives are using stock in their work. This year, the survey was sent to 5,000 GDUSA subscribers selected at random, of which 751 responded. The survey in its entirety will be released in print, online and app in early October.


Gordon Kaye, Editor/Publisher

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Check Out All New! See What NFL Stars Are Saying, Browse Thousands of Professional Photos, Shop Athlete-Branded Merchandise & More

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2010

MogoTXT, Inc., a celebrity-based global entertainment platform, announced today the launch of their new website that takes social media to a whole new level for celebrities and their fans. MogoTXT’s new website,, unveils many exciting features and famous sports personalities.

MogoTXT is proud to welcome St. Louis Ram running back Steven Jackson to the website. He will be joining a number of top NFL stars on MogoTXT including:

Scott Fujita, linebacker, Cleveland

Alex Mack, center, Cleveland

Terrell Owens, wide receiver, Cincinnati

Percy Harvin, wide receiver, Minnesota

Marques Colston, wide receiver, New Orleans

There are many more NFL players, as well as popular NBA, FIFA and MMA personalities, that are joining the ever-growing list of athletes on MogoTXT.

The MogoTXT platform is designed to provide celebrities direct and immediate connection to their fans on MogoTXT and their followings on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. With this text-once-reach-all-fans convenience, MogoTXT offers celebrities an easy way to manage their public image, whenever they want, wherever they are.

MogoTXT makes it easy for fans to follow their favorite celebrities, read and hear what they are saying, and see what they are up to. Fans can sign-up for FREE* to receive text messages directly on their cell phone from MogoTXT’s celebrities. Fans can also listen to voice “Shout Outs” that many celebrities leave for their fans on MogoTXT.

MogoTXT provides users with the ultimate multimedia experience. ans can enjoy the comprehensive high-quality editorial coverage of NFL photos from Getty Images on MogoTXT. These images are displayed on Cool Iris walls found on each athlete’s MogoTXT page, and the content is updated regularly to feature photos from the latest NFL games. Fans can also post and share these photos on their own Facebook and Twitter pages.

MogoTXT also has a new Mogo Design Studio that is creating thousands of celebrity-branded logos and emblems that fans can collect and post on their Facebook and Twitter. MogoTXT is currently allowing fans to collect these “celebrity tokens” for free until Halloween!

Fans can now shop for and buy high quality, celebrity-branded merchandise at great prices on MogoTXT. The new online stores will carry a variety of professionally-designed T-Shirts, Hoodies, Hats and other apparel featuring custom celebrity logos and text messages posted to MogoTXT by celebrities. MogoTXT now sells merchandise for top NFL players including Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rogers, Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Johnson and many others. MogoTXT is offering free shipping on all T-Shirts, Hoodies and Hats from now until Halloween!

*Standard text message rates may rates apply. Please check with your carrier for the terms of your current text-messaging plan.

About MogoTXT

San Francisco, California-based MogoTXT, Inc. is a celebrity-focused news and entertainment platform that delivers innovative and engaging online and mobile experiences for both celebrities and fans. MogoTXT lets users sign up to receive text messages from their favorite celebrities, and to follow conversations taking place among celebrities as they are happening. Users can also view high quality photographs and videoclips on MogoTXT, and share what content they like with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. MogoTXT provides celebrities with an easy and convenient way to reach their fans, along with a superior, rich media presentation. When celebrities text, their messages are instantly displayed on MogoTXT and automatically forwarded to their Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and personal websites. MogoTXT recently added celebrity-branded virtual goods and merchandise to its product and service offerings. For more information, please visit



Take One More Road Trip this Summer with Shop-N-Stay Packages from Park Meadows

Lone Tree, Colo. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

Park Meadows is encouraging shoppers to get the most out of the dog days of summer with a getaway to visit Colorados Only Retail Resort. Just in time to stock up for Back-to-School, Park Meadows offers over 185 retailers to top the Best Dressed list and find the perfect style for the new year.

American Girl Package at Hyatt Place:

Park Meadows is home to the only American Girl store in the region and thanks to the American Girl


New Moab Cluster Software Yields 10 to 30% More Work Out of Hardware

Spanish Fork, UT (PRWEB) October 20, 2005

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PureVPN now Accepts BitCoin | More anonymity for the users

Hong Kong (PRWEB UK) 24 July 2013

Recently, Bitcoin has become the source to be reckoned with in the tech industry. It is becoming increasingly common to see online venders, who are keen to tap in on the buzz associated with the Bitcoin community, accept Bitcoin payments. With regard to VPN this is particularly important as Bitcoin allows for anonymous transactions, and anonymity is a VPNs soul and heart. PureVPN, as an innovator in providing anonymous VPN services, when saw that Bitcoins became an alternative to traditional methods of payment, PureVPN right away embrace the technology and includes Bitcoin in its payment method.

What Bitcoin is meant for?

It is an obvious fact that a VPN service user cannot remain completely anonymous while the VPN provider has all the payment information of its customers. Therefore, the ability to pay for VPN services via an anonymous digital currency such as BitCoin, has become the basic need. The acceptance of Bitcoin is regarded as a very good indicator of a VPNs commitment to its users online privacy and security.

BitCoin is an anonymous online payment method that offers the use of digital currency for transactions and sets you free from hassles of verifications from the bank. BitCoin currency neither exists in the physical world, nor does it have a central bank. Created initially as an open source project by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, it works on peer-to-peer technology and is operated in a decentralized mode, without the control of any central authority.

Since the software to mine and use Bitcoins is free, so there is no cost to join the system and no built-in transaction fees. BitCoin saves users time and also saves user from the hassles of verification from banks like you need to do in case of credit card and other methods.

PureVPN is worthy of its name, as it displays a dedication to privacy that lies at the heart of what a VPN is for. If you are anonymity seeker then as a customer paying by Bitcoin for PureVPN subscription, you can all but guarantee that your internet tracks will be all untraceable, something which may be of life saving importance. PureVPN provides a good core service that is dedicated to maintaining their clients privacy and security to its outmost level. Moreover, now users have more options by which they can pay for PureVPN services. Since there are restrictions imposed in many countries on PayPal like Middle East, BitCoin is a new way for users to pay for the excellent VPN services of PureVPN.

About PureVPN:

PureVPN is founded and operated by Hong Kong based GZ system Ltd. Formed in 2007, PureVPN has been taking care of a vast clientele from 150+ countries since then. Its mission revolves around online security, freedom, privacy and anonymity. PureVPN has stamped its name in the VPN industry because of its dynamic self-managed gigabit network. Unique features and service innovation is an ongoing process at PureVPN.


Email Marketing Needs Better Content, More Social Presence, Say Marketers

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

Marketers increasingly need higher quality content to make email campaigns profitable, according to a survey by BtoB Magazine. Internet marketer Chris Watson, co-founder of SEO and content development firm Everspark Interactive, says the demand is part of a larger trend in what users expect online.

The survey was conducted in February and March of this year, polling over 400 sales and marketing professionals about their use of email. Delivering relevant, useful content in marketing emails was respondents' highest priority in improving their email campaigns, and more than half said that content was their greatest email challenge according to BtoB Magazine (7.15.13) .

Watson, whose firm Everspark helps companies develop content including email, blog, social, and video content, said the result is not surprising.

People are still happy to read marketing emails if it benefits them, Watson said. Loading an email with great free information and a teaser of your product or service is the only way to stay out of the junk folder.

The survey also found that increasing numbers of marketers are relying on embedded videos or social media links to get people to click through.

Email is just one channel on an increasingly multichannel internet, said Watson. As marketers, we need to think of email messages more as a gateway to our sales copy, and not as a package for sales copy itself.

Watson says that trend shows itself nowhere so much as in the shift to mobile-friendly emails.

More users view email on mobile devices, and they're even less tolerant there than on computers, Watson said. The content should be a stepping stone toward liking a page, viewing a video, or some other easy, reflexive action.

It's part of a formation of ad channels that work together.

About Everspark:

Everspark Interactive is an Atlanta SEO company and internet marketing firm. With a hand picked team of the brightest marketing minds in the country, Everspark creates gripping, engaging content that drives web traffic and dominates search engines. They can be reached at (770) 481-1766 or


IPEVO’s Wishpool Celebrates Six Months and 1,150 Wishes Come True; Ed Tech Initiative Puts Technology into More Teachers’ Hands

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

It started with the notion that today's teachers deserve to be empowered with technology which can help them do what they do best: teach. After six months, the Wishpool program has provided over 1,150 teachers in multiple countries with complimentary IPEVO ed tech products. And the program shows no signs of stopping as it continues to provide teachers and their students with a richer and more rewarding educational experience.

IPEVO is a designer and manufacturer of technology products with a specific emphasis on education. They have enjoyed unprecedented success with their iconic line of affordable document cameras, such as the Point 2 View and Ziggi-HD, and other products. According to IPEVO's CEO Royce Hong, the company's Wishpool program which officially launched in January 2013 was a way to give back to the educational community which had embraced the company and its vision of low-cost, high-value tech.

"Quite simply, Wishpool came about because we believe every teacher should have access to affordable technology which can make their jobs easier and more productive," explained Mr. Hong. "We asked educators to share their stories about how technology could assist them in their classrooms. The flood of emails we received from passionate, hard-working teachers all across the United States and around the world really showed us that the right technology can make a huge difference in the lives of teachers and their students."

To date, IPEVO's Wishpool has received over 1,900 tech "wishes" and has been able to fulfill over 1,150 of them. Selected teachers have resided in six countries Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Spain and the United States and 42 U.S. states. Here is a small sampling of teachers who have put Wishpool products to use in class:

Holly Berriman at Endy Elementary School in Albemarle, North Carolina, uses a PadPillow Pillow Stand to support assistive technology for her students in wheelchairs.

Students in Angie Godbout's South Elementary School class in Mooresville, North Carolina, use the WS-01 Wireless Station to stream math word problems which are then solved on iPads.

Wendy Comstock's second grade class at Stone Creek School in Roscoe, Illinois, used the Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera to project a baby chick hatching from a shell during an egg incubation project.

Art teacher Jennifer Impey recently demonstrated Vincent Van Gogh's unique painting technique for students using iPad and the Point 2 View USB Document Camera at Edward-Knox Central School in Russell, New York.

Music teacher Norbert Stachel at the Iconic Music Academy in New York, New York, makes use of the X1-N6 Internet Conference Station to conduct teaching sessions with teachers from around the world.

IPEVO's Wishpool program features ongoing open enrollment for teachers who can share their technology wishes and stories at no charge. Selected teachers receive complimentary IPEVO technology. Wishpool may be found on the web at


IPEVO designs and sells innovative products to enrich today's connected lifestyle. We recognize the immense potential of new technologies to help people create, teach, learn, and inspire. From classroom to living room to conference room, IPEVO is dedicated to making technology more available, accessible, and affordable for all.

For more information, visit

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New Spring Online Invitation and Card Collections from Evite

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2013

Evite, Inc. is continuing its mission of helping people gather, connect, and celebrate lifes most special moments with the release of new spring design collections for its flagship brands, and Evite Postmark (

The spring collection for, Spring Bloom, evokes al fresco afternoons in the park. The 11 invitations in this collection feature designs that radiate with bright floral graphics and Americana fabric prints such as gingham and stripes. The invitations are perfect for spring picnics, afternoon cocktail parties, and other outdoor celebrations.

The spring collection for Evites new digital social correspondence destination, Evite Postmark, is Flower Pop. The collection of 16 digital cards showcases a mix of bold blooms and vibrant stripes inspired by the art of Any Warhol. The card designs include thank yous, birthday greetings, and personal notes.

Evite has a fifteen year-long history of providing beautiful design and online technology to help people do something very rewarding: connect with each other in rich and wonderful ways, said Evite president Hans Woolley. Were delighted to offer new designs that that reflect the colors and feelings of the seasons, as well as creating design partnerships that expand the breadth and depth of our offerings.

Evite previously announced two new design partnerships for 2013: The Disney

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