updated 06:00 pm EDT, Wed May 2, 2012
SalesVu updated to 2.0 includes receipt printing
SalesVu has updated its mobile payment application for iPhone and iPad to version 2.0, enabling additional retail-related functionality. Employee shift management, barcode scanning, and receipt printing have been added, along with a simplified end-of-day process. Food service users can split checks and relay orders to the kitchen through the app. SalesVu made the updates while facing competition from competing payment system Square, which is reportedly aiming for a $4 billion valuation.
Lensbaby Pro Effects Kit on sale for $750
Lensbaby is now selling the Pro Effects Kit, a bundle of lenses and accessories. The kit includes the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 and Edge 80 optics, macro converters, lens cleaning cloth and a bag. The Composer Pro is a focus positioning attachment, letting the photographer choose the area of sharp focus, and to vary the amount of blur around the subject without relying on in-camera options. Lensbaby is pricing the package at $750.
Dolby to enhance sound at Academy Awards theatre
Dolby has announced that it will utilize its new Atmos technology to enhance the sound at the Hollywood & Highland Center for the Academy Awards. The technology is claimed to deliver a more natural and realistic soundfield, with up to 64 channels distributed through additional surround speakers located beside and above the listeners.