Tetris Turns 30

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1984 is best known for the name of George Orwell’s 1948 book that paints a bleak look at the future and the year that saw the release of the original Macintosh, where we saw “why 1984 won’t be like 1984“. But it was also on this day exactly 30 years ago today that Tetris was unveiled to the world.

Tetris is a highly addictive game, where “falling” shaped pieces or “Tetriminos” as they are called have to be arranged into rectangular shapes to create, in real time, a line, as they float down the screen.

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Get Set Games opts for App Store exclusive for new Mega Jump 2

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Redford and his friends are now jumping yet again in Mega Jump 2, the sequel to the smash hit jumping game Mega Jump that hit #1 in 28 countries. This time things will not only be better, they’ll be a little different or a lot different depending on how you look at it.

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Give the Gift of Gadgets

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Whether you are high tech or not, people love to get the gift of gadgets. It seems like each new day brings a new gadget making the right choice harder and harder.  To help you out, here are a few gift ideas that are suitable for everyone.

For the Tablet Lover

If you like a full-sized tablet without the bulk, the new Apple iPad Air is 20% thinner, 28% lighter and with the new A7 chip and M7 motion coprocessor is more powerful than ever before.

It still features a 9.7″ high-definition Retina Display as before and also maintains the same respectable 10-hour battery life, but now packaged in a tablet that weighs only 1 pound. (1.05 lb. for the Wi-Fi + LTE model).

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New gadgets you’ll give a hoot about!

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I recently had an opportunity to be a guest at the London Drugs Retail Tech Group Conference and Trade show in Whistler, BC. It’s really nice to see that, even while technology is growing at an exponential rate, there’s still plenty of room for face-to-face interaction and one-on-one product demonstrations. Truth be told, it makes a whale of a difference. There were about 60 vendors in attendance and we managed to see a number of new and nifty things, many of which would make ideal gifts for the holidays. While it would be impossible to cover the whole gamut of what I saw in a short time, here are a few items, in no particular order, that I thought stood out and would make some great gifts for the upcoming holidays.
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Say the Same Thing App Store’s 50 Billionth Download

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Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, got more than he bargained for on Wednesday, when he downloaded Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, a free app from Apple’s App Store. That download was the App Store’s 50 billionth. And these are unique downloads and do not include updates or re-downloads. To commemorate this achievement, Ashmore receives a $10,000 App Store gift card.

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HEY EVERYONE!

The awesome sound of the NCredible NTunes is available at WIRELESSWAVE stores across Canada. For a limited time, they’re FREE with the activation of select handsets on the Rogers network, so come on down and check them out!

App store downloads blast through 40 billion

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These days, people certainly have a voracious appetite for Apple apps. They just keep downloading and downloading. In fact, downloads have just surpassed the 40 billion mark since the launch of the App Store in July 2008.

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Over 1 Billion Angry Birds downloaded

 

In a world that strives for peace and the pursuit of happiness, who would’ve thought that an app featuring angry birds would be so popular? Well it has. The Angry Birds games have now been downloaded over 1 billion times and there seems to be no end in sight. This incredible milestone comes on the heels of record-breaking financial results from Helsinki, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment Ltd., and the creator of the Angry Birds franchise.

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Super Bowl XLVI game day inspired apps

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With Super Bowl XLVI just around the corner, in addition to ensuring you have eats and treats and reserve your best seat on the couch, there are a number of Super Bowl inspired apps that you can indulge in before, during and probably after the gameLet’s have a peek at just a few of them.

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Win a Toshiba Thrive 10” Tablet

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I’m sure you’ve been thinking about it for a while, but isn’t it time to try a tablet? You know you want to!

So once again, CanoeTech Blog has teamed up with Toshiba Canada to give you, our faithful readers, an incredible opportunity to win a new and exciting Toshiba Thrive 10” Tablet.

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Spooktacular apps, books and tunes for Halloween

djIt’s that spooky time of year again when you can use your iOS device to help yourself to some digitally delectable tricks and treats, but there are just way to many to cover them all in one post. So here’s just a sliver of some of the spooky and scary selections you can download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for this Halloween.

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