5 holiday gadget gift ideas for a dorm or small space

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They say that all good things come in small packages and sometimes “small” are what we need especially if our loved ones live or work in a tight space. And whether it is in a dorm room, condo, and makeshift office or for simply sitting on your couch, here are five gadgets that make ideal gifts for this holiday season that just make sense. 

Nimblstand Instant Workstation 

The iPad has become so versatile that many people are replacing their notebooks with these Apple tablets. The reality is that one never knows when or where it’s going to be used, but fear not, there’s a Nimblstand for that!   All you need to do is slide in your Apple Wireless Keyboard horizontally through the form-fitted slot, drop in your iPad in either landscape or portrait mode and you have an instant ergonomic compact two-piece workstation to help you play more comfortably and work more productively, almost anywhere. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

Office Holiday video remix not your father’s Jingle Bells

klick santaLast year at this time, Toronto-based digital health agency Klick Health entertained us with their holiday video - Bring Your Pet to Work Day. This year, they’ve decided to come out with something a little more wild but more in tune with the festive yuletide season and appropriately titled Epic Office Holiday Remix.

And to make sure the video really rocked, they called none other than You Tube sensation and fellow Canadian Andrew Huang, whose videos have been viewed over 25 million times, to produce the video. Huang is known for producing unconventional music videos, including covers of the Breaking Bad theme using meth lab equipment and 99 Red Balloons using, what else, red balloons.  Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog. 

8 gadgets and techie tools for your summer trip

While there’s no shortage of gadgets and techie things we can take on a summer trip, there’s always a shortage of space – whether it’s room in one’s backpack, suitcase, trunk of the car or your smartphone’s memory.  Nevertheless, here’s an eclectic mix of eight things that may come in handy and you might want to consider taking along for the ride to ensure smooth sailing this summer.

They take up very little room, so take along an extra pair of earbuds or if you must, extra headphones.  There’s nothing worse than forgetting your earbuds somewhere, having them accidentally destroyed or developing a loose cable connection by having them get tangled and torn up by the armrest on the plane. Now if your tunes are a must, you could possibly buy another pair, but you might be overpaying or not really getting the ones you want.

If you’re traveling with a companion, another good thing to throw into your carry-on is a headphone splitter like the Wicked Audio Splitter, which we reviewed last December. This little accessory could come in handy when you want to share your audio with a friend or significant other, or in the event your onboard entertainment doesn’t work and the two of you want to enjoy a movie on your iPad.  READ FULL ARTICLE at CANOE  Tech Blog

Apples are red – Apples are pink

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If colour is important to you or loved one for this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll be thrilled to know that many of Apple’s iOS devices are available in red or pink. And if they’re not, there are certainly red and pink cases as well as matching accessories to go along with them.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

10 super advanced technologies Santa needs to deliver presents

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As the world’s population grows and handheld technology keeps kids right at Santa’s toes, the hidden North Pole toy factory needs to keep up with the times. Even more than ever before, Santa and his elves need to ensure they’re highly efficient, accurate and super quick in handling the billions of incoming requests, determining who’s been naughty and who’s been nice and schedule and make all the necessary deliveries around the world to the almost 1.9 billion children under 14 in one evening. All this while going totally undetected. A feat  I don’t think even the great FEDEX can even do.

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Get through Black Friday and beyond with these iOS apps

RFDWhile there doesn’t seem to be one totally authoritative iOS app to get you though the Black Friday maze, there are a few sources that might help you hone in on some decent finds, guide you where you need to go and help you get a good start for the annual year-end gift hunt.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Black Friday flyers leaked! Oh really?

BlackFridayIt’s plastered all over the Internet – “Black Friday flyers leaked, we’ve got the exclusive!” It seems almost extraordinary these days, because if it’s flyers or in any print form, chances are its already somewhere out in cyberspace or out there in the form of a really good rumour. But nevertheless, look at those deals!

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Canada Day iOS inspired apps

Apps do not take holidays, so if you’re looking for something truly Canadian to do on Canada Day while you “woof” down a few cold ones, here’s a few iOS inspired ideas to get you through the day.

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Seeing Apple (RED) for a good cause this Canada Day

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Every Canada Day we see a sea of red Maple Leafs adorning every conceivable place, including people’s body parts. But what some of you may not know is that not only are a number of standard Apple products available in red, but that those products have a very special and significant meaning.

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This Canada Day, buy (RED) in the fight against AIDS

This Canada Day, buy (RED) in the fight against AIDS

EDMONTON, AB, Jun 30, 2013/ Troy Media/ – This Canada Day, expect to see people, places and things, the entire country really, covered in red. Why?

Because while the colour is most associated with Canada, given our flag and the Maple Leaf, it’s also the organizational colour of a charity and a trademark called (RED)™, whose name was inspired by the fact the colour is also recognized as a colour for emergency.

The (RED)™ project is the brainchild of U2 lead singer Bono and Bobby Shriver, American activist, politician, attorney and member of the Kennedy family. According to the organization, it was conceived in the spring of 2006 as a way of engaging the consumer and the private sector, predominately the world’s “most iconic” brands and identifiable organizations, in the fight against AIDS.

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