Get U.S. Cash at Canadian ATMs

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I learn something new everyday. Yesterday, it was that I could get US currency from a Canadian ATM at CIBC. At this one particular branch in Edmonton, one of the ATM machines has been given the additional capability of dispensing US Cash – but it has to be in $20 denominations.

Now I didn’t actually need U.S. currency at the time; I was actually just venting to one of the staff that the machine I was using only dispenses $50 bills, so now I had to stand in line to get change. That’s when the helpful customer service person smiled and said, “Just look above the machine. You see the 50 icon? That means it dispenses $50 bills. And by the way that machine at the end issues US Currency – see the American Flag above it?”  The young lady also happened to mention that I would likely get a better exchange rate than at the till; she didn’t say how much and I could withdraw the currency right from a Canadian account.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Last minute Musician and music lovers tech gifts

IrigAcousticFor the Musicians, future artists or music lovers in your life, here are a few last minute gift ideas for the holiday season all of which I had a chance to test-drive. If you find it’s a little too late to get them in, add a little IOU if necessary in his or her stocking. This can give them something to look forward to after Christmas Day.

Lav Mic for Acoustic Guitar 

For the acoustic guitar lover, here’s a gift that chances are, he or she doesn’t have, the new iRig Acoustic by IK Multimedia. Basically, it’s a lav microphone and mobile guitar interface featuring a high quality professional mic capsule uniquely designed to clip right onto the hole in your acoustic guitar. It makes recording and amplifying the sound a whole lot easier.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Last minute family friendly holiday gadget gift ideas

Sonos PLAY5EDMONTON, AB, Dec. 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ – Gadgets make great gifts and many seem to fit in the personal technology category. It’s nice to know that you can find some this holiday season that expand the personal to the entire family.

Family Printing

First up is the Epson Expression Premium XP-830. It’s a small versatile compact family five-cartridge inkjet all-in-one printer that also copies, scans, faxes, and more but won’t break the bank.

What’s cool is that it’s wireless, so no cables are required to print and you don’t even need to be hooked up to a computer. You can also print from a USB drive or SD-Card and, through Epson’s Connect software, you can print directly from your iPhone, iPad, and most other smartphones and tablets.  Read full post at Troy Media.

Give the Gift of Gadgets

Gift Guide

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).

READ FULL ARTICLE  AT G4TV CANADA

 

Set up an iTunes allowance for your kids

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Want to give your kids a gift of iTunes without having to keeping buying them cards on an ongoing basis or having to let them use your credit card?  The answer is to give them an iTunes Allowance.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

“Liking” Duracell earns cash for hospital playrooms

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, but there can be a lot more Ho, Ho, Ho, during the holidays for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families that spend time in hospitals across Canada every year. It’s a startling statistic, but you can help make that difference with a click of your mouse and it won’t cost you a penny.

Read more…  AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Stuff myPower in your stocking

With the kinds of use and abuse our iPhones take in a day, it’s nice to know there’s a gadget that gives you both an extra boost of power and a little protection at the same time. The myPower for iPhone 4 by Tekkeon does just that. It doubles both as a case and an extra battery.  (via Canoe Technology) Read more…

New MacBook Air one more incredible thing

It’s one thing to see a thumb and a pointer finger holding up the 11.6”   MacBook Air in the TV commercial, but it’s another for those fingers to be yours. And it’s truly hard to really appreciate it until you try it for yourself.  CANOE TECHNOLOGY Read more…

Netflix can stream TV shows & Movies almost anywhere – Win a Subscription

Looking for just the right stocking stuffer for the person who likes to watch TV shows and movies as much as they want whenever they want and where they want?  If so, you might want to consider giving them a gift subscription to Netflix Canada or perhaps you could even win one. VISIT CANOE TECH BLOG FOR FULL ARTICLE
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