Android

August 4

Google Play Store: Up to 85% Off Android Games

Posted by on August 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Google Play Store: Up to 85% Off Android Games

Google Play Store is hosting their summer sale currently with up to 85% off games for your android device. The list of games just refreshed on the weekend, so enjoy an entire new list of games if you looked at the sale earlier this summer.

There are 22 games on sale, but rather than give you a list that you can easily see for yourself by clicking through the above link, I will talk about some of the games I have played and some I want to play. Unfortunately, Google does not mention the original prices of these games.

The Game of Life$0.50

I grew up with the board game version of this and I loved it. When no one would play with me, I would even play it by myself. Sometimes I had so many kids I had to ‘adopt’ an extra vehicle to tow them all around. I also have the iPhone version of this game, which is a lot of fun. It can be a bit repetitive, but I still do not think I have landed on all the squares. I really like the storybook of your life at the end.

Where’s My Water?$0.99

This game is nuts in a good way. I love how it combines puzzles, coordination, and a need for speed on some levels as well. It is a great game for adults and good for older kids as well. I especially like the hidden duck feature, as you want to spend more time on each level or revisit levels you have already completed just to find them all.

Final Fantasy V$7.99 (50% off)

This game makes me want to steal my husband’s Dell Venue 8 just so I can play it. The graphics look great and I just love Final Fantasy story lines. The game has nearly 6,500 5/5 star ratings alone! If there is one game in this sale that I want, it is most certainly this one.

Duck Duck Moose Reading$1.07

I could not help but mention this game because of the super cute name! It is a phonics reading adventure game for your children with a wonderful zoo theme. It looks like a fun game to help children master reading.

Pick up these games and more in the Google Play Store sale. If you have any game recommendations from the sale list, then please comment!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 21

Walmart Canada: Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Walmart Canada:  Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Hot deal alert!  I love me a good Walmart Canada Rollback, and I found a sweetheart of a deal in there today.  The Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94 (reg. $118)!

Click here to shop @ Walmart Canada now

I have been in the market for a tablet for a while now and I have yet to commit.  My soon-to-be-7-year-old has been quite literally begging for a tablet for about a year now and I’ve been putting it off for a few reasons:  I’m concerned about too much screen time, I don’t want to spend a lot but also don’t want to buy a piece of junk, and I worry about a tablet being destroyed by my younger son.  With all of that in mind I have been researching tablets quite a lot and really like the looks of the Hipstreet FLARE 2.  Here are the basic product specifications:

  • 9-inch LCD screen
  • Dual Core 1.5Hz A9 Processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean) operating system
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Supports microSD cards up to a capacity of 32GB

This device is Google certified, which means that you have access to the Google Play store for apps, Google Maps, and other Google apps exclusive to certified devices.  This tablet also comes loaded with Hipstreet apps and services.  The High Speed Micro USB 2.0 port allows you to connect the Hipstreet FLARE 2 to a keyboard, mouse, external storage device, etc and the Dual Graphics Processor with HDMI Out port allows you to connect to any HDTV or flat screen monitor.  Talk about versatility!

Based on the specifications and the price, I feel like the Hipstreet FLARE 2 is a great starter tablet for kids.  We’re not talking about mass amounts of storage for vital information here, she just wants to play some games, take photos and communicate with her friends.  It also has front and rear-facing cameras for all the selfies I’m sure to see in her future.

Price comparison

I did some price comparison shopping and was pleased to find that this deal is really great compared to TheSource.ca who are selling this tablet for $159.99 and BestBuy.com at $139.99.  Walmart Canada has the Hipstreet FLARE 2 rolled back from $118 to $88.94.

Shipping

As if this deal wasn’t sweet enough, Walmart Canada still offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum!

(Expiry unknown)

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April 5

Rogers: Reserve a Samsung Galaxy S5 and get a $50 Pre-Paid Mastercard (Only 10,000 Available)

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Rogers: Reserve a Samsung Galaxy S5 and get a $50 Pre Paid Mastercard (Only 10,000 Available)

Reserve Samsung’s newest flagship phone at Rogers and get a $50 prepaid Mastercard!

This is a limited quantity offer so I don’t know how many are left or how long it will last. If you want to get in on this deal, do it right now.

If you are one of the first 10,000 people to reserve the new Samsung Galaxy S5 on a two year plan from Rogers, you will get a $50 pre-paid Mastercard which is good, because these phones are getting expensive. The pre-paid card won’t be a physical card, it will be on this totally awesome new technology called SureTap, which is going to be a place to pay for things using your smartphone! I had the OG Galaxy S and I currently have a Galaxy Note II both of which were going for $200 on a two year plan. I think I got a deal on the Note II but still, it was retailing at $200. And I thought $200 was expensive. Now they are bumping it up to $249.99. Why, back in my day I could go to the phone store with a nickel, buy three smart phones and still have enough left to make a mortgage payment.

But that’s just the way things go nowadays so you might as well take advantage of the deal and get a great phone while you’re at it. The Samsung phones really are great hardware. If you have a Galaxy S4 or a higher end phone from that generation, you probably don’t need to upgrade as the jump isn’t that great but if you have something around a Galaxy S3 or a lower end phone, this is a great one to get.

(Expires: 10 April 2014 or after 10,000 have been reserved)

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February 25

WagJag Canada: 64% Off iPhone/iPod/Android Armbands

Posted by on February 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM

WagJag Canada:  64% Off iPhone/iPod/Android Armbands

WagJag Canada has a great deal on right now that I have actually taken advantage of in the past.  Save up to 64% on an armband for your iPod, iPhone or Android phone.

There are two options for this deal:

  • $12 for an iPhone/iPod/Android armband (valued at $25)
  • $18 for two iPhone/iPod/Android armband (valued at $50)

The cases will come in six different colours to choose from and there are no additional charges.  All taxes and shipping cost are included so you will no incur any hidden costs which is great.

I got this deal about a year ago and I use my armband every single day at the gym or when I go a walk in the nicer weather.  They are lightweight, comfortable and they have a Velcro adjustable strap so it will fit any arm shape. I got one the last time and have had a few people ask me where I got it.

It would make a great little gift for anyone that like the outdoors or goes to the gym.  You can even wear it inside when you are cleaning the house if you dont want to turn on the stereo. (I do this at nap time sometimes!)

You can buy as many as you would like and you will get your purchase within 2-3 weeks of the deal closing.

(Expiry: 4th March 2014)

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January 31

Amazon Canada: Ouya Android Gaming Console & Media Server For Only $70 (Save $30 – EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Ouya Android Gaming Console & Media Server For Only $70 (Save $30   EXPIRED)

Ouya! Get it for only $69.99 at Amazon Canada!

It’s normally $99.99, so you’re saving $30. I don’t know if this is a sale or a price drop. Only time will tell, but the console is still selling for $99.99 everywhere else. The reason I think it could be a permanent price drop is that quite frankly, these things aren’t selling that great. It’s unfortunate because they are actually really great little consoles. I think they are just having trouble finding who their audience is, which is unfortunate because I really think their audience is everyone.

The reason it appeals to everyone is that everyone has a game on their phone. Maybe it’s just bejeweled, to play on the train to work, or maybe you’re rocking some in-depth RPG action. The Ouya can play your casual games or your in-depth games. Keep in mind that it has its own app store, so not every android game works on the Ouya, but there are a lot, and some of them are real headliners.

One game in particular, Chess 2: The Sequel, is so good that Wired Magazine actually said Chess 2 on its own is a reason to buy an Ouya. Now, I suspect there is a bit of native advertising stink on this article, but regardless of that, it looks like a good game. Check out the article on Wired.

I mentioned that this is a media server too; a ton of home media server people love this thing as a media server. It runs the popular XBMC media server, meaning you can play downloaded content on your computer. No more huddling around the computer to watch a downloaded movie or show, or some family pictures.

For $69.99 plus free shipping, this is a fantastic deal.

(Expires: Unknown)

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January 24

Canadian Freebie: Google Play Store Coupon – Get Go Launcher Prime For Free

Posted by on January 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: Google Play Store Coupon   Get Go Launcher Prime For Free

Upgrade the awesome GoLauncher Ex to the awesom-er Go Launcher Prime for free!

Click here to get Go Launcher Prime @ Play.Google.com now

  • Coupon Code: appsales (CaSe Sensitive!)
  • Discount: Upgrade to GoLauncher Prime for free
  • Expiry: 25th January 2014

To use this coupon, download and install GoLauncher Ex for free at the link above, go to Menu>Properties>About Go Launcher Ex> enter the code. That will get you GoLauncher Prime for free!

One of the most touted features of Android is the ability to customize it. You can customize it on the simplest levels, like choosing where you put your app icons and widgets all the way up to coding your own custom fork. Most people hit their limit at a new launcher. The launcher is basically what you see when you look at your Android phone. Your home screen, your app drawer, that is all based on the launcher. One of the more popular launchers is GoLauncher Ex. How popular is it? How about over 100,000,000 downloads? It’s literally one of the most popular apps, period.

It is free and it works fantastically. You can get other GoLauncher themes to customize even more. You want everything to be pink, get a pink GoLauncher theme. It’s as easy as that. The best part about this is that GoLauncher Ex is completely free. Of course, you don’t get 100,000,000 downloads of something and not figure out how make money. GoLauncher makes money in part from people buying GoLauncher Prime. This is what you get for free with this coupon.

GoLauncher Prime is normally $6. It gets rid of GoLauncher ads, give you app lock, gestures and some cool new compwiz-like (for the Linux geeks out there) transitions.

(Expires: 25th January 2014)

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January 14

Canadian Freebie: Large Hot Beverage From 7-Eleven

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Canadian Freebie: Large Hot Beverage From 7 Eleven

Brrrr…..it’s cold outside! Warm up with a FREE large hot beverage from 7-Eleven!

Getting your free beverage is easy – all you have to do is download the 7-Eleven App. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod, go to the App Store. Have an Android device? Head over to the Google Play Store. After you install the App, you will be asked to create an account and then sign in.

After your account is created, tap on the green money symbol ($) at the top of the screen. This is where you will find any available coupons or deals available at 7-Eleven. Click on the “Free Large Hot Beverage” option, and then when you’re ready to pick up your beverage, click on “Redeem Offer”. Make sure you’re close to a 7-Eleven, because after you click on “Redeem Offer”, you only have 15 minutes to get your hot drink!

Along with your free beverage offer, you will find other great deals at participating locations. Some of these deals include:

  • Buy any $25 Facebook Game Card, and get a FREE 1/4 lb. Big Bite, and a FREE Medium Slurpee
  • Buy one Aero bar and get one for FREE
  • Save $1 when you buy two Karma Waters
  • Buy one Taquito and get one for FREE
  • Buy one large hot beverage and get one for FREE

You can also see other daily deals, as well as a list of all of the nearest 7-Eleven locations. If you’re not a big 7-Eleven fan, just uninstall the App after you receive your free beverage. Enjoy!

(Expiry: 31st March 2014)

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November 3

Lenovo Canada Coupon Code: Save $100 + Free Shipping On A3000 7″ Android 4.2 Tablet

Posted by on November 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Lenovo Canada Coupon Code: Save $100 + Free Shipping On A3000 7 Android 4.2 Tablet

Get seven inches of Lenovo Canada’s A3000 Tablet goodness, complete with Android Jelly Bean!

Click here to get your new A3000 Tablet @ Lenovo.ca now

  • Coupon Code: CAPA3561031
  • Discount: $100 + Free shipping on A3000
  • Expiry: 8th November 2013

The tablet is regularly $229. On the website, they are currently promoting a coupon code that gives you $80 off. That coupon code is fine, but our Kung Fu is better. You get $100 off, so it is only $129! That’s right, $129, full stop.

Now, I’m not saying that this is the best tablet out there, but at that price I’d certainly take a small hit in performance. It’ll still run most apps fine, and you can still use it for email, internet, Facebook, video, Youtube and all those other things you do on a tablet. It might chug a bit if you’re trying to run a high end 3D game on it or something, though.

On top of all that, you get free shipping! Check out more free shipping deals from Bargainmoose. Another good reason to visit the forums: more Lenovo coupons!

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October 17

Amazon Canada: 50% Off 2nd OUYA Controller When You Buy The Console

Posted by on October 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 50% Off 2nd OUYA Controller When You Buy The Console

I feel like there should be a Macho Man Randy Savage but too soon, too soon. Instead, I’ll just tell you that you can get 50% off an OUYA controller when you buy the console.

When you go to buy the console, just add the controller to your cart and the discount will be applied at checkout. The controller is normally $49.99, but you’ll get it for $24.99. All in all, you will only pay $124.98 for the console and two controllers. That’s a great deal.

If my wife hadn’t specifically asked me to get her a new camera and gift cards for clothes this Christmas, I think I’d get her this. She isn’t a gamer other than an occasional bout of Sims 3 addiction and casual games on her Android phone. The OUYA is all about bringing casual Android games to your TV. There are almost 500 Android games that have been optimized for the OUYA, and more are always coming on board.

At $99.99 for a console and, with this deal, $24.99 for a controller, this is a great alternative gaming console. The PS4 and xBox One are expensive. If you don’t want to drop that kind of money on a console, the OUYA is a great choice. It’s also perfect for people who only do phone gaming. Casual gaming is a huge segment of the gaming world, and the OUYA caters to the people who are in that segment perfectly.

(Expires: 20th August 2013)

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October 16

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want To Support Charity & Get Awesome Games On PC, Mac, Linux or Android

Posted by on October 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want To Support Charity & Get Awesome Games On PC, Mac, Linux or Android

Help charity and get sweet games for PC, Mac, Linux and Android with the Humble Bundle!

The Humble Bundle is one of the greatest things on the internet. There is a lot of junk on the internet. Bad people, scams, crappy products and selfishness are among the piles of steaming crap on the web. The Humble Bundle is the opposite of those four things. The people who put out the Humble Bundle are really good, unselfish people. They offer you awesome products at great prices and – get this – allow you to choose how much you pay and where your money goes. This is how it works; Let’s say you decide to pay $5 for the games. You can decide what percentage you want to go to whom. If you wanted to put 10% to the Humble Bundle people, 50% to one of the charities and 40% split evenly among the game developers, you can do that. Maybe you want to put 25% to one charity, 25% to the other charity, 5% to each of the six game developers and 20% to the Humble Bundle people. You can split it any way you want.

The two charities are Child’s Play, an organization that gives video games to children’s wards in hospitals, and the EFF. The six video games are as follows:

  • Ticket to Ride + Soundtrack
  • Greed Corp + Soundtrack
  • Incredipede
  • Anodyne + Two Soundtracks

And the bonus games (more about that in a bit) are:

  • Worms Reloaded + Soundtrack
  • The Bard’s Tale + Soundtrack

The way the bonus games thing works is that you pay whatever you want for the four main games but can get the two bonus games if you pay more than the average donation. The average donation as of this writing is $6.20. You can get all six games and soundtracks for less than $7! If you don’t think that this is a good deal, Ticket to Ride (which I hear is amazing) is about $7 alone, in the Google Play store.

(Expires: 29th October 2013)

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October 10

Amazon Canada: Get a $25 OUYA Card When You Buy an OUYA Console

Posted by on October 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Get a $25 OUYA Card When You Buy an OUYA Console

OUYA Baby! $25 OUYA Card when you get your OUYA from Amazon Canada!

The OUYA is an awesome console. Basically it’s an Android gaming console that hooks up to your TV. The games on it are some of your Android (and iOS and computer and console) favourites like Sonic CDSHADOWGUN and Sine Mora. The most annoying part about getting a new console is getting games. I’m getting a $400 PS4 in a few weeks here and after that I still need to drop at least $70 on a new game. And the console is brand new so there is going to be no used game potential on that.

But Amazon and OUYA are making it really easy to stock up. You get a $25 OUYA card so you can load up on some great games like I mentioned above or one of the almost 500 games that have already been optimized for OUYA so far. A lot of OUYA games are totally free too, but many have in-game purchases, which you can also use your OUYA card for.

The deal page from Amazon is a bit weird. You need to add the OUYA and the card to your card and the $25 will be taken off at checkout. Shipping is, of course, free.

(Expires: 13th October 2013)

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September 29

Amazon Canada: Free Apps For Android

Posted by on September 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Free Apps For Android

Who doesn’t love a freebie?! Amazon Canada has a few great freebies right now for anyone that has an Android phone.  Get up to five different trivia and puzzle apps for free for a limited time only.

There are five free apps to grab right now:

If you download all five of them, you will be saving a grand total of $11.81.  I love any type of brain teaser trivia games, and they are even better when they are free! Even if you don’t end up playing all of them, download them for free now and pick and choose later which ones you want to keep.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 31

Google Play Canada Store: Get 50%+ Off 7 Great Android Indy Games

Posted by on August 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Google Play Canada Store: Get 50%+ Off 7 Great Android Indy Games

The internet is the great equalizer between independent games and the big guys. Level the playing field a bit more by supporting the little guys by getting 50% or more off with the Google Play Store!

The internet is seriously the great equalizer between the big companies and the little game makers. It used to be that if you wanted to sell a game, you needed to have it distributed in stores and that pretty much only happened for big companies. There were some independent developers out there like the amazing crew at Pendulo Studios, but they were usually stuck behind something else. Nowadays, with the internet, the playing field is a little more even. Yeah, most companies are still gonna put the big name games up front, but it’s easier to find those weird, independent games that we all fall in love with at one point in our gaming lives.

If there is anything that can rival what the internet has done it’s smartphones and tablets and, if I were going to get political for a moment, Android. Anyone can put anything on Android (as long as it isn’t malware) and sell it or give it away. A few of those small game makers rise above the rest and, in this instance, get featured in a sale on the Google Play Store. These are the games:

I don’t know the before prices but they are all at least 50% off. Also, the prices are converted to CAD from USD. If the exchange rate changes a lot, the prices might change in kind.

I immediately picked up Combo Crew based solely on the fact that they have Viewtiful Joe (!!) in the logo. If Capcom thinks this game is good enough to let Viewtiful Joe in it, I’m down. Combo Crew is 50% off. The other one I grabbed is The Room, which is already a huge success and is a really cool looking puzzle game. It just recently (yesterday or the day before) got an expansion to add another puzzle to the game. This one, I think, was a $4 game at one point, so you could be saving up to 75% if that price is correct and if it stayed there.

Once you’ve picked up some of these awesome games, take a look around the Play store and find some other independent games. Let us know what your favourite indy game is so we can all check them out and support the small developers making awesome games.

(Expires: Unknown)

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July 29

NCIX Canada: FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 w/ Samsung TV Purchase! ($200 value)

Posted by on July 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

NCIX Canada: FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 w/ Samsung TV Purchase! ($200 value)

Get a FREE Galaxy Tab 2 when you buy a Samsung TV at NCIX.

This is an all around great deal if you’re in the market for a TV. I had a Samsung Galaxy S, I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and my wife has an O.G. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. All awesome devices and while I haven’t played around much with the Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch I can’t imagine it’s anything but awesome. And the seven inch form factor has really come in to it’s own in the past little bit. Even Apple, who said they would never do a smaller tablet has one out.

As far as TVs go, you can’t go wrong with Samsung. I’m thinking of surprising my family with a new TV in the next little bit and Samsung is right at the top of the list as far as a top notch T.V. goes. They make some of the best TVs out there and it’s hard to go wrong with their stuff. For shipping it looks like a lot of them have FREE or cheap shipping right now. There is also a deal on most of them where you get a good price on a wall mount for your TV. It’s $98 which is a savings of about $81.

On a side note, if you search for ‘free blet’ in the NCIX search bar, you can see all the TVs available with this deal. Yeah, free blet.

(Expires: Unknown)

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July 21

Umano: FREE Android & iOS App – Get Articles Read To You

Posted by on July 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Umano: FREE Android & iOS App   Get Articles Read To You

Stop using your eyes like a sucker and start having the articles you want to pumped directly into your ears, for free!

Umano is a pretty cool app/service I found a while ago and thought that, since it’s free, I’d share it with you. Basically, this is like audiobooks for the best articles on the internet. If you already dig Audible.com or one of the other great audiobook services out there, just stop reading and go get this app. You’ll dig it.

If you’re not into audiobooks, you should still stop reading and check this out, but I’ll continue for you skeptics out there. The people at Umano curate both the narrators as well as the articles, so you only get interesting content read by quality readers. You won’t get a crack-voiced fourteen-year-old reading about the best ways to farm gold in WoW.

Instead you’ll get an article about Israel releasing Palestinian prisoners read by part-time actor Dwight Equitz. Or, a story from The Verge about how two people became the voices of 110 airports and the NYC subway system read by Tom Fazio, who has been doing voice-work since 1985. The articles, as you can see, range from serious, to fun and everything in between.

The app and service are free for Android and iOS, so you can go download it right now and start listening to your favourite article for nothing!

(Expires: Never?)

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