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April 1

Google: Chromecast – Stream Websites, Netflix and More from your Android or iOS to your TV for only $39!

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Google: Chromecast   Stream Websites, Netflix and More from your Android or iOS to your TV for only $39!

Chromecast has come to save you from terrible interfaces and expensive equipment. Stream with ease for only $39!

Chromecast! I’ve been wanting a Chromecast for a long time but they were only available in the U.S. I was going to get one when I went to the states in December but I didn’t end up going. Then I was going to get one when I went to the states last month but they went and released it in Canada. So now I can buy them by the bucket load and have them delivered right to me!

Right, so what is a Chromecast, why do you want one and why is it on a deals site? A Chromecast is a little stick you plug in to the HDMI port on your HDTV or computer monitor. From there you can stream stuff from your Android phone to your TV. Simple as that. Plug the stick in, open up a Chromecast enabled app on your Android phone, hit the Chromecast button in the app and it pops up on your TV. It had been just the Google Chrome browser, YouTube and Netflix that you could be Chromecasted but Google recently opened up the API so tons of apps are becoming Chromecast enabled. There are even a bunch of music streaming services opening it up so you can play music fro your favourite service through your TV sound system.

That all sounds good but why do you, the consumer, want this? Partially for ease of use and partially for the price. We’ll get to price later so let’s talk ease of use. I don’t know how you watch Netflix now but if it’s on your TV, there is a chance that the experience sucks. if you are using a smart TV with a Netflix or YouTube app, for example, I can almost promise that it stinks. Smart TV apps are almost universally clunky, slow and outdated. A lot of Android apps are the opposite of that. They are intuitive and kept up to date. Chromecast let’s you use the touchscreen interface of your Android phone or tablet to control what’s on your TV.

And there is price. Chromecast is only $39. That’s right. $39. Compare that to almost any streaming box like a Roku, Boxee, Apple TV or WD Live TV and it’s going to be cheaper by at least $60. That’s why it’s on this site. Even when it’s not on sale, it’s over 50% cheaper than anyone else. And while another box might have Netflix and YouTube and maybe a few other apps, the Chromecast supports any app that enables it. Making your app Chromecast enabled is supposed to be super easy to just about every video or audio app out there is enabling it. If your favourite app isn’t Chromecast enabled, drop the developer an email and make sure they get on it!

If you want to stream stuff from the internet of your personal media library to your TV Chromecast is, without doubt, the way to go.

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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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November 10

Crazy Egg: Free 30 Day Trial – Visualize Where People Go On Your Website

Posted by on November 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Crazy Egg: Free 30 Day Trial   Visualize Where People Go On Your Website

Do you run a website? Ever wonder what parts of it people like, what they click and what they read? CrazyEgg tells you and for 30 days, they tell you for free.

If you want to know exactly what CrazyEgg does, check out the video on their home page, which explains it all. Basically, it is a way to see which parts of your website people like and which parts they don’t. Things like Google Analytics and the awesome SumAll are great resources, but they don’t do it all. CrazyEgg is the missing piece.

After the 30 day free trial, the service is only $9/month for smaller sites and up to $99/month for bigger sites. If you’re running a mega site like Costco, Disney, eBay or Amazon (all of whom are CrazyEgg users) you can get a custom price plan. It seems quite easy to set up, too. If you’ve added Google Analytics to your site, you’re probably going to be able to do this. If you don’t happen to dig it and your conversions don’t go up, you get your money back.

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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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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.

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August 25

Sony Canada: Refurbished Google TV Player – $150 (Save $50)

Posted by on August 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sony Canada: Refurbished Google TV Player   $150 (Save $50)

Sony Canada is selling refurbished Google TV Players for $50 off the regular (new) price. If you have wanted one of these devices for a while, then the $149.99 price tag is certainly going to pique your interest (originally $199.99).

I can’t find anywhere that specifically says this comes with the full warranty, but I did find that it comes with the warranty card which is just like the original, thus I assume it does. You save 25% off the non-refurbished price, which is great savings when you are talking about a $200 piece of equipment.

The Google TV Player gives you access to streaming content, made-for-TV apps, and Google Chrome all on your TV. You can use it for Netflix, to access the Sony Entertainment Network, and much much more. Here is what one buyer had to say:

I am very happy with my purchase. as an avid movie watcher, the ease of use and the comfortable, efficient remote has really made using Netflix a dream. I wouldn’t even say it’s a con, more like where it could go in the future, would be nice to customize the home screen a bit more, be able to set up your desktop how you like it. A great buy !

Sony Store also offers free shipping on all orders, so this device will ship to you for free.

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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.

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March 27

Staples Canada: Nexus 7 Tablet (Refurb) For Only $175 & FREE Shipping!

Posted by on March 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Staples Canada: Nexus 7 Tablet (Refurb) For Only $175 & FREE Shipping!

Staples Canada is bringing you one of the best Android devices out there for a pretty much unheard of price. Pick it up, it will not last long! It’s the Nexus 7 (refurb) for only $175 with free shipping…

There are not a lot of things that Google Nexus Android and Apple iOS devices have in common. One thing that they do have in common is that you do not see sales very often. For iOS devices it’s because Apple can pretty much charge whatever they want for their devices and make money off of them. For Google Nexus Android devices it’s because Google isn’t making any money off them. They make their money when you use the Internet and giving you a $200 tablet is a great way to get you on the Internet. Apple doesn’t discount because they don’t have to, Google doesn’t discount because they can’t sell the device for less than it costs to make, market, ship and support.

That’s why this is such a great deal! The 16GB Nexus 7 is usually $209 plus shipping and, from what I can gather on Staples’ website they usually sell the refurbished ones for $199.96. Right now though, Staples has increased its HUGE $9.04 discount to $34.04 off the new price. On top of that you get free shipping. So all-in-all where shipping, for me, is about $17 and taxes would be lower on this one, you’re saving somewhere around $50 on the device. On top of that you’re getting it at a store that likely has a location near you so if you have any problems, bring it to the store. No shipping it back to Google.

Just on an ending note, the Nexus 7 is one of the best Android tablets out there and the 7″ f0rm factor is hugely popular right now. This tablet gets all the Android updates as soon as they are available and, for the price, doesn’t have much real competition.

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March 2

Google Play Store: Dr. Seuss Book Apps on Sale – Up to 75% Off

Posted by on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Google Play Store: Dr. Seuss Book Apps on Sale   Up to 75% Off

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday today and Google and Oceanhouse media are celebrating accordingly with a huge sale on Dr. Seuss book apps!

There are 35 books on sale including all your favorites like:

And of course there are other books on sale here that maybe you haven’t heard of. It’s a good opportunity to explore a bit and try some books you might not have otherwise gotten.

I feel kind of stupid writing about Dr. Seuss. It’s like writing an article talking about how awesome it is to breath. But for those of you who may not know, Dr. Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, an author best known for his kids books, including the ones I mentioned above as well as others like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book and The Sneetches. He’s awesome, check out his stuff. Go. Now. Get out of my house.

(Expires: Unknown, possibly 8th March 2013)

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November 30

CrushEpilepsy.com: Get a Great Game for Your Mobile Device AND Donate to Fight Epilepsy for FREE!

Posted by on November 30, 2012 at 2:00 AM

CrushEpilepsy.com: Get a Great Game for Your Mobile Device AND Donate to Fight Epilepsy for FREE!

The best kind of charitable donation is the one that you don’t have to pay to donate to… and the one that gives you a free game… Hmm. That sounded far more snappy in my head…

This freebie is super awesome. You visit this site on your mobile device (Android or iOS only) and you are forwarded to the Apple App Store or the Google Play store. Once you’re there you will get a FREE game from the fine human beings at King.com AND $1 will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of America. This all happens, as I mentioned above, for FREE. You don’t pay for the game, you don’t pay for the donation.

A couple of things you need to know. For the donation to go through, you need to visit crushepilepsy.com on your mobile device and get the app that way. The site will automatically forward you to the Apple store or the Google store. If you just get the game through the App Store or the Play Store, you will not be making a donation. Make sure you do it on your iOS or Android device via the website.

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have multiple Android or iOS devices (I have five Android devices, soon to be six) you can get the game and donate a dollar by visiting the site on each device. Don’t just send the app to your other devices from one device or log in and get it from iTunes, make sure you visit the site on each device! While you’re at it, grab the devices of other people around you and download the game for them. If they are really mad about it, they can uninstall it and you can bask in the knowledge that you forced them to donate money without them even knowing about it!

Notice how I’ve conveniently not mentioned the name of the game. That’s because I want you to go to the website and make a FREE donation to figure out what the game is! Intriguing, isn’t it!?

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November 29

Google Play Store: 2 Android Apps to Save You Money on Android Apps!

Posted by on November 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Google Play Store: 2 Android Apps to Save You Money on Android Apps!

Most apps don’t cost very much, but do you know what’s better than paying 99 cents for an app? Getting an app for free! AppSales and AppWatch help you get the best deals on apps!

These are the apps we’re focusing on today:

One of the biggest problems with the Google Play store (and any other app store. Read: iTunes) is that it’s basically a giant farmers market that is way too big for you to walk through. App makers get their little spot in the giant store and hope that someone stumbles upon their app. If the app makers put an app on sale, there is a huge portion of people in the market place (I’d say most by a large margin) who will never see it. They might get featured on a website, podcast, TV show or article and get some traffic, but they are still going to miss a lot of people.

That is where the first app, AppSales, comes in. AppSales combs the Google Play Store and finds all the apps that are on sale. It’s as simple as that. They even let you filter your results by downloads, discount amount and category. The app itself has a clean interface that is leaning towards the Holo design standards, which is very nice. If you’re worried about data or battery, AppSales lets you choose how often it polls for new sales.

The second app deals with a similar but unique issue. The issue is that sometimes you are looking at an app but it costs $4.99 or $9.99 or $49.99 and you just don’t want to pay that much for it. You could go back and look at the app 12 times a day, hoping that it goes on sale but you could just get our second app, AppWatch.

AppWatch lets you specify an app and will tell you when it goes on sale or, if you’re interested, when the app is updated. The interface is very bare bones and simple with a search feature and a refresh button and not much else. You can choose if you want to get notifications about sales or updates or both. An added piece of functionality is that AppWatch gets added to your list of “share” programs, meaning that if you tap to share an app in the play store, you can share it to AppWatch, which adds it to your watch list.

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November 21

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want for a Pack of Awesome Android (and PC/Mac/Linux) Games and Support Charity While You do it!

Posted by on November 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want for a Pack of Awesome Android (and PC/Mac/Linux) Games and Support Charity While You do it!

I did a humble bundle write up a while ago but that was for books and reading is for suckers. The cool kids are all playing video games. You want to be cool, don’t you?

Ok, so I didn’t put the price or number of games in the title because it takes some explaining. The humble bundle is five games and you pay whatever you want for them. $1, $50 or over $9000. For that you will get the following games for Android, Linux, PC and Mac.

But if you pay over the average price payed (which at this point is less than $7, you get six additional games for Android, Linux, PC or Mac. The games are as follows.

If that wasn’t enough you get the soundtracks to these games if there happens to be a tune you dig. You might be saying “a game song, really?” but these aren’t your little 99 cent farming games. These are real games. They are big and have great soundtracks and graphics.

So what in the world could ever be better than this deal? Well, the whole thing is to raise money for charity. The charities this time around are the EFF and Child’s Play. Which brings me to another awesome aspect of this deal. You can choose where to money goes. If you want you can put all the money to charity or all of it to the devs or all of it to the Humble Tip, which goes to the people who put on the Humble Bundle. Beyond that you can break it into which developers you want to give to or which charities. I, personally, am a big supporter of the Child’s Play charity so the charity portion of my donation will all go to Child’s Play.

(Expires: 22nd November 2012, 6:00PM ET)

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