Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A whopping 1%

One percent doesn't sound like much does it? In reality, it can be a huge number. I'd take 1% of Bill Gate's worth anyday - that would leave me with $560 Million. Another big number is 1% of the world's web browsing usage, which is what Apple's iPad is reported to have achieved. Considering that 5% of all web browsing is now done on mobile devices, the iPad is used for a massive chunk of that browsing.

In the US those numbers are even larger, with the iPad being used for just over 2% of all web browsing, and mobile devices accounting for just over 8%. Pretty impressive numbers especially considering the iPad celebrated it's first anniversary just two months ago.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy the fireworks and festivities celebrating the Declaration of Independence, adopted July 4, 1776.

There is even an iPhone app called Independence Day. There are plenty of apps available on the iTunes store that are discounted for the Independence Day long weekend - check them out!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Office Jerk gets Jerkier!

Most of you iPhone users (at least those that visit the iTunes store) have probably seen the free app Office Jerk! This fun app has gone through some developmental changes and improvements that gives new and seasoned players some great fun. The premise behind the game is to throw different items at the Office Jerk. We all know who that person is at our own workplace, and this game allows you to vent out some frustrations you would love to do for real - but can't!

Office Jerk has been downloaded 7.5 Million times from iTunes!

Originally the game started as a huge hit, reaching #1 free app, by offering items such as a pencil and an eraser to throw. The Jerk made some sound effects. As the game developed the Jerk began reacting more to having items chucked at him. Now in the latest version, the Jerk is more interactive than ever. There is also a "shelf" of items available to throw, each resulting in a different reaction from the Jerk, and each breaking unique items in the game. I won't give away all the secrets but I will tell you that golf ball and the cupcakes are now my favorite, taking over from the dynamite and pie.

Office Jerk was recently released on a few of the Android markets!

Those those that are interested there is also a checklist available on the Office Jerk Facebook page. Now you can see all the actions you are missing!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!!!

Happy Canada Day to all those 34 Million Canadians out there!

Top ten ways to celebrate:

10. Make pancakes with pure maple syrup.
9. Eat bacon.
8. Wear red and white colours (Canadians add the U in color).
7. Be even nicer than normal.
6. Visit Niagara Falls (popular).
5. Visit Canada's desert (in Osoyoos, British Columbia).
4. Drink real beer (not any of that 4.5% alcohol stuff).
3. Play hockey, and do it well!
2. Enjoy having different holidays, spelling and even 1/2 hour time zones.
1. Finish every sentence with "Eh" (nobody knows why?)

But most of all, enjoy Canada's 144th Birthday.

Royal Tour

I've posted a few times already about Will and Kate's wedding and any apps and websites dedicated to the Royal Wedding and the Royal Couple. Remember the famous kiss... actually it was two!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have started their Official 2011 Royal Tour and there is an app dedicated to just that. Royal Tour is free on the iTunes store. As well as showing tour dates and and a full itinerary, the app is a source of photo and video updates of their tour. There is a link to read what is being said on Twitter and there is also a Facebook connection titled Crown in Canada.

Will and Kate will be touring Canada from June 30 - July 8, 2011! Seeing them live would be great, but this Kick Butt little iPhone app is great for those who are excited about the Royal Couple and what they are doing!