Our Top Picks: Mobile Android Games to Play This Holiday Season
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One of the most interesting trends in the world of gaming is that companies have started to release special updates and themed content around the holidays. Whether this is an effort to increase player use during a time when people are traditionally busier, or an attempt to offer some respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays (or both) it’s great news for video game enthusiasts.
Below are some of our favourite holiday-themed Android games that we suggest you try this season:
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build
Technically this game isn’t “holiday themed” but we had to include it because this addictive puzzle game is adorable and a lot of fun.
The premise is this: you’re a monster, and you’re trying to build a snowman. To make a snowman, you must roll three snowballs around a yard with a fresh layer of snow, without making the balls too large. Each roll makes a small snowball larger, but you’ll have to play around with getting the sizes just right, which is a lot of fun. We recommend this for the puzzle lover in your life!
Steppy Pants is a silly game in which you help a weird-looking main character navigate the world around them by walking from place to place. There’s only one catch: you can’t step on any cracks!
Using your finger to click for each step, move your lanky hero down busy streets, across slippery snow, and even across the tops of houses to deliver presents by dumping them down chimneys. The more presents you deliver, the more Santa (who makes a special guest appearance) will pay you.
Angry Birds are back! The super-popular game is still going strong, and their latest holiday update comes with 25 brand new levels for you to destroy to your holiday heart’s content.
This year’s levels, called Ragnahog, are inspired by a Vikings theme and include lots of snow, ice, garlands, and silliness which is sure to keep you entertained while you nurse your food coma. If you manage to make your way through the newest set of updates, never fear: Angry Birds Seasons has lots of levels from holiday seasons past for you to indulge in.
Are you looking for something a little quieter to play during your downtime? Then make sure to give Alto’s Adventure a try.
This side-scrolling adventure isn’t just beautiful to look at; it’s a soothing snowboarding ride down a series of hills and mountain ranges where you dodge obstacles, backflip your way over gaps in the snow, and lose yourself in the zen-inducing soundtrack while setting new distance milestones.
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Save This Boxing Day in Winnipeg
Visit Corey’s Computing if you need a used laptop, tablet or mobile phone repair, or monthly security maintenance to keep your information safe, visit us in our Winnipeg location for fast, friendly PC repair and sales solutions.
Boxing Day sales have always been a busy time here at Corey’s Computing, and as our customers emerge from turkey comas we’re always been happy to help them bring home a new used laptop, or assist them with a broken screen that get stepped on by accident the night before.
This year you can save 10% off the whole store!
Below are just a few of the great products that will be on sale, only on Boxing Day:
Canon Maxify MB5020 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-in-One Printer
The Canon Maxify MB5020 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-in-One Printer is a high-end printer from Canon’s new line of home office products. Perfect for printing documents, papers, and more quickly and conveniently.
Asus X553SA White 15.6″ laptop
The Asus X553SA is an affordable entry-level laptop which is perfect for surfing the internet, banking securely online, and working remotely.
HP 17-X010CA Notebook
Tackle your daily to-do list with this affordable laptop which comes loaded with Windows 10 and tons of handy features you’ll love from HP.
Lenovo Ideapad 15.6″ 80T7004ACF
The Lenovo Ideapad comes with Windows 10 Home, and an integrated graphics card which provides plenty of power for playing games, streaming movies, or surfing the internet.
Apple iPad Mini 32GB Refurbished
This mini version of the popular Apple iPad series packs a powerful punch with 32GB of memory and a higher resolution than most HDTV’s.
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Help #RockEmSOCKEm This Season
Corey’s Computing is your reliable Winnipeg computer repair, call phone repair, tablet repair, and more. Our Support Heroes are always happy to help you select a used laptop, perform maintenance on your PC and update your security, and much more. Learn more about our professional computer services in Winnipeg by visiting our products and service pages.
Winnipeg is known for its harsh winters, but for most of us the biting winds, below freezing temperatures, and risks of frostbite can easily be avoided by getting into our cars or bundling up in our offices or homes.
However, for people experiencing homelessness this season, winter can be a destructive and even deadly time. Without proper access to warm, safe spaces, and without extra income to buy appropriate winter gear, many people experience severe frostbite and the complications that follow.
Frostbite, which occurs when parts of the body are exposed to the cold, comes in three stages:
- First-degree frostbite: affects the epidermis, the topmost layer of skin.
- Second-degree frostbite: affects the epidermis and part of the dermis, the underlying layer of skin.
- Third-degree frostbite: affects the dermis, epidermis, and the fatty tissue which lies underneath the dermis.
- Fourth-degree frostbite: affects every layer of skin, the fatty tissues underneath the skin, and muscle, tendons, and even bones.
What Are We Doing to Help?
As Winnipeg’s professional computer repair and service experts, our goal isn’t just to provide exceptional service to our valued customers; we also want to give back to our community and support as many of our fellow citizens as possible.
That’s why we’ve signed up participate in the #RockEmSOCKEm fundraiser, and will be collecting socks and pairs of fresh underwear to help provide for our city’s most vulnerable citizens.
Last year the #RockEmSOCKEm fundraiser collected over 300 pairs of socks, but with winter looking to be colder than usual the goal this year is 1000 pairs of socks.
We challenge you to pledge to donate as few as 1 or as many pairs of socks as you’d like for every hit that Jets superstar Dustin Byfuglien takes or receives this hockey season. Ask your friends, family, and coworkers to join you in helping keep toes warm this winter and enjoy the festive, positive feeling that comes with helping those in need.
If you’d like to drop off pairs of new socks and underwear you can stop in to the drop-off location at our store, located at Unit 12A-2188 McPhillips Street.
What else can you do to get involved? Here are some extra steps you can take:
- Join the #RockEmSOCKEm fundraiser Facebook group and Share their posts
- Tweet about your involvement on Twitter using the #RockEmSOCKEm hashtag
- Challenge friends and family to join you in donating socks this season
- Stop in to Corey’s Computing and say hello as you drop off pairs of new socks
We’re excited to help collect 1000 socks for Winnipeg’s homeless this season. Please join us in this important initiative!
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Optimize Your Windows 10 Experience With A Few Secret Tricks
Corey’s Computing is your source for premiere computer repair in Winnipeg. We offer reliable computer repair, tablet repair, laptop screen repair, and more. We offer great discounts on a variety of used laptops and used tablets, so make sure to visit our products page to see our special discounts.
Do you know all there is to know about Windows 10? As Winnipeg’s computer repair resource, our Support Heroes have spent a lot of time learning about, working with and developing a deep understanding of Microsoft’s latest operating system. Below are a few of our favourite “secret” tricks to optimize your experience:
How to Use Emojis and Special Characters
Using special characters in your text can be a hassle if they aren’t displayed on your keyboard, and until recently Windows required its users to memorize the ANSI codes, which were numeric codes which needed to be entered into the numeric keypad.
Luckily, Windows 10 provides an easier option: using the Touch Keyboard. If you’re using a PC which doesn’t display your Touch Keyboard, just open the Taskbar and click on the Customization Menu, then click on Show Touch Keyboard.
You’ll now see a new button to the left of the clock on the right hand side of the Taskbar, which will allow you to use the on-screen keyboard. This special keyboard allows you to:
• See variations of a letter (such as ü, ù, and ú)
• Access a keyboard layout comprised of symbols by clicking on the ‘&123’ button
• View emojis and emoticons by clicking on the Smiley Face button
Access Cortana’s Secret Calculator
Older versions of Windows required you to open an app to do basic calculations, but in Windows 10 you can perform calculations easily using this ‘secret’ step:
• Click on the Windows key
• Type your equation or formula into the Search box which appears
• Be as complex as you want. Cortana will automatically group calculations in parentheses if necessary.
• View the results of your formula in the top of the Search results list
• Keep in mind that the calculator will vanish (along with the results) if you click away, so make sure to write down your result before closing the window.
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