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Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Edition!

Welcome to Tuesday, November 8 2011’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Canadians feeling financially insecure this holiday shopping season
  • “Retailers should anticipate low, single-digit growth over the holiday shopping season.”

    Another sad Christmas budget/outlook story, lol. Remember frugal is the new normal and great gifts can be given that are cheap too!

  • Oregon Puts iPad Voting on the Map
  • “In an attempt to make voting easier for the elderly and disabled, Oregon is letting citizens in five counties cast their votes on Apple iPads.”

    You go, Oregon! A next step in elections.

  • iPhone 4S, Can You Hear Me Now? Apple Sees Rise in Audio Bug Reports
  • “A growing number of 4S users have found a significant audio bug: On some calls, they cannot hear the person on the other end.”

    This would explain why Mike and I always have problems with audio when we talk on the phone, lol. #ItsHisFault

  • Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar: ‘We’re Expecting Again!’
  • “They’re going for an even 20! Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their 20th child this spring.”

    So. Freaking. Dumb.

  • Christmas For Pets: What Will Your Dog Or Cat Find Under The Tree?
  • “Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they’ll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list.”

    Hehe. Yes, Thor will likely be sporting a holiday hat of some kind. Christmas wrapping paper will likely be a fun gift for her as well as the gift boxes. She’s a pretty easy to please kitty :)

  • Tens Of Thousands Of Veterans Buried Across Canada In Unmarked Graves
  • “For as many as 30,000 soldiers buried in Canada, no one knows where their poppies blow. They are the dead whose graves are unmarked.”

    Not cool at all…

  • Starbucks introduces iPhone payment in Canada
  • “An update to the official Starbucks Canada iPhone app, which went live last night on the Canadian iTunes store, will now allow Canucks to pay for caffeinated bevvies, cake pops and other goodies simply by holding their iPhones up to a scanner at the cashier.”

    Oh good, a more convenient way to get Canadians to spend their money frivolously!

  • Hidden panorama mode uncovered in iOS camera
  • “The much-rumored but hidden panorama mode in the iOS camera app has been uncovered.”

    I haven’t had time to try and find it/unlock it but I am looking forward to using panorama mode when I do get some time to figure it out!

  • Are birds getting bigger because of global climate change?
  • “Birds in central California are significantly larger than they were 25 to 40 years ago, and researchers believe it may be because they are bulking up in body weight to ride out severe storms related to global climate change.”

    Pretty cool!

  • The Stroke of Genius Strikes Later In Life Than It Used To
  • “”Einstein once said, ‘A person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of 30 will never do so.’ That peak age has shifted considerably, a new study found, with 48 being prime time for physicists.”

    Cool ;) So it’s not too late for that big idea people!

  • Reporter agrees to circumcision for story
  • “After travelling through the jungles to interview rebels, Papua New Guinea Post-Courier reporter Simon Eroro was told that they would only talk to him if he first went through a cleansing ceremony that involved circumcision with bamboo sticks. Determined to get his story, Eroro agreed.”

    Wow that’s one dedicated reporter.

  • Are Front-Page Editorials on the Rise?
  • “American newspapers are generally wary of โ€œconfusing the reader by mixing fact and opinion.โ€ By placing editorial opinion right next to its most prominent news coverage, a newspaper risks raising questions about its objectivity. Are American newspapers doing this more than they used to? Quite possibly.”

    Interesting read. I personally don’t like front-page editorials. Editorials and opinion columns are fine for inside a paper but putting it on the front page makes it seem/feel like objectivity and non-bias is being thrown out the window and that’s not cool. I’ve only ever seen an editorial front page in a Canadian paper when it comes to an election/the front page telling people who they should vote for – which I think especially shouldn’t be on the front page of a paper.

  • Facebook For The Famous
  • “Backed by heavyweights in three disparate industries–Amazon, CAA, and Greylock Partners–WhoSay.com lets celebrities do something Twitter and Facebook don’t: own their online content. Tom Hanks, Anderson Cooper, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Feig, and nearly 900 other stars have already signed up for the service.”

    Oo. Interesting.

  • Technical Glitch Lets Reporters Eavesdrop On Obama, Sarkozy
  • “A technical glitch allowed reporters to listen in on a private conversation between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama, made in a backroom meeting at the G20 summit, treating listeners to a rare insight into the importance of personal relationships in international politics.”

    Lol, that’s bad.

  • Adobe Systems swings the axe
  • “Adobe Systems Inc. announced Tuesday it is axing about 750 full-time jobs in North America and Europe as it restructures its business around digital media and marketing.”

    That sucks.

  • ‘Redneck’ Alberta shifting to shade of pink, poll suggests
  • “Attitudes in Alberta on hard-line issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage are softening, results of a recent poll suggest.”

    Yay ^_^

  • Postal worker allegedly shot with toy gun while delivering mail
  • “A Canada Post employee was taken to hospital with minor injuries on Tuesday afternoon after she was allegedly shot with a toy weapon.”

    Ugh. What is wrong with people – raise your kids right, parents.

  • Microsoft unveils $50 smartphone Samsung Focus Flash
  • “Google, Apple and now Microsoft are moving aggressively to expand the market beyond technophiles willing to pay top dollar for the trendiest phones.
    “Turns out about 70% of the folks in the U.S. haven’t taken the leap to a smartphone yet,” says Greg Sullivan, senior mobile communications manager at Microsoft. “Over the next few years, hundreds of millions of new smartphone users will come on board, especially at attractive prices like this.””

    It’s pretty cheap and therefore will be quite appealing to a lot of people – but I’ll stick to my iPhone thanks ;)

  • Close Friends Less Common Today, Study Finds
  • “If asked how many friends you have, some may have trouble distinguishing between the lengthy list of Facebook friends and those close pals you confide in. Well, it turns out, Americans’ lists of the close type has shrunk to two, down from three confidantes 25 years ago, a new study suggests.”

    Believable. A few real close friends is all you need in life :)

  • [Video]: Impressive Cat Fight Stance
  • LOL. Pretty funny!!


Thor Photo of the Day:

Lover of bathtubs.


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Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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