I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me: It’s midnight. I’m up. I can’t sleep. And worse, I’m bored.
It’s been a hectic day and the only way I can relax is probably with some random tinkering, or maybe some light reading, or definitely playing a completely addictive game. But it’s midnight, so I can’t just get up and at ’em, out the door, and over to my local Future Shop to roam the halls for a high tech sleeping pill. Unless, that is, Future Shop comes to me...
Introducing the Intel® AppUp℠ store for Future Shop! AppUp is a new online app store stuffed with thousands of great apps you can browse and try – some even before you buy – including everything from ebooks to productivity apps to games, all optimized for your snappy Intel Atom-powered Netbook. If you don’t already have it pre-installed, all you need to do is download the AppUp client to start personalizing your netbook at the click of a button.
Here's the link: www.futureshop.ca/apps, along with five of my favourites:
LookAtMeWork – $0.99
Switch from whatever you’re working on to your desktop or screensaver with a single, simple hotkey.
The Gmail Notifier – Free
Logging in to Gmail is very 2008. Get pinged every time you get a new email in your Gmail box.
Netbook Optimizer – $29.99
Check it. Clean it. Care for it. Optimize it. No matter what you need, this app helps keep your netbook humming along.
TweetDeck – Free
The fan-favourite command centre for all your tweets, friend updates, and professional connections.
Angry Birds – $4.99
And you thought you were immune to one of the most popular mobile games ever. Go ahead, give in. You know you want to. (And if you can get past 2-21 – please post below. I'm stuck!)
Bonus: Download the Intel AppUp℠ client and register before February 28 to get a FREE version of Pac Man, and bring all that coin op glory home in no time!
So whether you find yourself sleepless, nostalgic, or curious, just remember, there’s no need to face the winter cold in the dead of night: just get AppUp and Atom!
Download it today and post your comments and first impressions below!
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