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Apple TV Tips, Tricks and Good Stuff to Know

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2014 06:44 PM - last edited on ‎01-20-2014 01:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Apple TV is one of the best ways to get content to your television.  It's simple, relatively inexpensive and easy to use.  If you found one under the tree, you're about to begin enjoying some great stuff right from the comfort of your living room.  Hopefully by now it's unpacked, installed and you've got an iTunes login.  Now to find out all the other little things to know!

 

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Primer on iOS 7

by Blogger ‎09-03-2013 06:32 AM - edited ‎09-03-2013 05:48 PM

ios7-130610-1.jpgApple's mobile iOS operating system in on the cusp of undergoing a tremendous change that will fundamentally alter many features as well as the look and feel of what is now the oldest smartphone and tablet OS. I break down some of the changes as well as what to expect when iOS 7 rolls in in the Fall.

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reebee – Browse Local Flyers On The Go

by Exalted Expert / Community Ambassador ‎07-14-2013 12:27 PM - edited ‎07-14-2013 12:30 PM

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There’s nothing like getting a good deal on something, but who has time to sit and go through flyers at home anymore? Maybe you don’t mind taking a look at flyers but can’t stand having them clutter your mailbox, or perhaps you live somewhere where you don’t get flyers… Well, thanks to reebee, you can get your Future Shop flyer along with most of your other local flyers on iOS and Android devices, and as of this past Friday, on BlackBerry 10.

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App Store turns 5: Select apps and games on iOS available for free

by Blogger ‎07-09-2013 08:28 PM - edited ‎07-09-2013 08:30 PM

App Store promotion.jpgApple launched its App Store five years ago on July 10, 2008, and had 500 apps available at launch. Now, there are 900,000. To celebrate the occasion, a select group of apps and games have been made available for free for a limited time. Some of them are a significant savings over the regular cost, too.

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Review: Findables Smart Cases

by Blogger ‎05-21-2013 07:29 PM - edited ‎05-21-2013 07:35 PM

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How about a smart case for that smartphone or tablet? Findables extends the functionality of the gadget case by integrating QR-Code, tracking and even social media functionality in a series of cases for iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Match YouTube videos with songs on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

by Blogger on ‎03-31-2013 08:21 PM - last edited on ‎04-01-2013 09:17 AM by Administrator

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It’s already widely known that Vevo is the go-to app for watching music videos on a smartphone or tablet, but what if you wanted to watch music videos based on songs you have in your own collection? MusicTV is a neat little app that does just that; it scours YouTube and plays a music video that matches the song you’re playing.

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How to pick a tablet for gaming

by Blogger on ‎03-21-2013 05:21 AM - last edited on ‎03-21-2013 01:45 PM by Retired Administrator

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These days you can play video games on almost any gadget it seems. I’m a big gamer myself. I love console gaming, PC gaming, even mobile gaming. One of my favorites over the past year has been gaming on tablets. A lot of gamers don’t realize it yet, but tablets are fantastic for gaming. There are so many great games you can play on them - the formfactor means you can play virtually anywhere, they have nice big screens compared to smartphones, and the touch controls can facilitate some unique game-play mechanics.

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12 Days app.jpgLast year, Apple rolled out a “12 Days of Christmas” campaign wherein they offered a free item from the iTunes Store each day, and this year has been no different. Granted, we’re already halfway through this year’s list of freebies, but today’s is Sonic Jump, a solid game (normally $0.99 in the iTunes Store). It’s available now until midnight, when the clock ticks into a new year because each free item is available for 24 hours. With six days left after this, there could be a couple more gems to look out for.

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Top 10 Tech and Geek Stocking Stuffers

by Blogger ‎12-21-2012 06:14 PM - edited ‎12-21-2012 06:15 PM

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My dad had a tradition to always do some Christmas shopping Christmas Eve. This year, I’ve been informed, I’ll be staying close to home with family and not rushing around from store to store. But this is the last weekend for Christmas shopping and while you might have gotten all the big gifts already, don’t forget about those stocking stuffers (or quick gifts for people on your list). So here are my top 10 tech and geek stocking stuffers!

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Review: Logitech K760 Wireless Solar Keyboard

by Blogger on ‎12-02-2012 11:14 AM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Logitech is well known for their line of computing accessories. They have a long history of PC accessories, and have been doing quite well with their tablet oriented accessories lately too. Today we’re taking a look at the Logitech K760. Its a Wireless solar keyboard accessory, a step up from their K750 which was quite popular when it rolled out last year.

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Review: Slingbox SB500 and 350

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2012 02:23 PM

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The Slingbox has been around for at least seven years, and the concept behind it hasn’t changed drastically in that time. Yet it still amazes me how many people have either never heard or it, or have trouble understanding what it actually does. The Slingbox SB500 and Slingbox 350 are the latest models, and they come four years after the previous ones first hit the market. Here’s what they do and how they do it.

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Future Shop has started expanding its offerings to include items like luggage and…bedding…yes bedding. And while you might think of bedding as a “low tech” kind of thing, really the science of sleep is very interesting—and essential to your health and wellbeing. Believe it or not, if you don’t get enough sleep you start losing IQ and driving tired is considered as bad as (and maybe more common than) driving drunk.

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Sony launches Reader app for iOS

by Blogger ‎11-06-2012 01:54 PM - edited ‎11-08-2012 07:34 AM

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If you have a Sony Reader device, or even just an account, you can now read eBooks through the brand new free app Sony just released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Transfer over your entire account settings and library of titles over to your iOS device by logging in, but you won't be able to actually buy any new ones through the app.

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The 5 best last-minute Halloween apps for 2012

by Blogger ‎10-29-2012 07:51 AM - edited ‎10-29-2012 07:57 AM

Zombie2.pngEvery year Halloween apps get more and more sophisticated (and dare I say scary!).  This year is no exception.  From interactive costumes to 3D animations, here are my five favourite downloads for October 31st.

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How to: Blogging On Your iPad

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2012 03:44 PM

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You have an iPad. You’re surfing, you read and answer emails, read books, play games, watch movies, post to your blog… Wait, what? Post to my blog? No way! That’s way to hard. The apps don’t work well, and how, pray tell, do I deal with images? Huh, mister smarty pants professional blogger…oh right.

 

While blogging on your iPad wasn’t too great at first, now it’s pretty easy and in this how-to I’m going to give you the ins and outs of getting it done. With caveats along the way.

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