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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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Logitech's Line of iPad Air keyboards and cases

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2013 12:50 PM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief








The iPad Air is arguably the most popular and powerful tablet in the market today. While it boasts a huge ecosystem of apps and accessories, a proper keyboard can convert the content consumption marvel into a bona-fide productivity tool.




Logitech understands what various users need and while they have made a name for themselves by making various keyboard cases for a range of tablets, their line of iPad Air solutions runs the gamut from standalone keyboard covers to innovative cases that use various materials to keep the whole package light and portable.




So, whether you need a simple case, a standalone full-featured keyboard, a low-profile case with a fabric keyboard or a complete case and full-featured keyboard, Logitech has you covered.


Apple has made substantial changes to the iPad Air, slimming down the device’s profile and making it even lighter and easier to carry in one hand.




The challenge for accessory manufacturers is how to extend the iPad’s functionality without bulking it up. Let’s take a look at Logitech’s iPad Air accessories



CinemaNow screen.jpgRenting and buying movies online has been around for years, especially since Apple’s iTunes Store changed the industry and caused some very notable video rental stores to go belly up. CinemaNow first entered the Canadian market last year, and recently expanded its scope in the country with new apps for iOS and Android.


iMessage icon.jpgOne feature introduced in Mac OS X Mountain Lion when it launched in the summer was the ability to use iMessage to send and receive messages with iOS users. If you haven’t tried it or haven’t found a use for it, it can come in real handy at opportune times.


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One of the cool things about how ubiquitous Android is comes in how it integrates with other devices. Not everyone who has a Mac has an iPhone or iPad, and for those who prefer to have an Android mobile device, the File Transfer software is a simple way to manage the video, music and photos you copy over.


4 Steps To Get Ready For OS X Mountain Lion

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2012 07:55 PM - last edited on ‎09-06-2012 03:22 PM by Administrator

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Ooh baby! OS X Mountain Lion is out today, so the operative question is—are you ready for it?


Actually, the more important question is whether your Mac (and apps) are ready for the upgrade. At $20 it’s a no brainer to want to make the jump, so in this post I’m going to help get you there.


Review of Apple MacBook Air 13 (2012)

by Blogger on ‎07-04-2012 06:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-20-2012 02:13 PM by Administrator



The 13-inch MacBook Air (starting at $1229 at Future Shop) has evolved from 2008's underpowered and overpriced progenitor of all things Ultrabook to a leading example of the class of notebooks it helped define. The latest version doesn't just sport some very fast dual-core Intel Core i5 processors, 4GB of RAM across the aboard and up to 256GB of SSD, it also brings 2 USB 3.0 ports as well as two Thunderbolt ports to the party.


Having a Mac Attack? Think ConnectPro!

by Emerging Expert The_Texorcist Emerging Expert on ‎06-28-2012 02:35 PM - last edited on ‎07-20-2012 02:33 PM by Administrator

macbook.jpgAhh…  that time of year is fast approaching. The time when the season turns, the air gets crisp… and parents gleefully send their young back to the halls of learning. Of course, we all want to give our kids the tools they need to get ahead in their education, and in this day and age the computer is more important than ever. From researching facts to polishing class presentations, these devices have become integral to how we learn, from grade school through to graduate work. And HOW we work has become more of a focus than ever before.



Review: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

by Blogger ‎06-16-2012 12:53 PM - edited ‎06-16-2012 01:00 PM

DSC02521.jpgThe most exciting product revealed at  Apple's WWDC 2012 was Apple’s new flagship notebook, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Incorporating design elements from the MacBook Air line and the display inspired from iPhone and iPad, this really is the pinnacle of Apple design and engineering.
This is a professional notebook with the latest Intel Core i7 'Ivy Bridge' processors, cracking new graphics architecture, all-SSD (Solid State Drive) storage and the first Retina Display outside of an iPhone or iPad and it is available now from Future Shop starting at $2,229. 


MacBook Air & The Ultrabooks

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2012 05:57 PM



It's no surprise that Apple has just this week announced some updates to improve the popular MacBook Air computers. They’re great machines in a lot of ways; thin, light, solidly built and, like many Apple products, generally the sort of object that people take notice of. What you might not realize is that Apple isn’t the only game in town with that sort of offering. The fact is that there are a lot of other options available comparable to the MacBook Air lineup. Lets take a look at some.


Apple unveils iOS 6, Mountain Lion and revamped MacBook Line

by Blogger ‎06-11-2012 02:39 PM - edited ‎06-11-2012 02:40 PM

File0210.jpgSan Francisco - Apple kicked off its yearly Worldwide Developer's Conference today with new MacBooks including an slimmed down 15-inch MacBook Pro and upgraded MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Also announced today were iOS 6 mobile operating system as well as the updated Mountain Lion desktop and notebook OS.


UPDATE! Pre-orders available! - WWDC Announcements: The new MacBook Line

by Blogger ‎06-11-2012 01:44 PM - edited ‎06-12-2012 01:11 PM

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The keynote is over, the cool stuff has been announced, so now it’s time to start talking about it. First up on this three-part series on WWDC is all about hardware. Yeah Apple pulled some killer rabbits out of its hat for this one, so let’s get right to it.


Coverage of WWDC Starts Monday!

by Blogger on ‎06-10-2012 02:50 PM - last edited on ‎06-11-2012 09:33 AM by Administrator

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It’s an exciting week for Apple fans. The World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) starts tomorrow with the keynote from Tim Cook at 10 AM Pacific time and we’ll have all the news here on the Future Shop Tech Blog. All week we’ll bring you the big news from WWDC, not just the keynote (which is always the highlight), but all the awards, announcements, and “first-looks” at whatever Apple pulls out of its sleeve starting tomorrow.


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When I was in university a guy on my floor was completely color blind. Sometimes he would sit in our dorm T.V. lounge with a giant box of crayons coloring paper just to “see” what the words we called colors looked like to him. I always wondered what the world looked like to him. Color blindness, even complete color blindness, isn’t like seeing the world in black and white, it’s different. Well, so I’m told. I’m not color blind—though my wife might disagree with some of my wardrobe choices—but now thanks to an app I can “see” how the color bling perceive the world. And that’s not all, there is a whole slew of things that Apple did for the visually impaired that let them use iOS devices. Yes, even take pictures.


Security Part I: Your home computer

by Blogger on ‎05-26-2012 07:58 AM



Keeping your home computer secure can be a daunting premise to a lot of users. These days it can be very easy though and there are lots of solutions available at different price ranges, and to fill different needs. It might seem confusing with so many options but it doesn’t have to be. Lets take a quick look at some possibilities and the basics of getting your home computer secure.


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