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You may have noticed that the dreaded three-year cell phone contracts that used to be the norm have been replaced by two-year deals, even though the new code of conduct put forth by the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission) won’t officially go into effect until December. If you’re shopping for a phone now, you can expect to have one less year in your contract, and newer plans to choose from.


Mobile brain games for your Back to School commute

by Blogger on ‎08-19-2013 08:10 AM - last edited on ‎08-20-2013 12:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Going to the gym is meant to improve your body physically, but what about your brain? It’s entirely possible to do a training regimen for your mind, and there are apps for that, too. Plenty, in fact, but not all of them are worth your time, so we’ve got a bunch that would probably benefit you more than most when you have some extra time with your smartphone or tablet.


Review: BlackBerry Q5

by Blogger ‎08-17-2013 06:45 PM - edited ‎08-17-2013 07:03 PM


Q5FS-5.jpgThe BlackBerry Q5 is the second QWERTY keyboard-enabled BB10 device from BlackBerry this year and while it shares a number of features with the flagship Q10, there's a visible distinction in look and feel. Designed for emerging markets and a more affordable price point, the Q10 is a stark, no frills handset that's rather generic in appearance but entirely functional and strangely endearing.


Preview: The BlackBerry Q5 is coming

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2013 07:36 PM

BlackBerry Q5 main.jpgThere’s a new BlackBerry coming, and it’s called the Q5. If you’re wondering what it does or what it offers that’s different from the Q10, the phone it resembles the most, just know that this will come at half the price of the Q10, since it’s aimed at the more budget-conscious smartphone user. We got a little peek at a pre-production unit to gauge it for ourselves.


reebee – Browse Local Flyers On The Go

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


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.


Accessory cases for the BlackBerry Q10

by Blogger ‎06-22-2013 02:13 PM - edited ‎06-22-2013 02:16 PM

Q10-2.jpgBlackBerry Q10 represents the best combination of a modern mobile OS, a multi-touch display as well as the legendary BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. While the Q10 is already available in most markets, accessory cases have just started to arrive in the market. Here are a few that stand out.


BBM-for-Android-and-iPhone.jpgNo matter what you think BlackBerry could’ve or should’ve done as it relates to the announcement last week that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be coming to iOS and Android, it’s a move that could make a lasting impact on messaging between smartphones. We won’t know for sure until it launches in the summer, but there’s no doubt that competing messaging apps will have to up their game.


Review: BlackBerry Q10

by Blogger on ‎05-13-2013 05:43 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2013 12:10 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Prior to the BlackBerry Q10 launch, it was the BlackBerry Z10 that introduced the world to the new-look of BlackBerry, ushering in a new era for the embattled company that will see it join the ranks of all-touch smartphones. But no one makes a keyboard quite like these guys do, and that’s why there was equal, if not more anticipation for the Q10, the BlackBerry 10 handset that comes with the legendary QWERTY keyboard. Can a phone that sacrifices screen size for hard keys stay current and compete against the best in the industry? Let’s find out.


5 top apps for your next camping trip

by Blogger ‎04-30-2013 12:18 PM - edited ‎04-30-2013 12:26 PM

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With the weather starting to show signs of spring (more in some places than others, of course), it won’t be long before camping season really takes off. Now, “roughing it” may imply that you keep your gadgets away from the outdoors, but there are apps meant to help you enjoy your time away from the daily grind.


BlackBerry Q10 ready to pre-order on Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2013 12:09 PM - last edited on ‎04-09-2013 04:22 PM by Administrator



Those who skipped out on the BlackBerry Z10 to hold out for the Q10 and its keyboard can now pre-order the device on the Future Shop site or in-store. No official launch date has been confirmed as yet, but it looks like the end of the month could be the best estimate for it to finally hit stores.


BlackBerry 10 update makes a difference in performance

by Blogger on ‎03-09-2013 04:48 PM - last edited on ‎03-11-2013 01:37 PM by Retired Administrator

BB software update.jpgIf you own a BlackBerry Z10 or are interested in jumping over to one, then the latest update pushed out to the BlackBerry 10 operating system will be worth noting for you. It’s been rolled out for all carriers throughout Canada, and after trying out the phone with these new tweaks, you should see a pretty good improvement, especially when it comes to how long the battery lasts.


BlackBerry Z10 launch accessory roundup

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2013 09:28 PM - last edited on ‎03-28-2013 09:01 AM by Administrator




BlackBerry’s Z10 smartphone, which was launched last week and was reviewed here, arrives in stores tomorrow and it will come with an unprecedented number of cases and accessories.


BlackBerry has made it clear that they want users of the Z10 to have the very best smartphone experience possible and they designed many of their accessories to take full advantage of the Z10’s snappy BB10 gesture based operating system.


BlackBerry Z10 Review

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2013 08:51 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2013 03:48 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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The first thing you need to know about the BlackBerry Z10 and the new operating system it runs on is that it’s a clean break from the BlackBerry you’ve always known. It bears no resemblance at all to the previous OS and is designed to be just as good as the current smartphone standard set by Apple, Google and Microsoft. The new look and feel, plus the brand reinvention, adds a level of anticipation and excitement to trying out the Z10. Were the repeated delays worth it? Are there major flaws or serious improvements? The answers vary, but the final result is a platform that shows some signs of making a lasting impact.


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RIM is dead, long live the BlackBerry. The company name, Research in Motion, was officially put out of commission today and the new company will simply be called “BlackBerry”. But, of course, the bigger news was that BlackBerry 10 finally launched today. After repeated delays, sinking stock prices, user abandonment and bad press, the company’s biggest gamble yet officially took off today. I managed to get a BlackBerry Z10 and have already started playing around with the handset.


Review: Parrot Minikit Neo

by Blogger on ‎12-16-2012 11:23 PM

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Parrot has built a solid reputation for bridging together different technologies within the vehicle, which can come in various forms and sizes. Not everyone likes how a Bluetooth headset feels, so if you’re on the hunt for a good Bluetooth speakerphone for your car, the Minikit Neo is a good place to start.


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