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Review: Motorola Moto E

by Blogger on ‎03-25-2015 04:56 PM

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Sometimes a good smartphone isn’t always the best — or even among the best. As flagship smartphones keep battling it out at the top echelon, mid-range and more budget-friendly handsets have been an interesting subset deserving of some attention. Motorola has doubled down on devices like these, offering a few different options to choose from. The Moto E is pure entry-level, and yet, it comes with a surprisingly good user experience.

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In what is the de facto signature mobile conference of the year, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona provided a clear glimpse into what you can expect over the next several months. New phones and tablets were flanked by new wearables and even a renewed commitment to virtual reality (VR) devices. Here’s a look at some of the products and announcements that grabbed headlines.

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HTC One M9 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

by Blogger ‎03-02-2015 03:26 PM - edited ‎03-02-2015 03:27 PM

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Arguably the most attractive Android smartphone is back, now that HTC has confirmed its new One M9. Sticking to its guns, the phone is based on continuing the design principles of its past two predecessors, making it more than a little recognizable. The familiarity may extend to the device’s functionality, as HTC seems to have focused on shoring up what were considered weaknesses.

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Samsung makes a big announcement at the World Mobile Conference

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 12:30 PM - edited ‎03-04-2015 04:35 PM

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Stay tuned for all of the details from Samsung's press conference in Barcelona Spain today.  

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New technology solutions to mirror your computer and mobile device screen to your TV

by Blogger ‎02-24-2015 12:48 PM - edited ‎02-24-2015 01:27 PM

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From the small screen to the big screen. It’s the kind of functionality that makes a lot of sense in the home. Why watch a movie on your smartphone when you can beam it over to your much larger TV? Why not do the same with your tablet or computer? There are a number of ways in which to do this, and they’re not only easy to use, they also don’t require much to install or maintain them.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

by Blogger ‎02-20-2015 09:29 AM - edited ‎02-22-2015 12:14 PM

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It’s patently obvious that smartphone screens continue to creep up in size, and the extra real estate should make it easier to do everything you want to do. Samsung can be credited with having kicked off this current era of larger displays with the original Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note Edge is less a clone than it is an offshoot of the Note 4, a phone that was probably among the best of 2014. The curved screen on the edge gives it a unique identity and usability, and one that does require a learning curve unto itself.

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CES 2015: LG G Flex 2 looks and feels stylishly thinner

by Blogger on ‎01-06-2015 03:21 PM - last edited on ‎01-08-2015 01:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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LG is all about curves at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, showing off some curved TVs and the G Flex 2, the company’s latest smartphone. This one picks up where the original left off, featuring a noticeable curved body that the company says is actually four curves, not just one. I got to play around with it a little bit, and it’s fair to say that slimming it down and including a better screen makes this a solid step up from its predecessor.

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Review: BlackBerry Classic

by Blogger on ‎12-26-2014 07:28 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2015 01:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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BlackBerry probably had no other name to call its latest phone than the Classic. It is, after all, classic BlackBerry, harkening back to a time when the Bold was the company’s most beloved handset. This device also marks the return of the toolbar with the trackpad front and centre, adding the kind of tactile navigation some users have clamoured for.

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Which smartphone platform do you use?

by Blogger on ‎12-23-2014 01:08 PM

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Smartphone loyalty seems a little fleeting sometimes because part of what keeps a user around is the mobile operating system as much as the phone itself. I tend to ask people why they use iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, and the answers usually have a common denominator — they just like it. Comparing the four major platforms, there are plenty of similarities with distinct differences.

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Comparing the top smartphones of 2014

by Blogger on ‎12-22-2014 02:12 PM

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Finding the right smartphone for you — or for someone you’re shopping for — can be an easy process or a difficult choice. And the reason for both is the same: the number of devices you can choose from. In this particular case, we’re talking about the top smartphones of 2014. Need a quick look at what sets them apart, or what some of the nuanced similarities and differences might be? Read on and find out.

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Smartphone accessories make great holiday gifts

by Blogger ‎12-21-2014 11:13 AM - edited ‎12-21-2014 11:14 AM

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Chances are, you spend more time with your smartphone than any other object over the course of a day. It may be indispensable to you, either as a personal toy or a business tool, and as such, you want to make the most of what it’s capable of. This is probably also the case for a loved one, and shopping for a thoughtful and functional gift that can be put to good use is easy with all the different smartphone accessories available.

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Comparing the top music streaming services

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2014 04:25 PM - last edited on ‎12-18-2014 04:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It was only 10 years ago that the concept of downloading single songs became the method of choice in enjoying music on portable devices. Now, an entire catalog of millions of tracks can be streamed for a monthly fee. Music streaming services have gone mainstream, and the various providers bear many similarities to each other, making it a little challenging to choose between them. Here’s a look at who’s currently playing in Canada, including what sets them apart from each other.

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Giving Goodness on Giving Tuesday

by Blogger on ‎12-02-2014 12:44 PM - last edited on ‎12-02-2014 03:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

virgin-mobile-smartphone.jpgDecember 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday. This is a day to give thanks and support causes you care about. Being a force for good is a part of Virgin DNA. We’re always looking for ways to make a genuine impact in the communities we’re a part of. This is why we created Virgin Mobile RE*Generation, which empowers a generation to help their own and provides opportunities for at-risk and homeless youth to develop the skills they need to find jobs.

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Otterbox Defender series protection for tablets and smartphones

by Blogger on ‎12-02-2014 06:28 AM - last edited on ‎12-02-2014 09:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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One of the most enduring line of protective cases for tablets and smartphones is the Otterbox Defender series of cases. Offering multiple layers of solid and tailor-made protection, it is an unparalleled choice for anyone that wants the ultimate protection for their devices.

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Her

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2014 12:05 PM

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December is just around the corner and we all know what that means: it’s time for us to get our acts together and get a move on with holiday shopping! Earlier this week, Leo covered 5 Great Gift Ideas for Him, but what about for the special ladies in our lives? Whether it’s your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, daughter, cousin, or dear friend—if you’re looking to spoil her for being extra good this year, you’ve come to the right place. Curated by yours truly, here are five great gift ideas for her worth considering:

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