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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

by Blogger on ‎10-19-2014 01:04 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2014 10:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Samsung makes several different smartphones, but if there’s one that stands out above the others for the company, it’s probably the Galaxy Note 4. The latest in the line that arguably kicked off the “phablet” era, the Note 4 isn’t a huge leap forward from the previous model, yet it still benefits from some of the tinkering Samsung has done with it. The company would like the S Pen stylus to stand out more, and it might with its improved performance here, but the real gem is the big sharp 5.7-inch display.

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HTC unveils RE camera, upgrades coming to camera apps

by Blogger on ‎10-08-2014 04:55 PM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At its ‘Double Exposure’ event today in New York, HTC unveiled a new handheld pocket video camera called the RE, and announced coming updates and upgrades to the camera software for its phones. The focus of these announcements is on what HTC calls “redefining mobile imaging”, and for the first time, it is opening things up to both third-party developers and even iOS devices.

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Virgin Mobile's Summer of Sound

by Blogger on ‎10-02-2014 01:34 PM - last edited on ‎10-02-2014 02:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At Virgin Mobile, we sponsor some fantastic concerts and events allowing us to give our Members money-can’t-buy experiences through our Member Benefits program,. This summer we took Members to the Much Music Video Award in Toronto, the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series in Calgary, Virgin Mobile Presents Osheaga in Montreal and Virgin Mobile Presents Squamish Valley Music Festival in B.C. It was literally a summer of sound and it was amazing.

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Virgin Mobile Gives You 2-For-1 Movies at Cineplex!

by Blogger on ‎10-02-2014 09:13 AM - last edited on ‎10-02-2014 10:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are so many must-see movies out right now. Catching all of them can be pricey, especially if you’re a movie buff, you hate the cold or you can’t think of a better option for your next Tinder date. The options might seem endless, but with our 2-for-1 Cineplex movie Member Benefit you don’t have to choose, you can see as many movies as you like at half the cost.

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Review: Spotify now streaming in Canada

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2014 11:12 PM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 08:30 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’re not familiar with Spotify, you’re probably already familiar with the type of service it offers. One of the most popular music streaming platforms in the world has finally come to Canada, five years after the company originally said it was considering doing so. There is no shortage of competitors, so what is it about Spotify that has made it so sought after? I streamed tunes from it for over a month to find out.

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Apple releases iOS 8: how to get it and what it can do

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 02:51 PM - last edited on ‎09-18-2014 03:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that Apple has released iOS 8 on the eve of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hitting Future Shop shelves, the new update to the operating system is less the interface coat of paint that iOS 7 was, and more a pack of features that bring it up to speed with what competitors are doing, along with a twist here and there. It’s free to download and is compatible with iPhone 4S (and later), the iPad 2 (and later), both iPad minis and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Overview: Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch event

by Blogger ‎09-10-2014 06:33 AM - edited ‎09-10-2014 02:44 PM

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I was in Cupertino earlier today for a monumental Apple product launch which saw the release of various exciting products and services. Starting with brand new iPhones 6 and iPhone 6 plus announcements, Apple went all out to demo its mobile payments solution as well as their much anticipated wearable, the Apple Watch.

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Motorola releases new Moto X, Moto G and Moto360

by Blogger on ‎09-05-2014 02:29 AM - last edited on ‎09-11-2014 01:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Motorola has unveiled its newest smartphones with new models of the Moto X and Moto G and the Moto 360 smartwatch at a media event in Chicago. The new devices bring Motorola into the world of wearables and continue the design and usability features first introduced in the company’s phones last year. They are all coming to Canada, and I got to spend some time with them for a solid first impression.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2014 09:38 AM - last edited on ‎09-11-2014 01:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Samsung unveiled two new smartphones at an event that ran simultaneously in New York, Berlin and Beijing, with the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. This marks the first time that two unique Note handsets will be released, though neither is a huge departure from the existing formula. The Note 4 is Samsung’s most powerful phone to date, while the Note Edge uses a curve on the side of its screen to display information like a ticker or menu bar.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 hotspot feature

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2014 03:44 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 12:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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One of the most useful features of modern smartphones today is their ability to run as mobile hotspots and thereby effectively sharing data with notebooks, tablets, other smartphones and various devices that needs access to the Internet. Samsung's Galaxy S5's new Download Booster technology supercharges its mobile hotspot feature. Learn more about it here.

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Losing reception on your cell phone is one of those things that can quickly turn from being a nuisance to becoming a maddening feeling of disconnect. And while cellular networks have come a long way, their range and reach can be spotty, particularly when you start roving through patchy areas and dead zones. Wilson’s Sleek 4G-C and the Dual-Band Mobile Wireless Booster are signal amplifiers meant to raise those reception bars.

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Get the best smartphone for your back to school needs

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 01:39 PM - last edited on ‎08-12-2014 01:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As the title suggests, the weeks leading back to the start of a new school year might require you looking into a smartphone that will help you over the next eight to 12 months. Now, the “best” doesn’t necessarily mean the best on the market, but rather the best for what you need. You may be a student on a budget, or your needs might not be particularly complex, and that’s why the list in this post is focused more on bang for the buck.

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Review: LG G3 earns place among elite of 2014

by Blogger ‎07-31-2014 02:13 PM - edited ‎08-08-2014 03:09 PM

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LG has quietly made a statement in the past 12 months that it is serious about making some of the best smartphones money can buy. The G3 takes a few solid steps in the right direction, making the case that sometimes less is more and design is an important detail not to be overlooked. It’s prettier than its predecessor and manages to outperform it in ways that it should, making this one of the more interesting and compelling handsets to come out so far this year.

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Preview: LG G3 pushes to be among the best smartphones

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If it’s true that LG made a breakthrough in the tough smartphone market, it may well have been the G2, which signaled the company was serious about competing with the best. As good as the phone was, in some respects, it needed some work to improve the user experience. This is exactly what the LG G3 seems to be tailored for, not only trimming the fat of its Android skin, but also using a display that is unquestionably one of the best on any handset today.

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Review: Motorola Moto E

by Blogger ‎06-19-2014 11:15 AM - edited ‎06-19-2014 11:24 AM

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With the Moto G, Motorola was knocking on the door of the large budget consumer smartphone space by offering respectable performance, great build quality and an almost “pure” Android experience with no annoying overlays and skins. The Moto G was a huge success and Motorola’s rewarded it by making it a mid-range model and adding 4G-LTE as well as microSD card functionality.

 

At the entry level, Motorola’s created the Moto E, which is smaller and more compact but which offers a decent set of specs for a device that’s designed to replace a feature phone.

Smartphones for emerging markets are a thing now.

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