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A first look at Windows 10

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Today was a huge day for Microsoft. They just had their big Windows 10 briefing event where they gave everyone a glimpse of the future and what a glorious future it is. There certainly was quite a lot of news to talk about. Windows 10 looks like a big jump for the platform which will make many exciting changes. This goes beyond the PC to tablets, phones, games, and beyond as we’ll see. This is the start of a new generation of more personal computing. After today I can’t wait for Windows 10 to roll out. I’m sure after seeing more of the Windows 10 news you’ll feel the same way.

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There’s nothing quite like working from home, regardless of whether you do it part-time from your day job or make a living doing it. It can be liberating and lonely; efficient and distracting all at once. To make you work the way you should, your home office needs to have what you feel you need. Here are some product ideas that can make working close to your bed, couch and kitchen as fun as it should be.

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Linksys Routers

by Blogger on ‎12-19-2014 06:39 AM

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Linksys is by no means new to the world of routers. They have a fantastic track record, making some of the most popular routers out there. They’re definitely an industry leader and can often be looked to for setting the standard with how things are done. Their routers have always been reliable and robust pieces of equipment trusted by beginners and power users alike. These days with all the router choices you have out there it’s great to know how what sets them apart from one another so today we’ll take a closer look at the Linksys router line up and what it has to offer.

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Tech gifts for work and play

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2014 12:40 PM - last edited on ‎12-18-2014 01:37 PM by Moderator

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Buying a tech gift should not only make a lasting impression, it should be something the recipient uses for a lasting duration of time. That’s one of the reasons tech gifts can be so personal. The want for the right device to fit the need of getting work done or just enjoying the simplicity and access it might offer is what can truly make it so satisfying. Of course, the world of consumer technology is big enough as it is, but here are some handpicked items that may be good to look at if you’re so inclined.

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What to look for in your next laptop?

by Blogger on ‎11-20-2014 04:21 PM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 04:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Buying a laptop is a personal thing. It’s the computer you take with you wherever you go, or the one that stays safe at home. It sits on a desk or on your lap. It lets you consume content or create it. All of that is great, but finding one that is right for you isn’t as easy as it may seem. The level of choice is widely varied, and the differences in capabilities equally so. If you’re in that boat, here is a guide that might be able to help.

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Ultra is the hot word on tablets

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 09:37 AM - last edited on ‎12-11-2014 10:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I love seeing tablets grow in popularity. Over the past few years they went from a niche experimental device to an invaluable addition to your digital arsenal. You can get tablets suited to different needs, with widely varying features, power levels, and specifications. This year it seems like the big things with tablets is to be ‘Ultra’ in some way. Whether its ultra-thin, ultra-powerful, ultra large, ultra-portable, or even ultra-durable. A lot of tablets pick out one factor to favor and go all in to live up to it as well as possible, carving out its own niche.

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Computing gifts to thrill the techie on your holiday list

by Blogger on ‎11-06-2014 01:26 PM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 01:59 PM by Moderator

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If you’ve heard someone close to you recently mention that they may be looking to buy a new computer or an accessory they’ve had their eye on, it might be a good time to act on it in time for the holidays. Computing is more than just desktop and laptop computers these days, it’s an array of connected accessories and peripherals that can add to the experience of being productive or consuming content. I’m firmly in both camps, myself, and here are some computing gifts that I wouldn’t mind getting.

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Mac OS X Yosemite: how to get it and what you need

by Blogger ‎10-23-2014 12:54 PM - edited ‎10-23-2014 12:56 PM

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Apple released its latest version of Mac OS X, called Yosemite, the second version named after a place in California. It also marks a particular synergy between OS X and iOS — not a merging of the two — but rather an easier way to get them working with one another. It also marks a new look, one that flattens the visuals to fall more in line with the current graphics seen in iOS. There are plenty of new features, and a straightforward upgrade process to get to them.

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Hexa-Core processors and why you want one.

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2014 12:17 PM

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If you’ve shopped for a computer at all in the past few years, you’ve likely heard people talking about cores. They’re not talking about apples, obviously. They’re referring to technology that allows your central processing unit (or CPU for short) to support multiple independent CPUs that work in harmony to produce more computational horsepower.

Not too long ago your CPU would only have one core. Just over a decade ago we saw multicore processors start to gain popularity. We started with dual-core CPUs which gave us a pretty solid boost to performance and quickly graduated to quad-core CPUs. These days hexa-core machines boast six computing cores and give you a lot of bang for your buck. You get improved parallel computing ability which translates to a general improvement in aggregate processing speed.

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Stream hockey to your devices with Rogers NHL GameCenter Live

by Blogger on ‎10-09-2014 08:21 AM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Whether you’re a previous NHL GameCenter subscriber or not, you will notice that the service has gone through a makeover. Not only does it have a new look and feel, but in Canada, it’s also branded by Rogers as part of the 12-year, $5.2 billion deal it signed with the NHL. That means there are changes in how games are delivered to you, and here’s how it all works.

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Sage 50 2015 Payroll Improvements Make Payroll Processing Easier!

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 03:14 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2014 03:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The new Sage 50 2015 lineup arrives in stores in October. Every year feedback and requests from customers are collected. Sage listened! Here are some of the payroll improvements you asked for.

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Best Desktop for Music, Movies and Games – In the Footsteps of the ASUS ROG Legacy

by Blogger ‎09-22-2014 04:29 PM - edited ‎09-23-2014 01:04 PM

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The ROG TYTAN G30 is yet another seamless creation from ASUS’ powerful line of gaming focused desktop PCs. It’s been designed to provide complementary features that comply with the most robust usage scenarios for music, movies and games where every spec enhances the abilities of the others.

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Review: Eurocom Armadillo

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 03:39 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 03:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’ve reviewed a number of Eurocom laptops in the past. In the process I’ve become a big fan of their approach. Their machines tend to have very robust power under the hood, restrained yet aggressive styling, and an undeniable sense of quality. They’re often not the smallest, lightest machines though. If you want to go small and light, and are willing to sacrifice on power then the there are a lot of options out there for you to choose from. While not all their laptops are bulky desktop-replacement gaming rigs, they never quite seemed competitive with ultraportable laptops and ultrabooks in terms of convenience. For gaming laptops their portability is great but in the world of everyday work machines, I can see why some might want something a bit thinner. That’s why I was surprised when I unboxed the Eurocom Armadillo. It doesn’t have a trace of bulk and feels as portable as I could hope for. Finally a Eurocom laptop I could happily carry around with me day to day.

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How a Surface Pro 3 can help with student life

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 07:31 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:48 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’ve been a huge fan of Microsoft’s Surface Pro line since they were first announced. It’s no secret. They generally feel to me like the perfect gadget balancing my need for an Ultrabook with my desire for a tablet. With many of you headed back to school, and looking for new computers to take with you, let’s take a look at the latest Surface Pro 3 and see what it can do for student life.

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Choosing the right Apple MacBook for you

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-13-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Look at one of Apple’s MacBooks today and you will see something that looks familiar, yet uniquely different at the same time. The MacBook line has gone through several evolutionary changes over the last eight years, having also gone from three particular designs, down to two: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both follow the same design philosophies, though feel distinct at the same time. Based on my years of experience with both, I can tell you why.

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