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It’s official — Google has bought Waze, the crowdsourcing GPS navigation app for iOS and Android that enables users to help each other avoid traffic jams and police speed traps. It may take a little while, but it’s expected that Google will eventually integrate some of Waze’s best features into its own Maps app, making it potentially even better than it already is.

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Gift Ideas for the Tech-Savvy Dad

by Blogger ‎05-30-2013 12:10 PM - edited ‎05-30-2013 12:10 PM

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With Father's Day nearly here, it's about time you start planning that gift!  There are plenty of gadgets out their that will suit him, no matter what his interests are.  Check out our top picks for gadgets we know he'll love.  

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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.

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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.

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Google Now launched for iPhone and iPad

by Blogger on ‎04-29-2013 12:45 PM

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Though it’s not exactly the same experience, iOS users can rejoice in knowing that Google Now, the personal assistant, search and voice activation suite, is now freely available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The 3.0 update of the free Google Search app was released today after weeks of rumours, and features almost everything offered in the Android version of Now.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 looking to contend for best smartphone

by Blogger ‎04-15-2013 10:23 AM - edited ‎04-15-2013 10:23 AM

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Regardless of what you think about Samsung’s unique Broadway-themed launch event in New York to unveil the Galaxy S4, the phone was highly anticipated and is expected to be among the best the industry has to offer this year. It’s too early to crown it with any accolades just yet, but the phone could make an impact in a few areas.

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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

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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.

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Samsung announces carriers for Galaxy S4

by Blogger ‎04-08-2013 12:53 PM - edited ‎04-08-2013 02:12 PM

GS4 screenshot.jpgWhen Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S4 at its Broadway-themed Unpacked event in New York on March 14, the company noted that it was supporting a number of carriers in Canada. Though an official launch date hasn’t been set publicly yet, the carriers who will offer the device have been revealed.

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The History of the Fender Stratocaster

by Blogger on ‎03-19-2013 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎03-20-2013 03:09 PM by Retired Administrator

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The Fender Stratocaster is without a doubt the archetype of electric guitars. Ask someone to draw an electric guitar and chances are it will look just like a Strat’. It's the most popular and recognized electric guitar out there. Its history goes way back almost sixty years when Leo Fender in 1954 introduced it. Since then it has stayed more or less the same, with Fender producing a whole lot of variations on the core theme.

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The Ultimate Audio Upgrade: Tower Speakers from Fluance, Klipsch, and Polk

by Blogger ‎03-09-2013 06:00 PM - edited ‎03-11-2013 05:42 PM

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The following tower speakers from Polk, Fluance, and Klipsch will lift your favourite media to brand new heights of clarity and fidelity. Let’s explore how these magnificent components can help you create an incredibly immersive home theatre experience.

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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.

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At an event in New York today, HTC unveiled its flagship Android phone for 2013, simply called the HTC One. Considering it “the best phone ever made”, the new handset is a move in a different direction on both the hardware and software sides for HTC, which will likely compete fiercely with other manufacturers for your attention.

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netTALK Duo close up.jpgLandline phone numbers might seem like something from another era, and in many ways, they are, but if you’ve ever liked the idea of being able to port an existing number to a VoIP service like NetTalk, you now have that option. The company announced that it would enable number porting for landlines over to a NetTalk Duo device, regardless of which company the landline is with, and which version of the Duo you have.

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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

 

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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.

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Mega Cloud Storage offering 50GB for free

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2013 09:24 PM

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Cloud storage isn’t really the sort of tech that always grabs headlines, but Mega is a different sort. Reason being that Kim Dotcom, the man behind the former file-sharing site, Megaupload, is the central figure around Mega as well. Dotcom may be wanted by U.S. authorities for a number of offences, but his new site run out of New Zealand appears to be all about secure online storage with 50GB given to you after you sign up.

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