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Review: Samsung Gear Fit

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 09:27 PM - last edited on ‎04-21-2014 09:11 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Is Samsung’s Gear Fit a smartwatch or a fitness band? Could it be both, and if so, can it pull it off? These are reasonable questions for a device that doesn’t really have one distinct purpose, yet manages to carve out a unique identity. Straddling the line like that can be risky for an unproven gadget, but then again, the Fit doesn’t usually act alone, relying on certain Galaxy devices to expand on its capabilities. The result is an interesting one that shows promise, though a slam dunk remains elusive.


Samsung Galaxy S5 is a notable evolutionary step in the right direction

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2014 11:50 AM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 05:21 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



When Samsung released the Galaxy Note 3 last fall, I called it the company’s true flagship smartphone because there wasn’t much else like it on the market. By that time, the Galaxy S4 had the notoriety despite being supplanted by a few other handsets. The Galaxy S5 is not a huge leap forward from its predecessor, but it is a notable evolutionary step in the right direction that ensures this phone will compete to be the best.


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To celebrate the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and Galaxy Gear Neo smartwatch this weekend, Rogers hosted a fun-filled media event to showcase the devices and even brought Captain Canuck, Trevor Linden, to show off his experiences with the devices.


TabPRO vs. NotePRO

by Blogger on ‎04-04-2014 03:41 PM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 05:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Not sure which Samsung Tablet is best for you? Compare the differences between the equally stunning 12.2" Samsung Galaxy TabPro & 12.2" Samsung Galaxy NotePro!


Review: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

by Blogger on ‎03-13-2014 10:22 AM - last edited on ‎03-18-2014 11:05 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



A tablet with a 12.2-inch screen is hard to miss, no matter who makes it, but this being the NotePRO, Samsung has combined more real estate with the improved efficiency of the S Pen to create a compelling combination. Of course, at that screen size, it’s almost where the most portable of laptops currently are, raising questions about what you can get out of it over and above its basic tenets. As is, though, it’s a tablet that is easy on the eyes and takes the good things from Samsung’s TouchWiz, while leaving the extraneous stuff out of the way.


Spritz is an app looking to change how you read

by Blogger on ‎03-11-2014 10:10 PM - last edited on ‎04-21-2014 03:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Usually, the term “a need for speed” doesn’t tend to rhyme when it comes to reading, a pastime that is more about slowing down enough to retain all the information on each page. There appears to be an app for that, too, and it’s called Spritz. Well, to be fair, Spritz is actually more than just an app, it’s a technology that its developers believe could change the speed, recognition and retention that people read with, managing to get you through up to 1,000 words per minute. Samsung devices will be the first to showcase it on mobile devices, with the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 coming first.


Review: Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4

by Blogger on ‎02-28-2014 02:28 PM - last edited on ‎02-28-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



There’s a reason why Samsung has put the “pro” moniker on its latest line of tablets, and it has everything to do with who the company thinks can benefit from using them. The Galaxy TabPRO 8.4-inch is the smallest of the new trio of Tabs, and while it may not have as much business-focused cachet as its bigger brothers do, it offers a unique experience for an Android tablet at this size and with this screen. If you’ve had your eye on a Samsung tablet already, this might be the one you’ve been looking for.


New phones and tablets announced at Mobile World Congress

by Blogger ‎02-27-2014 02:08 PM - edited ‎02-27-2014 02:08 PM

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has become the preeminent world event for all things mobile, with some of the latest flagship phones, tablets and apps being introduced to the masses during the show from Feb. 24-27. Some of the standouts so far will be coming to Canada, and even sooner than you might think.


Samsung unveils new Galaxy S5

by Blogger on ‎02-24-2014 02:05 PM - last edited on ‎02-25-2014 03:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Samsung introduced the new Galaxy S5 smartphone at its Unpacked event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC), promising a handset that will be its most “mesmerizing” and connected yet. With a similar, though more refined design, the S5 appears to take some of its design and functional cues from the previous two devices, but Samsung seems to also want to make sure consumers understand that the focus is a little bigger with this one.


Samsung Stoves

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2014 06:51 AM - last edited on ‎02-21-2014 04:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



A kitchen isn’t much of a kitchen without a heat source. Continuing our look at how Samsung injects its gadget expertise into everyday appliances, let’s turn our attention to the humble stove.  They seem pretty straightforward, right? People don’t often take a look at what’s new with appliances so it is easy to just think that they’re all pretty much the same. With some of the more modern models you may be surprised to learn that they offer as much high technology and fancy features as any new gadget. Looks can be deceiving. The latest models from Samsung can be as different from your old stove as your new smartphone is from that old flip-phone you had in the 1990s.


Samsung Fridges

by Blogger on ‎02-05-2014 03:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-06-2014 09:29 AM by Blogger



The kitchen is one area of the house that seems to always change, yet somehow always stay the same. Stoves, refrigerators and microwaves have been staples in the kitchen for decades now but these things change and advance over the years. While most people don’t think of upgrading theirs too often unless something goes wrong, it can be easy to miss a lot of the technological advancements that the latest models offer. With Samsung’s prowess in high tech electronics, they’re the perfect example of what can be done when you apply the latest technologies and smart thinking to everyday appliances.


Samsung's Dishwasher & Laundry technology

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2014 04:58 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2014 05:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Samsung is one of those giant tech companies that seems to excel at anything they touch. Their smartphones, TVs, and tablets make news all the time, for example. Their PCs are objects of envy by many. One thing I love about them is that they don’t just focus their efforts and knowhow on niche gadgets. They routinely inject what they learn making high tech toys into the sort of items you might expect to be otherwise referred to as ‘mundane’. Today we’ll look at some of their gadgets that are built specifically to help you in your day-to-day cleanup chores around the house. When an experienced technology company like Samsung make machines to wash your dishes or your clothes, you’ll be surprised at what a vital role tech can play to make routine chores something a little more special.


Play More. Share More. Do More

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2013 12:40 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2013 03:50 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Life is complicated and hectic these days. Juggling a professional and personal life can be difficult and when it comes to tech devices, a lot of people want products that can multi-task just like so many of us do in real life.


With Samsung’s GALAXY Note tablets, you can have it all. With Quad Core processors, more RAM and a smooth S Pen that helps improve note taking, these devices aim to improve and enhance your lifestyle. 


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series tablets

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2013 06:01 PM - last edited on ‎04-16-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

galaxy-4-3.jpgSince it first pushed out the original Galaxy Tab 7 in 2011, Samsung's been busy refining its tablet line. For 2013, the 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch tablets get completely refreshed. While the Samsung Galaxy 8-inch was featured here some time ago, we now take a look at what the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10-inch have to offer.


Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

by Blogger on ‎11-20-2013 04:04 PM



Samsung seems to love experimenting with screen sizes, and since the Galaxy S4 is one of the company’s most widely known smartphones, why not give it the “diet” treatment and slim it down? The Galaxy S4 Mini is an interesting device, both for what it offers and why it was made in the first place. In effect, it actually does look like a skinnier Galaxy S4, and it doesn’t veer too far away in practice, either. Whether or not this is the right phone for you will really depend on your budget and whether size really matters to you — both for the screen and components inside.


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