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Ten Tablet Price Categories & what you can get in each!

by Blogger ‎10-20-2014 02:31 AM - edited ‎10-20-2014 06:20 PM

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This blog is all about Future Shop's huge selection of tablets and how there is something for every personality and something for every budget. If you were thinking of picking up a new tablet to help pass those long winter days, there's bound to be one that meets your needs and your price point at Future Shop. Simply click on through, scroll to your ideal price range, check out the item I've personally selected in that category, then click on the link to view Future Shop's full selection of products in your chosen price range. From there you can select the tablet that most appeals to your individual tastes and requirements. It's that easy! Just click on through ...

 
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How to pick a tablet by screen size

by Blogger on ‎10-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 01:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's wonderful seeing tablets grow increasingly popular with each passing year. They’re becoming invaluable devices for anyone who needs more than a smartphone, but less than a desktop workstation PC. These days there are so many tablet options that you can surely find one to suit your needs and one of the big factors in your decision ought to be screen size. The size of your tablet’s screen can make a big impact on how you use the device in the future. It impacts how portable the device is, sure. Obviously a mini-tablet is easier to carry around than a jumbo-tablet, but it is so much more than that. Depending on which screen size you go for, it can affect how you hold your tablet, how useful it is for certain tasks, and of course how much you’ll be spending.  

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Overview: Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Mac mini and iMac with 5K Retina display launch

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 06:10 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 03:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cupertino - Apple today hosted a special event in their campus where they unveiled the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, updated OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 as well as new Mac mini and an iMac with 5k Retina Display to round off this year's product offerings.

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Google and HTC introduce the new Nexus 9 tablet

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 01:23 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 04:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Google and HTC have announced the highly-anticipated Nexus 9 tablet, which also heralds the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the mobile operating system. The tablet uses a 64-bit K1 processor from Nvidia and will come in either a 16GB or 32GB model.

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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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Review: Innotab 3 Plus and Innotab 3 S Plus: Education through fun

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2014 11:41 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2014 03:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Innotabs.jpgIt’s exciting to watch your kid learn new things.  It’s just fascinating how little kids absorb information. Everyday I observe my daughter learning new things using the latest technology. Needless to say I got quite excited to test the Innotab 3 Plus and Innotab 3 S Plus, as they combine what I want for my daughter (developing her skills) with what my daughter wants from her toys (that she can pretend to be like mommy or daddy having a tablet like toy).

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LeapFrog LeapPad 3 - The Next Generation of Fun & Learning Has Arrived!

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 07:39 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Last year I wrote a detailed review of 3 Awesome LeapPad Tablets Available in Canada from LeapFrog. Along the way I learned all about the many great features and benefits of LeapFrog's full complement of LeapPad tablets. Today I again set out to review one of LeapFrog's fun and educational learning products--but this time it's the brand new (and very cool) LeapPad 3 tablet, which represents the next generation of LeapFrog's awesome tablets for tots! The age range here is from 3 to 9, so most kids will be able to use it--and learn from it. So if you have, or know, a child in this age range and are thinking of getting them a fun and educational gift, then read on for the full review!

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ClearPlex screen protectors cut on the spot for your mobile device

by Blogger on ‎08-06-2014 10:20 PM - last edited on ‎08-07-2014 04:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Buying a smartphone, tablet or laptop can be an exciting purchase, and naturally, you’d want to protect your investment. Cases certainly help cushion the body, but a good screen protector can withstand the daily rigours of your fingers and the scratches and blemishes that could tarnish an otherwise gorgeous display. Screen protectors come in various forms and types, but ClearPlex stands out as a unique option that is available at Future Shop.

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Five reasons why the new Surface Pro 3 rocks

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 11:05 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 02:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I had a chance to check out Surface Cafe with Future Shop to experience it and get an intimate look at the Surface Pro 3 tablet. Here are five reasons why the latest from Microsoft rocks.

 

 

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Create, Connect and Innovate at Microsoft Surface Café: The Darcys and Michael Wekerle

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 10:21 PM - last edited on ‎06-24-2014 09:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The Surface Pro 3 launch celebration at Microsoft's pop-up Surface Café continued on Day 2 of the weekend long event, with Toronto's own Jason Couse and Wes Marksell from The Darcys taking the stage in front of a jam-packed crowd of fans.

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Creativity hits Microsoft's Surface Cafe: Minkoff, Cronenberg and Manapul

by Blogger on ‎06-21-2014 02:47 PM - last edited on ‎06-24-2014 09:30 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The Surface Pro 3, the tablet that can replace your laptop, is officially available in Canada. To celebrate the occasion, Microsoft has built a pop-up coffee shop on the vibrant Queen St. W. in Toronto fittingly dubbed the Surface Cafe.  This creative hub came alive with the general public interacting with the latest creation by Microsoft and through appearances by notable professionals using the Surface Tab 3, such as Rebecca Minkoff's brother Uri, Caitlin Cronenberg and Francis Manapul.

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Samsung releases a new line of tablets, the Galaxy Tab S

by Blogger on ‎06-20-2014 09:40 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 09:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

galaxy-tab-S.jpgSamsung has looked to shake up the tablet market yet again, this time with a brand new line, the Galaxy Tab S, which brings in Super AMOLED screens, catapulting them to the most advanced displays of any tablet available. The company has also made them thinner, lighter and has pushed a synergy with smartphones like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.

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Movies, TV and Music wherever and whenever you want

by Blogger ‎05-02-2014 05:02 PM - edited ‎05-05-2014 06:51 PM

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These days there are a lot of amazing choices for all your electronics needs, whether you're looking for a night in to watch great high-definition movies and play video games, or you are on the go with your smartphone or tablet. No matter what you're looking for though, it's great knowing that Future Shop has all the latest gadgets available -- so you can always stay ahead of the curve.

 

If you're wondering what's hot this spring in electronics, or looking for great deals, I've hand-picked some of my favourite products available on futureshop.ca right now. Let's take a peak!

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Wireless-AC vs. Wireless-N: What you should know

by Blogger ‎04-24-2014 10:33 AM - edited ‎06-16-2014 09:56 PM

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Wireless, or Wi-Fi, protocols aren’t common knowledge for the average consumer. It’s one of those understated tech specs that can play a big role in how well you enjoy the convenience of browsing or streaming on your home network. So, when you see the term 802.11ac, or Wireless-AC, you know you’re looking at the current standard. Still, there are routers and devices out there that work on 802.11n or Wireless-N, and it might be worth it to you to know the differences between them.

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The concept of a convertible is usually known as driving with the top down, and that can be one way to describe what a convertible PC is supposed to be. These are hybrids in the sense that you can use them as laptops or tablets, either by separating the screen from the keyboard or flipping it in one way or another to change the input and user experience. There are plenty to choose from, and here’s a quick look at what they’re capable of.

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