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The best tablets, as rated by you, the consumers

by Blogger on ‎12-09-2014 11:50 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 08:45 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sometimes, a good recommendation can be a great starting point or the final confirmation when making the decision to buy a device like a tablet. Of course, not every tablet works for every user, and not every user wants every tablet that’s available, so it doesn’t hurt to filter through the options. This group of tablets are the ones that stand out based on feedback from you, the readers and consumers.

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Top Children's Tablets for Holiday Gift Giving

by Blogger on ‎11-20-2014 03:38 AM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 12:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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In today's blog I examine a number of great children's tablets for gift giving and consider what's what in the world of youth technology! From LeapFrog tablets to, well, everything else, come along and learn for yourself what's available for today's tech savvy tots!

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Picking the right tablet by understanding how you'll use it

by Blogger on ‎11-01-2014 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎11-05-2014 11:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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To an outsider, it might seem like all tablets are the same. They’re more or less all flat rectangles with touchscreens and a couple of buttons along an edge or two. Don’t let the superficial similarities fool you though. There can be a huge difference between tablets and picking the right tablet to match how you intend to use it can make all the difference in the world. 

 

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Tablet gift solutions for the right person

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 11:41 PM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 12:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You want to buy a tablet for someone you love and respect, but might be unsure which model fits best with whom you’re buying for. In some cases, it can be easy to decide, whereas it might not be in others, particularly if the person you have in mind has never owned one before. Options abound, and it’s not just about the products themselves, but what experience or solution they can provide.

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How to: Access Wi-Fi anywhere using your smartphone

by Blogger ‎10-31-2014 06:51 AM - edited ‎10-31-2014 11:14 AM

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Free public Wi-Fi isn't anywhere as ubiquitous as many would like. Still, it is the easiest, most convenient and cheapest way for most devices to go online. I'll discuss services like Shaw's Go WiFi as well as how to use any smartphone as a wireless hotspot.

 

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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 ‎11-19-2014 10:19 AM 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 ‎10-31-2014 02:05 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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