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There used to be a time when getting a new PC was both an exciting event and a bit of a headache since it meant you had to deal with the growing pains of transitioning from your old PC to your new one. There were many challenges and chores to put up with in the migration. These days that’s not the case at all and if you’ve been taking advantage of modern computing you can make the whole process surprisingly quick, easy, and pain free. I’ve got to use a different new PC just about every week and I’ve managed to streamline the whole process to make it amazingly simple and efficient so that I can be up and running in no time at all with all my familiar data, preferences, and software.


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



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.


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



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.


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.




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



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.


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



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.


Future Shop goes beyond the Surface Pro 3 this weekend, into the #SurfaceCafe

by Blogger on ‎06-19-2014 06:15 PM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 09:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Microsoft is making a major splash this weekend in Toronto by hosting their official launch events to welcome and showcase the new Surface Pro 3 tablet through a pop-up café dubbed Surface Café. Future Shop will be there in full force to go hands-on with the tablet.





ASUS’ dual-boot Transformer Book Trio

by Blogger on ‎06-04-2014 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 01:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Are you tired of carrying around your Android tablet AND your Windows notebook PC but still want all the functionality of each? ASUS has you covered with their new Transformer Book Trio that manages to dual-boot to run both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the same piece of hardware. Now you can minimize your daily carry while still being able to enjoy the best of both worlds.


Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 PC and tablet hybrid

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2014 11:46 PM - last edited on ‎05-21-2014 12:45 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Only a mere six months after launching the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has just unveiled its successor, the Surface Pro 3, a thinner and lighter model that aims to crossover from consumption to creation in a big way. With a larger 12-inch full HD display, fast Intel Core processors, a more flexible kickstand and stylus input, the die has been cast on what this hybrid tablet and PC is designed to be.


Why you should upgrade from Windows XP now

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 09:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Windows XP first came out way back in 2001, over twelve years ago. In the technology world twelve years can be a lifetime. Fittingly, Windows XP is now coming to the end of its life with Microsoft ending support for the aging OS on April 8. Windows XP was a great operating system, there is no doubt about that, and it had quite an impressive run. However, times change and so too must your PC’s operating system. For many users with relatively modern machines, you can just upgrade to Windows 8.1 and enjoy all the enhancements the latest OS has to offer like greater personalization, security, and cloud connectivity. 


Review: MS Surface 2

by Blogger on ‎11-06-2013 01:36 PM - last edited on ‎03-11-2014 03:40 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Microsoft says it’s serious about tablets, so much so that the company thinks it has something enticing and prolific with the Surface 2, an update on the previous model that failed to resonate with a lot of consumers. With a bump up in specs and performance, the Surface 2 remains an enigmatic device, though its ultimate value will largely depend on what you want to use it for. The fact that this runs on the RT version of Windows 8.1 is the elephant in the room that you’ll have to work with.




Dell will be coming out with four tablets — two Android, two Windows — as it looks to enter the tablet race, a category it’s been almost invisible in for the last couple of years. The new brand will be called “Venue”, sort of as a reference on the place to be. The two Android tablets are a 7-inch and 8-inch running 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while the Windows ones are an 8-inch and 10.8-inch that will run Windows 8.1. Neither of the Windows tablets are RT versions, as Dell has all but confirmed that they won’t be making them anymore.


Core Windows 8 apps just got a little better.

by Blogger on ‎03-26-2013 03:35 PM - last edited on ‎03-27-2013 09:55 AM by Administrator



Today Microsoft rolled out a big set of updates covering a whole swath of their core Windows 8 apps. That includes Mail, Calendar, and People apps of course but there have been updates to others too. These core apps were made particularly to help you seamlessly manage your communications on your Windows 8 and Windows RT devices across multiple accounts. These updates should not only help out with improving performance, but provide some new features making it easier to connect with people, easier to organize  your life, and make the whole thing more effortless to manage.


How to pick a tablet for gaming

by Blogger on ‎03-21-2013 05:21 AM - last edited on ‎03-21-2013 01:45 PM by Retired Administrator



These days you can play video games on almost any gadget it seems. I’m a big gamer myself. I love console gaming, PC gaming, even mobile gaming. One of my favorites over the past year has been gaming on tablets. A lot of gamers don’t realize it yet, but tablets are fantastic for gaming. There are so many great games you can play on them - the formfactor means you can play virtually anywhere, they have nice big screens compared to smartphones, and the touch controls can facilitate some unique game-play mechanics.


Save the date: Windows Surface Pro tablet arrives at Future Shop on February 9

by Blogger ‎01-30-2013 10:25 PM - edited ‎01-30-2013 10:26 PM



Despite what the slick image says, Future Shop confirms the Surface Windows 8 Pro is launching at Future Shop stores and on Saturday, February 9, 2013



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