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The backpack you need for work – Targus accessories

By Erin L / June 18, 2017 / 2 Comments

Whether it’s the bus, train or even Uber, sometimes commuting can be a pain. You need to be well armed when you head out for the day; all your papers and gear, your technology and devices, and maybe even lunch thrown in for good measure. Having the right accessories —and the best way to carry…

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Switching from Apple to Android/Samsung – What you need to know

By Erin L / June 10, 2017 / Comments Off on Switching from Apple to Android/Samsung – What you need to know

I recently decided to switch from my Apple iPhone 6 Plus to a new Android phone; the new Samsung Galaxy S8+. Anyone who’s made the switch from Apple to Android or vice versa knows it can be a big change. There are a few things you should know before you make the switch.

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Apple HomePod smart speaker announced

By Erin L / June 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Apple HomePod smart speaker announced

News release supplied by Apple Inc. Apple HomePod announced SAN JOSE, California — June 5, 2017 — Apple today announced HomePod, a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers amazing audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio.

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Google Home is coming to Canada

By Erin L / June 2, 2017 / 2 Comments

Goofle Home is finally coming to Canada – in both English and French. Google Home is a voice-activated smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant that helps you control the connected things in your life.

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Use technology to make travel easier

By Erin L / May 19, 2017 / 1 Comment

Travelling is either a treat or a chore, depending on your perspective. Whichever way you look at it, you can make it easier on yourself by taking a few seconds, and using technology, to keep yourself organized. Our travel hacks will also help you if your documents or other important info is lost or stolen.

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5 Apps you NEED to download today

By Erin L / May 12, 2017 / Comments Off on 5 Apps you NEED to download today

They can make our lives easier and more fun. That’s why I love finding cool new apps. Check out these five picks that I’ve downloaded to my phone this month. They include a cool animated weather app, an inbox manager, and some near photography helpers.

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Henge Gravitas stand for iPad & iPhone – dual purpose docking

By Erin L / April 11, 2017 / 1 Comment

I love docks for my phone. They keep the device within easy reach, allow you to see the screen, and get it all charged up at the same time. The worst problem with a docking station is that you need two hands to remove it so you don’t end up dropping something on the floor. Recently I had a chance to test out a brand-new dock that’s a bit different. Henge Gravitas dock is ultra heavy weight for single-hand operation, and it can not only hold and charge my iPhone, but my iPad too.

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Get these great food apps

By Erin L / March 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Get these great food apps

Our food and our phones have become indelibly connected. It started with snapping photos of amazing meals, then devolved to Instagramming every meal no matter how mediocre. Now our phones can order food, search recipes and even show us video tutorials for the perfect risotto. There are a number of great apps that can do…

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iRobot improves app, adds mapping & Amazon Alexa integration

By Erin L / March 15, 2017 / Comments Off on iRobot improves app, adds mapping & Amazon Alexa integration

Regular readers and viewers know I’ve become pretty attached to my iRobot Roomba vacuum. (Read my review of the newest iRobot 980 here, or the BraavaJet 240 mopping robot here to see why.) This week iRobot announced it was making some pretty serious upgrades to the cloud connectivity of the iRobot app. You’ll remember from…

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New Playbulb Solar made for pool & outdoors

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 1 Comment

Start dreaming of summer now. Playbulb has a brand new smart light that lets you decorate your pool, pond or yard with multi-coloured light. It’s the newly launched Playbulb Solar.

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