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Apple’s new iPhone X review

By Erin L / November 19, 2017 / 2 Comments

Apple’s new iPhone X is the much talked about ‘future of iPhone’, but it’s pricey. Is it worth it & what’s really new? I spent the weekend with one to see

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New Google Pixel phone launches in Canada: review

By Erin L / October 18, 2016 / 3 Comments

It’s probably one of the most anticipated smart phone launches in years. Google’s new Pixel phone is now out on the market and I was able to get my hands on one in advance for testing and review. Pixel is the first ever phone designed end to end by Google and it launches October 20,…

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Why is my tech broken? Why do my devices crash? Why is technology unreliable? How can I fix it?

By Erin L / May 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Why is my tech broken? Why do my devices crash? Why is technology unreliable? How can I fix it?

I’ve tested a LOT of technology, gadgets and devices as a tech writer, and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that most gadgets will require regular maintenance to keep working well. Just like your car, the fluids need to be topped up, and when you hear a rattle you need to take it to a…

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Ditch printer cartridges for good (almost!): Epson Workforce ET-4550 Review

By Erin L / November 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

It’s been more than a decade since I’ve had a printer in my home.  I haven’t missed having one for many years, that is until I started testing some new ones. It’s not that I haven’t needed to print anything, but you know, you find other ways around that; snapshot photos, email copies, and yes,…

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Power on the go: Anker slim battery case

By Erin L / November 17, 2015 / Comments Off on Power on the go: Anker slim battery case

I’m always looking for power solutions.  I’ve got cords and cables in nearly outlet at home, but of course when you’re in the most desperate situations where your device is dying, you’re rarely at home. That’s why I love battery cases.  You can wear them on your smartphone all day long, and only use them…

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Watching Your Health? Qardio Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Review

By Erin L / August 17, 2015 / 2 Comments

It’s a pain, and a time-suck going to the doctor.  You have to find parking.  You sit and wait.. and wait… and wait some more. What if you could take care of some of the routine tasks you see a doctor for, at home, WITH the permission of your doctor? A new gadget I found…

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Osram Lightify Smart LED Outdoor Lighting: Video Review

By Erin L / August 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Osram Lightify Smart LED Outdoor Lighting: Video Review

Want a great, easy way to jazz up your garden, yard, or walkway? Check out my installation and review of the Osram Lightify GardenSpot Mini outdoor lighting kit. Watch my 3 minute video!

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Presence App turns old smartphone or tablet into a wifi video surveillance system: Review

By Erin L / August 2, 2015 / 1 Comment

Home security systems can be expensive, cumbersome, and pain to install. However I’m happy to report that I’ve recently been testing several home security options where installation is quick and easy (read my review of the Ring video doorbell), and operation of the systems is a snap. The free Presence app is one of those.…

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Smartphone Cases That Do MORE; they can light you, power up, & hold essentials

By Erin L / March 10, 2015 / 2 Comments

Do you hate trying to stuff your wallet into a pocket already crammed with your phone?  Why not amalgamate?  Cool new cases now allow you to lighten the load, take great selfies, and even juice-up on the go! This month on CTV’s Tech Talk, we looked at some awesome case options: Speck Cases From hard…

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Boost your Car and Charge Devices; Review of the Cobra JumPack

By Erin L / September 4, 2014 / Comments Off on Boost your Car and Charge Devices; Review of the Cobra JumPack

If there’s a person who’s actually happy with the battery life of their mobile device, I haven’t met them. I’m always on my phone and I’ve been carting around a credit card sized battery pack in my bag for a while now; it’s tiny and it’ll only give me about a third to half a…

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