Author Archives: Gadjo Sevilla

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About Gadjo Sevilla

Gadjo C. Sevilla covers technology, lifestyle as well as travel and leisure. Fascinated with all facets of consumer technology, Gadjo has followed developments and trends in various industries and covered numerous trade shows, and international product launch events.

How life imitates art in HBO’s popular Silicon Valley TV show

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The problem faced by Silicon Valley, and really, any series or movie focused on tech personalities and companies (insert any of the failed and inaccurate Steve Jobs biopics here), is that it is difficult to make audiences care for the products or technologies being discussed or featured unless they’re total fanboys.

HP Elite X3 is Windows smartphone that wants to be a notebook and a desktop

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Using Continuum, the HP Elite X3 can run version of Windows Desktop on an accessory laptop or, more practically, on a connected monitor, keyboard and mouse. While this is really cool in theory, the reality is that the HP Elite X3 doesn’t run any classic Windows Apps, only what the company is calling Universal Windows Apps which are available via their App Store.

Review of the BlackBerry KEYOne, a classic BlackBerry for the Android Age

The BlackBerry KEYone is designed for productivity and messaging. Android 7.1 coexists nicely with BlackBerry’s own apps. DTek ensures the phone is secure and encrypted, BlackBerry HUB funnels all your messaging and social media into one smart app and other apps (Notable, Password Keeper, Contacts, Tasks and Workplaces) are truly useful.

Apple looks to Macs, iPads, and a new smart speaker at WWDC 2017

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
More than hardware, though, Apple’s made some major moves to iOS specifically on iPad that give it even footing with any desktop operating system. A new Files app brings a file structure to iOS 11-enabled iPads and, by extension, makes it easier to create folders and organize files using touch.

As Apple Watch turns 2, where has the smartphone market gone?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Apple has succeeded in making the Apple Watch a notable category. But like the iPod before it, this can only grow if Apple makes it cross platform (i.e. available to Android or even Windows 10 users). New adoption is the only way to really grow a niche product like this, and bringing Apple Pay or other features to a wider audience may help Apple Watch become the profitable new category Apple expects it to be.

Google enters the mesh Wifi market with made-in Canada software

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Google Wifi may be the smartest mesh router system available right now. Google regularly upgrades the software to ensure smarter use of bandwidth and connectivity. A lot of the software and the mobile app technology was developed right here in Canada.

Taking a look at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

As with most major updates, it is advisable to back up your system and ensure that you can restore it, in case anything goes wrong. Windows 10 Creators update offers incremental improvements that every user can benefit from, as well as various features that creatives and content creators will appreciate.

Design Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Tab S3

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The new smartphones and tablets look and feel so different from anything that’s come from Samsung. The closest thing to holding a sleek slab of glass, the Galaxy S8’s feel truly integrated, like they were carved out of a piece of crystal or marble and polished to smooth perfection.