Category: Mobile

Review: Under Armour HealthBox thinks big, needs helping hands

By Ted Kritsonis

These days, it’s not that it’s hard to find a fitness band or other connected health product, it’s that it’s hard to know which one is the best fit for what you want to achieve. Under that premise, the Under Armour HealthBox — with a band, chest strap and scale — would seem to be the ideal bundle to get started. But how well does it deliver as the sum of its parts?

New technology – What you need to know about ‘bots’

Bots can replace human customer service reps for menial tasks like taking product orders, receiving requests for reservations, tracking packages or collating information from various websites or services at once.

Microsoft bows out of consumer mobile, writes off $7.2 billion Nokia acquisition

Microsoft’s Windows Phone has less than 1 per cent of the global smartphone market and even if the company has managed to somehow integrate Windows 10’s features and applications on a limited scale, it seems that this isn’t enough for the company to keep rallying behind an evaporating market share.

Review: Microsoft Band 2 walks a fine line

By Ted Kritsonis

The Microsoft Band 2 is neither a full-on smartwatch, nor a dedicated fitness band, but rather something in the middle seeking to stand out from a crowded pack. Having learned from prior mistakes with the first Band, this model was meant to be a refined iteration that improved in both design and functionality. How well it stacks up depends on what you prioritize most in a wearable tracker.

HTC 10 aims to redefine flagship segment

The HTC 10 looks and feels the part of a well-balanced instrument. It feels great in the hand and while being manageable for a device with a 5.2-inch display but which handles more like a 5-inch smartphone.

Who are the Big 3 carriers’ sub-brands for?

By Ted Kritsonis

The Big 3 — Rogers, Bell and Telus — rule the telecom land in Canada, and that reach is further extended by their respective sub-brands — Fido, Chatr, Virgin Mobile and Koodo. The differences between them aren’t very stark, raising questions over what the latter group of brands truly offer the market today.