Category: Mobile

Review: Motorola Moto G4 Plus makes a strong case to go mid-range

By Ted Kritsonis

Buying a premium smartphone outright isn’t what it used to be, now that prices routinely hit above $1,000, except mid-range phones are creeping up to close the performance gap. The Motorola Moto G4 Plus is a solid example of a phone that performs admirably well, yet comes in considerably lower on the price tag.

Comparing the latest Bluetooth wireless earbuds

By Ted Kritsonis

Bluetooth earbuds are a growing subset of the headphone business, and with improving audio quality and battery life, this might be a good time to get a pair that can keep wires at bay while staying active.

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.