Tag: Android

Parrot’s A.R.Drone goes elite, but what comes with that?

By Ted Kritsonis

Parrot’s A.R.Drone has gone through a couple of iterations so far, with the 2.0 model now in an “Elite Edition” that seems to indicate a solid push upwards, though this may be more a case of style over substance. No matter the focus, the unique quadricopter is still a lot of fun no matter what moniker you attach to it.

Comparing 3 affordable smartphones that pull their weight

By Ted Kritsonis

Flagship smartphones, the likes of the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One, tend to get the most attention because they are supposed to be the latest and greatest. There is, however, a growing segment of mid-range handsets that are designed to be both affordable and dependable. Here, we look at three in the Motorola Moto G LTE, Sony Xperia M2 and Acer Liquid S1.

Review: HP Slate 21 Pro good for home and business

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not common to see Android displayed on a 21.5-inch desktop computer, but HP’s Slate 21 Pro is an interesting and affordable machine that brings the mobile operating system to an all-in-one form factor that could cater equally to both consumers and business users.

Backing up your smartphone the most sensible option

By Ted Kritsonis

Smartphones have reached the status of computers in a number of respects, ranging from their capabilities to the data they’re able to store. It’s that spectrum of ability and the personal nature of smartphone data that should compel you to back it up and avoid the calamity of losing it forever.

Google Play Music streaming in Canada enters crowded market

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s become an unfortunate and frustrating tech reality in Canada — a product or service launches in the United States and takes considerable time to cross the border into the Great White North. Such is the case with Google Play Music All-Access, a music streaming service aiming to compete in a category that’s still in its infancy

Review: Tablo aims to take you out of your cable subscription

By Ted Kritsonis

Cutting the cord from your cable provider doesn’t necessarily mean there is one solution to cover everything you watch. Ottawa-based Nuvyyo thinks it may have something that can help the cause in a big way with the Tablo, a set top box that can take free over-the-air HD broadcasts and stream and record them to mobile devices.

Sticking around: Google Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Streaming content to your TV has been getting increasingly easier as different types of solutions have come to market, and given the timing of the launch of both Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s Streaming Stick, it’s apt to compare them. While they seem to be an apples-to-apples comparison, they diverge in some key areas that should impact your buying decision.