Tag: IPhone

Reviewing the Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen and Spider-Man toys

By Ted Kritsonis

App-based toys are interesting when witnessing kids interact with them. Add popular characters to the mix, and the interaction could become all the more invested, which is really what Sphero’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen and Spider-Man toys are about.

Locking ban makes stronger case to avoid phone contracts

By Ted Kritsonis

Starting on Dec. 1, carriers will no longer be able to sell smartphones locked to their network, potentially opening up a stagnant wireless market in Canada. If it does make it easier to leave from one carrier to go to another, will Canadians take advantage of the opportunity?

Apple’s earnings shed light on possible trouble ahead

By Ted Kritsonis

If you were to focus purely on the dollar figures, Apple’s latest earnings looked like a nice bounce back for a company that had done worse in the previous three quarters. Dig a little deeper, and there are signs that not all is going well.

Where your cell phone bills may be headed in 2017

By Ted Kritsonis

It doesn’t matter that one year has turned over to a new one, Canadians will still complain about their cell phone bills in 2017. The reasons aren’t likely to be any different than they have been before, and in looking at the bigger picture, the rest of the year could make things interesting.

Looking back at Pebble’s importance to the wearable segment

Pebble’s approach was not to mimic what was on the smartphone, nor did it rely heavily on apps. Instead, Pebble watches brought up alerts, reminders and functions as they were needed. Pebble’s OS was both elegant and quirky and had a personality that was reminiscent of PalmOS or MacOS 9.