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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.

Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy A5

By Ted Kritsonis

Samsung has become the benchmark brand for Android smartphones, driven by its flagship Galaxy handsets. Now, it’s looking to woo those looking for something more affordable with the Galaxy A5.

Reviewing the Epson FastFoto FF-640 photo scanner

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s probably impossible to approximate the number of photo prints packed away in homes throughout Canada, and with digital photography already widespread, Epson is trying to bridge the gap to digitize those prints quickly.

Reviewing the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

By Ted Kritsonis

There is something noteworthy about a brand without serious recognition trying to create products that take design seriously. ZTE has been fighting that uphill battle with its smartphones in North America, and its flagship Axon 7 has helped the cause. Its smaller Mini sibling comes at an aggressive price, but with trade-offs to get it there.

Reviewing the Alcatel Idol 4 and Pixi 4

By Ted Kritsonis

These two latest smartphones from Alcatel are targeted at consumers looking to save a few bucks without having to lose too much on features and functionality. There are plenty of trade-offs in making that work, and one of them delivers on that more than the other.

How the iPhone 7 Plus is challenging standalone digital camera performance

Not only is the iPhone 7 Plus easy to manage with one hand, it is fast and capable of taking multiple photos a second. Apple says that each time the iPhone takes a photo, there are 100 billion calculations in 25 milliseconds that take place to ensure the best possible photo is taken in the existing conditions.

Review: Kobo Aura One goes easier on the eyes

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s long been said that having an eReader is like having a bookstore and library at your fingertips. That hasn’t changed, and with increased versatility, the very act of reading content has improved, which is what Kobo is pushing with its new Aura One.

Review: Sony Xperia X and X Performance

By Ted Kritsonis

Sony has been on the outside looking in for years, watching other manufacturers carve out a slice of the smartphone market, and the company now feels it can fight back on multiple fronts. The Xperia X is a mid-range handset, and the Xperia X Performance is a flagship device, both of which are supposed to compete hard against what’s already out on the market.