Author Archives: Gadjo Sevilla

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About Gadjo Sevilla

Gadjo C. Sevilla covers technology, lifestyle as well as travel and leisure. Fascinated with all facets of consumer technology, Gadjo has followed developments and trends in various industries and covered numerous trade shows, and international product launch events.

Norton focusing on security beyond the PC

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Next@Norton 2010 event was an insightful overview into all the multifarious threats that can affect our digital lives. Not only do we need to look out for threats to our PCs but also our personal and professional social media profiles as well as our most private and personal devices, our smartphones.

iPhone 4 launches, comes to Canada in July

By Gadjo C. Sevilla

The latest Apple smartphone has a slimmer glass and steel enclosure, a highly improved 3.5 inch screen witha new 960×640 resolution, the same fast Apple A4 processor that ships on the iPad and a front facing camera for FaceTime video calls over WiFi and a new camera system with 5 Megapixels and the ability to shoot HD video.

Review: Samsung’s NX10 shoots for the prosumer camera market

Review by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

What quickly sets the Samsung NX10 apart form the other non-DSLR hybrid cameras is its full sized APS-C sensor which is identical to those found in regular DSLRs which are twice the size and weight. The APS-C is significantly bigger than the Four-Thirds Sensors found in Olympus and Panasonic’s lines.

Review: Photoshop CS5 is still the graphics powerhouse

Review by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Yes, at first glance it looks like the same old Photoshop. The interface has not been greatly changed but once you discover its features under the hood, you realize that this iteration is indeed a giant, possibly revolutionary step forward.

Review: Samsung’s PL150 camera points, shoots and innovates

Review by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Samsung’s innovated a chock-full of features on the PL150, their $249.00 point-and-shoot camera with a dual LCDs and a slew of functionality unseen anywhere else. Many of the innovations don’t just make sense; they’re downright brilliant. But a few of the ‘features’ seem unnecessary and frankly are head scratchers, is there such a thing as too much innovation on one device?

New 17-inch MacBook Pro at the cutting edge of performance

Review by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

In terms of power and efficiency, the new Intel Core i5 processor coupled with the new NVIDIA 330M card will crunch pretty much anything you throw at it and not even flinch. It also runs OS X and Windows, this is simply one of the best, most powerful computers money can buy, but it ain’t cheap.

Mobilicity launches handsets and plans for Toronto

Text and photo by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Mobilicity’s pay-in-advance, unlimited service model ensures customers can use their phones as much as they want within their city coverage area without the worry of incurring extra charges. For customers travelling outside the Mobilicity unlimited network coverage area in Canada and the U.S., low per-minute-rate roaming will be available on a pay-per-use basis, as will other extra features, such as international calling, downloads and 411 directory assistance.

Aperture is the ultimate OS X photo management tool

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Aperture is a deep and complex program but made simple by its interface and we will need to spend a lot more time to figure out all of its functionality. Is it worth the $219? For photographers who need to catalogue and manage huge collections it will definitely do the job but remember it needs a Mac to run