Category: Featured

Fall Gadgets – It’s time to get back in the game

By Jessica Muhlbier

Daunting or not, with Autumn here, it’s time to get back in the game. Luckily, to help ease the transition from steady-eddy to non-stop overdrive there are a few gadgets, apps, and simple steps that can help.

Review: BlackBerry Torch a promising start to something bigger

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Having just been released in Canada after a month-long stint south of the border, the BlackBerry Torch had been highly anticipated for what it represented — the debut of BlackBerry 6 and a serious attempt at a touch-based handset. The result is not a slam dunk, by any means, but rather a cautious step forward that might signal something bigger to come.

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook zeroes in on Apple’s iPad

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Challenging the iPad in both the consumer and enterprise markets, RIM is risking everything on their PlayBook play. The new 7-inch PlayBook tablet which features a 1GHz dual-core processor and integrates with user’s existing BlackBerry accounts. The device can handle Flash 10.1 as well as HTML5 web standards plus it has full-1080p HD playback capability.

bookscene.ca defies e-Books and e-Readers and embraces the old-fashioned book

By Hessie Jones

bookscene.ca has chosen to stand its ground against new digital consumption vehicles and continue to offer consumers the ability to purchase just books, complete with a book jacket, having the potential for dog-eared or crinkled pages, to be consumed late at night under the warm covers or in a quiet corner of a coffee shop.

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Since its release in North America, the Samsung Galaxy S has sold over 1,000,000 units in the relatively short span of 45 days. There’s a good chance that the Galaxy S family ( and there are many variants across different celfone companies in North America, Asia and Europe) will be in the running as the top-selling Android smartphone as different variants are released.

Mobile OS Shootout

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The modern smartphone relies on three critical components in order to be competitive in today’s market. Great hardware, a capable and stable OS and an application ecosystem powered by strong developer support and an app store.

Netflix launches streaming service in Canada

By Ted Kritsonis

While not unexpected, given the announcement two months ago of its impending entry into Canada, Netflix has officially launched its streaming service in Canada. The service is up and running and Canadians can take advantage of a 30-day trial before committing to a monthly subscription.