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Review of Windows 8.1 Preview

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla By and large, Microsoft has tried to be attuned to its users and has incorporated various updates to Windows 8.1 which, while currently still a preview version, shows promise in the evolution of Windows.

Review: Samsung’s Audio Dock delivers big sound in a smaller package

By Ted Kritsonis

Portable audio is going through something of a renaissance, though not everyone realizes it for what it is. The advent of Bluetooth, AirPlay and general wireless audio streaming make portable speakers ideal for home and travel, and Samsung’s DA-F60 aims to offer some booming sound in a package small enough to place anywhere you want.

NetTalk lets you port over your existing landline phone number

By Ted Kritsonis

If there’s one service that isn’t worth paying the full cost from traditional providers, it’s a landline phone number. NetTalk announced recently that users could now port their existing landlines over to a NetTalk Duo device for a flat fee and use the device as their home or business line.

Does Our Data Need a Canadian Passport?

Data sent from one Canadian location to another Canadian location nevertheless crosses international borders; as such, it may be necessary or advisable to get our data a passport, and maybe even some inoculating shots before heading out.

By Lee Rickwood

Is health this year’s new tech trend?

Photos and text by Ted Kritsonis

The public’s increasing focus and awareness over health goes back at least the last five years, but the consumer tech industry was slow to adapt to changing attitudes. Until now, at least. The number of companies, gadgets and apps designed to help people in almost every facet of their physical and mental well-being is continually growing, and this year will likely cast a big spotlight on all of them as a whole.

Kobo’s lineup of eReaders are meant for everyone and anyone

By Ted Kritsonis

Kobo’s eReader lineup and e-Book store is a solid combination of hardware and software that has proven to be one of the best in the industry. And to hammer that point home, Kobo coasted along for the first 10 months of the year, and then launched four new devices, one of which is a tablet. The idea appears to be that there’s a Kobo for every type of consumer.