Tag: Android

Dell launches new tablets and they’re based on Windows and Android

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

NEW YORK – Having been on the outside looking in at the growing tablet battle between rivals, Dell has entered the fray with a pair of Android and another pair of Windows tablets to take on the competition. But without a killer model that pushes the envelope, it will be interesting to see how much of an impact they can make.

Review: LG G2 is one of the best Android phones available

By Ted Kritsonis

LG G2 heroIt wasn’t that long ago that LG wasn’t even in the race for a top-notch smartphone in the Android arena, but after moderate success with the Optimus G and Nexus 4, the G2 takes the best of those two handsets and adds some useful features and design tweaks that propel it amongst the best of the best.

Small Bluetooth speakers vie for supremacy amidst tight competition

By Ted Kritsonis

Bluetooth speakers do come in different shapes and sizes, and as competition heats up between various brands, it’s the smaller models that take up the least amount of space that make it so hard to decide on the best one for you.

Streaming music apps supplanting traditional forms for music discovery

By Ted Kritsonis

Pandora and Spotify are arguably the most popular streaming music platforms in the world, but neither are available in Canada, thus highlighting alternative apps and services that personalize music to your tastes to make it easier to discover new songs and artists that you might not have otherwise known about.

Xbox Music launches on iOS and Android, offers free Web streaming

By Ted Kritsonis

Microsoft has expanded its Xbox Music streaming and download service to iOS and Android devices, as well as launching a browser-based version that will be free of any paid subscription for the first six months. The move puts the service’s 30 million song catalog across a wider gamut of devices in taking on established competitors.

ZTE looking to push further in Canada with V72A Lite tablet

Ted Kritsonis

ZTE launched a 7-inch tablet and WF720 Wireless Home Phone product in Canada through an exclusive partnership with Rogers this summer, and as the Chinese manufacturer continues to push into the country, its tablet aims to compete against what is becoming a crowded tablet market.

Sony Xperia Z can take a bath, but can it take on the best?

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

It’s not often that you can pour water over a smartphone or dunk it in a pool and not expect irreparable damage to befall it, but Sony has done just that with its Xperia Z, a premium Android handset. But the competition for solid smartphones is tight these days, so how good can the Xperia Z measure up to the others? We take it for a test drive and find out.