Tag: smartphone

Looking for a smartphone on a budget? Check out this list

By Ted Kritsonis

Flagship smartphones are typically the best on the market, and the cost of entry is high for some, regardless of whether you go on contract or purchase outright. That may make it hard for the budget-conscious to get a high-end device, but there are some affordable options in the mid-range that won’t necessarily break the bank.

BlackBerry launches Passport, but software tells a wider story

Text, photos and video by Ted Kritsonis

BlackBerry launched its anticipated Passport smartphone at events in Toronto, London and Dubai, marking the first major release since CEO John Chen took the reins 10 months ago. The device’s appeal is largely aimed at business and productivity-focused users, rather than the average consumer, but its performance in the market could signal where the struggling company goes from here.

Apple releases iOS 8, heavy with new features

By Ted Kritsonis

As is typically customary of Apple, the company has released its latest major iOS 8 update today two days before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come to market. The update, which will come preinstalled on the new handsets, adds new features and upgrades that are compatible going back to the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, both iPad minis and fifth-gen iPod touch.

Graphic Back to School Tips from Privacy Commissioner

Beyond its written warnings and extensive print resources, the office has now created – a first for the Commissioner – a graphic novel to help young Canadians better understand and manage online privacy issues.

Office 365 tries to make work productive anywhere

By Ted Kritsonis

Depending on where you sat, Microsoft’s move to bring its Office software suite to the cloud in the form of Office 365 may have reinvigorated it, helping productivity at a time where the workplace can be almost anywhere.

First look at the Moto X, Moto G, Moto 360 and Moto Hint

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Only a few days ago, Motorola unveiled its latest quartet of products in newer models of the Moto X and Moto G smartphones, plus its new smartwatch, the Moto 360, and a new take on a Bluetooth headset in the Moto Hint. We’ve been playing around with the first three units since and here are some first impressions.