Tag: streaming

Think you know audio? TAVES will show you a thing or two

By Ted Kritsonis

The Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) in Toronto is about a month away on November 1-3, and attendees can expect to see some of the best in home audio products and technologies. Seasoned audiophiles will feel right at home, while newcomers might hear a level of quality their ears have never experienced.

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.

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 with social features and remote gameplay

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

NEW YORK – With a promise to provide a “glimpse into the future of play”, Sony finally revealed what many expected — the PlayStation 4 game console. Social features and connectivity will be crucial pillars to the new platform, though questions still remain on what it will look like, and how it may affect the current ways people play games.

How much value do you get from your tech subscriptions?

By Ted Kritsonis

Whether it’s a big ticket subscription, like cable or satellite TV or Internet, or something lower-priced, like satellite radio, Netflix or a music streaming service, the dollars can add up, if you’re not careful. Early into 2013, when New Year’s resolutions are set, it might be a good time to assess if you’re getting what you pay for.

A closer look at the new Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not something you’re likely to hear too much about this holiday season, but the progression from 802.11n, or Wireless-N, the most popular Wi-Fi standard currently, to 802.11ac, or Wireless-AC, will be an ongoing development in 2013. We take a closer look at what that means for consumers.

Google + : One Year Later

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla The Google + social network has been around for a year and I think I have finally figured it out.

How to stream your iTunes library to your iOS or Android device for free

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s arguably true that Apple’s iTunes software isn’t universally loved, but it is home to a lot of music for a lot of consumers. Moving a vast library to an iOS or Android device isn’t easy because of limited storage, but Audiogalaxy is a free app that lets you stream all your iTunes music at your convenience over LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi.