Shaun Aston

Do Sales People Really Help You Make The Right Choice, Or Just The Popular One?

Do Sales People Really Help You Make The Right Choice

To me, choosing a smartphone is much like selecting the next car you want to buy. It has to look good to you and feel right in every way if you’re going to spend your hard earned money. Even if you have a decent amount of knowledge, you want the sales person to help you make a decision partly based on information he or she might have that you do not as yet. If that person does not possess the knowledge needed to convey all the pertinent information to you it’s possible you might drive off the lot with something you might regret later. The same can be true of shopping for a smartphone.

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Rogers Releases Suretap Wallet In Play Store

With the lack of Google Wallet availability in Canada, people in the Great White North have been waiting for another option that would allow tap to pay transactions from NFC enabled mobile devices. Rogers has been testing Suretap with CIBC bank for several months and have now released the app for several compatible smartphones.

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Cloud Storage, Which Do You Prefer?

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I have had Google Drive since it’s inception, but until recently it was lacking in features compared to several other cloud storage options. The first cloud Storage I used on a regular basis was DropBox because it was easy to upload, download and share to anyone via email or link. It has been the most popular backup solution for a great many people world wide.dropbox-logo

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Rogers Pays Over $3billion In Canadian 700 MHz Spectrum Auction

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courtesy of quebec.huffingtonpost.ca

Canada’s Wireless landscape is lighting up with Rogers paying over 3 billion dollars for 22 licences and Bell paying just under 566 million. Telus comes in at 1.1 billion while the not so surprising news is Videotron winning licences in British Colombia, Alberta, Southern & Northern Ontario as well as Quebec. Could this mean a forth Canadian national provider? Check out the entire Canadian Government’s report after the break.

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Review: Samsung SmartCamera WBF30 With Wi-Fi

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After  spending the last three years taking photos with whatever smartphone I had at the time, I finally decided to get a dedicated camera. I not only wanted the ability to use optical zoom, but also to have more mega pixels than smartphones can offer. Except the Nokia 1020 of course. My budget was not too large, so I knew I’d have to settle on a simple point and shoot. I looked at various brands such as Sony, Nikon and Canon but the only one that cought my attention was the Samsung WBF30 Smart Camera. It had a WiFi sticker right on the front and a price tag of under $150.00 Canadian. Sold!

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A Fluff Editorial: A Trip Down Memory Lane


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Way back, in the late 1990’s, I was still learning about what the internet had to offer. I had just recently had my first high speed internet (DSL) hooked up and was blazing through the pages at a whopping 1Mbps.

I decided, much like many other people, that I wanted a personal web page. There were quite a few free hosting sites available with rudimentary templates. I wanted to get my page into a search engine, which at the time was like pulling teeth for a non-technical person like I was.

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Phone Choices, Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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As an avid Android user I often wonder how anyone can choose another platform for their personal device on a daily basis. I fully realize that people have different tastes, and want something I might not, or need something I might not care so much about. I often poke fun at people with iPhones, Windows Phones and BlackBerrys. However, this has always been in jest and never meant to belittle anyone or their choices. Despite my lack of understanding, I have always believed that multiple platforms are a good idea as they drive change thereby bettering the experience for all users.

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