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Posts in: August, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rumours and New Features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Those who are feeling left out after hearing the news of the iPhone 8, then I’ve got news for you. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is expected to be released sometime in August has been unveiled and it has plenty of features that will leave Android lovers breathless and anxious in anticipation.  If rumours are to be believed, then the device will be launching on August 23. Another thing to note (see what I did there?) will be the price point which much like its competitor, will be around the $1000 mark. Possible features per sources include things such as:

 

  • S Pen support
  • Fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen
  • Wireless charging support
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Available in a variety of colours including Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue

 

This new

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$50 Unlocking Fee on a $500 Phone?

If you’ve been dying to get your phone unlocked, then I have great news for you. The fees that most services providers would charge to unlock your device is now being banned by the CRTC. The Canadian Radio and Television Corporation announced in June that the fee, considered by many to be the reason most people cannot leave their service providers is going to be banned as of December 1, 2017. The future for Canadian smartphone owners seems bright!

So all new devices will now be sold, completely unlocked. What does this mean for you as a consumer? I’ve done the digging for you. To start, lets look at how we got here.

 

The Truth behind Unlocking Fees:

The cost of owning a smartphone here in Canada is high enough when you take

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Is iPhone 8 Worth the Upgrade?

iPhone 8 icon

If you’re an Apple fan like myself, then I’m sure by now you’ve already heard the news regarding Apple’s new iPhone 8 release in September. However, if you are an Apple fan then I’m sure you already own an iPhone, which leads to next the question, is the iPhone 8 worth it?

 

Ever since I got my first phone, I’ve been hooked onto Apple products from the beginning.  I started off with an iPhone 4 and have been using my iPhone 6 for the last 2 and a half years. I have no complaints since most Apple products generally have a lifetime of about 3-4 years. However, many people update once Apple releases new phones since older models generally become outdated.

 

We’ve all experienced things like glitches, slow phones and battery

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