Shop safely online without using your credit card numbers

Alternative online payment methods are quick, easy and free. And if an online merchant is compromised, you're safe

Shop safely online without using your credit card numbersEDMONTON, Alta., April 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – You can shop anywhere for just about anything online or with your smartphone – even for groceries. It’s a convenient part of the daily routine for many. However, some people are hesitant, even fearful, about making themselves vulnerable by using their credit card online. When retail giants like Home Depot, Target and Marshalls are hacked…

Last minute unique Christmas gift ideas

Don’t panic. We've got you covered as you scramble to get that special something for that special someone in your life

Don’t panic. Yes, you’ve waited until the last minute to get that special something for that special someone in your life but I have a few cool gift ideas that will not only show you’re thoughtful, but also innovative. Wireless High Definition 4K 360° If you're looking for a gift for the kind of person…

FixMeStick virus detection software runs from USB stick

Equipped with its own operating system, a gadget like FixMeStick can be a lifesaver

FixMeStick virus detection software runs from USB stickEDMONTON, Alta. Dec. 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It’s imperative that you use software to protect your computer against viruses, spyware, malware, trojans and other threats. Unlike the human body, where vaccines or treatments can take effect while you’re asleep or awake, some computer nasties can’t be detected or eradicated if an infection is active,…

Faulty battery leads to iPhone 6s recall

Battery defect on iPhone 6s may cause your phone to shut down unexpectedly. Fortunately, it won't blow up

Faulty battery leads to iPhone 6s recallEDMONTON, Alta. Nov. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Apple has announced a recall of some of its iPhone 6s due to a faulty battery. There is no need to worry, however, as, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which are now banned on all airlines, the iPhone 6 batteries won't explode or catch fire. In…

Getting free HD TV channels without cable

By attaching an HD antenna to your high-definition TV, you may be able to pick up many cable channels over-the-air and in high definition

Getting free HD TV channels without cableSome folks just can't live without cable TV, with its hundreds of channels and seemingly endless program choices. But for others, it's getting harder to justify the ongoing expense that can easily exceed $1,000 per year. You hear of people "Cutting the Cord," dropping traditional services and opting to get their entertainment from popular services…

Treat dad to gadgets this Father’s Day

Here are a few ideas that will certainly put a smile on Dad's face

Treat dad to gadgets this Father’s DayEDMONTON, Alta. June 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Looking for the right gadget for Dad on Father's Day? If so, here are a few ideas that will certainly put a smile on his face. Ergonomic Wireless Desktop If Dad spends a lot of time in front of his keyboard and likes to stay comfortable, the…

Last minute family friendly holiday gadget gift ideas

Four tech options that will entertain the entire family, record family moments, or keep the family safe

Last minute family friendly holiday gadget gift ideas// EDMONTON, AB, Dec. 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Gadgets make great gifts and many seem to fit in the personal technology category. It's nice to know that you can find some this holiday season that expand the personal to the entire family. Family Printing First up is the Epson Expression Premium XP-830. It's a small…

The elfLight takes the hassle out of hanging Christmas lights

Take the stress out of hanging Christmas lights this year

The elfLight takes the hassle out of hanging Christmas lightsDownload this column on hanging Christmas lights Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, Alta. Nov 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Originally, the Elf Light was either a beam of light from the sky reflecting off shiny ornaments or the glow of Rudolph's red nose. But today, the Original elfLight – a gadget designed to make your…

Remembrance Day: The Homefront in Alberta

The Second World War was hard on the men fighting on the front lines as well as those they left behind

Remembrance Day: The Homefront in AlbertaFROM THE ARCHIVES EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 4, 2008/ Troy Media/ - While the Second World War was hard on the men and women fighting on the front lines, it was also hard on those they left behind. This is important to remember this Remembrance Day. It's two sides of the same coin, said Dr. Adriana Davies, Executive…

Selling merchandise during tour just ducky with country star Paul Brandt

The most popular sale item on Paul Brandt's music tours is a rubber duck

Selling merchandise during tour just ducky with country star Paul BrandtDownload this column on country star Paul Brandt for your publication or website. FREE with coupon Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Sep 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Merchandise is as much a part of the concert tour experience as the music for many fans. It’s also a much needed revenue generator for many…