Samsung’s Galaxy S5 a solid addition to its smartphone lineup

Offers features its users might actually find useful

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 a solid addition to its smartphone lineupSASKATOON, SK, Jun 13, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone has been available in Canada for a while now and I find it amazing that the company’s flagship smartphone is being criticized by some for a lack of features. Samsung’s got it right by offering the features in their Galaxy S5 that…

Protect your iPhone with Logitech’s case+

Comes with 5 accessories, including one to double your battery’s life

Protect your iPhone with Logitech’s case+SASKATOON, SK, Jun 6, 2014/ Troy Media/ - When Logitech announced its case+ suite of mobile accessories designed specifically for the iPhone 5 and 5s, I was intrigued. Case + isn’t a case for your iPhone plus some accessories; it’s a system that’s designed with practical, everyday uses in mind. While it may not hit…

It’s back to basics with Acer’s new smartphones

Unlocked Liquid smartphones flowing into Canada

It’s back to basics with Acer’s new smartphonesEDMONTON, AB, Jun 3, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Three of Acer America's latest unlocked Android-powered smart phones are not made of water, but they are called Liquid. This aqua-named trio marks the return of Acer to the Canadian market after a long absence. “We’re excited to expand our global smartphone presence by delivering several of…

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds just the ticket for a jock

Encased in Kevlar and coated with Teflon to repel water

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds just the ticket for a jockSASKATOON, SK, May 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I used to run every day. While my knees forbid that now, I remember how much I hated using earbuds that were attached to my iPod. I eventually gave running with my iPod altogether. I wish the BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds were available back then! The Pump…

What’s the point of taking pictures if no one gets to see them?

Epson’s newest Stylus Photo R2000 turns your digital photos into true-to-life images

What’s the point of taking pictures if no one gets to see them?SASKATOON, SK, Apr 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I made the switch to digital cameras as soon as they came out and haven’t regretted it very much, except for when it comes to dealing with the photos I take. I’ve found that the problem with digital photos is that I never print them out and…

Is Office for the iPad worth the price?

Access Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel from anywhere

Is Office for the iPad worth the price?SASKATOON, SK, Apr 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ - OK, so maybe the headline’s a bit off the mark because, as everyone knows, Office for iPad is FREE from the iTunes App Store. But is it really? Not exactly. You have to have a subscription to Office 365 in order to do anything other than open…

Sennheiser MOMENTUM on-ear headphones first class

Great bass, clear highs and mids and extremely comfortable. All at a decent price

Sennheiser MOMENTUM on-ear headphones first classSASKATOON, SK, Apr 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I’ve tested out and reviewed quite a few different types of on-ear headphones over the years. Some I loved the second I put them on, some, not so much. But I learned one thing for sure – you get what you pay for. I have to say…

Are you a Glasshole?

Wearable devices are proliferating and are here to stay

Are you a Glasshole?SASKATOON, SK, Mar 21, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Recent incidents involving Google Glass started me thinking about the whole wearable trend that’s gathering momentum, particularly in North America. One incident involved a woman wearing Google Glass while driving. She got a ticket for wearing the device, fought it in court and won. The second involved…

iPad 4 given a new lease on life

Resurrected as iPad 2 fades into the sunset

iPad 4 given a new lease on lifeEDMONTON, AB, Mar 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ - When Apple introduced the iPad Air in November 2013 it discontinued the fourth generation iPad but retained the iPad 2 which was originally introduced three years earlier as their entry level full sized tablet. Well it seems that the iPad 4 or appropriately called iPad with Retina…

The Bose SoundTouch 20 sound system a winner

A solid competitor to other systems of the same type

The Bose SoundTouch 20 sound system a winnerSASKATOON, SK, Mar 14, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I’ve been testing out the Bose SoundTouch 20 system for a few weeks and I’ve found it to be one of those devices that I don’t want to be without. I’ve built up a pretty large library of songs in my iTunes library at considerable cost over…