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Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

- April 22nd, 2014

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We can use Home Automation devices to monitor our homes, keep us secure and turn our lights on and off. So why not use technology to help monitor and control the energy used to heat and cool our homes? The Nest Learning Thermostat can do just that – on its own- via the web and also through an app. Nest isn’t totally new, but the latest version, the 2nd generation model, is certainly much improved and you don’t have to be a geek to make the most of it. Great news if you’re a resident of Alberta, you may have an opportunity to get one free from Direct Energy.

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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 kicks off June 2

- April 3rd, 2014

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Apple has once again announced their highly anticipated annual  Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. This year it will run June 2-6 and will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone West. It’s an annual five-day pilgrimage for developers to help them learn about the future of iOS and OS X and give them the latest tools and technologies to create apps and more, which each year is oversubscribed in a heartbeat.

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Curl up with 15,000 Marvel comics for $0.99

- March 7th, 2014

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As winter seems to never want to end, perhaps this is a good time to roll up with a good comic book – or maybe 15,000.  For a limited time, to celebrate SXSW Interactive 2014, Marvel is offering unlimited access to their massive collection, spanning their 75 years, for an entire month, for under a dollar.

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Apple ‘iOS in the Car’ rolls out as CarPlay

- March 3rd, 2014

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After a sneak preview at Apple’s iOS in the Car standard unveiled at the Apple Wordwide Developer Conference back in June, Apple is officially rolling it out as CarPlay and will be shown off through leading manufacturers this week at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Giftagram – send gifts with an email address

- February 11th, 2014

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Giftagram Toronto is an app for iOS that sends awesome gifts to people in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) via email or text–no address required. They’re not virtual gifts, but real gifts. It’s just that you don’t need to know the recipient’s physical address to order them.

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