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Claris Companion – A communication device for the elderly

- August 14th, 2013
The Claris Companion

The Claris Companion features a 10-inch screen and loud speakers for the hearing impaired. It has a six-hour battery life and connects to its docking station with magnets, making it easier to people with arthritis to use. (Supplied)

When designing a communication device for seniors, Geof Auchinleck, CEO of Claris Healthcare, said the goal was to make something easy to use, as many in that age group are technophobes.

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Get the Windows experience on an HTC phone

- January 3rd, 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (L) and HTC CEO Peter Chou display the Windows Phone 8X (centre in blue and green) and the Windows Phone 8S (L in yellow and R in orange) during their launch event in New York Sep. 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Sometimes it’s hard to remember there are more choices in smartphone operating systems than just iOS (which is installed on Apple’s iPhone) and Android. But if you’re looking for a more PC-like interface, you might want to check out a Windows phone. Up until recently, your best bet was Nokia’s Lumia line. But with the release of Windows Phone 8, that has changed. So if you’re not too keen on banking on a company, which financially speaking, is the Finnish equivalent of RIM, you might want to check out what HTC has to offer.

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HTC goes One step further with its smartphone line

- December 29th, 2012
HTC One X+

HTC One X+. (Supplied)

I have played around with a couple of the HTC One phones, so I was quite eager to test out the HTC One X+, which is the most powerful phone in the line.

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“Liking” Duracell earns cash for hospital playrooms

- December 1st, 2011


‘Tis the season to be jolly, but there can be a lot more Ho, Ho, Ho, during the holidays for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families that spend time in hospitals across Canada every year. It’s a startling statistic, but you can help make that difference with a click of your mouse and it won’t cost you a penny.

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