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A look at Motorola’s new phones and smartwatch

- October 7th, 2014

Last week, I was given the opportunity to get a brief look at some of the new products coming from Motorola this fall – namely the updates to both the Moto X and Moto G and the new smartwatch, the Moto 360.

Moto X

Motorola, much like HTC has done with its One smartphone, has made the irritating decision for its flagship smartphone to not affix any numerals or symbols at the end of its name. So the new product has exactly the same as the last one, Moto X.

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Get a chicken drumstick iPhone case from KFC

- September 23rd, 2014

Looking for an original-looking case for your iPhone? Well, KFC Japan may be able to help you out.

The company recently announced in a contest for KFC Colonel’s Day, where fans of the restaurant could win chicken-shaped computer accessories or earrings.

Now, KFC Japan has added a couple of extra prizes – an iPhone case and a desk pillow you can wear as  a helmet, both in the shape of a fried chicken drumstick, UPI.com reports.

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Is Apple dumping the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

- June 5th, 2014

Apple has introduced a new hardware spec for its headphone manufacturers, according to a report by 9to5Mac.

Instead of making headphones or earphones that connect through the standard 3.5 mm stereo/mono (TRS) connector, its partners, through the Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) Program, can create headphones that connect to iOS devices via the Lightning connector instead (which is Apple’s proprietary alternative to USB).

Apple's iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

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Three tips from Henry’s Phoneography class

- June 3rd, 2014

It’s no secret the shutter is closing on traditional cameras in favour of our smartphones, and while you may consider yourself a savvy mobile snapper, there’s always something new to learn.

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Henry’s is now offering Phoneography classes for iPhone and Samsung users. (Henry’s Photo)

Camera retailer Henry’s just started hosting Phoneography classes for iPhone and Samsung users.
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Google Play Music launches in Canada

- May 5th, 2014

Better fashionably late than never.

Google joins the digital music dance party in Canada with the launch today of Google Play Music, a streaming service that will give subscribers access to more than 25 million songs, from red-hot beats to mouldy oldies.

Available as of now, Google Play Music shoulders its way into an ever-crowded field of streaming music competitors, including Rdio, Slacker, Deezer, Sony Music Unlimited and Xbox Music, among others. Google seems to be aiming for an all-things-to-all-people approach, combining commonplace features like customized streaming radio stations with free cloud-based storage of up to 20,000 songs, and subscription features that include access to a catalogue of 25 million tracks.

Play Music - Nexus 5

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