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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With the release of the Optimus 4X HD later this month, LG will no longer playing catch-up in the mobile phone market, it’s setting the bar. Not only is it the company’s first quad-core phone to launch here (the Optimus G, which I wrote a preview on last month isn’t out until November), it is, to my knowledge, the only quad-core phone currently available in Canada.
Texting behind the wheel is illegal in Quebec, but texting at the reins of a caleche is apparently a different story.
The drivers of the popular horse-drawn carriages in Montreal are exempt from a provincial crackdown on the use of cellphones while driving.
In these lean and green times, consumers are more aware that the gadgets they use on the go and around the house use a lot of electricity. What’s more is that they even suck this electricity while in use and powered down – often called standby or “vampire” power.
Thankfully, there are ways and means to track and reduce power consumption, including Belkin’s line of Conserve energy-saving products. I recently had a chance to get some hands-on time with three products in the Conserve lineup: Insight, Smart AV and Valet.