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The Best iPhone Accessory – EVER!

To be honest, I have seen this iPhone accessory at a few retailers in the past and was always intrigued by it; but never intrigued enough to make the purchase. As luck would have it, I happen to be on Facebook when Fido, my mobile provider, posted a giveaway. All I had to do was […]

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[FIXED] iPhone 5 Battery Draining Very Fast

Since purchasing the iPhone 5, I have noticed something peculiar. The battery just seems to be draining much too fast. I did not measure CPU usage or minutes used but as someone with a technology background, something tells me that the battery life on my new iPhone 5 just does not seem to be performing […]

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[SOLUTION] BlackBerry Cannot Log On to Exchange Server Error

For all Blackberry owners who are having issues with Desktop Manager syncing properly with Outlook, you may be getting this or a similar message “Cannot log on to Exchange Server error. Please check server access or provide a valid password.” Here is a quick fix that might help you get back on track. 1. Connect […]

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How to Download Videos from an HD DVR / PVR

    Recently, I ran into a major road block trying to record a few news clips from an HD DVR / PVR to a PC. A ton of research pointed me to try using firewire to download videos from the DVR to a PC. Unfortunately, there were no drivers available from Motorola for the […]

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[SOLVED] Cisco Linksys E4200 Slow Upload Speed

For those who have waited patiently for the Cisco Linksys E4200 Gigabit, Wireless-N, Dual-Band router to arrive in Canadian retail stores, your wait is over. Cisco officially launched the E4200 on March 27, 2011 in Canada. Before I publish a more detailed article about putting the unit through its paces in a real world environment, […]

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Kingston 32GB Class 10 SDHC Cards – SD10/32GB versus SD10/32GBCR

It came time for me to purchase a new SDHC card and the requirement was that it had to be fast enough to cope with the high demands of dSLR burst-shooting and HD video recording. Given the current price point in Canada, the biggest bang for the buck for a branded SDHC card at this […]

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Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD Camcorder Review

This is a review post of Panasonic’s higher end, consumer level HD camcorder, the HDC-TM700 or what most owners just call the TM700. As a detailed write-up has already been published by Camcorderinfo.com, this review will not be getting into the nitty gritty but only discuss issues from a first-hand perspective of using this camera […]

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Canon Vixia HF M31 HD Camcorder Review

This post is a review of Canon’s new mid-range HD camcorder, the Canon Vixia HF M31. As a detailed, technical write up on the pros and cons of this new HD camcorder has been published by Camcorderinfo.com, this review will deal solely with my first-hand experience of having used this video camera for a few […]

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Use a Battery to Speed Up Your Computer

Over the many years of using a computer, I have tried many tweaks to try and make a PC run faster. Although there is lots of published information about tweaking Vista, I have not found one that utilizes a battery to speed up your computer. The discovery of this not-so-obvious solution truly made a difference […]

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Computer Retailers Cheat Customers During Economic Crisis

In the past month, I personally experienced two instances where used merchandise was sold as new without disclosure. The first time, it was with a brand new Dell Vostro desktop where the hard drive turned out to have been already used for 15,000+ hours! The second time, A-Power.com sold us a used hard drive telling […]

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Toshiba Still Backing HD DVD – For Now

Over the weekend, reports began popping up in various news channels that Toshiba Corp is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp. It was reported that a source at Toshiba confirmed an earlier report by public broadcaster NHK […]

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Microsoft Unified Communications Launch Event in Vancouver

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to attend Microsoft’s Unified Communications Launch Event in Vancouver. Two days ago, that event took place and I was in attendance. The event was well attended and took up the biggest ballroom (and more) in the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. So what exactly is Microsoft’s Unified […]

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How to Fix Outlook 2007 Cannot Send Email Problem with Windows Vista & Linksys Router

There have been quite a few complaints that Outlook 2007 (running in Windows Vista) is not sending out emails properly when paired with certain Linksys routers. I actually experienced this recently – what a mess. Thought I would share a quick fix and save some of you from hours of hair pulling.

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