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SkyDrive updates for PC and Mac / Google Drive launches

Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage has been around for a number of years now, providing users with up to 25 GB of free storage, with their Live ID login.  Yesterday, they updated the service by releasing an updated Skydrive application for both Windows (Vista, 7 and 8 ) and Mac OS X (Lion). Once installed and you provide the proper login, the SkyDrive folder simply appears as another folder in Windows Explorer and the Mac Finder, much like other cloud solutions such as DropBox.  The maximum filesize has also recently climbed…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android 3.1 Tablet coming July 22nd

As Cersei said to Ned, “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” You can apply this quote to the Tablet Wars, and if King Robert Baratheon was the iPad, and Joffrey Baratheon the iPad 2, then is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Robb Stark? Perhaps that doesn’t work because Joffrey isn’t actually Robert’s son and…okay, as you can see I have been watching too much of HBO’s brilliant Game of Thrones TV series. Trying to find suitable analogies in a fantasy…

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Samsung Galaxy S II photo preview

Over the past few days, Alex has had his hands on the latest and greatest Android phone from Samsung, the Galaxy S II. There’s some things we can’t say about it at the moment, but by all metrics, it certainly appears to be ushering in the next generation of powerhouse smartphones. At a 3rd of an inch thick, the SGS II is both thin and light, while sporting a 4.3″ Super AMOLED+ screen and a lot of power under the hood, driven by a 1.2Ghz dual core processor.

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HP TouchPad tablet coming to Canada on July 15th

While the iPad and its successor, the iPad 2, are still the gold-standard for tablets, 2011 has already seen the release of a number of challengers for its throne. Both the recently released Motorola XOOM and RIM Playbook have some features that are better than the iPad, but neither of them has managed to recreate the “magic” that Apple infuses the iPad with. While most of the tablets still to come this year are going to Android Honeycomb based – Samsung, Toshiba, Dell, HTC, Lenovo, LG all have new models…

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HTC Meetup in Toronto tonight

For the first time HTC is having a meet-up in Canada. If you have time to drop by tonight you’ll be able to check out “The Evolution Of Telecommunications Design”, the latest HTC handsets, and possibly some new unreleased devices! HTC presents “Telephones Lines…From Rotary To Hands Free – The Evolution Of Telecommunications Design” HTC would like to invite you to experience the evolution of telecommunications from a design perspective with the exhibit, “Telephone Lines… from rotary to hands free.” In the exhibit, we will showcase artifacts and photos from…

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Best Buy Canada’s Free Phone Fridays – more killer (on contract) deals including the Xperia PLAY

Best Buy Canada’s Free Phone Fridays returns with some killer deals – if you sign a new 3yr contact. This week’s deals include the Nexus S, ATRIX & Xperia PLAY for $0. With the announcement that the mobile version Minecraft is coming exclusively (at first) to the PLAY perhaps it’s time to consider getting a 2nd phone? Also if you are on the fence about the PLAY we should have some videos posted later today of it in action – it is, IMO, hands-down the best mobile gaming experience you…

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LG Optimus Pad impresses in hands on video

The LG Optimus Pad is the latest in a long line up of Android 3.0 tablets hitting store shelves these days (in the US it’s known as the G-Slate on T-Mobile), but LG has made an effort to differentiate itself from the pack, by offering a slightly different form factor.  Currently there’s no WiFi only model available in Canada, but I hope LG rectifies that soon, as it does offer a unique experience.  You may be asking “But it’s Android’s Honeycomb, it’s all the same, right?”.  You’d be right, but not all…

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Virgin Mobile HTC Incredible S hands-on video including Bell Mobile TV app

At the beginning of April both Virgin Mobile and Bell Mobility released the HTC Incredible S Android smartphone, and HTC was kind enough to send us the Virgin version to review. You can check out our in-depth video look at the phone below.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab giveaway on Rogers RedBoard Biz – 1 day left!

Rogers has really been promoting the business version of their Redboard blog – the Biz blog, which is “dedicated to helping Canadian businesses get a competitive advantage with business tools and providing the know-how to get the most value from them”. To help promote the new @RogersBiz Twitter account they are having a contest to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet. All you have to do is go to the blog here, and in the comments, in 100 words or less, let Rogers know “how technology has changed your…

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