Recent Blog Posts

  • Apple releases iOS 8: how to get it and what it can do

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    Now that Apple has released iOS 8 on the eve of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hitting Future Shop shelves, the new update to the operating system is less the interface coat of paint that iOS 7 was, and more a pack of features that bring it up to speed with what competitors are doing, along with a twist here and there. It’s free to download and is compatible with iPhone 4S (and later), the iPad 2 (and later), both iPad minis and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

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  • Bed and Bath Essentials for Back to School

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    The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it's even more exciting when it’s your first time moving away from home and living on your own. Now that you don’t live with your parents, you can’t always count on them to hold your hand and guide you through every new challenge that awaits you. It's already been a couple weeks into the semester. How do you think you’re holding up? For starters, let’s see if you’ve at least got the basics covered when it comes to your back to school bed and bath essentials.

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  • First Look: Upgrading your home theatre audio with VIZIO Sound Bars

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    It’s not every day you welcome a whole new brand into your world, but that’s what Future Shop has done with VIZIO, putting a whole range of new home theatre products the fingertips of Canadians from coast to coast. One category with plenty of choice: sound bars! Let’s see how VIZIO measures up.

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  • Review: Philips Hue Lux and Iris smart lights for your home

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    Retrofitting your home’s lighting is perhaps the least invasive form of renovation available to you, and your Wi-Fi network is one of the biggest reasons why. Philips Hue is a family of LED lights that can turn any of 16 million colours, adding more than just hues and shades, but entirely different settings, moods and ambience to any room. While I’ve looked at the Hue Starter Kit, Bloom and LightStrips already, the Iris and Lux are two more unique members to add to the list.

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  • Make your home smarter than ever before with Works with Nest Integration!

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    The automated and integrated home for everyone is closer than you think. Thanks to Google, Nest, and a handful of forward-looking partners, you can integrate more into your home than ever. Let’s take a look at the pieces and how they fit together.

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