Category Archives: Creative Computing

CONVERT YOUR CASH TO DIGITAL AMAZON CASH

Amazon Cash is here in Canada. The new service lets customers add cash (instead from their debit or credit cards) to their Amazon Balance at more than 6,000 physical Canada Post locations around the country, with more partners being added regularly.

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ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD STRIVES FOR NEW HEIGHTS

  1. All of Adobe MAX in Las Vegas will be streamed on Adobe’s Behance
An amazing week for 12,000 creative attendees from 64 countries at #ADOBEMAX in Las Vegas where majour updates were announced in Adobe Creative Cloud, dozens of seminars and reflective Keynotes from successful artists like designer/potter Jonathan Adler, photographer Annie Griffiths, music producer Mark Ronson and director, actor, writer Jon Favreau whose entire career (including Ironman I, II, III) was projected on a giant three football field length multimedia screen, below, produced by the Adobe Canada team. Captured in still frame with the new exclussive @TELUS Andy Rubin’s #ThisIsEssential phone with magnetically attached 4K 360 spherical cam.

Today, at Adobe’s annual MAX creativity event in Las Vegas, the veritable software company announced updates and new software for its Creative Cloud subscription based service. It added five new apps stressing simplicity, speed and sharing large files across desktops, laptops and mobile phones. It even includes a first-time built-in interactive tutorial app for newbies.

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SAMSUNG NEW GEAR 360 4K DELIVERS

Its not often I get to push technology limits, but my last 360 virtual reality shoot at West Edmonton Mall proved to be challenging.

When Samsung sent me their newest 4K Gear 360 (2017 edition) action spherical cam, I knew I had to outdo my previous experience with the original Samsung Gear 360  at Whistlers’s #Zipride.

Screaming down vertically on the Mindbender at 95 km/h with my son John…and a few twists along the way

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SAMSUNG MOBILE DeX WORKS…CAN IT REPLACE BANNED LAPTOPS ON PLANES?

A smartphone cradle that runs like a desktop computer on any big screen with mouse and keyboard?

Say hello to Samsung’s DeX Station, $249.99 CDN, portable charging cradle on steroids, complete with wireless smarts, Ethernet, two USB, one power and HDMI ports making any monitor or TV a desktop-like experience. For now, it only works with Samsung’s newest S8 and S8 plus smartphones, with more compatibility in the works.

DeX Station with mounted Galaxy S8, lower left, works with corded or Bluetooth mice and keyboards and HDMI ports on TV’s and monitors, including All-in-One desktops like the HP Envy. It let’s you run productivity and entertainment apps on one big desktop screen

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LAST MINUTE TECH FOR MOM

Attention Mother’s Day procrastinators! If you have not chosen your gift on the eve of honouring mothers, check my list of smart tech gift suggestions, apps and most importantly, why I like all of them. All come from reputable makers and are proven technology. Some of these are only available online but I’m sure husbands and children can find clever ways of stalling Mom with a small delivery gift delay, right?

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Microsoft finds a new device to complement your Pen in new Surface Studio

Attention all artists!

Microsoft’s ground-breaking Surface Studio Windows 10 desktop arrives in Canada on April 20 and will change the way you think and create digital art on one gorgeous high resolution 28-inch zero gravity screen.

It also introduces a new optional, must have, mouse-like device called the Dial adding to the included pressure sensitive Pen, mouse and keyboard.

The innovative Dial takes on multi-tasking on the new Surface Studio

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WHAT SAFE BATTERY FEATURES WILL SAMSUNG’S NY S8 LAUNCH FEATURE?

NEWS UPDATE: Samsung confirmed plans to sell a refurbished Note 7 this year. It will recycle parts of the phone and possibly add new features, but sadly, will mot be available in North America.

This is a big week for Samsung, launching its much awaited S8 smartphone in New York on March 29.

When global media gather in the New York this Wednesday morning, Samsung’s slick marketing machine will be in full swing. Many rumours about the new S8 will be true, others not.

Samsung recalled Note 7 to be refurbished this year in select countries, excluding North America

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ANALOG TAX CHALLENGES? EPSON AWAITS

Analog tax challenges like stacks of any size paper documents? Check out this compact dual side speedy Epson document scanner.                                                       The Epson WorkForce ES-400 duplex document scanner for home or office, is a reliable, easy-to-use digital converter of stacls of documents from business cards to receipts and extra-long pages ( maximum scan size for Mac is 8.5″ x 14″; maximum scan size for Windows is 8.5″ x 240″ )
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SONOS WANTS TO BRING MUSIC BACK…ALOUD

Sonos, maker of HiFi WiFi speakers for home and work has a message for you:

Music out loud together makes life better!  It goes beyond personal headphones.  When played aloud at home, music can connect family and friends in primal ways that go back thousands of years.

To drive that point, Sonos launched its Wake Up The Silent Home campaign with a moody ad during last night’s Grammy’s. A recent Sonos sponsored global field study was loud and clear on these key insights:

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50th ANNIVERSARY OF CES HAS MUCH TO CELEBRATE

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is over! With information overload beyond comprehension for most folks, and more than 3,800 exhibiting company booths to explore, the 50th anniversary tech Mecca show came to an end on Sunday.

Giant brands like Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Sony backed by a crew of several hundred each, in multi million dollar “booths” large enough to fill a dozen homes each, impressed. In contrast, one-person booths with a single table, among the 600 startup displays the CES Eureka Park Marketplace hoped for the break of a lifetime.

Robots at CES were entertaining but robotic vacuum cleaners from LG and Samsung were smarter

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