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How to choose the TV you want

December 27, 2012 |

(this article appeared on page u2 of The Toronto Star on December 26, 2012. It was not posted in the online edition)

Picture quality, size and the number and type of inputs are the key factors

by Maarten Heilbron (Special … Read More

A password recipe

December 21, 2012 |

New Year’s Resolutions for Technology (1)

There have been lots of reasons to think about the security of our personal data this year, so resolved that we will do better in 2013. Resetting passwords is time-consuming, mentally challenging and not … Read More

How long is too long for Internet Video?

December 19, 2012 | | 2 Comments

As a video creator in 2012, it’s important to understand how online video works. My work doesn’t feature cats (Caramel is completely uncooperative) nor bathing suits, so you can understand the challenge. Luckily, it’s possible to very quickly understand audience reaction to what … Read More

Mirrorless Marketplace December 2012

December 17, 2012 |

I’m a numbers guy, so while I’m charging camera batteries, I like to go to Flickr’s camera page. I am intrigued today by the statistics related to mirrorless cameras. All right “statistics” (sigh) I know. And you don’t need to … Read More

My two dollar HDMI cables

December 14, 2012 | | 2 Comments

I recently discovered that I can buy a two metre HDMI cable at Dollarama for two dollars. I bought three. They all work fine. Saved about $54, as I’d been paying about $20 for the same cable at Tiger Direct. … Read More

Sony Internet Player with Google TV

December 8, 2012 |

Here’s a video review of the Sony Internet Player with Google TV with the services available to Canadian viewers.

Sony Internet Player with Google TV (Canada) from Maarten Heilbron on Vimeo.

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Streaming Media Players

November 27, 2012 |

Here’s a video version of the story I wrote for Tribute Magazine about streaming media players.

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Blurb Photo Safari

October 25, 2012 | | One Comment

I like blurb. I first wrote about them in The Star about five years ago. I’ve published a lot of books since then, and although I’ve tried others, either for review purposes or just because they made me an offer … Read More

Dear Wade: (travels with my iPad)

September 18, 2012 |

I have a product suggestion for Wade Oosterman at Bell Mobility, and I’d be happy to have other telecoms in Canada and worldwide follow suit.

Dear Mr. Oosterman:

Mobility should offer a package that includes a microSIM, along  with a … Read More

Bose Soundlink Review

September 18, 2012 |

Sitting on our deck listening to music reminds me that I lead a charmed life. However, the solutions to get music outside have been complicated or lacking in quality.

Cables and a need for power make sound docks and other … Read More

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