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More Philips Hue Apps Reviewed

April 26, 2013 | | 11 Comments

Since I first wrote about Philips Hue Apps in January, there have been several new apps released in the iTunes App Store. In general, they have neither ratings nor comments as yet.

A search for “Philips Hue” lists the following, … Read More

Clairette de Die

April 23, 2013 |

I’m a fan of sparkling beverages. Especially before dinner. If it’s hot, nothing takes the edge off a pre-dinner thirst like a big cold glass of sparkling water or two. But sometimes, one is thirsty for something with a little … Read More

Whole Home Audio with Sonos, AirPlay and Bluetooth

April 23, 2013 | | One Comment

If you’ve been looking for a way to play the music on your phone or computer in the rest of your house, or in the backyard, here are some suggestions:

If you’re looking for suggestions to help you evaluate … Read More

Sony Alpha 99 (SLTA99) Review

March 26, 2013 |

For the last month I’ve been shooting with the Sony SLTA99 (alpha 99) camera equipped with the Sony Carl Zeiss SAL2470A (F2.8) lens. I’ve now posted an in depth review of the alpha99 as a video camera, following on the … Read More

Calla’s Video for “Burn Too Bright”

March 21, 2013 |

Calla has just released the music video for the first single from her CD Green Apple. This is her original song “Burn Too Bright”.

Burn Too Bright from Calla Heilbron on Vimeo.

Credits: Vocals: Calla Heilbron Guitar: Tom … Read More

Shooting video with a DSLR

March 6, 2013 |

When Christina Stefanski of Sony Canada offered to lend me an alpha 99 full frame camera to try out, of course I said yes. Since reading about the A99, it seemed to be a perfect camera for shooting video. (I … Read More

Full Frame Cameras and Artists

February 28, 2013 |

For The Artist Project in Toronto, Sony loaned ten artists a camera with a full frame sensor – the A99 or RX1. The gave them a specific assignment. I wanted to ask the artists where they found the inspiration for … Read More

BlackBerry Ten Launch Event (Toronto)

January 30, 2013 |

Blackberry Ten Launch

Spent most of the day at the Blackberry Launch event at the Carlu in Toronto. Arrived before 9h00 to register, the presentations started about 10h00. And in the interests of full disclosure, I did eat their snacks, … Read More

Apple TV Upgrade 5.2

January 29, 2013 |

Apple TV has released an upgrade for the small black box version, but not the larger silver boxes. This upgrade includes support for bluetooth keyboards and can playback any of your iTunes purchases directly from the cloud. Want to know … Read More

Ding-dong, the cap is gone!

January 28, 2013 |

Big announcement from Bell today. Although there are a few catches, you can now again have unlimited Internet service, added as a $10 option to any Bell Internet service package. The biggest catch is that you have to be a … Read More