Articles By Alex Davies

Top 10 smartphones for business: Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Corp.’s series of Galaxy phones have been the best-selling Android phones for a number of years now. The flagship Galaxy S series always uses the latest and most-powerful hardware and comes packed

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Top 10 business smartphones: Moto G

Motorola Mobility has a long history of making cellphones, and its Droid series of phones, launched in 2009, are widely considered to be the smartphones that kick-started Android’s rapid growth to be the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2014 Alex Davies

Loblaws’ digital PC Plus loyalty program expected to add ‘hundreds of millions’ in revenue

Since Loblaw Companies Ltd. first introduced personalized coupon offers to its shoppers via mobile app delivery, it has seen response rates to its coupons double, according to an analyst familiar with the project.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2014 Alex Davies

Top 10 smartphones for business: LG G3

LG has steadily increased its stature as an Android OEM over the past few years and is now considered one of the top Android phone manufacturers. Its flagship model last year, the G2,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Apple 13-inch MacBook Air

The 2010 version MacBook Air could be considered to be the first Ultrabook since it is the notebook that inspired Intel to create the Ultrabook category for Windows notebooks. While calling the MacBook

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Acer TravelMate P645

Acer’s may not be as well known in Canada for their business notebooks as some of the other vendors in this article, but their TravelMate series of notebooks have always been good business

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

We featured the previous version of the EliteBook Folio, the 9470m, on last year’s list, and it was one of our favourite business Ultrabooks. This year, HP has decided to make the Folio,

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: HP EliteBook 840 G1

HP’s EliteBook series has long been its premium business-notebook range. For this generation HP’s naming convention has changed, going from a four digit model number to a designation that is similar to their

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: Dell XPS 13

Along with the MacBook Air, the Dell XPS 13 is the only other consumer model in this list. However, Dell does offer it with Windows 8.1 Professional factory installed, and is marketing it

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: Dell Latitude E7240

Dell’s Latitude series of notebooks have long been their premium series of business workhorses, and for 2014, the new top of the range 7000 series are the first Ultrabook Latitudes. Dell calls them

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) is Lenovo’s follow-up to what could be considered the first, and also one of the best, true business-class Ultrabook, the original X1 Carbon from 2012. While there is

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: Lenovo ThinkPad T440s

The Lenovo T-series notebooks are legendary. They have long held a reputation as some of the best business notebooks you can buy, but traditionally have always been a big on the big side.

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Best Ultrabooks 2014: Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba’s Portégé series of thin light notebooks were Ultrabooks well before the term Ultrabook was even coined, the latest model in the series, the Z30, continues this legacy. It is extremely light –

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HTC One hands-on review

The HTC One, which just launched in Canada, is HTC’s latest premium Android smartphone, and their attempt to reclaim the crown from the current King of Android, Samsung Electronics. The HTC One has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2013 Alex Davies