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SimpliSafe DIY Home Security System – ‘Inherently Insecure and Vulnerable’ to Hacking

Another popular DIY Home Security system, ‘SimpliSafe’ was successfully hacked on February 17th, 2016 by Andrew Zonenberg of IOActive.com. According to Zonenberg there is a “critical” security vulnerability with the ‘Simply Safe’ System which makes it ‘Inherently Insecure’ and Prone … Continue reading

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CES 2014 – Top Ten List

2014 is going to be a big year for tech as evidenced by the new products and innovations introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas last week. I just got back from CES 2014 and after walking the two … Continue reading

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The Future of Screen Technology

The iPad 2 is arriving in three short days, Passive 3D TV’s will be in retail stores this spring, ever wondered what the Future of Screen Technology will look like in 2014.  According to screen maker TAT of Sweden Screen … Continue reading

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iOS 4.3 Release

On Tuesday, Steve Jobs unveiled the highly coveted, all new designed, second generation iPad 2.    Along with the unveiling of the new iPad came the announcement of Apple’s new operating system for iDevices –  iOS 4.3. Apple will release iOS … Continue reading

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Telus TV Hits 300,000 Subscribers

What a difference a year makes.  Last year at this time Telus TV had approximately 137,000 subscribers.  After an equipment and infrastructure upgrade followed by an aggressive pricing and promotion campaign Telus TV became Optik TV in the spring of … Continue reading

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Apple iPad2 Release Date

YEAH! As predicted,  The wait is almost over,  Only 4 more days Apple will  announce the New Next Generation iPad 2. on March 2

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Will 3D Fail in 2011?

James Cameron’s blockbuster 3D movie “Avatar” broke all records and finally got people excited about going to the movie theater once again.  While Avatar in 3D may be the masterpiece which all 3D movies to follow are judged by, in … Continue reading

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Netflix Monthly Subscriptions on the Rise?

The recent decision to overturn the CRTC’s ruling on Usage Based Billing may not be a good one if you’re a Netflix Subscriber in Canada. Tony Clement sent the CRTC back to the drawing board last month to revisit the … Continue reading

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Tech Tips and Toys Reaches 10,000 Hits!

Thanks to all the readers out there who have tuned into techtipsandtoys I started writing this blog in November,  2010 but didn’t really know what kind of response it would receive.  The first couple months we received  50-60 page views … Continue reading

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MagicPrefs for Apple Magic Mouse Review

While the guys at Apple make great products they don’t always get everything right with their designs and functionality.  Most Apple users have a love – hate relationship with their Apple Products and often get frustrated at the littlest things … Continue reading

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