Steve Makris

Last Updated: 01/04/2019 10:50:01 AM EST

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FEATURE: Building Your Own Desktop Computer

FEATURE: Building Your Own Desktop Computer

Want to build your very own desktop Windows 10 PC? It might seem like a daunting task, but established computer parts stores like Memory Express in Western Canada can assemble a custom desktop with parts you choose. Here's a guide of the required hardware components.

Steve Makris Published: 01/04/2019 10:50:01 AM EST

 

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FEATURE: 2018 Was the Year for Fast Computers

FEATURE: 2018 Was the Year for Fast Computers

Computing power had a watershed moment in 2018 when Intel raised eyebrows by introducing a powerful 8th Gen processor that was literally 50% faster than last year's equivalent for everyday and advanced computing.

Steve Makris Published: 01/02/2019 09:26:41 AM EST

WiFi HiFi's Top Product Picks of 2018 - Steve Makris' Top 10

WiFi HiFi's Top Product Picks of 2018 - Steve Makris' Top 10

Members of the WiFi HiFi editorial team selected our top 10 product picks for 2018, ranging from audio to video gear, mobile, gadgets, appliances, and more. Here are the 10 personal picks from Steve Makris, WiFi HiFi contributor in the areas of mobile, travel, and gadgets.

Steve Makris Published: 12/28/2018 07:50:01 AM EST

The 12 Security Tips Of Christmas

The 12 Security Tips Of Christmas

Maybe I'm having some fun here. But there's a serious message. How you pick passwords and settings for your many devices, online accounts, home Wi-Fi, smart cars, and more, is critical.

Steve Makris Published: 12/19/2018 08:00:01 AM EST

WiFi HiFi Tech Gift Guide 2018: Time-Tested Older Tech

WiFi HiFi Tech Gift Guide 2018: Time-Tested Older Tech

While we often gravitate towards the latest and greatest, sometimes older products that are still in market are worth getting, and can save you a few bucks.

Steve Makris (with additional contributors) Published: 12/18/2018 08:00:02 AM EST

HANDS-ON: Google Pixel Night Sight for Shooting Dark Scenes

HANDS-ON: Google Pixel Night Sight for Shooting Dark Scenes

Yesterday, Google launched its new Night Sight feature for owners of the Pixel 3 smartphones, allowing for capturing great images in the darkest of scenes. So naturally, we wanted to put it to the test.

Steve Makris Published: 11/15/2018 11:38:30 AM EST

ANALYSIS: Huawei Mate 20 Pro is in Canada Today - Can It Shake Up the Market?

ANALYSIS: Huawei Mate 20 Pro is in Canada Today - Can It Shake Up the Market?

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro arrives in Canadian stores today, fueled by positive reviews from industry observers. Priced at tier-one levels, the $1,200 phone, loaded with a bagful of camera features and artificial intelligence to boot, is hoping to disrupt the market, which is dominated by Apple's iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices.

Steve Makris Published: 11/08/2018 01:23:47 PM EST

Huawei Debuts its Mate 20, Mate Pro 20 Smartphones in London

Huawei Debuts its Mate 20, Mate Pro 20 Smartphones in London

Today at a press event in London, U.K., Huawei launched two new smartphones, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, continuing its quest for the ultimate consumer smartphone with cutting edge camera AI technologies. WiFi HiFi is in London at the official launch event, but I got a sneak peek of the devices at a pre-show in New York City last week.

Steve Makris Published: 10/16/2018 12:52:39 PM EST

The State of Camera Quality in Smartphones

The State of Camera Quality in Smartphones

Photography has become the battleground for today's smartphones, particularly with flagship phones from Google, Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei that are part of the $1,000 club. And there's more to come before the holiday season.

Steve Makris Published: 10/12/2018 07:30:01 AM EST

FEATURE: Be Smart and Informed When Shopping For a New Computer

FEATURE: Be Smart and Informed When Shopping For a New Computer

Much has changed since you likely bought your last laptop more than five years ago, which is the national average for customers replacing their computers. When shopping for a new laptop, the price range and seemingly limitless options can be daunting. How do you know if you're getting the biggest bang for your buck?

Steve Makris Published: 08/31/2018 09:47:57 AM EST

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Samsung's early launch yesterday of the flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone is welcome news to fans of the Korean phone maker.

Christine Persaud Published: 08/10/2018 10:34:14 AM EST


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