Recent Articles

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review


First of all I want to say that entering on-line contests can open you up to spam.  Also the possibility of the contest being a scam has greatly increased over the years and should be approached cautiously.  Entering contests with well known companies like the one I entered with Telus should be safe enough.

When I entered in the contest with Telus I didn’t think I would have a chance but the prize was worth the effort.  They offered 1 Blackberry and 3 Samsung Galaxy S4’s as a prize for answering a survey about their new website for business clients. The website is located at and worth a visit.

My prize was one of the Samsung Galaxy S4’s in black and upon receiving it the first thing I noticed was the size of it.  Clearly my old LG Optimus One phone was half the size of this new phone.  The other thing I noticed was how clear and vibrant the picture quality was on it.  As for speed it’s far faster than my old phone would ever be and with more storage space.  The packaging says it has 16 GB’s of internal memory but with the operating system and pre-installed apps it’s more like 9 GB’s of memory.  Still far superior then the LG phone at a mere 900mb’s.  It was easy to set up and learn although I’ll probably never use all of the features.  I can’t say enough about this phone, I’ve read all the reviews on it and I would have to agree that it is the best phone on the market and well worth the $700.00 price tag.  A phone with that high of a price tag is certainly not in my budget at this point in time so I’m very thankful for winning such a great prize.

All I can say is read the reviews and see for yourself how great this phone really is.  Here is one particular review that I liked…  please keep in mind that this review is based in the UK so the charger is different but other than that it’s the same.  Once again the Samsung phones are far better and it’s my opinion that I would never go to an iPhone for any reason, I prefer my android phones.

For other reviews that I’ve done or if you have any suggestions on products you want me to review please see my website at or email me.

Happy Canada Day

Please note that I will be closed this Monday July 1st, 2013 as it is the Canada Day Holiday.  I should also mention that I will be at the Canada Day celebrations at Lions Park in Brantford inside the “Made In Canada” Exhibit.  Come by and say hello to my family and I.














logitech Cooling Pad N120

My favorite Christmas gift came from my kids and it’s a Logitech Cooling Pad N120 for my laptop.  When I opened it up I was amazed at how light it was and the perfect size for my 17” laptop.  It’s a stylish black color with just the right angle on it to make typing on the laptop comfortable.  This particular laptop cooling pad has a USB powered fan to help keep your laptop cool.  It’s supposed to use very little battery power but I can’t put it to the test because my battery needs to be replaced.

Although many people use their laptops on their laps (hence the name) it’s not advisable to use it on your lap as it tends to block the cooling fans and will over heat your laptop. A cooling pad is a great idea to not only use on your lap but to help keep your laptop cool.  For a cooling pad that is not only a good value but a good quality cooling pad, try the Logitech Cooling Pad N120.

Logitech N120


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I know many of you fine folks are busy preparing for the Holiday Season so I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please remember to be safe both on the internet and on the roads during the Holiday.

As a reminder my Holiday Hours are:

December 24, 2012 — 9:00am to 3:00pm

December 25, 2012 — CLOSED!

December 26, 2012 — CLOSED!

December 31, 2012 — 9:00am to 3:00pm

January 1. 2013 — CLOSED!

January 2, 2013 — back to business as usual

As always I can be contacted through email at

Don’t forget to visit my website at

E Hoarding

E hoarding is the accumulation of electronic items or files and can take shape in many different ways.  Often we receive email and hang on to those emails for extended periods of time in case they need to refer to them later.  Some of us delete those emails but neglect to empty the deleted files folder. The Sent folder also accumulates emails and should be emptied occasionally.

Photos are another file that should not only be backed up, but should be purged occasionally.  With digital cameras, we no longer choose the photos that we want to keep as we did with the film that was developed.  Hundreds of photos, good and bad accumulate and run the risk of being lost forever.  Rather then being selective with the photos, with digital cameras we are able to take hundreds of photos and then download them onto our computers for future use. It is always a good idea to back up those photos and to remove the photos that cannot be used.  The best thing to do would be to make a photo slide show on a CD or DVD and then distribute them to friends or relatives.  There are many products on the market to help you accomplish this easily.

Bookmarks are another form of E hoarding. Often we accumulate bookmarks and never visit that sight again.  If you have older bookmarks, you should periodically check those sites because often those sites are no longer valid.

Word documents, music files, scanned documents, pdf files, downloaded program files that you no longer need, etc. the E hoarding list goes on.  So ask yourself are you guilty of being an E Hoarder? If so, happy purging.

Scott's Computer Emporium
Enhanced by Zemanta