Favourite Apps of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s that time of year for the annual “best of …” or “favourite thing of 2015.”

This post will be focusing on the apps that I used the most this year, so much that I consider them my favourite apps of 2015. Some of these apps might not have come out in 2015 but some have been significantly since last year’s post: Favourite Apps of 2014.

Some of these apps are just available on only one platform (just Android or just iOS) but some of them are multiplatform in which they are on both Android and iOS and have a web app as well.

The links to download these apps will be in the form of “Get on Google Play” or “Get it on the App Store” pictures after each app description.

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A first look at Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs

The first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s biographical film, entitled Steve Jobs is here.

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May the Fourth Be With You! (Happy Star Wars Day 2015!)

It’s that time of year again, May the Fourth Be With You. A day where fans celebrate the Star Wars movies, going all the way back to the 1977 film,  A New Hope to anticipating the release of  Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.

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New Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed

The Force is strong with this one.

A few months after the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in November. The second teaser trailer was shown off during the Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, California.

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Future Shop stores closed across Canada

On March 28th 2015, it was announced that all 131 Future Shop stores were closed and was effective immediately. This means at least 1,500 jobs have been lost.

At least 66 of the 131 stores will be closed for good while the other 65 will be closed for one week to be converted into a Best Buy. This will bring the total number of Best Buy locations in Canada to 192, which is made up of 136 regular stores and 56 Best Buy Mobile stores.

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Apple March 9th 2015 Event: Everything you need to know

Apple made a few announcements at their ‘Spring Forward’ event. Including more details about the Apple Watch, a refresh on the MacBook Pro and Air and also a new MacBook.

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Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch will be coming on April 24th 2015. It will be coming to nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

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The battery life of the Apple Watch will be about 18 hours. It’s better than people expected but it’s not at the same level as some of the competition from Android Wear or Pebble.

Pre-orders for the Apple Watch will start on April 10th. Also on that day, Apple will be offering an in-store preview of the Apple Watch to see how it fits.

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Samsung MWC 2015 Announcements: Everything you need to know

Samsung made a few announcements at MWC 2015. The biggest begin the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

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Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have a 5.1-inch QHD display with resolution of 2560×1440. Both are Super AMOLED and have 577ppi. The S6 Edge has dual curved edges.

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Pebble Time Announcement: Everything You Need to Know

Pebble announced there latest smartwatch called the Pebble Time. It features an all new design the is  20% thinner than the original Pebble.

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This new smartwatch has colour display, has 5-7 days of battery life and is compatible with the 6,500 apps and watchfaces available already. The Pebble Time is still water resistance and customizable.

The Pebble Time will be compatible with iOS 8 running on the iPhone 4S or later. And works with any Android phone running 4.0+ including Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Google, Motorola, Xiaomi and many more.

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Favourite Apps of 2014

Here are just some of the apps and games that I used most often in 2014. Some are available for just one platform (just Android or just iOS) while some apps are on both or have a web app as well.

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Interview with Jon Rettinger: President and Founder of TechnoBuffalo

Many aspiring tech reviewers and journalists alike will most likely spend their day looking at other tech news websites. If this sounds like you, then you may have heard of TechnoBuffalo. TechnoBuffalo was created To help you get the most out of your tech lifestyle.

It all started when Jon Rettinger, a fellow tech-enthusiast (or I would call a “techie”)  unboxed of a 2007 MacBook Pro. Over the past 7 years,  Jon has gone from running a one-man YouTube channel to a leading his company TechnoBuffalo and a team of writers and other fellow “techies”.

This is just a sample of the videos that Jon produces, this being Ask the Buffalo (with some questions from yours truly).

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