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Shelagh McNally

I’ve been covering technology since 1992 and I’ve seen a lot of technology come and go. I enjoy following the trends, spotting the winners and losers and teaching consumers how to get the best products and services for their needs. My work has been published in the National Post, Reader's Digest.com, Yahoo, Miami Herald and other North American publications and websites.

Jawbone UP app overview


The Jawbone UP app is all about you!   The new Jawbone UP app works in tandem with the newly released Jawbone UP24 bracelet. Of all the fitness trackers, this one provides the most complete picture of how your fitness plan is working. Metrics are displayed on bright, cheery user-friendly screens and the UP app is simple to use.   Find out more about the new way to track your fitness and health.

May the fourth be with you

  May 4th  commemorates a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. On Earth it is when fans around the world celebrate all thing Star Wars.   This is your time to connect with your inner Jedi and conquer the evil dark side. You’ll need a few things to help you “use the Force.”   May the fourth be with you.    

The new fitness tracker from Jawbone – the UP24


The Jawbone UP24 proves that wearable fitness tracking devices can be lightweight, fashionable and comfortable.     Synching up information is simple since the UP24 is also Bluetooth compatible.   Combined with the cheery, user-friendly UP app, you have one of the best fitness devices on the market.

The dynamic duo of energy savings: ENERGY STAR and EnerGuide


Sometimes the small things do make a big difference.   The ENERGY STAR program is a perfect example. Combined with the EnerGuide label, you have an easy way to find most energy efficient appliance for your home.   Learn what the labels mean and how to read them.

Kitchen assistants for a great Easter dinner


Easter dinner celebrates an important religious holiday but also the end of winter.   Whatever your family traditions, Easter dinner is a time to spend with family and friends.   Here are some great kitchen assistants to help you prepare your dinner. (Drop some hints with the Easter Bunny for these)   Happy Easter!

Samsung Canada brings high tech to the laundry room


The technology of laundry has changed dramatically in the last two years. Today’s washers and dryers save energy but also make laundry faster to do and easier on your clothes.   Samsung Canada is a new player in the laundry market but has transferred it’s electronic know-how into a series of successful appliances with innovative features.   Some of their bestsellers are coming to Best Buy soon. Here’s an overview.

S health is the new fitness coach

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is being released for spring and one of the key features is the new and improved S Health app.   This powerful health management system signals that Samsung is positioning itself as a key player in the fitness tracking market.   Find out how S Health app can help you get  in shape and on the road to a healthy lifestyle — just in time for summer.  

The 411 on Shredders


Identify theft is a growing problem in Canada.  All thieves needs to steal your identity is one or two pieces of personal information — information that is easily taken from your garbage from old bills, receipts, invoices and other mail.   Protect your identity and make your home and office secure by shredding all your important documents,   Here’s the 911 on documents shredders.

Jump into spring with a new clock for Daylight Savings

Daylight savings starts this Sunday, March 9. It means jumping ahead one hour to enjoy longer days of summer and signals the end of rising to work in the dark.   Why not celebrate this new time frame with a new clock? Today’s clocks have self adjusting features so you don’t have to worry about setting the right time.They are also a great way to add a personal touch of style.

The scoop on 4K Ultra HD


The latest hot technology is Ultra HD. Also known as 4K it offers the absolute best resolution possible.   Many are predicting 4K Ultra HD is the future of TV viewing.   Are you ready for it?

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