Why add a second display?

One of the key features of your laptop is its compact, portable form factor. Open it up and you have a fully functional, self-contained PC, complete with a built-in monitor. Snap the lid closed and you can scoop it up and take it anywhere. So why would you want to add a second display? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Actually, an external monitor is one of the best additions you can make to any laptop, and it’s a useful addition to a desktop PC as well.

The Ultimate PC Multimedia Setup

I’m a real PC geek at heart who’s built a couple of my own rigs over the years, and this month, I got to dream up my own ultimate PC multimedia setup to share with Plug-In Blog readers.

Prepare for that great Canadian winter: kitchen and dining room essentials

Last weekend I had a moment. I was sitting on my couch, watching Sunday football, sipping a cup of tea, and flipping through a crockpot recipe book, when it dawned on me that fall has officially arrived. While I’d normally lament the end of my favourite season, we had such a hot summer here on the west coast that I’m actually looking forward to it, and to the prospect of meals that include elements that are actually served hot and not eaten on an uncomfortable chair on my balcony. However, when preparing for a new season, things don’t just “fall” into place—you need to put them there. So to prepare your kitchen and dining room for the chillier season, I’ve put together a list of a few key ingredients you’ll need (see what I did there?).

Why would anyone want a super-sized tablet?

After a few years where tablet makers raced to get smaller products such as the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini out the door, these days the industry seems focused on getting bigger. Microsoft has been making waves with the Surface Pro and one of the big announcements Apple made in September was the arrival of a long-rumoured—and very large—iPad Pro. But if the appeal of tablets is their portability, why would anyone want a super-sized version of the device? I’ve had the opportunity use many of these big tablets over the past year or so and I can see why they’re growing in popularity.

Baby gifts for any budget

If you have a new baby on the way in your life, you shouldn’t have to stress about purchasing a baby gift because there are baby gifts to fit any budget. It’s easy to shop on Bestbuy.ca for a baby gift too: you can shop anytime the need strikes, and with new gear on sale every week, you’ll always find something great to fit your budget.  

Home renovation part 3: living in a tiny house

Six is a crowd in a small house, and now that we’re living in a tiny home, I’ve had to come up with some creative storage solutions to make everything fit. Take a look at some of my tiny home recommendations.

Back to school checklist

Although it’s not time to pack up the sunscreen just yet, back to school has officially kicked off and it’s time to start prepping backpacks, lunch kits, and packing up your school supplies. Here’s a checklist of everything you’ll need if you’re headed to the dorm or your first apartment.

My picks to help you get in shape for summer

With summer almost here, there is no better time than now to shed those lingering holiday pounds. If you’re lacking the motivation to whip your behind into shape, read on and discover my picks to help you get in shape for summer.

What’s new for baby: bottles and more from Dr. Brown’s

Dr. Brown’s is a well-known brand for baby bottles, and one I used through my son’s first years. But did you know the company makes plenty of other baby feeding products? Find out more about what Dr. Brown’s has to offer.

A Touch of Colour

On Cityline, our experts often talk about how our viewers need to take more chances with their décor, fashion and hair and beauty regimes. You will never find me purchasing a blue sofa, but I sure will cuddle up with a brightly patterned throw cushion or listen to my music blasting from a bright blue Bose. And I’m not alone.

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