Testing the BlackBerry 10 OS, first thoughts

[caption id="attachment_2378" align="aligncenter" width="205"] (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)[/caption] It turns out that being left-handed can constrain you when you're flicking through screens on the BlackBerry 10. It is better when you use your right hand. That's what I found out when I was invited to...

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Let’s talk holiday shopping

Here’s something I drafted but didn’t use. I thought I’d put it here:

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Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you’re like most of us, you’re probably planning do it in the next couple weeks but how are you planning on paying for it?

Here’s what happens – you go into a mall, walk around, peer at things and buy something that might work for our family and friends.  The next thing you know, you’ve overspent your budget and become one of the 12 per cent of Canadians who go into debt for holiday gifts! 

How much money? Ouch!

Tomorrow, four times the usual payment is coming out of my account and going on my mortgage. I try to save up so I can do lump sums as well as pay a little extra every fortnight. The thing is, after I called my bank and asked them to take out that money, I hung up and felt a little sick. That’s a lot of money.

Yorkdale expansion

Yorkdale mall is on track to not only be the biggest mall in the country but to have the most luxury retailers under one roof. It’s expanding its square footage all to welcome the recent influx of US, UK and European retailers who are here to take advantage of our stable economy (fiscal cliff notwithstanding.)