December 6th, 2017

LD Experts: Thoughtful and Fun Photo Gift Ideas

Our LD Experts are knowledgable about many subjects, but if you need key advice on photo gift solutions, we’ve got you covered.

Last week, LD photo expert Tim Yaworski appeared on CTV Morning Live Saskatoon. Tim chatted with host Jeremy Dodge on the Tech Talk segment about some great personalized gifts that are available from the LD Photolab, as well as our easy-to-use smartphone apps. 

Watch the full segment here or read the highlights below.

Thanks to ever-improving smartphones and digital cameras, people are taking more photos now than they ever have, and London Drugs offers some wonderful ways to share these photos as unique gifts with friends and family.



Custom photobooks are a great way to share memories with friends and family, and with many different styles to choose from, you can find the perfect way to tell your story.







Gifts and Keepsakes: Everyone knows you can print a photo on a mug, but did you know that you can also get your special photos printed on a coffee carafe, a keychain or a fluffy pillow? These days, you can print a photo on just about anything! Ask your friendly, neighbourhood LD PhotoLab Expert about other ideas for photo gifts.



Photo Scanning Box:  Who doesn’t have a shoebox or two (or five) full of old photos collecting dust? Instead of that “scan old photos” item lingering on your to-do list, you can take those photos right into your nearest London Drugs PhotoLab and have them scanned for you! You’ll take home a tidy, little USB drive full of fond memories for uploading to your computer, or sharing with family and friends. Perfect for stocking stuffers!


If you’re looking to create your gifts on the fly, you can upload and order PhotoLab items right from your smartphone. Our Android and iOS apps are convenient and easy to use.

For help creating your holiday gifts, our Photolab Experts can answer any questions you may have, and walk you through the ordering process. Just visit us at any London Drugs location, in the Photolab department.

September 20th, 2017

LD Experts: The Best Back To School Tech

The school year is still ramping up, and many students are now realizing they could use some extra tech to help provide an edge in their studies.  

Luckily, London Drugs Tech Expert Julian Sanders recently talked to CTV Morning Live Regina about the best back to school tech for 2017.

Watch the full feature here.

Top Back To School Tech Tips:

A major challenge modern students face is managing their many digital files and documents. One risk is that a precious hard drive could fall and break or become water damaged. For that, a rugged, waterproof hard drive, like this one from Lacie, is a great option.

Just transferring files between devices is another frequent challenge, especially when using iPhones or iPads for school work. A possible solution is the Leef iBridge, a special flash drive available in a variety of storage capacities that lets you transfer to these popular devices with ease.

Another common wishlist capability is to easily create digital copies of printed materials on the go…

For that, a wireless, wifi-enabled scanner such as the IRIScan Anywhere is incredibly handy. You can create digital scans in seconds and the results are much more legible than a photo or photocopy would be. Plus, these scans can be searched and even manipulated digitally. They’re great for research, letting you scan documents to read later or search later. And for scientific papers, you even scan and analyze data tables.

Aside from other staples like tough and affordable laptops and cool new gadgets like handheld printers, there’s a final piece of tech students are just beginning to need this time of year: an electric kettle.

They’re perfect for whipping up a quick oatmeal in the morning or some lunchtime noodles. But they are especially crucial for brewing late-night study fuel in your dorm room.

Have more questions about student tech?

Visit your local London Drugs and ask an LD Expert. And remember, we’re always open 24/7 online.

March 29th, 2011

How to Select a Point-and-Shoot Camera

Point-and-shoot cameras are a convenient and lightweight solution for every day picture taking. There’s a compact model for every lifestyle and budget. Here are some tips for choosing the right model:


March 26th, 2011

Choosing a DSLR

If you’re looking for versatility, image quality and simplicity, DSLR cameras are a perfect choice.

The wide range of lenses available with DSLRs let you explore any type of photography. Accessory flashes can also be added to achieve great shots in dim lighting, even at further distances! DSLR models with large image sensors deliver greater resolution and sharpness. Focusing and exposure systems are more accurate too, so you’ll capture more detail in shadow and highlight areas.


March 4th, 2011

Choosing a New Lens

A new lens gives you a whole new perspective on your photography—you can get up closer than you imagined or capture sweeping vistas in crisp detail. Here are five steps to help guide you to the perfect lens.


July 20th, 2010

All About Computer Viruses

Almost every day we are warned about a virus making the rounds. Although it may seem that they spread independently from computer to computer, in fact they do not…they need people to spread, just like a cold. Viruses are like sneezes, except that the sneezes are emails. Innocently attached to an e-mail message, a virus does its damage by delivering its payload – a malicious piece of code – once it has reached the destination computer.

Here’s a quick primer on the different types of viruses, how they typically propagate, and what kind of damage they can do.


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