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Canadians paying higher prices for mobile services than other countries: CRTC study

Many Canadians living in cities are paying among the highest prices in the developed world for their mobile phone service, but those subscribing to new entrants over incumbent carriers may get a break

Published on: August 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

With Skipmenu, you can press 1 to speak with a robot, or your touchscreen to reach an actual person

Whether it's automated menus, offshore attendants, or faulty voice recognition software, consumers and business users alike have an embarrassment of riches to choose from when railing against customer service. But what if we

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, the company's latest addition to its flagship Galaxy series, looks great, is made to take some punishment, and will have longer-lasting battery life than its predecessors. There are even

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Twitter opening Moments service to more creators – including businesses

Twitter Inc.'s Moments service, the trending-topics news feed the company brought to Canada in April, hasn't exactly been the game-changer CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey hoped for - but perhaps adding some new

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry could licence even more Android software in the future, says device software head

The BlackBerry Hub+ Services launch on the Google Play store is performing above the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobility firm’s expectations, and BlackBerry Ltd. won’t rule out the prospect of releasing more of its custom

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Foursquare proves that Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign is hurting his business

It turns out that being a billionaire presidential candidate who regularly objectifies women, refers to much of his country's largest ethnic group as "rapists" and "criminals," calls its democratic system "rigged," proposes a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Video impressions on mobile saw 3,000% increase: Google

As more people are watching online video via smartphones, tablets, and whatever other form factors they can point their eyeballs at, more advertisers are turning to programmatic video ads and more media sites

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Now you can turn any Android device into a BlackBerry

The difference between a BlackBerry-made Android smartphone and every other Android smartphone was just erased. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is allowing the suite of BlackBerry applications that have served as differentiators between its

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Instagram releases new Snapchat-like feature

Facebook Inc. subsidiary Instagram has released a new feature that condenses a day's updates into a slideshow - assuming users want it to. According to the company, "Instagram Stories" adds a user's updates

Published on: August 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft announces further retreat from mobile market, plans to lay off 2,850 staff

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. clearly doesn't expect its fortunes in the mobile devices market to improve anytime soon, outlining plans to eliminate 2,850 more jobs from its smartphone division and fretting that developers will be

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mobile now accounts for 84% of Facebook’s ad revenue, COO says

Focusing on mobile continues to pay off for Facebook Inc.: the company's mobile ad revenue reached $5.2 billion USD during the last quarter, accounting for 84 per cent of overall ad revenue, COO

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Avoid ‘consumer burnout’ – don’t repeat the same messages across social media, Twitter Canada says

The members of your audience aren’t posting the same thing across every one of their social media accounts, so why should your company? That was the central message delivered by Twitter Canada’s head

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pokémon Go reminds us that mobile channel is a driver of online and offline traffic

While sitting down with a friend at a bar over this weekend, our server saw our smartphones on the table and asked if we were playing Pokemon Go. When I replied that I

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Your customers can now update your Google Maps listing

A new crowdsourcing feature in Google Maps means that many businesses will soon see information suggested by their customers showing up on their listing, according to the search giant. Google Maps has become

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson