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New CenturyLink service adds marketing analytics to venue-based Wi-Fi

Canadians love their free Wi-Fi, and are willing to provide personal data in exchange for incentives - so why not combine the two? Location-Based Analytics, the new software as a service (SaaS) released

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile marketers must adapt to users, not the other way around, Forrester says

Too many marketers are chasing the mobile equivalent of whatever's new and shiny instead of accounting for how customers actually use their devices, according to technology-based consulting firm Forrester Research, Inc. - and

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook combining BBM and Snapchat with new Messenger encryption feature

If Mark Zuckerberg has his way, we'll soon be using Facebook Messenger to check the weather, receive shipping updates, and order pizza. Less enticing, perhaps, is the thought of using the popular instant

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

LG survey reveals ‘low battery anxiety’ epidemic

Have you argued with your spouse over unanswered calls or texts? Have you asked a total stranger to borrow a charger? Have you skipped the gym to instead charge up your smartphone battery?

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Previews of iOS 10 beta reveal just how widely Apple is opening its arms to developers

Apple Inc. released the latest version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 10, for beta testing today, and several outlets are already highlighting some of the tantalizing changes in store for programmers, consumers,

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry might be making three new Android devices, not two

BlackBerry Ltd. just can’t stop, won’t stop. Even as the Canadian smartphone maker begins phasing out its Classic model after losing enterprise clients, and most recently posting a quarterly loss of $670 million,

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

HP adds touchscreen support to next Chromebook

HP Inc. is giving its bare-bones, cloud-based laptop a few upgrades. The company’s next Chromebook, the 11 G5, will include an optional touchscreen when released in the fall – all the better to

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is BlackBerry’s decision to phase out the Classic another blow to its hardware division?

A week after it was revealed that the U.S. Senate, one of BlackBerry Ltd.'s largest remaining enterprise customers, would no longer be issuing BlackBerry smartphones to its staff, the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobile software

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CCTS survey reveals that most Canadians don’t know about CCTS

Quick: Name the independent body responsible for resolving complaints with telephone, wireless, and internet service providers in Canada. If you answered "the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services," or CCTS, congratulations - you're

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Norton discovers Canadians trust public wi-fi too much, releases app to help

Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec Corp. hopes to educate the alarming number of Canadians unaware of the risks involved in using public WiFi with its Norton security software division's latest offering. Released today, Norton

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How to watch and follow Euro 2016 on your mobile device

With the round of 16 kicking off this weekend, fans from all over the world are looking for ways to stay connected to their favorite teams. It can be difficult to block enough

Published on: June 24th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

BlackBerry CEO emphasizes growth of software division amid Q1 loss

Though his company announced a first-quarter loss of more than $600 million USD today, BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen remains optimistic about its long-term viability thanks to the continued growth of its software

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry gives itself March deadline to make handset business profitable

BlackBerry Ltd. has given itself the remainder of its current fiscal year, which ends next March, to return its handset division to profitability, CEO John Chen said during the company's annual general meeting

Published on: June 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Peace of mind not the only reason to go offline during a vacation: Intel

With summer officially upon us, it's safe to assume that more than a few Canadians will be making a list of potential vacation destinations and checking travel websites for deals, if they haven't

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Huawei MateBook pre-order begins; offers cheaper Surface alternative

Huawei Technologies Co. announced on Monday that its own take on a Windows 10 hybrid PC is now available for pre-order and will go on sale in Canada July 11. The MateBook is

Published on: June 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson