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UX helps consumer wearables beat connected enterprise in the IoT race

Zayn Jaffer talked about connected business during an expert panel on Wednesday but it was his feet that really spoke volumes. Jaffer, director of emerging businesses at Best Buy Canada, told an audience at

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

How a coding-averse IT team brought Toronto’s CN Tower into the 21st century

It’s exactly the sort of iconic destination you’d expect to see on the cutting edge of technology, but until recently Toronto’s CN Tower didn’t offer visitors WiFi, let alone a mobile app. Enter

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung details Galaxy Note7 return process for Canadians

Canadian buyers of Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone should take it back to the place they bought it to exchange for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, or a full refund, the electronics maker

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Samsung warns Galaxy Note7 owners to ‘stop using the device’

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 - even a new replacement model issued after the first recall - you should turn off your device and never use it again, according to Samsung

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Rogers CEO doesn’t think Wireless Code should even exist

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Guy Laurence can empathize with the customers who submitted the complaints cited by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) in its recent critique of Canada’s Wireless Code

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New Rogers service lets customers control access to wireless ‘cookie jar’

The same week the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) criticized wireless service providers for doing a poor job of notifying consumers about their data use, Rogers Communications Inc. has released a

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian carriers loose with roaming limits, consent, CCTS alleges

It would appear that many of Canada's wireless service providers are very good at providing less-than-optimal service while still operating within the boundaries of the law, according to a new report by the

Published on: October 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Google’s new Samsung- and iPhone-killer, the Pixel

Samsung Electronics Ltd. is about to lose a big chunk of the North American smartphone market. It's difficult to reach any other conclusion after spending a few minutes with the Pixel, the new

Published on: October 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook goes after Craigslist and Kijiji with new Marketplace feature

Between its breakthrough chatbot services and the increasingly robust suite of marketing-friendly features being added to Facebook Messenger, Facebook Inc. has been good this year to businesses with something to sell - and

Published on: October 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Kobo Aura One review: a premium e-reader that delivers

The Aura One isn't just an e-reader for people who've never bought an e-reader before, it's an e-reader for people already in the market and ready for an upgrade. That's how Rakuten Kobo

Published on: October 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry brand won’t go missing from smartphone market: COO

Despite BlackBerry Ltd. retreating from designing and making its own hardware, it's possible that BlackBerry-branded devices will be more effectively delivered to market than in recent years, according to Ralph Pini, chief operating

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple partners with Deloitte to help enterprises adopt iPhones and iPads

Apple Inc. has taken another big step in its bid to frame its products as business-class devices, not just desirable consumer hardware, by forming a partnership with consulting firm Deloitte, it announced yesterday.

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry exits hardware business after another quarterly loss

BlackBerry Ltd. will exit the hardware business internally and leave development of future smartphones to its partners, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a press release issued Wednesday morning. Previously, Chen had

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Forrester: Weak oil, ‘conservative’ C-suite to soften Canadian tech spending in 2017

Slumping energy prices and weak economic growth will continue to soften Canadian tech spending in 2017, according to Forrester Research Inc. At a conference held in Toronto on Thursday by travel and expense

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Christine Wong

Instagram hits 500,000 advertisers, with Canada among top 5 source countries

Instagram hit a new milestone on Thursday, with the company announcing that more than 500,000 companies are now advertising on its photo-based social networking platform - an increase of more than 100 per

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood