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New BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition a more durable smartphone

BlackBerry has released a new version of its flagship Passport smartphone, the BackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it’s promising that it’s not only the colour that’s different. Yes, the new handset does have a

Published on: August 4th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian Tire adds digital notes to its bricks-and-mortar playlist

At a time when many retailers are downsizing stores or going completely virtual, Canadian Tire is trying to weave some digital reinforcement into the foundations of its physical stores without shutting them down.

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Christine Wong

Windows 10 review: the last OS you’ll ever have to install

This might be the last review of Windows you ever have to read. Microsoft Corp. is launching Windows 10 on Wednesday and described the release as the "last version of Windows." From now on,

Published on: July 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Five security steps to take before using your new smartwatch for business

The smartwatch revolution is near, and sales of these hot new wearable are sure to be strong for back to school. However, a new report is raising serious security concerns about that little

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Samsung dominated smartphone shipments but Huawei dominates growth

Preliminary data on smartphone shipments from International Data Corp. (IDC) shows the second quarter of 2015 saw the second highest shipment total for a single quarter ever, and while it’s the usual suspects

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian wireless prices rising at 3X inflation: Report

Feel like your wireless bill is growing faster than your pay cheque? Well, you’re right. And a new report sheds light on just how fast our smartphone bills are skyrocketing. The 2015 Wall

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry makes bet on crisis communications with AtHoc acquisition

BlackBerry Ltd. is continuing to bolster its software business with the acquisition of a U.S. vendor specializing in crisis communications in times of business disruption. While BlackBerry has been struggling to put its

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Google’s iBeacon competitor ‘Eddystone’ expands capability of Bluetooth beacons

Thanks to Google Inc.'s new Eddystone protocol for Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons, retailers may soon no longer need smartphone users to have an app installed before sending them a proximity-based message. Google announced

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadian startups take on Periscope, Meerkat with different take on live streaming

These two Canadian startups are hoping to challenge the giants of the live streaming industry. Trace and Yeplive are two companies eager to leave their mark on the world of live video sharing and

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Apple Watch sales remain mystery after first quarter on the market

Apple Inc. says that sales of the new Apple Watch exceeded its own expectations for its first quarter of market availability, but won't release a hard number in terms of units sold or

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Toronto Pan Am Games app roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly

We’re in the homestretch for the Pan Am Games in Toronto, and Canada is fighting the United States for the medal lead, and the Para Pan Am Games are coming up in August.

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S2 thinner, lighter than Apple’s iPad Air 2

With the tablet market slowing and vendors competing harder for tablet sales, Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Corp. is tweaking the size on its new flagship tablet to take it head-to-head with Apple’s iPad

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft’s mobile strategy unclear in post-Nokia world

If you’re one of the few Microsoft phone users left here in Canada, you can stop panicking – for now. COO Kevin Turner closed out this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Christine Wong

Kindle Paperwhite review: good hardware with risk of surprise battery drainage

E-readers are a good example of mobile devices that were quite bad when first launched but have consistently improved with each successive release. With the new Kindle Paperwhite, it's hard to ask for

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Interactive map: Inside Canada’s wireless landscape

Canadians love their smartphones and wireless devices, even if we don't always love our carriers and the service they provide. And our experiences can vary depending on the province or city we call

Published on: July 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras