Mobility Archives - Page 3

Businesses hope to boost mobile marketing, but shrink team size

While executives are interested in using mobile channels to boost brand awareness and increase engagement, companies aren't dedicating more marketers to mobile or developing products intended for beyond their local market, a new

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Jabra Halo Smart headset review – heavenly headset but not perfect

Noise cancellation has become such an important feature in headphones to me that if I find myself in an airport without them, I'll probably shell out the cash to buy a new set.

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kobo’s new Aura One e-reader inspired by its best customers

Rakuten Inc.'s Kobo is advertising its new Aura One as the e-reader designed by people who love e-readers, and it's made that slogan credible after working with about a dozen of its best

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Android makers compared: Sony crashes less, Motorola updates fastest

If you're in the market to buy a new Android smartphone and want to avoid device crashes, consider Sony. If you want the most up-to-date OS, then consider Motorola, according to a new

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google Duo shows you video before you answer the call

Google Inc. is adding yet another video chat app to mobile app stores, and it can be described as a hybrid between Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Google Duo is a one-to-one video

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based firm launches Venezuela’s ‘Uber’ without taxi tensions

As tensions simmer between Uber and cabbies up here in Canada, a Toronto startup is gaining traction for its taxi app in South America. Uber Technologies Inc. has faced accusations of unfairly competing

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Christine Wong

HP revamps Chromebook-alternative Stream laptops

HP Inc. clearly doesn't think the market of cloud-based affordable laptops is exclusive to Chrome, as it just announced an update to its Windows-based line of Stream laptops. Available in bright colours and

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

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