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How does the new Asus Zenpad hold up to the iPad and Galaxy Tab?

A new flagship-calibre tablet hit the market today as Asustek Computer Inc. (Asus) announced the release of its new ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA device in Canada and other markets. The new ZenPad is

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

The gift that doesn’t keep giving — until Ugo’s mobile wallet

Gift cards are as good as cash at most retailers, especially since legislation was passed to put an end to deadline dates. But according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by Ugo Mobile Solutions

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Dave Webb

Nymi testing biometrically-authenticated wearable payments with MasterCard, TD

The wearables market is beginning to pick up steam, and Toronto’s Nymi is already working on the next generation of wearables technology with a pilot project to complete credit card payments using a

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian Olympic Commitee embraces the power of e-signatures

Canadian athletes are going digital as the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) says goodbye to paper and hello to e-SignLive’s e-signature technology. According to the CBC, the average age of this year’s team Canada athletes

Published on: August 10th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Samsung, Apple losing ground to tablet upstarts in a smaller market

We’re buying fewer tablets, and fewer of those we are buying are from Samsung or Apple – although most of them still are. Those are the key takeaways from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet

Published on: August 6th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Visual search engine connects retailers with eager shopaholics

Toronto-based Craves is allowing retailers to uniquely harness the power of online shopping with its new visual search engine. The fashion discovery app is hoping to entice retailers and shoppers alike to get

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

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