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FreshBooks to launch mobile credit card reader

Given the already crowded state of Canada’s mobile payment sector, you might question the logic behind any corporation’s decision to launch a new mobile credit card reader in a market where so many

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

IDC predicts smartphone slump, softer ICT growth for Canada in 2016

Sluggish oil prices will take a bigger bite out of Canada’s 2016 tech sector growth than previously expected, IDC predicted Thursday. The sector will likely grow by 2.4 per cent next year, said

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Christine Wong

How we shopped: analyzing Black Friday and Cyber Monday trends

The U.S. Thanksgiving weekend has come to symbolize the beginning of the holiday shopping season with the much-hyped Black Friday and Cyber Monday offering deals aimed to lure consumers into their stores. Lucky for retailers,

Published on: December 1st, 2015 David Hamilton

Sonim’s new smartphones are built to withstand Canadian winters and other extremes

Designed to work in extreme environments like the Alberta's oil sands, the new XP5 and XP7 smartphones from Sonim Technologies are resistant to dust, water, oil and chemical, temperature, extreme pressure and drops onto concrete

Published on: November 26th, 2015 David Hamilton

Top business smartphones for 2015: LG G4

Over the years, LG has produced smartphones that have come close to competing with the best devices the big two (Samsung and Apple) have to offer but there’s always been something that prevents

Published on: November 26th, 2015 Alex Davies

The ‘Uber of prescriptions’ comes to the Toronto region

Getting a prescription medicines could be more convenient for Toronto area residents now that PopRx, a Canadian startup that calls itself the Uber of prescriptions, now operates in the GTA. The PopRx app for iPhone

Published on: November 26th, 2015 David Hamilton

Affordable smartphones drive phone sales in Q3

In the third quarter of 2015, consumers bought 353 million smartphones worldwide - a 15.5 percent growth over the same period in 2014. According to Gartner’s latest report on mobile phone sales, this growth was

Published on: November 19th, 2015 David Hamilton

IoT? “Never heard of it,” say over half of Canadian businesses

Almost nine out of 10 Canadian businesses admit they aren’t fully utilizing digital technology and their own lack of knowledge may be partly to blame, a new Microsoft Canada survey reveals. Although half

Published on: November 19th, 2015 Christine Wong

Apple Pay launches in Canada without cooperation from Canadian banks

Apple Pay launched in Canada Tuesday, allowing consumers to make purchases with their iPhones at the checkout in places like Tim Hortons, Indigo, McDonald’s, Petro Canada and Staples. But since Apple Pay's merchant partner is American Express, Apple Pay

Published on: November 17th, 2015 David Hamilton

Retailers aren’t keeping up with consumer mobile shopping needs: survey

New research from professional services firm Accenture shows that, while more Canadian consumers want to shop more from their mobile devices, retailers are having a difficult time keeping up with demand. The findings

Published on: November 17th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Top business smartphones of 2015: Google Nexus 6P

Android is the most popular OS globally and notably, unlike iOS and Windows Phone, is an open platform. This has led to myriad versions of Android with different UI’s and UX’s that vary

Published on: November 17th, 2015 Alex Davies

More Canadians connecting to ecommerce on their commutes: study

A recently released study identifies a new ecommerce trend that may cause more online retailers to jump on the mobile bandwagon. The research, commissioned by PayPal Canada, shows that more Canadians are connecting

Published on: November 11th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Top business smartphones of 2015: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung's Note smartphones practically invented the phablet category and last year's model, the Note 4, was a culmination of all its big-screen device innovations and was one of our favourite devices of 2014,

Published on: November 11th, 2015 Alex Davies

Here’s how American Airlines brought mobility to its 113,300-person workforce

What does it take to digitize an entire airline?  Time, apparently, and heaps upon heaps of devices. At the inaugural SOTI Sync conference in Toronto, Greg Parley, senior infrastructure team lead at American

Published on: November 9th, 2015 Dave Yin

Suretap and Points partner up to bring loyalty program to mobile wallet

Suretap, a virtual wallet service for smartphones, has partnered with the Points loyalty network to bring loyalty card transactions to its users - and drive customer loyalty for brands and retailers. "The Suretap mobile wallet is

Published on: November 9th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock