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How to join the preview program on Google Home or Chromecast

If you just can't wait to get the latest features on your Google Home or Chromecast device, then activate the Preview Program to jump ahead in the queue. Last week we showed you

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Samsung’s Bixby finally makes its Canadian debut

After months of delays, Samsung Electronics Ltd's smartphone voice assistant, Bixby, is finally available in more than 200 countries, including Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Starting today, Galaxy S8 and S8+2 users can

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Android Oreo revealed, Uber wins ruling preventing customers from suing in court

Hashtag Trending is double stuffed today with Google revealing Android 8.0, or Android Oreo. Uber has won a ruling allowing it to prevent customers from suing in court. And solar eclipse wins on

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ focuses on speed and security

The next version of Android is here, and it's doubled stuffed with speed and security. Google introduced Android 8.0 'Oreo' today at an event in New York with updates centered around increasing the

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Alex Radu

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Customizable ‘back-to-school’ smartphone launches in Canada today

Getting ready for school to start in a few weeks? How about a smartphone for just that. Alcatel has released the Alcatel A50, complete with SNAPBAK accessories for all sorts of customization. For

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

Telus now taking Canadian pre-orders for Android co-founder’s Essential Phone

Canadian telecommunications giant Telus Corp. has officially announced the month of release and price point for Canadians interested in buying Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Phone. Telus is already taking preorders for the

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Voice-first developers share best practices for Alexa Skills, Google Actions

With Google Home now available in Canada and receiving more useful features and Amazon's Alexa expected to be released in the near future, many companies find themselves pondering how to have a totally

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google pays to stay on top, video buffering may be over

Google is paying Apple to stay the top search engine, the world’s largest data centre will be built in the Arctic Circle, and researchers may have a way to stop video buffering. From

Published on: August 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Mobile key to reaching customers during holiday season, Google tells retailers

It's never too early for retailers to start planning for the holiday shopping season, and Google Inc. wants to help. During an Aug. 16 presentation organized by the Mountain View, Calif. search giant's

Published on: August 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Free phone calls, multi-user support released for Google Home in Canada

Canadians and Americans will have one more reason to never get a landline telephone starting on Wednesday, as Google rolls out free phone calls to its Assistant service, including Google Home units. Google

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

LG’s latest user interface for the V30 highlights security, ‘Floating Bar’

When the LG V30 launches later this year it will come equipped with the latest version of LG's user interface, UX 6.0+. The updated UX is designed to 'work even better' with the

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Google reveals new look for calendar, Trump blasts former council CEOs on Twitter

Google has revealed a new look for its calendar app, Samsung has released a snazzy new portable hard drive, and Donald Trump uses his favourite platform to curse the CEOs quitting his American

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Wireless improves student engagement, device management

Educators often bemoan the presence of mobile devices in the classroom when they're in the hands of students and distracting them from the lesson at hand. But when that device is in the

Published on: August 15th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft’s Surface Book problem, Amazon’s data centres now easier to use

Microsoft has a Surface Book problem, Amazon is making it easier for companies to use their data centres, and a neo-Nazi website is having trouble finding a new home. On Monday Reddit users

Published on: August 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood