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Asus challenges budget smartphone market with new ZenFone 3 [review]

The Asus ZenFone 3 has officially arrived here in Canada, and after two generations of mediocrity, the ZenFone brand may finally be worth your attention. At first glance, the ZenFone 3 is a

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Alex Radu

North America’s first fintech chatbot is Canadian

There are chatbots for retail and chatbots for checking the weather, so why not a chatbot for fintech? Montreal-based online small business lender Thinking Capital answered that question this week by introducing "Lucy",

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New AdWords service makes it easy to send texts consumers will actually read

Nobody likes receiving junk texts - but what if a potential customer indicated they wanted to hear from you? That appears to be Google Inc.'s thinking behind click-to-message ads, a new AdWords feature

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Think before you selfie – mobile malware might be watching

Facial recognition technology might be a boon for mobile payment security, but it also represents another weapon for cybercriminals, a cybersecurity expert warns. A mobile research team inside Intel Security Group's McAfee Labs

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Now Shopify clients can use Facebook Messenger to convert chats into sales

Shopify clients who use Facebook Messenger to reach out to customers will be happy to know they can now use the popular instant messaging app to facilitate purchases too. Starting this month, the

Published on: October 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

UX helps consumer wearables beat connected enterprise in the IoT race

Zayn Jaffer talked about connected business during an expert panel on Wednesday but it was his feet that really spoke volumes. Jaffer, director of emerging businesses at Best Buy Canada, told an audience at

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

How a coding-averse IT team brought Toronto’s CN Tower into the 21st century

It’s exactly the sort of iconic destination you’d expect to see on the cutting edge of technology, but until recently Toronto’s CN Tower didn’t offer visitors WiFi, let alone a mobile app. Enter

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung details Galaxy Note7 return process for Canadians

Canadian buyers of Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone should take it back to the place they bought it to exchange for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, or a full refund, the electronics maker

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Samsung warns Galaxy Note7 owners to ‘stop using the device’

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 - even a new replacement model issued after the first recall - you should turn off your device and never use it again, according to Samsung

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Rogers CEO doesn’t think Wireless Code should even exist

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Guy Laurence can empathize with the customers who submitted the complaints cited by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) in its recent critique of Canada’s Wireless Code

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New Rogers service lets customers control access to wireless ‘cookie jar’

The same week the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) criticized wireless service providers for doing a poor job of notifying consumers about their data use, Rogers Communications Inc. has released a

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian carriers loose with roaming limits, consent, CCTS alleges

It would appear that many of Canada's wireless service providers are very good at providing less-than-optimal service while still operating within the boundaries of the law, according to a new report by the

Published on: October 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Google’s new Samsung- and iPhone-killer, the Pixel

Samsung Electronics Ltd. is about to lose a big chunk of the North American smartphone market. It's difficult to reach any other conclusion after spending a few minutes with the Pixel, the new

Published on: October 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook goes after Craigslist and Kijiji with new Marketplace feature

Between its breakthrough chatbot services and the increasingly robust suite of marketing-friendly features being added to Facebook Messenger, Facebook Inc. has been good this year to businesses with something to sell - and

Published on: October 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Kobo Aura One review: a premium e-reader that delivers

The Aura One isn't just an e-reader for people who've never bought an e-reader before, it's an e-reader for people already in the market and ready for an upgrade. That's how Rakuten Kobo

Published on: October 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson