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Battery size officially to blame for Note 7 fires, Samsung investigation reveals

Note: Updated on Jan. 23 to incorporate information from Samsung. An investigation by Samsung Electronics Ltd. has determined a series of "abnormal" batteries were officially behind last year's Galaxy Note 7 explosions. "We

Published on: January 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

3 reasons nobody’s watching your online ads – and what you can do about it

Andrew Opala doesn't blame users who install ad blockers on their desktop or mobile devices. While fewer Canadians use ad blockers than you might think - between 17 and 24 per cent, depending

Published on: January 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Yellow Pages whets appetites for its mobile dining app during Winterlicious

Yellow Pages Ltd. hopes to whet appetites for its mobile dining app by sponsoring this year’s Winterlicious and Summerlicious restaurant promotions in Toronto. It’s the latest chapter in the company’s dramatic shift from

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Christine Wong

Allworx banking on the fact that users still want desk phones

Allworx understands that smartphones have become the device business users turn to when managing their communications and contacts, but they've gone ahead and created a new desk phone anyway. This morning Allworx introduced

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

IBM and Bell partner up for enterprise mobility in Canada

IBM has partnered with Bell Canada to bring its MobileFirst for iOS to Canadian enterprises. IBM MobileFirst is the product of IBM's partnership with Apple to create a made-for-business suite of apps that

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Alex Radu

Microsoft patents a foldable phone-to-tablet device

A mobile device that can transform from a phone to a tablet in seconds might sound like science fiction, but could be on its way to market soon, courtesy of Microsoft Corp. Resembling

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sun Life feels ready for oncoming “insurtech”

There may be a generational divide when it comes to embracing online services for banking and insurance, but for Sun Life, that generational divide is shrinking. “Everyone is touching a digital channel today,” Cynthia

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Samsung Canada reveals new mid-range Galaxy A5 smartphone at CES

Samsung Electronics Ltd. wants budget-minded Canadian smartphone owners to know it hasn't abandoned them. On Thursday, the South Korean electronics giant's Canadian division revealed at CES that it will soon be releasing the

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New BlackBerry OS for automotive industry focuses on security

BlackBerry QNX is focusing on security with its newest operating system (OS) for connected and autonomous vehicles. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, BlackBerry QNX launched its latest OS for the

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Apple’s App Store more popular – but potentially less secure – than ever

Apple Inc. announced on Thursday that it saw record-setting numbers for the App Store at the end of 2016 - right after it indefinitely extended the deadline for developers to meet tougher requirements

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Facebook focused on helping businesses “organically interact” with customers, Zuckerberg says

Few friends are more important to Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg than businesses. During Facebook's third-quarter earnings call on Nov. 2 its CEO, who last year revealed a 10-year plan for the company,

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Even with recall, residual Note 7 use still higher than new LG and HTC devices combined: Apteligent

To understand why South Korean tech giant Samsung had such a terrible year, it helps to know how far they had to fall. According to San Francisco-based mobile app research firm Apteligent's latest

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook, Google dominated American app market last year: Nielsen

If you're wondering where Americans are spending time on their smartphones, media research firm Nielsen Holdings PLC has an answer for you. Unfortunately, it would appear that Canadian marketers trying to reach American

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Top 25 athletes to follow on Twitter in 2017

In 2017, Twitter is a vital aspect of the sports fan experience. From the sports journalists that update your feed on each game at every waking moment, to the teams and athletes we

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Trust in fintech suffers from a generational divide

The big banks may have more time than they think before their “Uber moment” arrives based on this year’s Digital Money Trends Report, which found that Canadians are still wary of fintech, even as

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson