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Location technology pushes offers to Air Miles collectors’ smartphones

If you feel a vibration in your pocket next time you walk into a Rexall in Toronto or a Staples in Alberta, don’t worry. It’s just your Air Miles app. Air Miles is

Published on: April 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry strengthens EMM portfolio, BES 12 with WatchDox acquisition

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry is strengthening its enterprise mobility management (EMM) portfolio with the acquisition of WatchDox, which specializes in secure file management. On Tuesday, BlackBerry announced a definitive agreement to acquire Palo Alto,

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Montar car mount a reliable solution for hands-free smartphone use

Smartphones are a terrible distraction for drivers. If you've ever been driving down the road with smartphone in pocket and had your device start ringing, then you've probably also nearly veered into a

Published on: April 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft buys Toronto mobile business intelligence vendor

Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday that it’s rounding out its mobility strategy around business intelligence with the acquisition of a Canadian vendor. The company confirmed that it has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based developer of

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Digital marketers ready for Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm

Digital marketers appear to be ready for a new mobile-friendly search algorithm from Google – or at least they say they are. An update to Google’s search algorithm goes into effect on April

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

The Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s smartphone magnum opus

  When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S5 last year, we thought it was a very good smartphone for business users. However, its design was a little lacklustre, unadventurous you might say, and

Published on: April 9th, 2015 Alex Davies

Canadian remote workers are driving cloud app adoption

More and more Canadians are spending at least some time working away from the office, and cloud-based apps are helping them stay productive. Workspace provider Regus surveyed 44,000 senior business people across more

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Vancouver mobile payments company a Canadian alternative to Apple Pay

While Apple Pay has generated a lot of awareness of interest in the mobile payments space, it’s not available yet in Canada. Vancouver’s nTrust isn’t wasting any time capitalizing on that Apple hype

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

One charger to connect them all, one charger to power them

Every traveller has at some point been frustrated with the power cables they’re forced to travel with to charge their assorted electronics. The Echo Connect Plus aims to get them down to one

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Smart wearables will drive surge in wearables growth

The wearables market is poised for rapid growth driven by fitness apps and “smart” wearables that can run third-party apps, according to new forecast data from IDC Corp. With new vendors, new devices

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Adobe’s Slate is a visual storytelling app for Apple iPad

Following up on the success of the Adobe Voice for iPad app that it launch last summer, Adobe has launched a new visual storytelling app: Adobe Slate. The app allows a marketer to

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadians’ love of loyalty rewards is swayed most by this digital channel

Canadians love their loyalty programs, and digital channels are a favourite method to learn how to eke the most value out of those Air Miles, PC Points, and the like, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry is back in the tablet business, and it brought friends

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Here’s how Keek plans to make money from its Facebook Messenger partnership

A Toronto-based social network based on 36-second videos sees a new partnership with Facebook as the path to more business-to-business deals and earning money off in-app purchases. Facebook made specific mention of Keek

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Watch out Meerkat; Twitter raises Periscope on video streaming app

Meerkat may have been first to market, but Twitter is looking to tame it with Periscope, its own app for live streaming video. Much like Meerkat, Periscope is an iOS app for your

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras