Mobility Archives - Page 4

Apple partners with Deloitte to help enterprises adopt iPhones and iPads

Apple Inc. has taken another big step in its bid to frame its products as business-class devices, not just desirable consumer hardware, by forming a partnership with consulting firm Deloitte, it announced yesterday.

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry exits hardware business after another quarterly loss

BlackBerry Ltd. will exit the hardware business internally and leave development of future smartphones to its partners, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a press release issued Wednesday morning. Previously, Chen had

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Forrester: Weak oil, ‘conservative’ C-suite to soften Canadian tech spending in 2017

Slumping energy prices and weak economic growth will continue to soften Canadian tech spending in 2017, according to Forrester Research Inc. At a conference held in Toronto on Thursday by travel and expense

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Christine Wong

Instagram hits 500,000 advertisers, with Canada among top 5 source countries

Instagram hit a new milestone on Thursday, with the company announcing that more than 500,000 companies are now advertising on its photo-based social networking platform - an increase of more than 100 per

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians watched 60 per cent more YouTube in 2015 than 2014, new data shows [infographic]

YouTube is a favourite with Canadians of all ages, and across all devices, with newly released statistics illustrating why advertisers might want to think twice about adding the channel to their marketing mix.

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Glance Pay uses your smartphone camera to pay restaurant bills faster

If you've ever enjoyed a great meal at a restaurant, only to have your experience ruined by waiting to pay your server on the one credit card machine available, then you understand the

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Alex Radu

New BlackBerry phone leaked in website publishing misfire

A page clearly named "donotpublish.html" made its way onto BlackBerry.com on Sept. 20, revealing specifications for the BlackBerry DTEK60 - the apparent successor to the DTEK50 released in August. Codenamed Argon, the device

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ed Snowden warns against using Google’s new chat app Allo

Google Allo, the new chat app launched today on iOS and Android that inserts AI into your conversations, is the equivalent of state surveillance and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Rogers and Twitter teaming up to offer tweet-based customer support

Twitter Inc. is developing a new customer support service for businesses, with Rogers Communications Inc. as its first Canadian client, the companies announced this week. As of Sept. 15, Rogers customers can use

Published on: September 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Car buyers rely on mobile research, expect net access at dealerships: Yahoo [infographic]

Internet-savvy consumers expect a personalized experience when shopping for a new car, and online marketers, car dealers, and manufacturers all have a role to play in delivering one, according to a pair of

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Points for Purchases latest step in mobile strategy for American Express

With its latest membership rewards feature, luxury credit card brand American Express continues its recent strategy of aggressively targeting mobile consumers. Launched last month, Use Points for Purchases allows eligible American Express card

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Delays and doubtful doctors a tough pill to swallow for wearable healthcare market

Despite millions of people slipping into wearable technology, many doctors aren't as comfortable with the devices in a healthcare setting. In a Toronto panel discussion hosted by We Are Wearables on Monday, experts from

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

It’s official – Pokémon Go really does help small businesses catch ’em all [infographic]

By now, it's common knowledge that small businesses, particularly retailers near so-called "PokéStops," can use mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go to increase foot traffic - but now Slant Marketing has the numbers to

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter announces partnership with online video news network Cheddar

Continuing its apparent quest to become the first destination for online viewers seeking live content, Twitter Inc. has announced a new broadcasting partnership with online video news network Cheddar. The social media media

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Square, Moneris Payd card readers work with iPhone 7

Merchants that rely on a card reader that connects with a smartphone via its headphone jack could still use their devices with the iPhone 7. Apple Inc. unveiled its latest smartphone last week,

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson