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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

The Business Leadership Podcast: Chris Eben, Managing Partner at TWG

Chris Eben is a Managing Partner at TWG, a software consultancy with holistic expertise in digital strategy, product design and engineering. He is a mentor, speaker and active investor with a portfolio of

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

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

Quality of customer experience is getting worse: Forrester CX Index

Good, consistent customer service inspires a strong sense of brand loyalty, but all it takes is one bad experience to break that bond. The quality of customer experience (CX) has worsened, according to

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

The first digital learning platform in correctional facilities sees success

Education has proven to be the key to rehabilitating incarcerated individuals and reducing recidivism, and the first tablet-based education initiative within the correctional system is reporting that it's been a great success. Corrections-related

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

Why it’s time for Shopify to stop supporting Breitbart’s online store

On the heels of the Nazi protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, many are calling for companies to step up and stop supporting and profiting off of those promoting white supremacy. Apple Pay announced this

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Nicole Simone

Canadian firms: how can you ensure file sharing security as you scale?

The storage and sharing of corporate data has come a long way in the past century. Filing cabinets and storage units full of cardboard boxes are becoming less and less common as technology

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Ellie Martin

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

Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer on tackling provincial problems through a digital lens

It’s a commonly-held belief that governments move at a glacial pace when it comes to making decisions and adopting new technology, but the province of Ontario is hoping to change that with its

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin surges to $5,000, subway scans for bombs

Could airport style scanners work in a subway station? A racist website just can’t find a new host. And Bitcoin is making some people rich, but definitely not me. From Facebook - Can

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

Breaking down the player associations versus wearables debate – Tech in Sports Ep. 6

This week the Tech in Sports crew dives into how Kevin Durant is tearing up YouTube, a pro tennis player who codes for fun on the side, and Paolo interviews Alex Rice of

Published on: August 17th, 2017 Alex Radu

How to make a phone call with Google Home

Google Home users in Canada and the U.S. will see a new feature roll out this week with free phone calls. Users will be able to call the contacts they have saved in

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Security specialist job opening to protect the Ontario government

The Cyber Security Operations team at the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is a carefully assembled group of passionate and diverse individuals. The team proudly believes in our mission to protect the Ontario government,

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Jeff Radecki

How NAFTA negotiations could shake up Canada’s tech industry

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland takes to the negotiating table in Washington, D.C. today to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump, there

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

ViewSonic adds 27-inch 4K UHD monitor to its VP series

Visual solution provider ViewSonic Corp. has announced its newest monitor, and it's a doozy. The latest addition to the company's VP series line, the VP2785-4K is a 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 by 2160)

Published on: August 16th, 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

High-volume hiring just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new LinkedIn tool

LinkedIn has unveiled a new tool that would make hiring many people at once easier. The social media platform has launched Pipeline Builder, which “identifies, engages, and generates interest" from professionals on its

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

TransferWise launches new Borderless account for managing international currencies

Transferring money and exchanging currencies just got a whole lot easier for businesses, freelancers, and travelers. UK-based online payment company TransferWise has launched its Borderless account, a new way for managing international finances

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs