Android makers compared: Sony crashes less, Motorola updates fastest

If you're in the market to buy a new Android smartphone and want to avoid device crashes, consider Sony. If you want the most up-to-date OS, then consider Motorola, according to a new

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google Duo shows you video before you answer the call

Google Inc. is adding yet another video chat app to mobile app stores, and it can be described as a hybrid between Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Google Duo is a one-to-one video

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is Google developing a new OS?

A mysterious - and thus far, unverified - page on code-sharing website GitHub has fuelled speculation that Menlo Park, Calif.-based Google Inc. might be working on a new operating system designed to power

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, the company's latest addition to its flagship Galaxy series, looks great, is made to take some punishment, and will have longer-lasting battery life than its predecessors. There are even

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry could licence even more Android software in the future, says device software head

The BlackBerry Hub+ Services launch on the Google Play store is performing above the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobility firm’s expectations, and BlackBerry Ltd. won’t rule out the prospect of releasing more of its custom

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Now you can turn any Android device into a BlackBerry

The difference between a BlackBerry-made Android smartphone and every other Android smartphone was just erased. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is allowing the suite of BlackBerry applications that have served as differentiators between its

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson


Microsoft announces further retreat from mobile market, plans to lay off 2,850 staff

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. clearly doesn't expect its fortunes in the mobile devices market to improve anytime soon, outlining plans to eliminate 2,850 more jobs from its smartphone division and fretting that developers will be

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson


iOS becoming more fragmented as more patches pushed out

Apple Inc.'s mobile eco-system might be more divided than is commonly assumed, according to device data collected by software developer Apteligent Inc. While Apple is thought to have the best success in the

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson

LG survey reveals ‘low battery anxiety’ epidemic

Have you argued with your spouse over unanswered calls or texts? Have you asked a total stranger to borrow a charger? Have you skipped the gym to instead charge up your smartphone battery?

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Top business smartphones of 2016: Moto G4 Plus review

Even though Lenovo now owns the company instead of Google, for some years Motorola’s Moto series of smartphones have been the closest you can get to a stock Android device without going with

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Alex Davies

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky!

Smart watches have become more than just a way to tell time as the Apple watch and Fit Bit are becoming increasingly popular. I have had my share of experiences with smart watches - some

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Top business smartphones of 2016: LG G5 review

Last year we included the LG G4 as one our 2015 Top Business Smartphones, and were impressed with its camera and the fact that LG resisted the trend of non-removable batteries and no

Published on: May 30th, 2016 Alex Davies