Apple announces record App Store revenues as it hikes Canadian prices

Editor's note - story updated Jan. 9 at 9:00 AM ET Apple Inc. has started billing its Canadian customers more than American customers to download apps as it comes off a record-breaking year

Published on: January 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple iOS 8 unveiling: what you need to see

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

What makes an app developer successful: Robleh Jama of Tiny Hearts

When news broke that one of the world’s most successful mobile games - Flappy Bird - was being shut down, it left other game developers and marketers collectively scratching their heads. Why? Well,

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Karim Kanji

CircleTime offers a new way to look at your calendar

There's countless calendar apps out there, but they all pretty much present your schedule in the same way - days and weeks organized into rows and columns, your meetings and appointments in neat

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Amazon offers Canadians yet another free cloud storage service

Cloud computing firm Amazon.ca released a cloud storage service today to compete with a long list of competitors including Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Apple iCloud, Box.net, and more. Previously Cloud Drive was

Published on: May 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to help Google Now read your mind

Google Now is available for iPhone and iPad users for the first time. Google released an update to its Google Search app on the App Store today, offering iOS users the service that’s

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apple gives 500px a time out for nude content

A Toronto-based startup has been chastised by Apple Inc. for featuring nude photographs, CBC reports.500px Inc.’s iOS app was removed from Apple’s App Store for “pornographic images” and “complaints about possible child pornography,”

Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: iPad mini

They say good things come in small packages. The iPad mini is a perfect example.It fits all the power, aesthetic, and fun of an iPad into a size you can comfortably hold in

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

81 ways to market your mobile app from Tapgage

You’ve spent weeks/months – designing and developing your app. It takes a lot of time to get it just the way you want it, but when you launch on the App Store, you

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Lauren Clegg

SkyMotion’s weather app delivers forecasts accurate within 1 km

Montreal-based app developer Sky Motion Research Inc. has released a weather forecasting app that delivers predictions accurate to within one-square-kilometer of a user's position.The app is trying to address the uncertainty around weather

Published on: August 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM celebrates 3 billion downloads on App World

After months of gloomy news to report, Research In Motion finally has something to brag about: its app store, BlackBerry App World, just passed 3 billion app downloads. It took BlackBerry users just over three

Published on: July 9th, 2012 JR Raphael

Massive Damage affected by Apple’s app-crashing blunder

A Toronto-based mobile game developer had to scramble its support team and work overtime to protect a hard-earned 4.5 star rating in the App Store after an Apple Inc.-caused glitch corrupted an update

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson and Daniel Ionescu

Apple’s app store hits 25 billion downloads

The 25 billionth app has been downloaded from Apple Inc.'s app store, the company said today.The app that marked the milestone was a free version of the gameWhere's My Water? Chunli Fu of

Published on: March 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff