Thalmic Labs hires former Apple retail lead

The team leader that transformed Apple Inc.'s retail stores into a gadget tutorial workshop is now going to be the director of retail at Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs. The wearable technology company is

Published on: August 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Battery-free phone, Apple’s China backlash

Apple’s in hot water again, a battery-free phone, and another tech giant is backing universal basic income.   Starting with Twitter, researchers in the U.S. have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile

Published on: August 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 3, 2017 – Shopify’s new hardware, Apple beats estimates

Shopify’s new products are for in-person sales, Apple’s got a ton of cash, and a cable TV crackdown. Trending on Product Hunt is Shopify’s new Chip and Swipe Reader. It’s a wireless device

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Apple’s services division is now the size of a Fortune 100 company

Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter (Q3), which ended July 1, 2017, and all is well for the tech giant. The company reached a quarterly revenue of

Published on: August 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 2 – Car2Go perks, and iOS 11 breaks stuff

It’s “the best or nothing” for Calgary Car2Go members, an infamous website operator gets a legal break, and iOS 11 might break some apps. Popular on Google Trends, Car2Go is rewarding its 110,000

Published on: August 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 1 – Apple loses in court, Game of Thrones hacked

Apple loses a court decision, full metal printing, and Game of Thrones gets hacked. Listen now: It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, August 1,.

Published on: August 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Adobe kills the Flash

Wait, not that Flash. Adobe Systems has announced that it is finally putting an end to Flash Player, its multimedia software plugin. Specifically, the company will stop updating and distributing it at the

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Apple tags the Rock to promote Siri

What better way to teach the masses about the applications of Siri than to team up with Hollywood's number one star and the world's busiest man, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? With its "Dominate

Published on: July 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

Apple names new HR head, renames position ‘vice president of people’

Apple Inc. has announced that its longtime vice president of worldwide sales and operations will soon be in charge of its HR department, a position it's calling "vice president of people." Deirdre O’Brien,

Published on: July 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Global mobile device usage expected to surpass five billion by 2022

It’s the age of the smartphone, and mobile usage is not expected to slow down any time soon. In fact, according to Forrester Data, mobile device usage across the globe is expected to

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon Echo success, Google Home launch catching attention of brands

Almost exactly 10 years after the iPhone launched, Google Home went on sale in Canada at the end of June. At first look, the products are different in many ways. The iPhone is designed

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple from selling new iPhones in the U.S.

The bitter legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. has taken another turn, with the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer filing six patent infringement complaints aimed at halting the sale of new

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple teams up with Nuance for new business chat

Apple is taking the popularity of its iMessage platform into the business ecosystem on iOS 11 through a partnership with Nuance Communications, Inc. The new Business Chat will allow businesses to connect with

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Alex Radu