3 things marketers should watch for at Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone launch

Apple Inc. signalled today that it will hold to its pattern of releasing a new iPhone this fall, holding a launch event in San Francisco on Sept. 9. What's different about this event

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Martime startup hopes to seize iBeacon market with unique parking solution

If you're visiting a cafe or small storefront in downtown Saint John, N.B. sometime soon, don't be surprised if you receive a message to your smartphone offering to pay for your parking -

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How does the new Asus Zenpad hold up to the iPad and Galaxy Tab?

A new flagship-calibre tablet hit the market today as Asustek Computer Inc. (Asus) announced the release of its new ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA device in Canada and other markets. The new ZenPad is

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google’s iBeacon competitor ‘Eddystone’ expands capability of Bluetooth beacons

Thanks to Google Inc.'s new Eddystone protocol for Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons, retailers may soon no longer need smartphone users to have an app installed before sending them a proximity-based message. Google announced

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple Watch sales remain mystery after first quarter on the market

Apple Inc. says that sales of the new Apple Watch exceeded its own expectations for its first quarter of market availability, but won't release a hard number in terms of units sold or

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Can Apple CarPlay help lower your insurance payments?

Primarily, Apple CarPlay offers multiple advantages to drivers and it might directly affect insurance premiums. By combining a driver's mobile device and car dashboard, it becomes less time-consuming to fiddle with both. Also,

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Robert Cordray

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S2 thinner, lighter than Apple’s iPad Air 2

With the tablet market slowing and vendors competing harder for tablet sales, Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Corp. is tweaking the size on its new flagship tablet to take it head-to-head with Apple’s iPad

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple updates require email servers to use boosted encryption or none at all

Some businesses running their own email servers are faced with a choice to either upgrade their level of encryption to meet Apple Inc.'s new standards, or use none whatsoever. After upgrading in-house Apple

Published on: July 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Get social – Pet Wearables are taking woof to a whole new level

As we all know, “Dogs are a man’s/woman’s best friend!” so it should not be any surprise that humans’ interest and embrace of wearables is quickly migrating to Fido. A pet wearable event held

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Marylka Empey

How to get your blog ready for Apple News

Often when we say that Apple made news, it's figurative, but at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote, we can say that Apple literally unveiled News - a new app that will feed

Published on: June 9th, 2015 Brian Jackson


Apple announces watchOS 2 and native apps for Apple Watch

Apple Inc. announced that developers will be able to create apps that are native to Apple Watch, not dependent on a paired iPhone to function, at its WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. Kevin

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple unveils OS X updates and iOS 9 at WWDC keynote

Apple Inc. lifted the curtain on its latest operating systems for developers during its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today. The tech vendor is updating OS X, iOS, and its new watchOS. Craig Federighi,

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Global smartphone shipment growth is slowing: IDC

While the global smartphone market will certainly continue to see growth for some time yet, the growth will be slower as maturing markets with higher penetration in China and elsewhere make it harder

Published on: May 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras