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

Apple’s services division could be the size of a Fortune 100 company next year, Cook says

Apple Inc.'s recent shift in focus appears to be paying off, literally, with the company announcing that its services division had posted a record quarterly revenue of $6 billion USD - a 19

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

SureTap’s demise was sealed when Apple refused to cooperate: COO

The mobile wallet solution built by Canada's three major carriers will be shutting down on Aug. 26, according to SureTap's website, and the firm's chief operating officer says Apple Inc.'s limitations on developers

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Previews of iOS 10 beta reveal just how widely Apple is opening its arms to developers

Apple Inc. released the latest version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 10, for beta testing today, and several outlets are already highlighting some of the tantalizing changes in store for programmers, consumers,

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

6 iOS 10 features businesses should know about

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple giving Siri a leading role in next OS updates

Apple Inc. likes to use its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) as an opportunity to reveal a new round of product updates, and WWDC16 is no exception. On June 13 the company previewed,

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

3 campaigns that demonstrate the future of marketing according to Google Canada’s agency lead

If your marketing is made with oodles of modern technology, can it still achieve a real human connection? That's the question that marketers should be thinking about when designing campaigns today, says Adam

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here’s why Canada was waiting for expanded Apple Pay support

Canadian banks may not have supported Apple Pay at its initial launch last November because the technology wasn't compatible with Interac Association's chip-and-pin contactless authentication method. Apple entered the Canadian market late last

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Could Apple slowly be transforming itself into a services company?

If there was a bright spot in the disappointing (relatively speaking) quarterly results that Apple Inc. delivered last week, it was the company's services division, which turned out to be its second largest

Published on: May 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Apple’s iPhone not the only smartphone to see sales decline: report

Hot on the heels of announcements that Apple has experienced its first year-on-year decline in 13 years, a new report reveals that the smartphone market as a whole shrank six per cent in the

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

Falling iPhone sales lead to Apple’s worst quarter since 2003

Falling iPhone sales led Apple Inc. to post its first quarterly loss since 2003 today, officially bringing a remarkable 13-year growth streak to an end. From Jan. 1 until March 26, Apple sold

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman