Ed Snowden warns against using Google’s new chat app Allo

Google Allo, the new chat app launched today on iOS and Android that inserts AI into your conversations, is the equivalent of state surveillance and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Published on: September 21st, 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

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

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

All Hands on Tech: iPad Pro

After a couple weeks of using the iPad Pro, I’m convinced that this iPad is suffering an identity crisis. Make no mistakes, the iPad has always been a device design with content consumption

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Starbucks expands mobile ordering services in Toronto, Vancouver

Three months after giving iPhone users access to its Mobile Order & Pay service at 300 Toronto-area stores, Starbucks has announced that as of Jan. 11, Toronto-based Android users will also be able

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

I’m an iPhone user that survived for a week with BlackBerry Passport (almost)

I want to start by saying, the Blackberry Passport itself was not a bad smart phone. It did its job, it didn’t crash, the battery lasted up to three days per charge for

Published on: December 11th, 2015 Mat Pancha

Starbucks release of Mobile Order & Pay in Canada is about data

Starbucks Coffee Co. will bring its Mobile Order & Pay to 300 stores in the Toronto area on Oct. 13, the coffee brewing firm announced on Tuesday. An update to the mobile app

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

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

VMware launches enterprise single sign-on solution

Palo Alto-based VMware Inc. is launching its own single sign-on solution for big companies looking to enable their workers to do their jobs completely from mobile devices, the firm announced on Monday evening.

Published on: June 15th, 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

Switching from iPad to ‘more productive’ Windows 8 tablet has its ups and downs

OK, I caved. I finally bought a Toshiba tablet running Windows 8. I'm a long time iPad user and resisted buying a different tablet. What finally convinced me is the ability to connect a

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie