Microsoft acquires calendar app maker Sunrise for at least $100 million

Microsoft Corp. is acquiring yet another startup in a bid to improve its standing in the mobile productivity space. The Redmond, Wash.-based company is going to acquire Sunrise, which has created a suite

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Candice So

Microsoft rolls out revamped Outlook app for iOS and Android

It’s been a busy couple of days for Microsoft Corp., what with the release of not one, but two of its flagship products for mobile. Today, the Redmond, Wash.-based company announced it has

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Candice So

Google Translate update decodes foreign signs in real-time

World travellers can now make even more use of the Google Translate app after a big update adds some real-time features making use of a smartphone's camera and microphone. The Word Lens feature

Published on: January 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Here’s a new virtual reality device – but this one isn’t for gaming

Nov. 24, 9:47 a.m. EST: This story has been updated to reflect Cordon Media's decision to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo instead of Kickstarter.  Milan Baic taps and swipes through the air,

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So

BBM Meetings supports HD video chat with 25 participants

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry launched its new collaboration app for BlackBerrys - and other mobile platforms - today on Thursday with BBM Meetings. What does it do? Well, as you might expect it turns

Published on: November 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Office mobile not free for business after all

Yesterday Microsoft Corp. released news it was changing its approach to its Office mobile strategy, saying it was "bringing Office to everyone" and would allow full-featured free versions on Android and iOS platforms.

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office soon to be free for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Corp. has reversed course on its Office mobile strategy, making full-featured versions of its famous productivity software free for Android and iOS instead of requiring a paid subscription, the New York Times

Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus video review roundup

Apple Inc. launches its newest iPhone models to stores today with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available for sale at Apple stores and other retailers across Canada and around the world.

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Apple’s ‘record-breaking’ iPhone 6 pre-orders compare to past launches

Apple Inc. said some pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus will be delivered as late as October after a record number of first-day pre-orders were made on Sept. 12

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner unearths apps demanding too many permissions

After doing a mobile apps "sweep," the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found a lot of consumer apps are asking for unnecessary permissions without explaining why – and that’s a

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry acquisition may put end to personal calls on company dime

For business professionals lucky enough to be given a mobile phone by their employer, often one of the unspoken benefits of having such a device is the ability to make some personal calls

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

What marketers should watch for in Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event

Apple Inc. is set to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9 at a live event and marketers will want to keep an eye on what's announced to get a sense for how

Published on: September 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Push notifications grab 88% more app launches, study finds

It seems as though apps everywhere want a piece of your smartphone’s lock screen, blitzing users with requests to send push notifications. There’s a very valid reason for this – marketers have noticed

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Candice So

Google Maps adds new Explore feature to highlight local businesses

Keeping your Google+ profile page updated with accurate information just got a little more important for local businesses. While Google has already given businesses plenty of reasons to want to take control of

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson