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

IDC taps the brakes on worldwide tablet shipment growth

Most people that want a tablet may already have one, at least for a few years, as research firm IDC Corp. is tapping the brakes on its forecast for worldwide tablet shipments. After

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry launches new smartphone, opens software jewels to iOS, Android & Windows

BlackBerry has taken a major step in its evolution as a company by opening up its productivity and security software and solutions to other mobile platforms, while at the same time reaffirming its

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

It’s Android, iOS or nothing. Sorry BlackBerry & Windows Phone

There can be only two. With apologies to Highlander, that appears to be how the global mobile smartphone market is shaking out: there’s room for Android and iOS, and not much else. According

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

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