BlackBerry’s BBM update includes timed messages and retraction

BlackBerry has just announced the latest update of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, which promises to give users more control over their privacy. On Friday, BlackBerry unveiled a slew of new features with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

How a Google X engineer thinks about problem-solving

Developers are known for their ability to solve the problems plaguing their code. But maybe, they should look to solve bigger problems beyond their computer screens, too. At least, that’s the philosophy of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

‘Phygital retailing’ with Canadian Tire’s Rex Lee

Canadian Tire just launched the digital version of its famous money, but the physical bills that have been around since 1958 are sticking around too. According to Rex Lee, the vice president of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian Tire money enters era of mobile payments

OTTAWA -- You know the digital era has fully arrived when even Sandy McTire, the Scottish icon that's appeared on Canadian Tire's paper money since 1961, is adopting mobile payments. On Tuesday, Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why developers may like Android TV more than Google TV

When Google announced Android TV at its I/O conference earlier this summer, Tejas Lagvankar was skeptical. The software engineer, who works at Yahoo! Inc. in San Francisco, has been developing apps for Google

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2014 Candice So

How to break into containerized Android apps

Chris John Riley can break into your phone. Well, that’s if you are running older versions of Box, LastPass, SpiderOak, Good for Enterprise, on Android. And Riley can do it all within less

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Candice So


How this gamification app makes work fun

Keeping employees satisfied with their work can be tough – so instead of asking them to grind through their tasks, why not make work more enjoyable with a little healthy competition? At least,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2014 Candice So

Millennial sales pros driving ‘bring your own app’ trend

It wasn’t too long ago that companies were grappling with the reality of bring your own device (BYOD), and while not everyone has come to terms with that trend, we now have yet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Tibor Shanto

GuestDriven lands big deal to roll out ‘mobile concierge’ app

If you've ever checked out of your hotel using the in-room television and wondered why you couldn't do the same from your smartphone, Montreal-based GuestDriven has an app you'll want to download. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Analysts react to the iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch

Updated Sept. 11, 12:01 am EST, to include analyst Christie Christelis' comments. Apple Inc. made a slew of new announcements today, including the launch of the latest iPhone, Apple Pay, its mobile payments

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2014 Candice So

Sony unveils newest Xperia smartphones, the Z3 and Z3 Compact

Updated on Sept. 4 at 10:22am EST: Sony Canada has confirmed the Xperia Z3, the Z3 Compact, and the Z3 Tablet Compact will be available in Canada through Twitter, but there weren't any

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Samsung launches new Note phones, virtual reality headset

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched a new array of smartphones, bringing out its newest additions to its Note series – as well as a new virtual reality headset, the fruit of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Candice So