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

Gata Labs supplying ‘ammunition’ for taxi fleets battling Uber

A Toronto-based startup is aiming to create the anti-Uber app for taxi fleets across Canada – and it’s looking to topple other big names on behalf of local businesses in other industries, too.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

With Uber integration, Expensify joining “ambient computing” movement

Expensify Inc., a startup focused on helping customers file expense reports, is now partnering with Uber to move people from an airport to their destination – basically bringing an Uber car right to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2014 Candice So

Android Auto: New dimensions in mobile technology

Mobile technology is all around us. Once only part of phones and PDAs, it has expanded into a dizzying array of tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids, blurring the lines between devices we know and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Mobile apps now account for over half of time with digital media

We’ve heard it before, and we’ll probably hear it again – for businesses looking to reach current customers and to gain new ones, mobile is one of the most important channels they can

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook patching vulnerability that could force iPhones to make calls

For iPhone users, there's definitely some convenience in being able to just tap a phone number, kickstarting a prompt that will ask whether they'd like to call it. However, there's some danger in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Candice So

Responsive sites score more sales than mobile apps, report finds

Here’s a question for you – does it make more sense to build a mobile app for your business, or should you create a responsive website instead? There are arguments going both ways,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2014 Candice So

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Candice So

Telus helping Canadians travelling to U.S. with credit card payments

Telus Corp. customers will now have one less thing to remember before they head on trips to the U.S. On Thursday, the wireless carrier giant announced it was partnering with Syniverse and MasterCard

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

Igloo helping businesses with employee to-do lists

Igloo, a Toronto-based company, is now launching an update to its platform – and this latest iteration includes new features for businesses aiming to check off all the boxes and streamline their task

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 analysts in big data and mobile

Every Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on analysts, or the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So