In-app purchases the future of mobile app revenue, Gartner says

Mobile device users will download 63 per cent more apps in 2013 compared to 2012, say analysts from research firm Gartner Inc., with mobile app stores reaping the benefits. By the end of

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Candice So

Should you upgrade to iOS 7 or not?

Apple Inc. pushed out its new iOS 7 update to iPhones and iPads yesterday, going full throttle on its most major update to the mobile OS since it launched. While many users will

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Man installs iOS 7 update without complaint

A Toronto man reports that he successfully updated his iPhone 4S to the new version of Apple's iOS software without complaining even once on social media. Kelvin Macintosh, 30, says he saw the

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Microsoft’s Bing getting fresh look in coming weeks

Bing, Microsoft Corp.’s search engine, is getting a new look – one that involves a two-column layout that will adapt to the user’s device. With a new, bright orange logo, Microsoft has revamped

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry unveils new Z30 smartphone

BlackBerry Ltd. has launched its newest flagship smartphone today, calling it the company’s “biggest, fastest, and most advanced.” Branded as the Z30, the phone runs BlackBerry’s operating system (OS), BlackBerry 10 version 10.2.

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

SAP jumps on iOS 7 bandwagon with support for new business features

When the iPhone 5S and 5C models hit store shelves Sept. 20, they will be the first two smartphones to debut Apple's iOS 7 operating system, the most radical makeover of the mobile

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘Showrooming’ can be defeated by bricks-and-mortar retailers: report

As more than half of Canadians now carry around a smartphone in their pocket, many retailers have bemoaned the accompanying trend of "showrooming" - or checking out merchandise in a physical store, only

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Can we finally stop harping on Apple?

You could practically hear the yawning as Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage during Tuesday’s iPhone 5S/5C and iOS7 event, a collectively ordinary response to another ordinary product launch in an ongoing

Published on: September 10th, 2013 Carmi Levy

Webcast Replay: Samsung launches Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3, new Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Electronics Co. didn't disappoint and launched its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, in addition to the Galaxy Note 3 and a new Galaxy Note 10.1 from Berlin today. Here's what we learned

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Next Android version dubbed Kitkat in brand marketing move

Google is known for naming each major version release of its mobile Android operating system after a dessert, but the next release will be the first one to be named after a specific

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians less affected by social media ads than rest of world

Facebook's stock price soared after its late July earnings call in which it beat Wall Street expectations and showing that mobile advertising was making a profit. After years of the industry struggling with

Published on: August 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry would be 25th most valuable private firm

Reuters reports this morning that BlackBerry is considering following Dell Inc.'s lead in pulling out of public markets and taking its technology company private, in a story based on anonymous sources. Part of

Published on: August 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson