Articles By Dave Yin

Meet the new Skype – now with bots

While Microsoft is trying to expand the functionality of Windows 10 with its new Anniversary Update rolling out globally this week, unless you have an ultrabook with biometric sensors or know how to

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

BlackBerry might be making three new Android devices, not two

BlackBerry Ltd. just can’t stop, won’t stop. Even as the Canadian smartphone maker begins phasing out its Classic model after losing enterprise clients, and most recently posting a quarterly loss of $670 million,

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

Apple’s iPhone not the only smartphone to see sales decline: report

Hot on the heels of announcements that Apple has experienced its first year-on-year decline in 13 years, a new report reveals that the smartphone market as a whole shrank six per cent in the

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

BlackBerry CEO reassures customers of device’s security in wake of RCMP reveal

BlackBerry is defending itself in light of revelations that it had given the RCMP the global encryption key to its personal devices. In an official blog post attributed to company chief executive John Chen, the

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

Hybrids set to overtake tablets in enterprise market: Juniper Research

When it comes to workplace devices, there's a new form factor in town. Market research firm Juniper projects that worldwide shipments for hybrid devices, otherwise known as "2-in-1's" or "detachables" (but not convertibles such

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

RCMP has had power to snoop on BlackBerry messages since 2010: report

It looks like while the U.S. continues its national debate over privacy versus security in the form of the Apple-FBI dispute, Canadian police have been quietly accessing Canadian phones for years without resistance. Motherboard reports that the

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

VR & AR hold $16.1B potential for the enterprise: Goldman Sachs [infographic]

Will virtual and augmented reality take off or will it fizzle out, as some fear may be the case for smart watches? Investment firm Goldman Sachs has released its projections for the market, and the

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Dave Yin

iPhone SE more susceptible to stress tests than iPhone 6s [infographic]

With the release of iPhone SE, Apple seems to be bucking the phablet trend of yesteryear and opting to return to its roots of a smaller form factor. But does a compact body

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Dave Yin

Next Windows 10 update will make Cortana even smarter

San Francisco, CA - If your experience with Windows 10 so far has been akin to receiving a UI facelift, that may change very soon. At Microsoft Build 2016 in San Francisco this week, Microsoft

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Dave Yin

CRTC says CASL is here to stay, seeks help in investigating fraud

For anyone holding out and hoping that the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was a fad, the message from the public regulator this week was clear - it's not. At a downtown forum Tuesday

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Dave Yin

Apple vs. the FBI: What other tech execs are saying

Published on: February 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

Extreme connectivity for Buffalo Bills fans

The way Mark Liskey describes it, outfitting an entire stadium with Wi-Fi with a target capacity of 140,000 simultaneous connections isn't quite the same as hooking up an office. That's exactly what the senior

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Montreal Canadiens fans score some Wi-Fi at home games

At the Bell Centre in Montreal, the stands are packed. It's the Leafs versus the Canadiens. As the players come onto the field, the fans cheer, smartphones in hand, snapping away.  They're documenting their attendance

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo unveils tablet at CES 2016 that can double as a mobile projector

Vendors are vying for attention at CES 2016, and among the first vendors to exhibit their lineup is Lenovo. The hardware vendor has unveiled its PC lineup for the show, including new X1

Published on: January 4th, 2016 Dave Yin