Smartphone sales record first-ever decline in Q4 2017

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw worldwide sales of smartphones decline for the first time since 2004, according to Gartner’s latest smartphone market report. There are two main factors why this happened, says

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Data breach at Bell Canada, most Android apps aren’t ready for GDPR

Bell Canada suffers a data breach, more than half of Android apps don't follow the new EU data protection regulations, and Elon Musk isn’t getting paid unless Tesla is massively successful. First from

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Android Pay, Google Wallet merge into single brand: Google Pay

Android Pay and Google Wallet have now merged into a single payment brand under Google Pay. Existing users of both services will be able to “speed through checkout with peace of mind,” according to

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

App development platform BuddyBuild snatched by Apple, drops Android support

Apple Inc.’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for people to create and modify their apps has led to the acquisition of Vancouver-based startup BuddyBuild. BuddyBuild made the announcement on Jan. 2, saying

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

How to perform two commands at once with Google Home

A new update to Google Home allows you to combine two commands into one, simply by using the word "and." We show you how it works and how it can be combined with

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Check out the improved Map of the Internet by Cogeco Peer 1

Have you ever wondered what exactly human use of the Internet looks like? With its Map of the Internet app, Cogeco Peer 1 can provide users with a tangible, 3D visualization of the

Published on: November 28th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

How to use Google Home’s new Broadcast feature

Use your Google Home devices and Android smartphone like an intercom that can broadcast messages across your home or office. All it takes is connecting your devices to the same Wi-Fi networks and

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google’s secret Android location tracking is latest failure to respect privacy

This week's revelation that Google Inc. is collecting precise location data about Android users without their permission is just the latest example of the search giant's history of privacy blunders. Those that remember

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Motion first look – All Hands on Tech got a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Motion ahead of its Nov. 10 launch in Canada, and we've got video. This is the second BlackBerry device from manufacturer TCL since it took

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google brings Android to its new Chromebook, the Pixelbook – Unboxing for Business

Google is back in the Chromebook realm with the Pixelbook, and it's bringing Android apps along for the ride. This time on Unboxing for Business we take a look at Google's new Chromebook

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Alex Radu

All Hands on Tech – Essential smartphone review

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone offers a unique accessory dock and a sleek design. But does its performance and added features make it a real competitor against the likes of Apple and Google? We

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ focuses on speed and security

The next version of Android is here, and it's doubled stuffed with speed and security. Google introduced Android 8.0 'Oreo' today at an event in New York with updates centered around increasing the

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Alex Radu

Global mobile device usage expected to surpass five billion by 2022

It’s the age of the smartphone, and mobile usage is not expected to slow down any time soon. In fact, according to Forrester Data, mobile device usage across the globe is expected to

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to Canada this summer

The inventor of Android has a new company, Essential, and its debut smartphone will be available to pre-order from Telus Mobility by the end of July. Andy Rubin, the CEO of Essential, is

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson