Does Canada offer more competitive mobile rates than the U.S. ?

by Yale Holder For years I’ve been hearing how much more competitive the US market is than in Canada. So imagine my surprise to find that maybe that is not the case anymore.

Published on: November 16th, 2011 Yale Holder

iPhone users complain of iOS 5 upgrade problems

Many iPhone users are finding they can't finish their upgrade to iOS 5, and speculation is that the Apple servers handling the downloads are overwhelmed by the demand.By late afternoon Wednesday, a discussion

Published on: October 14th, 2011 John Cox

iPhone 4S packs in over 200 improvements

 by Kye Husbands  Looks like we all got it pretty wrong today with Apple’s non announcement of the highly anticipated iPhone 5. What we did get, however, was a serious upgrade to the

Published on: October 11th, 2011 Kye Husbands

Farmers in Uganda track weather, crop prices with Android phones

Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Clever apps greet Windows Phone 7 launch in Canada

As the first Windows Phone 7 handsets went on sale in Canada and the United States on Monday, Nov. 8, Microsoft unveiled an application environment that will make the phones instantly useable for

Published on: November 9th, 2010 John Cox and Nestor Arellano

Will Motorola’s Droid Pro replace the BlackBerry for businesses?

This week Motorola announced their new cell phone, the DROID PRO. It is being targeted as a business cell phone or the next productivity powerhouse.  Motorola Mobility CEO said that business users will

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Yale Holder

Android users win with Google BlindType buy

In what could be a considerable boon for Android users, Google on Friday acquired Blind Type, a San Francisco-based maker of touch-typing software for smartphones. Though Blind Type's app hasn't yet been released,

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Five reasons Facebook should make a phone

The rumored Facebookphone would be an unexpected twist in the evolution of smartphones, if it actually comes to market.Facebook denies the phone's existence or development, but the unverified reports from TechCrunch and CNet

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Jared Newman

18 amazing iPhone Apps

Seeking the best productivity tools, utilities, and games for your iPhone? Here's our selection of the best apps exclusive to Apple handsets. Productivity Tools Sync your calendar: CalenGoosyncs with your Google Calendar and

Published on: August 27th, 2010 Cherri Chiodo, Brent Hopkins, and Ginny Mies

Windows Phone 7 shortcomings become hot topic

The list of features missing in Windows Phone 7 -- no multitasking of third-party applications, no copy-and-paste, no native Twitter client -- has dominated forums and early reviews of reference hardware phones put

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New iPhone hardware to enable wireless video chat

Apple is expected to announce its fourth-generation iPhone hardware on Monday that will include a forward-facing camera that can be used for video chat, allowing real-time wireless videoconferencing.The expectation for video chat is

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Nokia's mobile strategy and measurement challenges

We live in an increasingly mobile world and the decision to extend brand communication to the mobile channel seems inevitable.  On the other hand, making this decision in a way that will pay

Published on: May 20th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Text messages that count – mobile giving for Haiti

Tap, tap, tap send. Many younger mobile phone users just love to text. It's fast, it's cheap (free for some plans) and it's fun. And lately it can be life saving. Several Canadian carriers

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano