Author: Kate O'Brien

Facebook for iPhone gets updated with “Find your Friends” feature

A couple weeks ago Facebook for iPhone was updated to “unfriend” your friends. An update has been pushed through to version 3.4.1 that gives you the ability to “Find your Friends”. Other updates include some bug fixes and that you can now add your phone to your profile so your friends can call you. The…

Bell also gives up to $100 credit with PlayBook and smartphone purchase

Looks like Bell is offering the same promo as Mobilicity is too… and probably all the carriers will follow to help RIM’s new PlayBook tablet be a success. The Mobilicity deal is a bit better as they give a $100 back regardless of which device you purchase. The Bell promo gives you $100 credit when…

First day BlackBerry PlayBook sales estimated to be 50,000

Waterloo-based Research In Motion launched the BlackBerry PlayBook yesterday in Canada and the United States. This tablet was practically available in every retailer possibly plus also available for the past couple weeks on pre-order. So how did first day sales go? RIM hasn’t announced official results but RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky says “the…

Cineplex mobile app surpasses one million downloads

Cineplex mobile app was released back in November last year and gives those who download it the ability to locate theatres, showtimes, check out movie trailers and buy buy tickets through PayPal. Kyle Moffatt, Director of Communications for Cineplex Entertainment sent us a note saying the app has been downloaded over 1 million times: “the…

Samsung will “respond strongly” over Apple lawsuit

Apple spent $5.7 billion on components with Samsung last year, but in a strange move yesterday they filed a lawsuit claiming that Samsung copied their “technology, user interface and innovative style”. In response to this news Samsung stated they “will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect…

Sony Ericsson: Android made up 60% of Q1 2011 smartphone sales

Back in September Bert Nordberg, Sony Ericsson’s President & CEO, stated they have an “ambition to become the global number one handset provider on the Android platform”. There is still some work to be done but with the upcoming releases of the Android 2.3 Xperia arc and Play they’ll certainly get closer. Today Sony Ericsson…

Sony Style to sell Rogers Xperia arc and Play 1-day early on April 27th

The Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and arc are both officially available on April 28th but it seems there might be a way that you can score these devices one day early. There is a pre-sale happening at Toronto area Sony Style stores on April 27th. You’ll need to pick up a exclusive pre-sale pass…

Facebook for Android updated to v1.5.3, friend tagging now added

Facebook has pushed out an update to their Android app to version 1.5.3. The major new feature the ability to tag your friends when updating your status and all you have to tag a friend is type “@”, then their name. The update also brings minor bug fixes along with the option of adding your…

Rogers releases 3 new Family Plan offers

All the carriers are wanting to sign you up and increase their subscriber base. It’s fierce out there in Canada and Rogers has created a promo to keep your entire family together. The 3 new family plan offers are something to think about if you’re into contracts. Each additional line you sign up is $10/month…

TD Bank iPhone app gets updated to version 2.1

TD Bank has updated their iPhone app to version 2.1 and the most notable new feature is the ability to send and receive Interac email money transfers. Other updates include the ability to view and cancel pending bill payments, get TD Waterhouse stock quotes and log into your WebBroker Connect ID from your mobile. Good…

Koodo drops BlackBerry Curve 3G to $200 no-contract

Koodo released the BlackBerry Curve 3G about 3 weeks ago at a reasonable retail price of $300. Sure it’s no Nexus S but good news for those looking for this QWERTY smartphone as Koodo has slashed the price to a low $200 no-contract (which is an insanely good deal). To put this price into perspective…

Angry Birds Seasons Easter edition now available

Rovio keeps pushing out the updates for Angry Birds. As promised an Easter addition has been made to the Angry Birds Seasons and comes with 15 new levels in which they call “a grand old egg bonanza”. This is available to update or download in various app sores for iOS, Android, Symbian^3 and Palm WebOS…

WIND Mobile cuts call centre jobs in Mississauga

WIND Mobile employs just over 1,000 people in Canada and unfortunate news today is that 42 of those people from their Mississauga call centre have lost their job. The positions will either be shifted to the Peterborough location but 20 of the jobs will make a move to a Cairo-based call centre. The Toronto Star…

Bell puts up BlackBerry PlayBook registration page, says it’s “coming soon”

Rogers was the first carrier back in January to declare they will be carrying the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet… so will TELUS, Videotron, Mobilicity, Wind, MTS, SaskTel. Today Bell put up a pre-register page and stated the tablet is “coming soon” and customers should sign up for updates and they’ll “let you know as soon as…

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 available May 25th

Microsoft VP Vice Joe Belfiore spoke at the MIX 11 event where he stated the next Windows Phone update called “Mango” should be out by the end of the year. Some new features include third party multitasking, improved browsing experience with Internet Explorer 9, supports 16 new languages and a deeper integration with Twitter. In…

Unreleased BlackBerry Storm 3 and Torch 2 make another video appearance

We’ve seen 2 upcoming and unannounced RIM devices leaked on video before… but now they present themselves with a few minutes of high quality video. The BlackBerry Touch 9860 (Storm 3) and the Torch 2 look tempting to say the least (especially the Storm 3 and the backing of the Torch looks great in silver)….