Daniel Bader

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Zag Bank launches mobile apps for savings-starved Canadians

There’s another mobile-friendly bank available to Canadians today, backed by another highly-regulated, CDIC-insured financial institution. This one is called Zag Bank, and, based in Calgary, purports to offer tremendous value to…

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SyrupCast 57: All Together Now

This week, it’s all hands on deck for a discussion about Uber, BlackBerry, Shaw’s acquisition of Wind Mobile, and the tech that will inevitably be unveiled at Mobile World Congress…

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Are big tablets the future of small TVs? Samsung thinks so

In mid-January, as the afternoon’s grey light faded into typical winter darkness, the MobileSyrup and BetaKit offices prepared to multitask. News slowly trickled in, as it does post-CES, but we had…

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Creator of BBM out at BlackBerry as company sheds more talent

The creator of BBM, and one of BlackBerry’s longest-tenured employees, is no longer at the company. Gary Klassen, who joined then-Research In Motion in 2000 as a software engineer for the upcoming BlackBerry…

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Fitbit’s latest fitness band is its best one yet

After dipping its toes into the smartwatch category with the Blaze last month, Fitbit has announced a new fitness band that treads squarely in familiar territory. The Fitbit Alta is…

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The upside of BlackBerry going Android-only

In mid-2012, during a media throng at a downtown Toronto hotel, Gary Klassen, the guy who invented BBM (and by now one of the company’s longest-lasting employees) gave MobileSyrup a rundown…

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HTC One A9 adds two more colours in Canada

The HTC One A9, which was quietly released in Canada last November with no carrier support, has added two more colours on its web purchasing portal. Initially available in charcoal…