According to the usually-reliable postings at Esato, Sony’s new flagship, the Xperia Z2, could face delays of up to a month due to component shortages. Though the tipster wouldn’t state which supplier was affected, he categorically stated it was not Qualcomm, which provides the processor and baseband chips to Sony and countless other OEMs. Apparently, the component
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With the release of Wind-up Knight 2 and now Threes, there is likely to be a significant dip in productivity for Canadian Android users this week. Threes was released last month on iOS to immediate acclaim, popularity and, inevitably, addiction. Its simplicity belies an extremely engrossing and complicated game, where tiles must be added to
Who didn’t see this coming? Though Rdio initially denied it, the company will be breaking from its current deal with The Echo Nest, the recommendation engine that powers the streaming music service’s infinite playing Stations feature. Rdio CEO, Anthony Bay, dismissed the loss, saying the company has multiple sources for its data. He said there
Apple Canada has closed the confusing return policy that negatively affected customers of its online store. Previously, customers buying an iPhone at a retail store could take 30 calendar days to return their in-good-condition device, while online orders were subject to a 14-day return period.
A long-time favourite on iOS, Transit App made the transition to Android last year with aplomb. But the Montreal-based company hasn’t been able to keep the two versions at feature parity, until now. Transit App 2.0 for Android apps real-time vehicle locations for the districts that support the feature — in Canada, this includes most
There were moments during my two-week period with the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, the biggest and most expensive tablet on the market, when I thought, “Huh, this could probably replace my laptop.” What do I use my laptop for? Browsing the internet; playing music; taking notes; writing blog posts; playing games. Samsung’s newest tablet is
Twitter issues a lot of Android betas — it’s up to version 101 on this 5.2 build — but the recent versions have added and removed a number of features that users will both appreciate and find vexing. First, the good news: Twitter has recently added the ability to reply, retweet and favourite from the
Earlier today, we published what appeared to be an authentic advertisement of the All New HTC One from Australian carrier, Telstra. Now, a purported field guide for in-store sales reps has leaked, courtesy, as well, of GSM Arena. The specs sheet appears to confirm what we’ve been able to glean over the past few weeks:
WhatsApp for Android got an update this week that allows users to pay for their friends’ subscriptions in one-, three- or five-year increments. The feature was the biggest in a relatively busy change log, which includes the option to hide profile details, such as your avatar, status and time last online, and a new camera
Jawbone has finally updated its Android app to bring it, if not exactly, close to feature parity with its iPhone counterpart. The company released UP 3.0 for Android this week, adding support for its new wireless UP24 bracelet, which replaces the longer-lasting but plug in-only UP band from last year. Considering the Apple Store, one