The idea of a smartphone as a tool — a blade, a shovel and a pen — has largely been lost in the era of Candy Crush and Twitter. Since not everyone can afford a high-end device, the chasm between “phone-as-utility” and “phone-as-fun” has created two disparate and opposing sides to the regime. It’s especially
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Microsoft has removed the need to pay for a monthly or yearly Office 365 subscription to access the admittedly-limited Office for Android and iPhone apps. On the day the company launched its long-awaited Office for iPad suite, which includes three separate apps, Word, Powerpoint and Excel, they are opening the “starter kit” to all users.
Future Shop and Best Buy Samsung Experience stores to demo Galaxy S5 before April 11th launch (Updated)
Here’s a quick update for all you potential Samsung Galaxy S5 customers. Future Shop and Best Buy will be hosting a viewing centre for the device prior to launch in five locations spread around the great expanse of our fair country:
According to Crittercism, a Mobile Application Performance Management (mAPM) provider, Canada has the fastest app response times in the world, thanks to a combination of highly-developed, mature LTE networks and access to the fastest CDN’s (Content Delivery Networks) from the United States. Compared to the US, which is used as a benchmark, app data tends
Fitbit partners with HTC to make the One M8 a fitness band replacement, boasts 1 million downloads on Android
During the launch of the HTC One M8 yesterday, the company’s President of North America, Jason Mackenzie, singled out a collaboration with health and fitness company, Fitbit, that would bring users’ activity and sleep data into BlinkFeed. Fitbit recently updated its iOS app to take advantage of the iPhone 5s’ M7 chip, obviating the need
Even though the feature is coming after launch via a software update, we got a chance to test the new HTC One’s Extreme Power Saving Mode at the launch event in New York this week. Purporting to sip power and keep your device alive for up to two weeks in standby mode, EPSM drops the
LG may not have abandoned the Optimus G after all, rumoured to receive Android 4.4.2 update this summer
It’s a well-known refrain that LG doesn’t really update its devices. The LG Optimus G, a well-made and competitive Android phone released in November 2012, was released with Android 4.0.3, and was updated once to Android 4.1.2 in March, 2013. In spite of the fact that the Nexus 4 was based on nearly-identical hardware, LG
Popular photo and social media update recollection tool, Timehop, has finally come to Android, after spending all of its mobile life as an iOS exclusive. The app allows users to plug into their Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Dropbox accounts and displays content from one year, two years and three years ago. It’s a great
Google announced today that tickets for its developers conference, Google I/O, will go on sale April 8th until April 10th, at which time the company will complete its random allocation. See, unlike years past, Google will be issuing tickets randomly to potential conference-goers, eliminating the typical server-crashing rush to be first. Users who register for
Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today with new photo features in a quest to reinforce that the service is more than about sharing snippets of snarky text. The newly-public company, which claims 241 million monthly users, now allows up to four photos per Tweet, none of which encroach on the limited 140 character