Until today, Visa only supported contactless payments using a the secure element embedded in certain carrier SIM cards. In Canada, banks like CIBC and RBC have partnerships with Rogers and Bell respectively, and others are exploring various NFC-based implementations. Though the point-of-sale infrastructure is in place, both the national banks and their carrier partners seem
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The government of Canada has announced the results of the 700MHz spectrum auction, and the number raised is much higher than initially speculated. With a total of $5.27 billion raised across 14 regions, with eight participants, the results are more tantalizing than they could have otherwise been. One of the main winners is Quebecor, owner
LG teased the G2 mini last week, but we now have confirmation of its specs, and they’re not exactly inspiring. Clearly aimed at the same crowd at the oversized, underpowered Nokia Lumia 625, the 4.7-inch G2 mini looks like its sibling, but lacks the processing power and screen resolution. The 4.7-inch display sports a 960×540
Microsoft SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and the company is pushing its cloud agenda (if there is such a thing) very hard. In addition to launching a new way to earn up to 8GB of storage on the web (on top of the 7GB you get for free when signing up), Microsoft has updated its OneDrive
The device looks much the same as its predecessor — hence the name, most like — though the corners are slightly rounder, and the dual-camera array conveys a modernness. There’s also a dual-tone flash on the back and a distinct lack of hardware keys on the front. The bezels around the screen also seem tamer,
Samsung rarely reveals just one product at its Unpacked events. Last year, for example, the Galaxy Gear was revealed beside a refreshed Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 3. On February 24th, Samsung is poised for a repeat performance, reportedly set to reveal two new Galaxy Gear smartwatches in addition to the flagship Galaxy S5.
According to @evleaks, the HTC M8 will be called The All New One when it arrives in stores in April. It will also come in three colours: grey, silver and gold. Invitations for the simultaneous New York/London launch on March 25th were recently sent to journalists, confirming what we’ve seen in many, many leaks. The
If this is the future of Windows, I like it. Microsoft announced today that on top of updating its many Bing apps for Windows Phone, and introducing a few new ones, the company will begin synchronizing content between mobile and PC. As we’ve learned from previous leaks, Windows Phone and Windows 8 are set to
We know that Windows Phone 8.1 is coming, likely in April at BUILD, but there were a few software tweaks that did not surface when a preview version of the SDK leaked out last week. Among the known improvements, like a notification centre, VPN support, improved multitasking, and improvements to the file system, include what
According to sources close to Reuters, the 700Mhz spectrum auction is over and results are expected to be released publicly as early as Wednesday, though depending on due diligence it may come Thursday. Industry Canada is required to post the results five days after the end of proceedings, barring any findings of collusion or other