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Kobo updates Arc tablet to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Kobo has begun distributing an update to its excellent Arc tablet, bringing it to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet shipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich in November, and the turnaround time is fairly impressive for a company without much experience in the Android arena. Kobo launched the Arc with its Tapestries overlay but the software

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Google Play Gift Cards coming soon to Canada?

A new drop-down choice has been added to the Google Play store: the ability to redeem gift card codes. This feature was launched in the U.S. last year, and was recently brought to the U.K. as well, and it looks as though you may be able to purchase them at your local drug store soon.

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WIND Mobile’s parent company reportedly seeking a buyer for the carrier

WIND Mobile’s parent company, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom, is reportedly looking to offload the new entrant in an effort to stabilize its balance sheet. According to a report made available to The Globe & Mail, VimpelCom wants to divest itself of the slowly-growing carrier, which ended last year with nearly 600,000 Canadian customers. Orascom, of which VimpelCom

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Nokia brings Cinemagraph and Camera Extras to Windows Phone 7 devices

Got a Lumia 900 you’d like to get a bit more use from? Nokia’s not-quite-abandoned Windows Phone 7.5 lineup has been slowly gaining some of the same features as its WP8 counterparts through app updates and a still-happening OS rollout, and today the company is bringing some camera-specific features to the table. Cinemagraph debuted on

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Chameleon Launcher for Phones launches in the Play Store

It’s been just under two weeks since the smart team at Teknision released Chameleon Launcher 2.0 with an updated look for tablets and initial support for phones sporting 720p displays. The response was overwhelmingly positive, but rollout was limited to the few thousand Kickstarter backers that enabled the project in the first place. The team used

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Sony Xperia ZL Retail Version Hands-on (video)

We had a chance to play with the final shipping hardware of the Sony Xperia ZL today and, coupled with near-shipping software (no carrier branding) it provided a great Android 4.1.2 experience. Sony is readying the release of the Xperia ZL in Canada for April 2nd on Rogers, Bell, Videotron, MTS, Wind and Mobilicity, and

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Google announces Keep note-taking service for Android and the web

Google announced today the release of its Keep note-taking service, complete with an Android app and web service. The idea behind the Evernote competitor is simple: we often don’t have a pad of paper and pen near us when we want to jot down a quick note, and there are few app solutions that consolidate

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