Author: Daniel Bader

Daniel has been writing about technology since 2010 and tinkering with it since before Radiohead was a band. He's an avid dog lover, owning Irish Wolfhounds since childhood, and loves to cook, read and play competitive dodgeball.

Apple has sold over 100 million iPads

Apple has crossed a seriously importantly milestone: it has sold over 100 million iPads since it was launched in early 2010. Tim Cook has boasted that the iPad makes up 91% of tablet web traffic, despite the fact that industry sources claim the tablet’s market share is between 50 and 60%. While Google and Amazon…

Apple announces 200 million devices running on iOS 6, new version of iBooks

We reported yesterday that over 60% of North American iDevices had been updated to iOS 6. During his keynote presentation today in San Jose, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that 200 million devices are now running iOS 6, which is the fastest operating system update in history. Apple has also announced that 300 billion iMessages…

Camera Zoom FX for Android gets big update, goes on sale to celebrate

If you’ve ever used a third-party camera app on Android, chances are it was Camera Zoom FX. The app has been around longer than most of us have had Android phones, and with its recent update the developers have brought it to the Holo side. Aside from aesthetic improvements, the app has been given a…

Samsung to bring 1080p Super AMOLED HD displays to market by mid 2013: report

Samsung will almost certainly follow suit in bringing 1080p screens to smartphones in the first half of 2013. According to SamMobile, Samsung Display has already started prototype production in one of its manufacturing facilities, and aims to bring it to market as soon as possible, perhaps for the debut of the Galaxy S IV. HTC…

Leaked Verizon 5-inch 1080p HTC device means Canada could get it soon

Many Canadians, including myself, were shocked and excited by the sudden announcement of HTC’s 5-inch 1080p Butterfly J smartphone. While that particular device was created specifically for the Japanese market, it meant that Sharp’s 5-inch 1080p panels were entering production in earnest, and would be coming to the rest of the world shortly. Over the…

Koodo launches three new promotional plans with Canada-wide “local calling”

Koodo, the low-cost subsidiary carrier to parent TELUS, has launched three new promotional data plans. While the amount of data included, even in the most expensive plan, is not high enough for most power users, many Canadians, especially those who do a lot of calling, will find them attractive. The core tenets of each plan…

TELUS turns on LTE network in Lethbridge and Taber, Alberta

TELUS expanded its network recently to include many parts of British Columbia, and today it has turned on its LTE network in a couple Albertan cities, too. Lethbridge and Taber are seeing speeds of nearly 40Mbps according to these screenshots sent to us earlier today. The company promises to bring LTE service to 80% of…

Samsung to cease LCD panel production for Apple as margins thin, relationship strains

It’s safe to say that this hasn’t been a year of relationship building between Samsung and Apple. Both companies spat venom and unapologetically accused the other of patent infringement. Apple ended up winning its case in the U.S., but the environment is very different in places like Korea, Japan and the U.K., where Apple either lost…

Apple to release iOS 6.0.1 in coming weeks to fix assorted launch bugs: report

The iPhone 5, and iOS 6, have not been without their problems. Since their respective launches in late September, both of Apple’s new flagships have been accused of irregularities and glitches; the iPhone 5 from a weak aluminum body; iOS 6 from battery problems and graphical glitches. According to a source close to BGR, Apple…

Logitech UE Boombox Bluetooth Speaker Review

Before the Logitch UE Boombox, I didn’t have much experience with the portable Bluetooth speaker market. I had heard of some of the major players in the market like Jawbone’s Jambox, and I already owned (and loved) the SuperTooth Disco speaker. When Logitech purchased high-end audiophile brand Ultimate Ears in 2008, it sat on it…

Rogers Motorola RAZR HD LTE Review

The word ‘unassuming’ would be an apt description of the last few Motorola smartphones. Since the radical redesign of the RAZR in November, itself somewhat overshadowed by the Galaxy Nexus, Motorola has released a steady stream of high-quality and relatively inexpensive Android devices. While the RAZR V sits comfortably in the mid-range, the RAZR HD…

LG Nexus 4 to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean “Maintenance Release 1”

Every Nexus device to date — and if you haven’t been counting, there have been four — has debuted with a new Android version. The Nexus One debuted in January 2010 with Android 2.1 Eclair. The Nexus S impressed us barely 11 months later with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Galaxy Nexus came a year after…

Hands-on with the Rogers Samsung ATIV S, HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920

Rogers and Microsoft held a joint press conference this morning that focused on the new suite of Windows Phone 8 devices. While we’ve previously shown you the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X, both of which will be exclusive to Rogers in some form (the 8X will be exclusive to the carrier in 8GB form),…

Facebook for Android updated with better photo features, improves Android SDK

Facebook doesn’t yet have a native app for Android — well, not native in the true sense of the word — but that doesn’t mean they aren’t pushing out regular updates to improve the app as it is currently. Yesterday the company pushed out another photo-centric update, this time making it easier to tag photos….