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.

Netflix for iPhone updated with new UI and instant playback support

Netflix for iPhone has received a big update today as it prepares for iOS 6 and iPhone 5. While this release does not explicitly support the new 4-inch iPhone 5 screen — that is coming in the next release, the company says — there are some excellent new features that make the app worth the…

This Lightning to microUSB adapter for iPhone 5 should be offered in Canada

Everyone has microUSB cables lying around. The standard is used to charge almost every non-Apple smartphone as well as myriad other products from Bluetooth earpieces to external batteries. When the iPhone 5 was announced, Apple revealed the first product with its new smaller, reversible Lightning connector, meant to replace the nearly ten-year-old 30-pin dock we’re…

Samsung begins production of ultra-fast 128GB eMMC memory for mobile devices

If you thought that 64GB wasn’t enough to satiate your mobile storage hunger, get ready for a new world of 128GB. Samsung announced recently at its Mobile Solution Forum that the company will begin production of ultra-fast 128GB eMMC chips for use in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Now let’s not get ahead…

HTC 8X Windows Phone smiles for the camera before tomorrow’s announcement

The HTC 8X, aka Accord, has not been a well-kept secret for the majority of the summer. Leaked in renders and product manuals, the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device is expected to be announced tomorrow at an event in New York. With a distinctive boxy design and a purple hued back, we’d be remiss…

Motorola and Intel launch the RAZR i with 2Ghz Medfield processor

Motorola and Intel have launched what they hope to be the first commercially successful Medfield-powered Android device. With an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch screen and a 2Ghz processor, the device looks on paper to be able to take on the big boys, but Intel is at a disadvantage when it comes to app compatibility; most Android apps…

Twitter for iOS and Android updated with new profile view, iPad overhaul

Twitter for iOS and Android have been updated, the former with a new iPad version, as the service moves away from third-party clients in a big way. The first thing you’ll notice, on both versions, is a new profile view, that allows you to upload a larger, high-resolution photo much like Facebook’s cover photo. You…

Nokia teases cyan Lumia 920 as phone nears release

When we trekked to New York two weeks ago for the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 (and the 820, don’t forget!) it seemed that the company had forgotten about one of the most important colours available on a Lumia device: cyan. In between the red, yellow, black, and white models of the Lumia 920,…

Kijiji launches iPhone sub-site to help you unload your old phone faster

Kijiji is often considered second fiddle to Craigslist when it comes to selling old stuff, but the company is growing very quickly and has a much neater, more comfortable browsing experience. In light of the recent iPhone 5 launch, Kijiji has launched a dedicated iPhone sub-site to help sellers unload their old devices faster. There…

Sony Xperia ion update to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich now available

Good news, Xperia ion owners. As promised last week, Rogers and Sony are pushing out an update to Android 4.0.4 today, bringing lots of nice performance improvements, extra features and bug fixes galore. In order to update your phone, download the Sony PC Companion app and follow the prompts. If you’ve received the update, let…

CyanogenMOD 10 nightlies now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may be coming soon, but the original device, at 5.3-inches, is still a monster to be reckoned with. In fact, many users are going to prefer the larger form factor and 16:10 aspect ratio to the more phone-like Note 2, which hews more closely to the Galaxy S III than…

Apple’s iPhone 5 16GB costs approximately $168USD to build

The iPhone 5 is going to be another huge success for Apple. This is a foregone conclusion. The company sold nearly 30 million iPhones last quarter, and that number is expected to grow with the introduction of the iPhone 5. So how much profit does Apple make on each iPhone? We know that last quarter,…

HP admits it will have to offer a smartphone to stay competitive

HP’s new CEO Meg Whitman is in a difficult position. The company is recovering from laying off nearly 30,000 employees and its PC business is struggling to grow amidst the unstoppable growth of tablets. Its Palm division has been subsumed and rebranded and webOS is in the process of being open-sourced with no clear indication…

Sony Xperia ion update to Ice Cream Sandwich “coming next week”

This is good news for anyone who purchased a LTE-powered Sony Xperia ion earlier this summer. Rogers has just announced that the Android 4.0.4 update that arrived recently on the Xperia S will be coming to the Xperia ion next week. We’re hoping that the update fixes many of the performance and battery issues that…