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.

Samsung Galaxy S III available to pre-order for $734.99 from Expansys

Don’t want to wait for a Galaxy S III? You can pre-order it unlocked from Expansys for $734.99. Mind you, this is the 16GB non-LTE-but-yes-Exynos quad-core version, and that’s quite a high cost for a phone, but desperate times… There is no set shipping date; Expansys’ exact words are, “we will not ship the product…

Welcome to the future: Japanese Galaxy S III to come with 2GB RAM

Welcome to the future, and to those who say the spec is dead, get ready to laugh in their faces. What do companies do if they can’t win the quad-core > dual-core wars? They bump up RAM count to divert eyes away from what the public sees as a flaw. Samsung’s Galaxy S III in…

4-inch iPhone confirmed by Reuters, will it be enough to get you to switch?

The next iPhone is all but guaranteed to have a 4-inch screen. The rumours long-speculated by pundits, confirmed yesterday by the Wall Street Journal, have now been corroborated by Reuters. The wire service claims to have “people familiar with the matter” who claim that Apple has ordered 4-inch screens from LG Display Co Ltd, Sharp Corp…

Bell and Virgin HTC One S pricing revealed

The HTC One S will be officially available tomorrow from several Canadian carriers. We’ve already seen TELUS’ pricing of this Android OS 4.0 device (ranges from $99.99 to $569.99) and now we can confirm the pricing that Bell will launch with. We happened upon a Source store who was willing to sell us the device a…

Video: Google traces an email’s trajectory in “The Story of Send”

Google’s never been one to shy away from cute, whimsical stories —  see this Rube Goldberg ad for Chrome as an example — and its latest creation is called “The Story of Send.” The interactive web page, created in HTML5, traces the trajectory of an email from your Gmail account through their back-end routers all…

HTC Ville C could bring One S design, Sense 4.5 on the cheap

The HTC One S, which is coming to Canada tomorrow, is a thin, light and powerful device. But it’s also using one of the new 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chips that is in such high demand across the industry. Due to a TSMC component shortage for 28nm parts, HTC likely figures that it can use…

Evernote 4.0 for Android brings new home screen and swipeable navigation

Evernote for Android got its biggest UI overhaul in a year recently with version 4.0. The app, which allows you to record notes, audio, sketch drawings or add photos, is the original cloud-sync notes app, and its ubiquity and popularity is a testament to the regular innovation seen in its mobile offerings. The most notable…

Browser wars: Chrome coming to iOS, Firefox for Android beta gets native interface

The mobile browser wars are heating up, with Google ensuring Apple isn’t the only game in town on iOS and Mozilla ensuring it’s staying competitive on Android. According to a Macquarie Analyst report, Google will introduce Chrome for iOS in Q2 this year with support for both the iPhone and iPad. Considering the company is aggressively…

Someecards app launches for Android, we go laughs-on

Someecards, source of many of the internet’s quippy, funny and endearing one-liners, has finally released an Android app in both free and paid varieties. Previously available on iOS for 99c, the Someecards revolution has been swift and absolute. For a generation of users unimpressed by Hallmark and its manufactured sentiment, someecards has been a way…

CyanogenMOD 7.2 RC2 released for Gingerbread-happy devices

If your device is getting a little old, or isn’t being officially upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, often the next best thing is to install a custom ROM on it such as CyanogenMOD. Version 7.2 Release Candidate 2 has been unleashed on the world, which is as close to a final version as some of…

Facebook updating its mobile timeline to take advantage of higher-resolution images

Ever since Facebook updated its photo tool to take advantage of high-resolution photos, mobile patrons have waited patiently for those larger, clearer images to show up in the News Feed. Today, the company is announcing, perhaps as a preamble to inserting ads into the feed, that photos will be displayed a little more prominently. Facebook…

Samsung Galaxy S III accessories get a first hands-on

With any blockbuster phone release comes the inevitable accessory line. Apple chooses to take the minimalist route with its accessories, and Samsung is following suit, releasing a suite of obvious-yet-effective accoutrements to add to the experience. Most notably is the C-Pen, which is fundamentally different from the S Pen in the Galaxy Note by way of lacking…