On a still-unfinished floor of its expansive new One Market headquarters in downtown San Francisco today, Visa unveiled Visa Checkout, its attempt to simplify and expedite online and mobile payments. The move is meant to make it easier for both consumers and merchants to plug into the robust Visa network, which processes 43% of all Canadian e-commerce
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Take a good, hard look for Tab in the Google Play Store, and instead you’ll come across myriad ways to play “Stairway to Heaven” on a guitar. But once you’ve overcome the SEO calamity of this mobile restaurant payment app from the Toronto development team previously behind Huddlers and Chime, you’ll find a great new way to split,
Minuum, the one-dimensional keyboard with an eye towards wearables, has announced an early version of the input software for Android Wear smartwatches. After launching on Samsung’s Gear series and Omate’s TrueSmart watch, the company has dedicated some time to demoing the keyboard on Google’s new wearable platforms.
Nokia has unveiled the rollout schedule for its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia Cyan update, which will eventually come to all Canadian-sold Lumia devices running WP8. The update folds in Microsoft’s general Windows Phone 8.1 improvements with some Lumia-specific functionality, such as improved Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Storyteller, as well as a new Device Hub, which
Nest, Samsung, ARM and others team up for Thread, a new wireless protocol meant to improve the Internet of Things
Nest, Samsung, ARM and a series of other big names in semiconductors and research have teamed up to create a new wireless standard for the Internet of Things, that umbrella term for any gadget with a wireless chip that talks to other chip-filled wireless accessories. While there are already many disparate “standards” powering these devices,
Another Bell media outfit has received the on-demand mobile app treatment. Business News Network, the company’s 24/7 financial reporting portal, has been miniaturized to the mobile screen in a clean, well-designed app. While it lacks the live viewing capabilities of CTV Go, it makes up for that omission by offering full on-demand shows hours after
We’ve heard rumblings that the Nokia Lumia 1020, the best camera phone ever, is about to put on Microsoft’s End of Life list as the company makes way for its successor. But the 41MP Windows Phone 8-sporting monster is still a great way to showcase all of Nokia’s incredible imaging capabilities, especially now that it
Shazam for iOS has been updated to support full track playback by plugging into Rdio’s extensive collection. The Shazam-Rdio collaboration is already quite deep, previously allowing users to deep link into Rdio from Shazam once a user had tagged a song. The new feature merely saves a step, allowing users to listen to the entire
Canadians now pay less for higher-end plans, and more for entry-level plans, according to the updated CRTC-commissioned Wall Report. An annual review of wireless, wireline, mobile data and broadband data prices across various usage models, the Wall Report details the realities of Canadian monthly spending. In its seventh year, this is the first report since
Rdio is once again ramping up its Canadian presence in the run-up to Spotify’s launch north of the border. The company announced today that it is bringing on former Bark & Fitz CEO, Michael Orrbrooke, as a new General Manager for the company’s Canadian operations. Rdio has grown steadily since it launched in Canada, and Orrbrooke’s role