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Shazam collaborates with Rdio to play full tracks in the iOS app

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

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Canadian mobile customers now pay less for more, and more for less: Wall Report

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

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Rdio brings a new General Manager to Canada to better compete with Spotify

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

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Google launching a media-heavy redesign of its Play Store

Google is set to launch a media-heavy redesign of its Play Store in the coming months, likely in the run-up to the release of Android L. The company launched a new set of design principles at Google I/O, Material Design, and has committed to overhauling most of its mobile and web portals to coincide with

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Samsung Apps brands to GALAXY Apps, promises ‘hundreds of exclusive apps’

Samsung has rebranded its Android app store to align more closely with the Galaxy brand, which is perhaps more well-known in North America than the company itself. Galaxy Apps is the destination for “hundreds of exclusive apps” only for Galaxy owners, and will be the single portal for promotional apps and discounted products.

SyrupCast Episode 4: Public Service Announcement

Welcome to episode 4 of SyrupCast, the best only Canadian mobile podcast on earth. This week, we delve into some of the more exciting elements of the Canadian regulatory system — if the word ‘exciting’ can be used for such a thing — with the newly-announced AWS-3 auction early next year.

Google Maps for iOS now scans Gmail to find reservations and appointments

Google Maps for iOS has been updated with some features that some with find extremely useful, others rather invasive. The app now scans a user’s Gmail account for addresses and times, and displays them on a map for easy navigation. Of course, this is an opt-in feature but for users already embedded in the Google ecosystem,

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Tête-à-Tête: Is it dumb to buy a Smart Home?

Welcome to Tête-à-Tête, a series where two of our writers converse on interesting topics in the mobile landscape — through chat. Think of it as a podcast for readers. This week, in light of Samsung’s recently-announced collaboration with premium condo developer Canderel Residential, we ask, ‘Is it dumb to buy a Smart Home?’

Microsoft looking for OneNote beta testers on Android

Microsoft hasn’t updated its OneNote for Android app since April, but today announced a beta program for the popular note-taking app. Like other Android betas, it is being managed on Google+, and once committed, overwrites the existing app on the Play Store. The beta version isn’t a particularly big change from the existing app — Microsoft

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Motorola pushing out Android 4.4.4 update to Moto E

Motorola hasn’t even released the Moto E across Canada yet, but the company announced today that it would be issuing an update to Android 4.4.4 for the $179.99 device. Part of its continued commitment to keeping its Moto series updated, Motorola is pushing the latest version of Android to its lowest-cost smartphone, sold unlocked and

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