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BNN Go for iOS and Android brings stock news, tips and on-demand shows

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

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Microsoft now selling the best camera phone ever for $549 outright

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

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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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