If your smartphone won’t turn on, you may need to leave it at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration, known not-so-fondly as the TSA, said it was changing the rules for “certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States,” whereby travellers will have to prove that their devices, including cellphones, turn on and
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Government announces AWS-3 spectrum auction for early next year, sets aside 30Mhz for existing new entrants
At a brief press conference in Toronto this morning, Industry Minister James Moore reiterated his government’s plan to foster a sustainable wireless market, with four competitive companies operating in each region, across Canada. To that end, he announced the streamlining of a new spectrum auction, dubbed AWS-3, with 50Mhz of paired spectrum that sits next to,
The first time I realized the triage potential of a smartwatch, I was walking home from the grocery store with two bags in each arm, and a wrist vibrating because three separate family members were trying to get in touch at the same time. It was a small thing, to alleviate that anxiety, but it
One of the most important announcements made during Google I/O last week was also one of the least-reported. Android One, a reference platform for manufacturers looking to create high-performance, low-cost devices in developing countries, will see Google working with three Indian manufacturers on a pilot project to deliver better sub-$100 smartphones. The idea is sound:
Streaming and LPs are the only areas of the U.S. music industry that saw growth between this year and last, according to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard. On-demand audio streaming, which includes services like Rdio, Deezer, Spotify, Beats Music, Songza and others, grew 50.1% between December 30th, 2013 and June 29th, 2014 to 33.6 billion plays.
Facebook has updated Messenger for iOS with iPad compatibility, making it possible for chatters and callers to take advantage of the tablet’s full screen real estate. The app takes advantage of the iPad’s ability to display two frames on screen, so the existing list of conversations stays on the left while the active one is
LG announced today that its latest flagship will come to several Canadian carriers on August 1st. While pricing will be revealed by the individual providers, Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron have all come on board with the release of the G3. The device will also be available at Tbooth, The Source, Wireless Wave, Wireless
Welcome to the third week of SyrupCast! By now, we’re a lean, mean podcasting machine — except for the fact that each episode has been over an hour. This week, we talk about Android, Android and more Android. Oh, and BlackBerry. And LG. And Bell. Google I/O just ended, but that doesn’t mean we have
Microsoft is hard at work preparing an Android tablet version of its Office suite, which will eventually be made available at no extra cost to its Office 365 subscribers. The company has rolled out a portal for Office-related pre-release programs that potentially includes one for Android tablets. The company already has a version of Office
Google finished rolling out Play Services 5.0 to its Froyo-and-above Android devices this week and, according to the company, this is the biggest release yet. For the unfamiliar, Play Services are like software updates for Android phones and tablets that happen behind the scenes; it’s Google’s way of keeping all devices, regardless of OEM, carrier