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Facebook’s Slingshot app now available to Canadians

Facebook’ Slingshot, its Snapchat competitor, officially launched last week to those in the United States and it’s now available worldwide. This social sharing app allows users to quickly “sling” and share photos and videos with friends, and also gives the option to draw, add text and colour on your picture. There is a social aspect

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Unannounced Porsche Design P’9983 unearthed in OS 10.3.0.700

In 2012, BlackBerry and Porsche Design teamed up for the uber-expensive P’9981, a luxury smartphone based on the Bold 9900. This was followed-up last year with the BlackBerry 10-powered Porsche Design P’9982, which claimed a $2500 price tag. Good news for those who are interested in a sequel, as they are partnering up once again, with a few

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BlackBerry Passport will have a ‘new touch-enabled keyboard’

BlackBerry CEO John Chen proudly showed off a couple new BlackBerry 10 devices last week. The Passport will be available in September and the Classic is pegged for a November release. On a blog post today, BlackBerry released BlackBerry 10.3 Developer Preview OS, simulator, and SDK to the dev community. This is basically a tool

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Google set to preview the next version of Android at Google I/O

The next version of Google’s Android will be announced in a few short hours. Google I/O, its annual developer conference kicks off tomorrow, and head of Android, Sundar Pichai, was interviewed by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, declaring, “I want the world to understand what we are doing sooner.” Google typically unveils a new OS in the fall,

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Minuum shows how its app would work on circular smartwatches

Whirlscape, the makers of the one-dimensional keyboard, recently declared they would expand past Android and make their app available on iOS 8 devices. The Toronto-based company has seen some success with Minuum and the downloads are somewhere in between 10,000 – 50,000, which is decent considering the app is $3.99. Heading into Google I/O tomorrow,

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BlackBerry cuts 65 jobs in the developer relations group

BlackBerry recently announced a licensing agreement with Amazon’s Appstore that would bring over 240,000 Android apps to BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry stated the partnership will officially launch when BlackBerry 10.3 is released this fall. BlackBerry CEO John Chen stated that “We’ve listened to our customers and have taken this important step to deliver on their needs,

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Rogers releases the HTC One M8 in Amber Gold

It’s been two months since HTC and Rogers announced the flagship One M8 will be available to Canadians in Amber Gold. Originally slotted for a mid-May release, then pushed to June “due to high demand,” today it’s finally available. The specs are the same as the Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver M8 that was released back

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