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Asus ZenFone Zoom now shipping into Canada

The Asus ZenFone Zoom is now exclusively available through New York-based B&H Photo Video for $399 USD. This smartphone features an optical zoom lens and the massive camera retailer will…

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Kik adds branded GIFs to its messaging arsenal

Waterloo-based Kik recently received a massive $50-million investment from Tencent, makers of WeChat. The messaging app then expanded its reach by acquiring Toronto-based Blynk, a fashion app that allows users…

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Aviva now offers ride-sharing insurance in Ontario

Insurance broker Aviva Canada now offers ride-sharing coverage in Ontario. While popular ride-sharing services such as Uber are battling city councillors and Taxi owners, Aviva says it’s simply responding to the…

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Uber redesigns its brand to focus on bits and atoms

Uber has changed its brand to focus on its diverse operations, specifically moving away from the most recognizable black badge as being “everyone’s private driver” to focus on its enormous…

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Police are targeting distracted drivers in Saskatchewan

The fine for those caught using their mobile device while driving — talking, texting or accessing the internet — in Saskatchewan is $280 and four demerit points. In October, Saskatchewan…

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Samsung to unveil ‘The Next Galaxy’ on February 21

As expected, Samsung will unveil the next Galaxy device during its ‘Unpacked’ keynote on February 21st. Samsung has released the first of what will surely end up being many teasers,…

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Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – BlackBerry launches month-long…

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Shomi launches PlayStation 4 app

After months of waiting, Shomi has finally expanded the number of platforms it is available on, with the launch of a new PlayStation 4 app, allowing subscribers to stream content directly from…