Author: Ian Hardy

I write articles on the happenings within the Canadian wireless scene since Brick Breaker was cool. Building the wireless community is my gig and I'm probably the biggest fan of Tim Hortons in Canada.

OPP handed out over 2,400 distracted driving-related tickets during latest blitz

The Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) latest March Break blitz resulted in 2,400 distracted driving-related charges. The OPP also noted that 2017 has seen 11 deaths caused by distracted driving, which is on pace to overtake 2016 stats of 65 people dying from this issue. Now part of the “Big Four,” distracted driving has become the…

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in Black, Grey, Silver, Gold and Blue [Update]

March 29th cannot come soon enough. On this date, Samsung will officially unveil the follow-up to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with its 2017 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Specs, features, colours and pricing have been revealed through various online avenues. Now, incredibly reputable device leaker Evan Blass is back with…

Apple unveils new cases for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE

Fancy a new case for your Apple iPhone? Apple has you covered as it has released six new colours for its silicone and leather cases. The new silicone cases for the iPhone 7 are available in “Azure,” “Camellia,” and “Pebble” with the price set at $45 ($10 higher than the Unites States pricing). The iPhone…

Apple launches new ‘fresh and bright’ Watch bands

Apple will reportedly add cellular connectivity to the next iteration of the Watch, but before this happens the company unveiled new band colours. The new Watch bands are ready for spring and labeled “fresh and bright.” For Apple Watch owners, there are three new colours for the Sport band (Pebble, Azure and Camellia), six new…

Apple unveils iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

Apple has added a new colour option to the iPhone 7 lineup, now available in red. This new colour is a special edition that marks Apple’s 10-year partnership with (PRODUCT)RED. The latter gives customers a way to contribute to the Global Fund and helps “bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation”. To…

Freedom Mobile launching new ‘Ready To Go, South’ roaming add-on on March 23

Freedom Mobile has been busy expanding its new LTE network and also strengthening its device lineup by adding the Samsung Galaxy A5 (available now) and the LG G6 (available April 7th) — which are both Band 66 LTE-compatible. Freedom will also be adding to its roaming options and coming out with the “Ready To Go,…

Samsung Galaxy S8 shown off in blue, black, silver and violet

Samsung will officially show off the Galaxy S8 on March 29th and is encouraging the world to “unbox your phone.” What this means is not clear but the company is set to reshape its brand after the Note 7 debacle. Several images and videos have surfaced online that show off the final design, specs, colours…

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus colours, accessories, and pricing leak

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to officially be unveiled later this month on March 29th in New York City. While many of the specs and the physical design have leaked, there are still questions about pricing, colours and specific availability. According to reputable device leaker Evan Blass, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and…

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: BCE completes acquisition of MTS and forms Bell MTS in Manitoba [Read here] Samsung Galaxy A5 now available in Canada [Read here] Samsung’s Galaxy A5 is a toned-down S7…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hits 3 million Twitter followers

Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, has hit the 3 million follower milestone on Twitter. For those interested in stats, Trudeau is the first Canadian politician to reach this number. The PM has gained more than two million Twitter followers since assuming office on November 4th, 2015. A distant second from a politician…

Super Mario Run is coming to Android on March 23rd

Nintendo is following through on its promise to bring Super Mario Run to Android users worldwide this month. After teasing the masses with a registration page, Nintendo announced today that the popular game will be available on March 23rd with the version 2.0.0 update. Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the…

Weekend tech deals from Amazon Canada

We previously posted some solid deals from Amazon earlier this week and it seems the March Break discounts keep coming. If you’re in the market for some good deals, check out the list below: August Doorbell Cam for $258.83 (save $24) August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled for $249.99 (save $49) Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell…

Samsung’s foldable smartphone could finally be unveiled this year

Samsung has reportedly been working on a smartphone that features a foldable display for a number of years. Early roadmaps revealed the company would break the “technology barrier” necessary to start producing a foldable smartphone at scale at some point in early 2017. A new report from the Korea-based ETNews indicates Samsung will, in fact, first…

BCE completes acquisition of MTS and forms Bell MTS in Manitoba

Bell MTS is the brand you’ll see in Manitoba selling telecom and wireless services to Manitobans. BCE’s massive acquisition is officially completed after all shareholder and regulatory approvals have been granted. The conversation between Jay Forbes, president and CEO of MTS (Manitoba Telecom Services), and BCE CEO George Cope occurred on April 21st while the…

Samsung Galaxy A5 now available in Canada

Samsung and its Canadian carrier partners have added the Galaxy A5 to their arsenals. This mid-range smartphone is available in Black Sky and Blue Mist and comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a fingerprint sensor, 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, and 16-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras. The device is available through Bell,…