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LG G3 priced at $700 no-term, launching August 1st

LG declared last week that the new G3 will start arriving at Canadian carriers on August 1st. This new flagship smartphone will be available at Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron and Canadians will only see the Metallic Black colour option available at launch. LG and the carriers have been secretive on the price points,

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BlackBerry Passport gets sized up next to a Canadian passport

The BlackBerry Passport was officially announced last month and the company has been promoting its design all over the place, even going as far as to say “We’ve been living in a rectangular world for quite some time… it’s Hip to be Square.” Apart from the design, BlackBerry has also embedded a 3-row “touch-enabled keyboard”

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Mobilicity unveils new Data and Voice Canada Roaming pricing

Struggling wireless carrier Mobilicity was recently granted creditor protection until September 26th. Upon that date, we’ll discover the fate of the company, which revealed in a court document it has 155,000 active subscribers. In what could be a early back-to-school promotion, or possibly one last kick at the can, Anthony Booth, Mobilicity’s CEO, has teased Canadians “amazing new

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RBC Express Mobile app now available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry

RBC already has its every day banking app available on Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, and now Canada’s largest bank has targeted its mobile business customers. The RBC Express Mobile app for business owners offers the ability “to stay on top of important business banking tasks.” Business owners can view balances and transactions, transfer funds

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Samsung reportedly in talks to acquire SmartThings for $200 million

The connected home is gaining traction this year as we’ve recently seen several major acquisitions in the category. In January, Google acquired Nest for $3 billion, known for its the popular Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Detector. More recently, Apple announced its first Internet of Things-based projects with HomeKit. Now, according to a report on TechCrunch, Samsung has

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Contest: Win a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Gear 2 Neo

Fancy yourself a new smartphone and smartwatch? Here’s something for you! Up for grabs in the first of many summer contests is a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Samsung Gear 2 Neo! Both devices were released earlier this year and the LTE-enabled GS5 runs KitKat, has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1920×1080, 432ppi),

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Update: Yahoo app for Android and iOS updated with Canadian content

Previously only available to Android users in the United States, Yahoo has rolled out an update to its official app that brings Canadian-specific content. Yahoo notes that those who install the app will experience “the best of the web” on their device. Yahoo’s app is compatible with Android devices running 2.3.3 and higher and offers the

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Two more HTC executives depart the company

HTC’s executive shuffle continues. According to a report in Bloomberg, President of Engineering and Operations Fred Liu and Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho are both departing the company. Liu was with HTC for the last 16 years, has held several leadership positions and is leaving because he’s retiring. Ho just joined the company in January

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Apple: 90% of devices are using iOS 7

In the latest update to its developer site, Apple has stated that “90% of devices are using iOS 7.” That stat, along with other percentages of iOS usage, are mainly for the developer community and shows which version of iOS people are using when visiting the App Store. Unfortunately, there isn’t a country breakdown as it would be

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