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Alberta Distracted Driving Law goes into effect September 1st

In a few short hours Bill 16, the Distracted Driving Legislation, will officially be in place in Alberta and those who are caught using an hand-held device while driving will be fined $172. So what does this ban consist of: using your cellphone to talk, text, emailing, surf the web, using hand-held radio communication devices,

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CP24 GTA Traffic app released for iPhone and BlackBerry

Traffic in Toronto is not the best, but beats some other cities who has millions of residents. To ease the pain of daily traffic CP24 has released an app called the “CP24 Traffic App”. It’s free, no ads and currently only available on the iPhone. Bell (owner of CP24) says it’s “available for most common

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Apple granted patents for iOS’s virtual keyboard and 5 icons

These days, patents are king. It seems that every week there is a fresh new patent infringement lawsuit. There’s billions at stake and the lawyers must be loving the payout. Over the last several weeks/month we’ve seen a couple high profile acquisitions, Nortel sold their 6,000+ patent for $4.5 billion to Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft,

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SaskTel releases the Samsung Galaxy Gio

If the Samsung Galaxy SII on SaskTel is not for you, perhaps the scaled down Samsung Galaxy Gio is then. This is not as powerful as the GSII, but the price reflects it. The Gio runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, 800 Mhz processor, a 3.2-inch touchscreen (480 x 320 resolution),3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and ability

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Images: Upcoming Rogers LTE Samsung Galaxy S II

Earlier today Rogers announced that they will be releasing a number of LTE devices: Samsung Galaxy S II, Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S, LTE Tablet (they are currently talking to two manufacturers), plus and HTC smartphone. Regarding the LTE Samsung Galaxy S II, this is certification testing now at Rogers and will be released in the

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Videotron releases 42Mbps capable Huawei E372 internet stick

In March Videotron announced they would “begin offering its first HSPA+ smartphone and an Internet key with a maximum speed of 42 mbps in spring 2011″… although there has been a bit of a delay, the Huawei E372 internet stick is available for $59.95 on a “reduced price” or $195.95 no-term. This is being called

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