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.

Apple looking to expand wearable product line by testing smart glasses, says report

Apple’s first foray into wearables was in 2015 with the Watch but the next venture for the Cupertino-based company could see it progress to eyewear. According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple is currently testing a pair of smart glasses that displays “images and other information” and seamlessly connects to your iPhone, which is much…

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. CRTC says telecoms have to help battle spam calls [Read here] Samsung Pay now available to Canadians via early access program [Read here] Huawei forges R&D partnership with the…

CRTC says the National Do Not Call List has over 13 million registered numbers

The CRTC launched the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) on September 30th, 2008 with the of goal of preventing telemarketers from calling Canadians. Canadians can register their home phone, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers. To-date, over 13 million numbers have been registered, which is an increase of over 100,000 from a year ago….

Vespa reveals plans to release an electric scooter called the Elettrica

Tesla is the main company leading the electric vehicle charge but that is quickly changing. This shift from gas to battery power is gaining in popularity, encouraging traditional manufacturers to develop new products and offer customers additional choices. The latest is the Elettrica, a scooter powered by just battery from the Piaggio Group, the makers…

We reach out to the CRTC and Canadian carriers regarding Trump’s US election win

The news that President-elect Donald J. Trump will take office to “make America great again” left many North Americans shocked, especially those paying close attention to the stock market. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement noting, “Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States. We look forward to working very…

Samsung patent reveals possible design for Galaxy X foldable smartphone

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. New details have surfaced revealing a potential design for Samsung’s upcoming smartphone, which…

Toronto Police want you to put down your phone when crossing the street

Distracted walking has suddenly become a hot topic of conversation, with some Canadian politicians lobbying for the ban of using mobile devices while crossing the street. A recent survey revealed that 66 percent of Canadians actually would like to see ‘distracted walking’ legislation put into place. The Toronto Police are on a mission to reduce…

Gmail’s iOS app now looks identical to the Android version

Google has completely overhauled its iPhone Gmail app, bringing the design more in line with the Android iteration of its mobile email platform. The Mountain View, California-based company notes that iPhone and iPad users can now download the new Gmail app that Google promises is faster than the previous version. In addition to having the…

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. Shaw adds almost 40,000 wireless subscribers in Q4 2016 [Read here] Amazon Canada launches Xbox S deals that include a free game [Read here] Telus Q3 2016 results [Read…

TD Canada Trust iOS app adds support for Touch ID

While TD Canada Trust is one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, it’s also the last of the major banks to enable support for Touch ID on its iOS app. However, after the release of the latest version of the bank’s app, released today, TD now supports the security and convenience feature. To add this to…

195 billion text messages were sent and received in 2015 in Canada, says CRTC

There are a number of messaging services available to Canadians, such as iMessage, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter, Slack, Skype, Kik, and BBM. It’s rare, however, that we see stats specific to our market, but the CRTC’s latest telecommunications sector monitoring report reveals an increase in messaging app usage across the country. Mobile…

Samsung Galaxy S7 updated with security enhancements, Android Pay button

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners in Canada have received a system update that brings improvements to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The total size is approximately 41MB and reportedly removes Shomi from the device — which will officially shutter November 30th — and also adds various Google security enhancements to the phone. In addition and most…

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. Wind Mobile starts promoting LTE network launch and support for Wi-Fi calling [Read here] Toronto Parking Authority now lets customers pay for on-street parking through its mobile app [Read…

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport gets outfitted with free Wi-Fi for all

Quick update for the 2.5 million people who fly out of Billy Bishop airport in Toronto: you’ll now be able to connect to the internet for free. The complimentary connection is courtesy of American Express, which is the same financial services company that sponsors Pearson Airport. While it’s not technically free for all to use,…

Drone Delivery Canada shows off the future of delivery in Canada [Video]

Drone Delivery Canada recently received Special Flight Operations Certification to test its drone delivery technology platform. After stating its initial test in Vaughan “exceeded initial expectations,” DDC has uploaded a video to show what the future of delivery might look like in Canada. The 2-minute video shows a drone flying through the air somewhere in…