The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first attempt at a smartwatch, and today the company is claiming that sales “have been better than [our] own expectations,” reaching 800,000 units in two months. According to a report in Reuters, Samsung says the Gear is “the most sold wearable watch available in the market place… and we plan to expand
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Oxford Dictionaries has announced their annual “Word of the Year” and this year the honour goes to “Selfie.” Selfie > Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlfi/ (also selfy) – noun (plural selfies): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Oxford Dictionaries says that
Following Metro and Loblaws (PC Plus), Sobeys has come to market with their mobile app. Similar to the others, the Sobeys app is your “personal shopping companion” that allows you to discover ‘must try’ products, find new recipes, locate stores, and create your shopping list. In addition, their flyer is built into the app for
Deja vu — Another Monday and more job cuts at BlackBerry. According to a report in The Record, BlackBerry has cut another 250 people from the Waterloo headquarters. The company previously reported plans to slash 4,500 employees with a bigger goal to reclaim their success in the smartphone space. These cuts bring the total loss
Coming off a major expansion of its First Reward loyalty program last week, Rogers has rolled out the perk nationally. According to an email we received, “On November 18, customers across Canada will be able to self-enroll for Rogers First Rewards!” The program gives Rogers customers a certain amount of points for the dollar amount
GO Transit implemented a pilot program back in July that saw a “Quiet Zone” arrive on the Barrie GO line. This allowed passengers to “enjoy the silence” by muting their electronic devices — cell phones, tablets and laptops — while riding the train. Today, GO Transit announced that the program has been extended to all
Another smartwatch is almost available — this time from Qualcomm Connected Experiences, a subsidiary from the chipmaker, Qualcomm. Toq — pronounced ‘talk’ — has been given a release date of December 2nd for $349.99 (USD) directly from Qualcomm’s website. This smartwatch, like many others, allows you to read your emails, view texts messages, accept/reject calls,
BlackBerry has promised to release “2 high-end devices and 2 entry-level devices” in the near future. We’ve already seen the entry-level C-Series leak online, but new rumours have surfaced that could give a bit more insight into what the Waterloo-based company has planned for 2014. According to an overseas report, BlackBerry will release a full
The last seven days saw Apple quietly launch the iPad mini with Retina display, Motorola unveiled the incredibly affordable Moto G, and the Nexus 5 hit a few more Canadian carriers. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web
In just over two weeks, Nadir Mohammed, Rogers President & CEO, will depart the company and be replaced by former Vodafone exec, Guy Laurence. Little is known about the strategy that Laurence will be bringing to Rogers, but we could see a company shakeup, possible restructuring, or even a breaking down of the corporate walls and