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.

Twitter reportedly set to cut 300 jobs this week

A year ago, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he “made some tough but necessary decisions that enable Twitter to move with greater focus and reinvest in our growth.” At the time the real-time platform slashed 336 people from its workforce, which represented approximately 8 percent. A report in Bloomberg reveals the company could be making…

RBC Mobile iOS app update brings Touch ID support on iPad

Here’s a quick update for the millions of RBC customers out with an iPhone or iPad: the financial institution has updated its iOS app with new iPad functionality. Now at version 5.3, RBC notes its updated app is iOS 10 compatible and now allows users easily find answers with a search feature, the ability to view…

Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ edition now available in Canada

Apple has announced that the exercise-focused Apple Watch Nike+ will release in Canada on October 28th. The Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ edition features the same technical specs as the Apple Watch Series 2 including a significantly faster new dual-core processor, water resistance, and  a brighter display. The Nike+ edition of the watch, however, includes…

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. Rogers has a new CEO [Read here] Google Pixel review [Read here] Rogers Q3 2016 revenue increases to $3.49B [Read here] Thalmic Labs opening 50,000-square-foot Waterloo factory to build…

CraveTV now streaming 24 James Bond flicks

While other streaming services plan to shut down, Bell’s CraveTV continues to add to its roster of films. Starting today, 24 Bond films are available to stream, including the classics Dr. No, Goldfinger, Octopussy, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, as well as some of the newer flicks such as Spectre, Casino Royale, and…

Huawei Nova Plus now available in Canada

For $400 you can now score a solid mid-range Android device. The latest smartphone to arrive in Canada is the Huawei Nova Plus, which is currently available at Rogers and coming to Fido on November 1st, then Virgin Mobile on November 3rd. The Huawei Nova Plus has a full metal build, runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow…

LG G5 captures the Raptors’ Cory Joseph sink a 65 foot ‘aerial five-pointer’

Toronto Raptor’s point guard Cory Joseph recently made a basket from 65 feet on top of a 27-story Toronto skyscraper. Joseph is LG Canada’s “G5 Chief Playmaker” and was challenged to shoot from building to building while LG captured it all on the wide-angle camera on its flagship Android. LG is calling this shot “an…

Rogers CEO Guy Laurence steps down, to be replaced by former Telus CEO Joseph Natale

Rogers announced today that CEO Guy Laurence is stepping down effective immediately, and that ex- Telus CEO Joseph Natale will be his replacement. “We have appreciated Guy’s leadership over the last three years,” said Edward Rogers, deputy chairman of Rogers Communications. “He has moved the company forward re-establishing growth, introducing innovative programs like Roam Like…

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. Latest version of Android Pay suggests the platform could soon come to Canada [Read here] PlayStation VR is now available in Canada [Read here] Samsung Canada announces $100 credit…

Unlocked BlackBerry DTEK60 appears on Staples Canada for $700 [Update]

Following the lead of B&H and NCIX, Staples Canada has listed the specifications and price of the upcoming BlackBerry DTEK60 smartphone. According to the retailer’s listing, the unlocked Android device will cost $699.99 (CAD) — though it’s currently ‘out of stock online.” As for specs, BlackBerry’s latest smartphone will come with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560…

OPP Thanksgiving distracted driving blitz results in almost 245 charges

The goal during the OPP’s latest Thanksgiving long weekend blitz, aptly called Operation Impact, was to see zero distracted driving related charges. Unfortunately, and as many might have expected, this did not occur. In a statement, the OPP notes it ticketed “close to 245 drivers” over a three day period. The latest statistics released by…

Unlocked HTC 10 can now be purchased for $200 less

Hot on the heels of the Note 7s’ second recall, HTC is offering up a massive discount on the HTC 10. Usually priced at $999, HTC notes interested Canadians can purchase its flagship Android for $200 off the retail cost, bringing the price down to $799 unlocked. The HTC 10 can is available in onyx…

Samsung permanently ends production of the Galaxy Note 7

August 19th to October 11th. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is no longer. After citing consumer safety, Samsung informed its carrier and retail partners to stop selling its latest flagship, as well as asked customers to “power down and stop using the device.” Samsung noted it was investigating the latest reports of Note 7 units…

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. Watch the Blue Jays’ division series this weekend for free with Sportsnet Now [Read here] Moto Z and Moto Z Play are now available in Canada [Read here] Fido…