SyrupCast 48: Galaxy Notes and Summer Doldrums

SyrupCast is back! This week, Daniel and Douglas chat about the new Galaxy phones, Motorola’s mid-range strategy, the OnePlus 2, BlackBerry’s Security Summit, and we answer your questions! Show notes:…


Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Hands-on

After five years, Samsung has finally figured out what the Note needs to be: a blank canvas, as accessible and intuitive as the pen and paper it is inspired by….


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Hands-on

Building on the success of its most interesting — and most expensive — handset, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, besides being a mouthful to say, is probably the company’s most evocative phone to…

Moto Play and Moto X

Moto X Play compared to Moto X (2nd gen)

Let’s skip to the punch: the Moto X Play is in some ways a successor to last year’s Moto X and in other ways a regression. But in lieu of…


Moto G (3rd gen) review

Look to your left. Then to your right. If you’re in a public space, you’re 80% likely to be looking at someone with a smartphone in his or her pocket….


CraveTV has 730,000 users

CraveTV, Bell’s streaming service, launched last December by offering hundreds of TV shows and a small subset of movies for $4 per month. Bell has been quiet on performance of…


Hands-on with the Moto G 2015

Along with two new Moto X models, Motorola unveiled a brand new Moto G this week. Motorola is not changing its formula too much here: camera and durability improvements are…


Hands-on with the new Moto X Style and Moto X Play

Motorola today unveiled two new Moto X devices, the first time it has done so since the line debuted in 2013. Differentiated by more than price and performance, the Moto…


Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Review

Here’s an understatement: the last half decade has not been kind to Sony. With its well-documented financial troubles and lack of successful product launches, particularly on the mobile front, the…

BlackBerry Security Summit

BlackBerry has the security portfolio; now it must sell it

Taking place yesterday in New York City, BlackBerry’s second annual security summit had a ring of familiar sameness: BlackBerry CEO John Chen was onstage cracking jokes and ‘going off script’;…


How Canada is leading the world in VR innovation

Virtual reality is about to hit the mainstream hard, with major players like Google, Sony, Samsung, Microsoft and Facebook behind it. According to a recent report by industry analyst firm…