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Hands-on with Samsung’s surprising Galaxy TabPro S

In unveiling a tablet clearly aimed at productivity, Samsung is trying to right a wrong from the past and raise its hand to consumers to let them know it can play in the same sandbox as Apple and Microsoft. The Galaxy TabPro S is a concoction of many devices. This one strongly resembles the previous Android-powered…

The connected drunk, and more: 6 tech trends coming out of CES Unveiled

CES hasn’t even begun yet, but we got a sneak peek at some of the technologies that will be on the showroom floor at CTA’s (formally CEA) largest CES in its 49-year history. This year, 150,000 exhibitors will fill up over 2.4 million square feet of space in Las Vegas (the equivalent of 50 football…

Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature the best aspects of the S5 and S6

If the small trickle of smartphone-specific announcements coming out CES has you down, we have a fresh Galaxy S7 rumour to cheer you up. This one comes courtesy of VentureBeat, which claims it was briefed by someone from the company on the upcoming refresh of Samsung’s flagship lineup, expected to be announced next month at…

Why Samsung’s Gear VR is important to the future of virtual reality

One of the most significant challenges in covering virtual reality is finding the correct words to describe the experience. It’s the perfect confluence of our real and digital lives. VR puts you inside a digital landscape, giving a 360-degree view of the virtual world around you. When your head moves in the real world, it…

The sad story of smartphones and aftermarket car audio

Having an older vehicle is usually a matter of circumstance in the present, and one of choice in the past. Sometimes it isn’t, but the point is that there are more vehicles on roads that aren’t brand new in any way. This matters for drivers who want the latest smartphone integration in their vehicles. With…

5 reasons to love the new Moto 360 smartwatch

If you’re an Android user in the market for an Android Wear smartwatch, one of the best options around right now is the 2nd Generation Moto 360, a wearable I’ve been using as my primary watch for the last few weeks. Here are five things you should know about the 2nd generation Moto 360. Size…

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Kit for iPhone review

Despite the leaps and bounds smartphone cameras have made since the original iPhone made its debut in 2007, I still find my myself carrying around a dedicated camera anytime I want to head outside and snap some photos. For me, especially with the recent advent of mirrorless cameras, the minor inconvenience of carrying around a slightly…

Badland 2 shows there’s fun in the familiar: an interview with Frogmind

The sequel to Badland, one of the most impressive, award-winning mobile games of 2013, was released last week to resounding praise from both fans and critics. As Prune’s developer Joel McDonald alluded to when discussing his game’s success in our story about the issues surrounding mobile game discovery, Badland topped the charts on both the iOS App Store…

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Accessories

Yes, it’s almost Christmas, but there are still a few days left to fill your loved ones’ stockings with some awesome tech gear. Here are some of the accessories that helped keep our mobile lives moving in 2015.http://buff.ly/1ZnpMfi MiPow Power Tube 3000 There is no shortage of battery packs out that aim to give your…

Pebble Time Round review: The notification master

While discussing the future of smartwatches during a recent interview at MobileSyrup’s office, Pebble’s founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky made a statement that repeatedly ran through my mind during my time with the Pebble Time Round. “We’re lacking that idea of a killer app or series of apps,” said Migicovsky, discussing the smartwatch industry in…

5 reasons to love the Samsung Gear S2

I have a confession to make: for someone that writes for a website dedicated to mobile technology, I am, in fact, a Luddite. I’m often less enthusiastic than my colleagues about new devices and apps. When the first few smartwatches made their way into the wild, I thought most of them were pretty stupid. So…

Everything you need to know about Shaw’s acquisition of Wind Mobile

Late yesterday, Calgary-based Shaw Communications, which offers cable- and fiber-based internet and television services in Western Canada and parts of Northern Ontario, announced it would purchase Toronto-based Wind Mobile for $1.6 billion. The deal actually involves the purchase of Wind Mobile’s parent company, Mid-Bowline Group, which was formed when Globalive and several investment firms came together…

App discovery is mobile gaming’s biggest issue

We’ve all been there: you’ve got some time to kill so you open up the app store, hoping to come across a game worth playing. You navigate to the top paid apps setion, on the hunt for that mobile gem. Instead you’re greeted by the same never-changing list: Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and, the…

On the line: VoLTE and the future of the phone call

“The phone call is dead.” That’s what I keep hearing from friends who would rather strain their neck looking down at a screen than looking ahead while talking on it. Ten years ago, the notion that instead of talking on a phone, we’d be primarily tapping and jabbing away at them seemed foreign to all but…

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Six stellar smartphone games worth gifting

Smartphone gaming has a less than stellar reputation in the mind of many video game players, but the platform is becoming an increasingly relevant area of the gaming world. There are also a number of awesome mobile games out there right now. While it might not be a traditional Christmas gift, a Google Play/App Store…

SyrupCast 55: Oculus Drift

This week on SyrupCast, Daniel is joined by Patrick O’Rourke and Matthew Moniz to talk about the future of VR and how it will shape the gaming, entertainment and content development spaces. Show notes Apple releases a battery case for its iPhone 6 and 6s Wind Mobile gets a big cash injection to fund its…

Google Pixel C tablet lightning review

Alongside the announcements of the Nexus 5X and 6P back in September, Google showed off something completely unexpected: a homegrown tablet, built in-house as part of its Pixel line. The Chromebook Pixel has been one of Google’s strangest products: a US-only $1000 Chromebook, now in its second generation the touchscreen-enabled computer is known for being…

Pebble today and in the future: a conversation with CEO Eric Migicovsky

“Pebble has money,” says Eric Migicovsky. The CEO of Pebble, the company that all but popularized the smartwatch with its then-massive Kickstarter campaign in 2012, is responding to a question about how it plans to grow from bit player to massive platform owner. “We make products that get better over time, that do a couple…

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Wearables

Wearables serve many purposes. Some devices are designed with fitness in mind, while others focus on mirroring select smartphone features on the wrist. While early wearables were largely expensive experiments, the product category is slowly starting to hit its stride. For many, now is the right time to finally pick up that smartwatch you’ve been thinking about…