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Viber for iPhone gets a long-awaited design overhaul

Viber, a popular messaging and VoIP service available across nearly every computing platform, has seen its iOS app updated with a brand new look and feel. Version 4.2 introduces a flat, iOS 7-friendly design that comes months after competitors WhatsApp, Kik, BBM and others did the same. Still, for Viber’s 100 million users, many of

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Sony posts Xperia Keyboard app to Play Store for easy updates

Sony has decoupled yet another app from its customized Android framework, releasing Xperia Keyboard as a standalone app to the Play Store. At the moment the keyboard, which is among the best of all the OEMs, doesn’t appear to be too different from the previous version, but Sony has added the ability to backup and

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Moto X now $350 at Fido

The Moto X is now available at Fido and MTS, but Rogers stated to us that the “Moto X is nearing discontinuation at Rogers.” The device can still be purchased from various retail stores, but is now available from their online store. Over at sub-brand Fido there is a solid deal happening — not sure

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OnePlus One officially announced and it’s a ’2014 Flagship Killer’

After the plethora of leaked images and specs, the OnePlus One has officially been unveiled. This runs a ‘special version’ of CyanogenMod OS, based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and is targeting Nexus enthusiasts with its specs and low price point. ‘Never Settle’ is the tag line and the LTE-enabled OnePlus One specs are impressive with

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Nest Learning Thermostat now available on Google Play for $249

Google’s purchase of Nest has quickly borne fruit, at least in the distribution department, as the company made the Nest Learning Thermostat available to purchase for $249 CDN on the Play Store. Google spent $3.2 billion to purchase Nest earlier this year, and though the collaboration has yet to spawn any new products, its newfound

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WhatsApp crosses the 500 million active user mark

“On a personal note, Brian and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of a small team of people who, in just under five years, built a communication service that now supports over 450 million monthly active users worldwide and over 320 million daily active users.” Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s co-founder, wrote those words on

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Tab for iPhone takes the Hailo approach to dining out, launches in Toronto

As we’ve covered more than a few times recently, the mobile payment space is permeable, with startups, loyalty companies, carriers and banks all jostling for users’ attention. There has yet to be a single app or service that completely does away with the notion of a physical wallet, but Tab, launching today in its home city of

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