During the turmoil of 2013, BlackBerry announced it would not be holding its annual BlackBerry Live conference in 2014, instead opting “to continue with an engaging lineup of smaller, targeted events taking place all around the world.” The Waterloo-based company has already been on the road in Paris and most recently in New York with its “BlackBerry Experience”
Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Below is an overview of the top stories from the past week (April 6th to April 12th). In addition, we’ve also assembled a few notable mobile related news from around the web
Few devices this year are going to receive the attention, and scrutiny, of Samsung’s newest flagship. The Galaxy S5 is the star of Samsung’s expanding smartphone lineup, and as the Korean company’s reach that grown beyond Android enthusiasts, its products have gone through a number of quiet evolutions. Befitting the fifth product in a series,
Consider this a lesson in taking app claims (and user reviews!) at face value. Uploaded on March 28th, Virus Shield was the third most popular paid app, and the most popular overall, on the Google Play Store. Retailing for $3.99, the app promised to search a user’s Android smartphone for viruses without affecting battery life.
Nike has taken another step today in its quest to become the dominant fitness tracking platform for mobile users, announcing the launch of Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco. The goal of the lab is to provide a space for app developers to work with Nike and the NikeFuel platform, allowing for data sharing and
It may not be standard practice for a lot of Canadian Android owners, but there is a dedicated minority of hackers, developers and modders who will appreciate being able to root their brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. Chainfire, one of the most well-known Samsung hackers around, has developed a tool called Auto-root for the Canadian
If you just bought a Galaxy S5, you’re probably playing with it to discover the new features added to the device this year. If you can pry your finger away from the heart rate monitor for a moment, remember to take a look at the various gifts Samsung has bestowed upon you with the purchase. On
Rogers has finally launched its long-awaited suretap wallet product, available today for a number of devices, including the Galaxy S5. In fact, all future NFC-compatible Android and BlackBerry devices will arrive with suretap wallet pre-installed. So what is it? And why use it? That’s a good question, and one Rogers is trying very hard to thoughtfully
Nikon is back in the Android camera game after the disastrous S800c, which launched in late 2012 and suffered from bad software, poor performance and terrible app support. The WiFi-enabled point-and-shoot, which sold for $379CDN, was a great idea, and has since been bettered by Samsung’s Galaxy Camera, which also launched its second version recently.
The time has finally arrived for Samsung as its latest flagship has hit retail stores across the world, including Canada. The Galaxy S5 is available on several carriers today — Rogers, Bell, TELUS, WIND, Eastlink, Videotron, Virgin and SaskTel – and depending on the carrier the GS5 is priced between $229.99 on a 2-year contract and $730