Category: Mobile News

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Canadian mobile customers now pay less for more, and more for less: Wall Report

Canadians now pay less for higher-end plans, and more for entry-level plans, according to the updated CRTC-commissioned Wall Report. An annual review of wireless, wireline, mobile data and broadband data prices across various usage models, the Wall Report details the realities of Canadian monthly spending. In its seventh year, this is the first report since

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Halifax exploring deployment of patchy public WiFi scheme

Halifax’s Regional Municipality has put forward an Request for Information (RFI) for a public WiFi solution partner. The city is looking to deploy WiFi in key public spaces around Halifax and Dartmouth and believes the initiative will further bolster Halifax’s reputation as a digital city, as well as enhance the lives of residents and visitors to

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Rdio brings a new General Manager to Canada to better compete with Spotify

Rdio is once again ramping up its Canadian presence in the run-up to Spotify’s launch north of the border. The company announced today that it is bringing on former Bark & Fitz CEO, Michael Orrbrooke, as a new General Manager for the company’s Canadian operations. Rdio has grown steadily since it launched in Canada, and Orrbrooke’s role

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Samsung dreams of a day when retina scans will pay the bills

Samsung recently introduced its new Exynos quad-core ModAP processor and it looks like it is already setting an eye to what’s next — possibly even the Next Big Thing. The official Samsung Exynos Twitter account has teased an insight into what they are working on, stating, “Security can be improved using features unique to us. That’s what we

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Pavlok wants to shock you into a better life

While the current wearables movement is undeniable, most current devices fall into three categories: fitness, futuristic, and downright foolish. While it’s early days yet, a wearable device has yet to emerge with both broad public appeal and disruptive potential.

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Tête-à-Tête: Is it dumb to buy a Smart Home?

Welcome to Tête-à-Tête, a series where two of our writers converse on interesting topics in the mobile landscape — through chat. Think of it as a podcast for readers. This week, in light of Samsung’s recently-announced collaboration with premium condo developer Canderel Residential, we ask, ‘Is it dumb to buy a Smart Home?’

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Microsoft looking for OneNote beta testers on Android

Microsoft hasn’t updated its OneNote for Android app since April, but today announced a beta program for the popular note-taking app. Like other Android betas, it is being managed on Google+, and once committed, overwrites the existing app on the Play Store. The beta version isn’t a particularly big change from the existing app — Microsoft

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BlackBerry says the Passport ‘reinvents the mobile keyboard’

BlackBerry is giving a bit more insight into the new touch-enabled keyboard on the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. The company already revealed a few tips and tricks for how users can benefit the most from using the physical and ‘contextual virtual keys.’ Michael Clewley, Director of Software Product Management at BlackBerry, took to the company blog

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