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Shopify launches mobile card reader for Canadian retailers

Despite being an Ottawa-based company, Shopify has tended to try new things south of the border first before bringing them back home. Such is the case with the company’s mobile card reader that turns an iPhone into a point-of-sale (PoS) solution — a device that is also given away for free to clients who want to



Koodo Mobile drops price of the Nexus 5 to $400

The most cost effective way to score a Nexus 5 is via Google Play. However, for those who want to purchase through the carriers you might want to consider heading over to Koodo Mobile. What was once a high $500 has been reduced by a $100 to $400 retail. Koodo currently stocks the 16GB version



Industry Canada outlines its digital strategy, reaffirms commitment to reduce domestic roaming costs

Industry Minister James Moore travelled to OpenText’s headquarters in Waterloo today for the announcement of Digital Canada 150, a strategy for Canada’s strong digital future to honour the country’s 150th anniversary. Forward-thinking in its approach, Moore outlined the five “key pillars” for a thriving digital Canada: connecting Canadians; protecting Canadians; economic opportunities; digital government; and



TomTom brings its two new sports watches to Canada

TomTom, a company once synonymous with mapping and in-car GPS units, is making a play for the Canadian athlete training market with two new sports watches: the TomTom Runner Cardio GPS and TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS. Fashioned as weather-hardy sports “gear” more than a smartwatch with added sports features, the two devices feature heart rate


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Google Opinion Rewards for Android now available to Canadians

If you’re into giving feedback, this is right up your alley. Google Opinion Rewards for Android is now available for Canadians, giving the chance to offer up a bit of your intelligence via surveys in exchange for some Google Play credits. Those interested in participating must have an Android device running OS 2.3.3 or higher



Meet the team behind Google’s Project Ara

Forget Google Glass (sorry, Tom) and self-driving cars: Project Ara may be Google’s most exciting future product. One of two projects under development in the former Motorola ATAP group, Project Ara promises the globe a modular and upgradable smartphone at a base price of $50. Google has been slowly peeling back the curtain on Project


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Bell to exclusively release the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet

Bell and Alcatel OneTouch recently formed a partnership that saw the OneTouch Idol X and OneTouch Idol mini launch in Canada. According to an internal doc we received, it seems the two are coming together once again, but this time to release a 7-inch tablet. This is coming exclusively to Bell and will hit stores on