Last week, I posted some thoughts on Foursquare’s new Swarm app, and its present failure to win over either old Foursquare diehards or a new demographic of social sharers looking to connect with friends for a good night out (or maybe a World Cup match). In the comments, most MobileSyrup readers agreed, stating that the
Google has issued a couple of interesting updates to its Gmail, Camera and Search apps for Android. This is in addition to the rollout of screen mirroring to Chromecast for select devices.
A sign of corporate communications in the 21st century, Samsung took the Twitter account for its Exynos line of processors (yes, processors have Twitter accounts now) to tease “something new and exciting” coming tomorrow. Samsung’s ARM-based System on a Chip (SoC), the Exynos line has powered everything from the company’s Galaxy smartphone line to Google’s
Spotify is set to launch in Canada, and soon. The company has launched a sign-up page where users can submit an email address in exchange for the prospect of receiving an invitation to use the service. It’s unclear when the company plans to open the proverbial floodgates, but this is the best indication we’ve seen
Google has released the first list of Android devices capable of mirroring their screens to a Chromecast. First announced at Google I/O, the functionality is now available via Chromecast 1.7 for Android, allowing select devices to mirror their phone screens to a connected TV in real time.
Motorola has finally given its Connect app for Moto X, Moto G and Moto E the makeover it so sorely needed. Connect 2.0 adds an actual GUI to the Android version of the service, which requires a companion Chrome extension to function. What is Motorola Connect? It was initially conceived as a way to view
LG has lowered the barrier to entry with its new kids-centric KizON wristband. The wearable is designed for children in pre-school and primary school and aims to “give parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children’s whereabouts” on a smartphone. The KizON looks playful in kid-friendly blue, pink and green. Behind this toy-looking wristband is a
A new report has been released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) that declares “an alarming number of young people” are still texting while driving. The report, which is called the “2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-Being Report,” asked the question: “In the last 12-months
Smartphone cameras have come a long, long way since the blurry VGA output of the first iPhones and Androids, but they’re still physically limited by the size of their sensors. WiFi-connected cameras have slowly tried to meet the demands of prosumer photographers by allowing syncing between them and smartphones, but the process has often been
TELUS opened the doors of its Toronto offices this week to show off a newly-renovated Innovation Centre, in which its many healthcare-related products, demos and aspirations await public viewing. Introduced by Paul Lepage, President of TELUS Health, the event was envisioned as a way to bring the company’s many disparate engagements into a single place;