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The anguish of updates

Here we are, another year almost gone, and I am weeping into my Cheerios. Not literally, mind, but a proverbial stream of lost opportunities cascades to the ground, one for every unconsummated Android update. Overall, this has been a relatively good year for OEMs: HTC brought Android 4.3 to the One in relatively good time;

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WOW! Mobile Boutique is now open for business

WOW! Mobile Boutique, the new retail location that sells Rogers, TELUS, Fido, Koodo and chatr brands, is open for business. Match Transact, the company who’ll be operating this outlet, states that “we’re starting small” and only have four kiosks in Ontario opening this weekend: Bramalea City Centre, Dufferin Mall, Woodbine Centre and Centerpoint Mall. When

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Mobile payment security concerns front and centre in new government report

Mobile payment security and consumer protection is front and centre in a new report issued by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), a consumers rights branch of the federal government. The report, Mobile Payments and Consumer Protection in Canada, brings to light many potential issues with the disparate implementation of upcoming mobile payment programs, claiming

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WOW! Mobile boutique opening this weekend

A ‘new wireless retail opportunity‘ is upon us. WOW! Mobile Boutique will feature Rogers, TELUS, Fido, Koodo and chatr brands and we’ve been informed that they’ll open their swinging doors this weekend. There’s still a number of unknowns, mainly the number of retail locations, but in an email blast to Chatr customers says that the

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Motorola issues winter-themed boot animation for Moto G (Update)

There’s a little more cheer in the air for Moto X and Moto G owners today. Motorola has issued a new app to the Play Store, staidly-named Motorola Boot Services, which updates the devices’ boot animation to one a bit more festive. Like the intriguing Windy Day game that magically appeared on Moto X devices over

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AT&T signs reciprocal LTE roaming deal with Rogers

American’s second-largest wireless carrier, AT&T, announced today it has signed a reciprocal LTE roaming deal with Rogers. While Rogers customers could already roam on AT&T’s LTE network in the States, the same wasn’t yet true for Americans travelling north. According to a press release issued today, AT&T’s deal will offer “discounted rates in Canada,” with

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Here’s the WOW! Mobile Boutique logo

WOW! Mobile Boutique is a “new wireless retail experience” that will imminently be opening its doors. This will show up in various malls around Canada and sell devices and plans under Rogers, TELUS, Fido, Koodo and Chatr brands. Match Transact, the company who’ll be bringing this to life, stated in a press release that they

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Rogers suretap Wallet now launching ‘in the New Year’

Rogers noted in their press release that the “suretap wallet will be available for download in the coming weeks,” but it seems Rogers and its partners are still testing the service before making the product available to the masses. In an email to us Rogers stated, “We pilot all our programs internally and this often

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