Visa today announced a consolidation of its disparate payments solutions into Visa Digital Solutions, a suite of products, services and developer tools aimed at bringing payments to smartphones and wearables. Last week, the company launched Checkout, a multi-screen solution for online payments. But omitted from that announcement was an explanation of how Visa plans to
Facebook reported its Q2 earnings this week, and the company boasted record revenues of $2.91 billion and $791 million net income, the latter up over 50% from the same period a year ago. The massive company now has 1.32 billion monthly active users and 829 million daily active users, up 14% and 19% y/y respectively.
Chitika has once again compiled tablet usage (different from market share because it takes actual usage patterns into account), and shows that while Apple still dominates the market, Samsung and Amazon are slowly eating into its share.
Nokia has unveiled the rollout schedule for its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia Cyan update, which will eventually come to all Canadian-sold Lumia devices running WP8. The update folds in Microsoft’s general Windows Phone 8.1 improvements with some Lumia-specific functionality, such as improved Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Storyteller, as well as a new Device Hub, which
We’ve heard rumblings that the Nokia Lumia 1020, the best camera phone ever, is about to put on Microsoft’s End of Life list as the company makes way for its successor. But the 41MP Windows Phone 8-sporting monster is still a great way to showcase all of Nokia’s incredible imaging capabilities, especially now that it
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
Deezer Canada has closed its Canadian wing and laid off its small Toronto team. Managing Director Justin Erdman, the man enforced with bringing Deezer into the limelight, has been let go, citing a move by the French company to consolidate its North American arm. Service in Canada will be unaffected, according to a company representative.
If your smartphone won’t turn on, you may need to leave it at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration, known not-so-fondly as the TSA, said it was changing the rules for “certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States,” whereby travellers will have to prove that their devices, including cellphones, turn on and
Microsoft announced sweeping changes to its OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) cloud storage options today, bringing the base storage amount for all users to 15GB from 7GB. All Outlook, Live or Hotmail users will benefit from this change, making it easier to store photos, documents and other files to the cloud from Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and
It’s been a quiet few weeks from Nokia since its Devices & Services division was absorbed by Microsoft — the remaining portion of the company released an Android launcher, if you can believe it — but the company is back with a huge update for its Camera app. The Nokia Camera app has continued to impress