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iPhone App of the Day: “Unnecessary Censorship”


This iPhone app is hilarious! It’s called “Unnecessary Censorship” and gives you the ability to bleep, pixelate and censor the videos you take. Basically taking an ordinary conversation and making it seem like something else. Perfect to use against your boss to get that raise. The app cost $1.99 but before you buy check out the video after the break (more…)

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Rogers promo axes the activation fee until December 31st


Rogers has put together an “Exciting Limited-Time Holiday Offer” that rids the dreaded $35 activation fee. The internal doc that we received states that “all new activations from December 18th until 31st, 2010 at midnight will each receive an activation credit equal to the standard activation fee in your region. A credit will appear on the customer’s first bill to offset the activation fee.”

There are a few restrictions as this is available to new 3-year contracts for various price plans and also available on some 2-year contracts (mobile internet plans). Check out the image above…

(Thanks e823!)

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TELUS giving free taxi rides and phone calls in 7 Canadian cities


Love the holiday season and so do TELUS! Starting tomorrow until December 25th they will be giving free taxi rides  to anyone located in Calgary, Vancouver , Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto and Montreal. In total there are 10 TELUS branded taxis that will operate between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. As a bonus they’re throwing in the nice gesture of giving you the option to make a free call to anywhere in North America.

Source: CNW

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Infographic: 300,000 apps in Apple’s App Store


Apple revealed they have over 300,000 apps (and continually growing) in their App Store a few weeks ago. App of the Day has put together an infographic look at app statistics. They state that there are 62,126 developers and 33 % are free while 67% of the apps are paid. The average price of the paid apps is $2.43. The average start rating is 3 and Facebook is the only app with 1,000,000+ ratings. Check out the full image after the break (more…)

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Leaked Android LG “B” to make official appearance at CES


Remember the incredibly awesome looking and very much unannounced LG “B” Android device that leaked out yesterday? Well it seems that LG themselves have stepped up and said the device is real. Usually mobile manufacturers deny or delay talking about leaked devices… but this time LG tweeted that “seein is believin! The super slim & super bright “LG B” Android phone. come to #CES #CES11 and see with your own eyes!!”. For sure looking forward to seeing what’s apparently the thinnest smartphone in the world!

Source: LG Twitter
Via: MobileCrunch

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Review and Contest: Glider Gloves (touchscreen friendly gloves)


Canada gets incredibly cold during the winter and if you’ve got a touchscreen device it’ll be horrible to take your bulky gloves off and check your email every time the notification goes off. It doesn’t work and your hands freeze. A quick solution is getting a pair of Glider Gloves – these are made by a Canadian company and are winter gloves for touchscreen devices. They are made of synthetic thermal micro-fibers and conductive yarns – but the only thing you really need to know is if they work and if they keep your hands warm. Yes to both. You can check out the video of the gloves in action on the iPhone . Easily maneuvering between screens and flipping between apps. These gloves are available for $24.99 and come in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large.

Good news also… we’re giving one away! All you have to do enter is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum (and join/start a conversation). People who are already following or members are automatically entered. We will announce winner in a couple days.

Update: This contest is now over. We are please to announced that Twitter follower “dmxtopher” has grabbed hold of these.
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Mobilicity offering $50 Mail-In rebate on select devices… launching “MobiFlip” soon


New-entrant Mobilicity is going after business from every angle and they are doing very well it seems by announcing recent subscriber numbers. They have new phones and new monthly rate promo plans that are making other carriers adjust their pricing. Now it seems they are adding to the goodness by offering up a $50 Mail-In rebate on a few select devices.

According to the fine print it states that “Mail-In rebate offer only valid on purchases of the applicable handsets and activations from December 18- December 31, 2010. Applicable handsets are LG Wink, MobiFlip and Nokia 5230. Valid on new activations only; upgrades are not applicable for this offer. Valid on a new handset purchase only, refurbished or previously activated handsets excluded. Limit of (1) rebate per receipt and activation. Activated account must be in active status for 31 days after activation to qualify for rebate. Please allow approximately 8 weeks or more for rebate.”

So there you have it… can’t get more clear than fine print. Did you notice something in there though. A new and completely unknown device called the “MobiFlip” is part of the deal. It’s probably a Mobilicity branded device similar to the Mobilicity Totem. No word on prices or a launch date but it’ll be between the 18th and 31st.

The LG Wink currently retails for $99.99 no-contract and the Nokia 5230 is available for $149.99.

(Thanks cellSTAR!) (more…)

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Samsung “temporarily suspending” Galaxy S OS 2.2 upgrade


Ever since the upgrade to Android OS 2.2 Froyo upgrade went live for the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant customers have been complaining of phones dying and becoming basically a brick. Finally some official news from Samsung about the issue. They sent us an e-mail and also stated on Facebook the following note to Vibrant users:

“We are continuing to investigate issues that some users have reported while completing the upgrade to Android 2.2. In the interim, we are taking the extra precaution of temporarily suspending the upgrade as a download from Kies. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that clients contact 1-800-751-4078 or sh.support@samsung.com if they have any further questions.”

This is just for the Vibrant upgrade. Both the Captivate and the Fascinate are  supposed to be upgraded shortly. No word if these have been delayed.

Source: Facebook

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RBC iPhone app now available for download


A few weeks ago RBC stated that an iPhone app was coming soon. Well… today is the glorious day where Canadians who bank at our countries largest financial institution can go forth on their mobile (available also on the iPod Touch and iPad). The RBC Mobile app can be download via iTunes and has the ability to pay bills, transfer funds, check account balances, use Interac Email Money Transfers and locate branches and ATMs.

Get it here via iTunes
(Thanks Andrew!)

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