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Samsung will reportedly soon reveal exactly why the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire

After a glorious entry into the market, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 quickly went down in flames in 2016. The device was one of the nicest looking handsets the company has ever manufactured, but also came embedded with a faulty battery that caused several to explode, bringing on a full recall of its flagship smartphone. According…

Unlocked BlackBerry DTEK50 and Priv discounted on Amazon Canada

BlackBerry is still committed to releasing new smartphones and we will most likely see a physical QWERTY Android early 2017. If you’re interested in picking up the first Android-powered BlackBerry Priv, or the follow-up DTEK50, then there are a few deals to take note of. Amazon has once again dropped the unlocked price of both…

Montreal-based Felix & Paul working with 20th Century Fox to develop VR experiences

20th Century Fox is partnering with Montreal-based Felix & Paul to create VR experiences for Fox properties. The partnership will work through Fox’s Innovation Lab, which works with production, marketing, and distribution across Fox divisions to advance new technologies like 4K Ultra HD, AR, and VR. “The Fox Innovation Lab has long understood that virtual…

Rogers and Chatr launch the ZTE Z223 flip phone for $63 no-term

The flip phone is still alive as Rogers and sub-brand Chatr have both launched the new ZTE Z223. Bringing back the late 1990’s, the ZTE Z223 features a 0.3 megapixel camera, 2.0-inch 176 x 220 pixel display, powered by a Qualcomm QSC6270 processor, and a 900 mAh battery that ensures up to four hours of…

Apple says November 2016 had the ‘highest monthly sales ever in App Store history’

Apple unveiled its 2016 “best of” year-end list yesterday, revealing the year’s top selling App Store apps, games, books and movies. Topping the list were Canadian-made Severed by Toronto-based Drinkbox Studios and Chameleon Run by Saskatchewan-based company Noodlecake Studios. In a tweet sent out today, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said…

Is this BlackBerry’s next QWERTY Android-powered smartphone?

“We have one keyboard phone I promised people. It’s coming,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a recent Bloomberg interview. Adding to the Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60, the upcoming Android-powered device is expected to bring back its iconic QWERTY keyboard and come packed with a number of security enhancements. A device with the codename of…

BlackBerry DTEK50 on sale for $289 CAD unlocked

The BlackBerry DTEK50 was BlackBerry’s second Android device and the first designed and built by a 3rd party manufacturer. Originally released in August, the DTEK50 was priced at $429 CAD unlocked and was put on sale during its Black Friday promo. While now at its original price on ShopBlackBerry, large online retailer Amazon has once…

15 glorious pictures of the Google Experience store at Best Buy

Google has embarked on a new direction and is now selling its own products in Canada through a partnership with Best Buy Canada. This initiative is a North American first and there are currently four of Google’s “shop within a shop” locations: Mississauga (Heartland Town Centre), Calgary (Deerfoot Meadows), Edmonton (South Edmonton Common), and Vancouver…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 software update encourages Canadians to return device for refund

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was recalled and banned from all North American flights on October 15th. The company has taken several measures to ensure consumers return the device by issuing press releases, setting up kiosks at select Canadian airports, and pushing out software updates that limit the smartphone’s battery to 60 percent charge. Now,…

Thalmic Labs starts hiring talent to develop its next wearable

After announcing a $158 million CAD Series B for its next product’s development, Thalmic Labs has begun its search for talent. “We’re currently hiring across the board, with most of our researchers and engineers based in our headquarters, and sales and marketing at our new office in San Francisco,” said CEO Stephen Lake. On its…

Apple looking to expand wearable product line by testing smart glasses, says report

Apple’s first foray into wearables was in 2015 with the Watch but the next venture for the Cupertino-based company could see it progress to eyewear. According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple is currently testing a pair of smart glasses that displays “images and other information” and seamlessly connects to your iPhone, which is much…

TD Canada Trust iOS app adds support for Touch ID

While TD Canada Trust is one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, it’s also the last of the major banks to enable support for Touch ID on its iOS app. However, after the release of the latest version of the bank’s app, released today, TD now supports the security and convenience feature. To add this to…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. Wind Mobile starts promoting LTE network launch and support for Wi-Fi calling [Read here] Toronto Parking Authority now lets customers pay for on-street parking through its mobile app [Read…

Drone Delivery Canada shows off the future of delivery in Canada [Video]

Drone Delivery Canada recently received Special Flight Operations Certification to test its drone delivery technology platform. After stating its initial test in Vaughan “exceeded initial expectations,” DDC has uploaded a video to show what the future of delivery might look like in Canada. The 2-minute video shows a drone flying through the air somewhere in…