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Apple’s iconic iPhone was revealed 10 years ago today

On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s reveal, Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, says the “the best is yet to come,” possibly hinting at the massive iPhone 8 overhaul that’s expected to be revealed later this year. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of Apple’s iPhone, the device that brought the concept…

Welcome to MobileSyrup 3.0

I remember driving to Oakville at the end of 2007 thinking about starting a blog focused on the wireless industry in Canada. At the time, BlackBerry was king, Motorola was innovating with the Moto Q, Sony Ericsson was pushing music, and Nokia targeted gamers. As for the wireless carriers, Rogers was setting the stage to…

Competition Bureau closes Apple investigation after discovering no abuse of sway with carriers

After opening an investigation into potential abuses by Apple related to its sway with Canadian carriers, the Competition Bureau has found that no such actions were initiated. The Competition Bureau filed a motion to open the investigation into Apple’s alleged agreements with Canadian carriers in December 2014, though began seeking records from carriers in June, 2015….

ZTE pushes forward on the same strategy with new devices

Like another upstart brand from China, ZTE likes its current position in the no-contract market in North America, and is expecting the ongoing strategy to push its market share higher with new devices coming in 2017. The Axon 7, ZTE’s flagship in Canada, will get an update to Android 7.0 Nougat by end of January…

Fiat-Chrysler’s new concept car is targeting millennials and their mobile thirsts

Chrysler-Fiat is touting a concept vehicle that resembles a minivan as being “designed by millennials for millennials.” The Chrysler Portal was unveiled at a pre-CES 2017 press conference in Las Vegas, as the automaker tries to woo younger drivers today with a “fifth-generation of family transportation” who are looking for a “third space.” To make…

In-car video streaming options are poised to grow

The concept of putting devices made for home theatre setups into vehicles isn’t new, except now it’s plug-and-play, and in the near future, it’s almost certainly going to be built-in. Car audio installers have long been mechanically-inclined to make things work inside the confines of a car, be it a VCR back in the day,…

7 trends to expect at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off next week in Las Vegas, Nevada, with this year’s show covering a massive 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of CES and organizers claim that this edition of the annual conference will once again wow attendees. Myself, as well as other members…

MobileSyrup’s top tech stories of 2016

2016 was a monumental year for mobile and tech, with stories about Pokémon Go, the disastrous Note 7 and Wind Mobile rebranding to Freedom Mobile, dominating the tech news cycle here in Canada. Below, the team at MobileSyrup has outlined what they feel are this year’s most important stories in the tech space: Pokémon Go…

CRTC rules broadband internet is a basic service, launches $750 million fund

In a new ruling, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has declared that broadband internet access is now a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians. In addition, the regulatory body has set ambitious broadband speed targets, while also creating a new fund that aims to invest up to $750 million CAD over a five-year…

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run is now available for iOS in Canada

Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first serious foray into mobile gaming, is now available in Canada. In order to download the app, you may need to reset your cache. To do this, tap any of the bottom icons the iOS App Store five times. While the struggling Japanese gaming giant still intends to release its own…

Amazon Prime Video is now officially available in Canada

Following weeks of speculation, Amazon Prime Video has officially launched in Canada. The on-demand streaming video service now offers its complete collection to Canadians, including originals such as The Grand Tour, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle, and popular movies and TV shows. Content beyond Amazon’s originals includes popular shows like Fear…