Rogers vs Bell vs Telus: iPhone 6 Contracts Compared for 2GB, 4GB Plans [CHART]

September 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Today was the iPhone 6 launch in Canada and if you’re still on the fence deciding on what to get for a contract, we’ve compared shareable 2GB and 4GB plans from Rogers, Telus and Bell for new users
The comparisons are into three segments of the country, as price plans differ in various regions:

Alberta, BC, Ontario, [...]

Here Are The Top 10 Hidden Features of iOS 8

September 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple released the public version of iOS 8 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad earlier this week and a big number of iOS users seem to have updated to the latest version already. As with every other iOS release, iOS 8 also includes a handful of cool hidden features, out of which the top 10 [...]

Tim Cook Surprises Apple Fans Waiting in Line for iPhone 6 [VIDEO]

September 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook today paid a surprise visit to the line of eager Apple customers waiting for hours to buy the iPhone 6 outside Apple’s retail store in Palo Alto, California. According to BusinessInsider, Cook not only made a personal appearance at the scene but also spent plenty of time with the fans, allowing them to take [...]

Chipworks: Apple Turns to New Suppliers With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

September 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Today is the big day: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have officially been launched in ten countries – Canada included. Some flew 12,000 km just to drop-test their new purchase while others, like the guys from iFixit, were desperate to perform their usual teardown. Chipworks is no exception: here are some of the [...]

Apple Relies on Its Own CDN for Worldwide iOS 8 Delivery

September 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple released the public version of iOS on Wednesday, September 17. For many of us, upgrading to the latest operating system was smooth, although we’ve read reports about slow downloads, etc. As it turns out, it wasn’t just a new software release: Apple just tried out live its own data distribution infrastructure, called content delivery [...]

First iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 Teardowns Confirm 2915mAh and 1810mAh Batteries [VIDEO]

September 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

The iFixit team flew down to Australia from California again to be one of the first to teardown the iPhone 6 Plus at the MaxFixit Australia offices in North Melbourne.
The teardown has just started, so below are a few preliminary images, with one showing off the new larger battery, confirmed to be 2915 mAh (3.82 [...]

Most Canadians Are Benefiting from the New Wireless Code, CRTC Report Card Reveals

September 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

The wireless code was born after lengthy talks between representatives of both parties, consumers and carriers. Finally, the CRTC introduced the new code in December 2013, setting new standards that all Canadian carriers had to adopt.
Since the wireless code has been live for some time now, the CRTC has decided to verify whether the wireless [...]

Rogers, Telus and Bell Bump Entry iPhone 5s to $149, iPhone 5c to $29 on Contract

September 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

When Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it also reduced the price of the existing iPhone 5s to $99 (16GB and 32GB only) and iPhone 5c to $0 (8GB only) on contract in the U.S. But that doesn’t necessarily always translate to the same pricing in Canada, as we’ve seen with unlocked [...]

Quebecor Open to WIND Mobile Partnership for National Wireless Network

September 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

Earlier this week WIND Mobile announced it had bought out the Canadian stake from its foreign owner, VimpelCom, now allowing the wireless startup to decide its own wireless destiny.
Yesterday, CEO Anthony Lacavera stated WIND Mobile was in talks with Quebecor but stated there were no plans for a deal anytime soon.
But Quebecor’s CFO, Jean-Francois Pruneau, speaking [...]

Safari in iOS 8 Now Supports Even More Web Standards

September 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

The freshly released iOS 8 adds support in mobile Safari for new standards such as WebGL, and IndexedDB, which will allow developers to build more productive websites and better games, as noticed by CNET.

The above two standards are, respectively, for hardware accelerated 3D graphics and for storing data that can be used without a network [...]

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