Shazam Hits the 100 Million Monthly Active Users Mark

August 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

Music identification service Shazam has today announced it now has over 100 million mobile monthly active users (MAUs), a 34% increase year-over-year and a milestone achieved in the past by services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. According to the TheNextWeb, Shazam saw over 500 million mobile downloads, identifying songs over 20 million times per day.

“Shazam is evolving from [...]

Apple Stores Continue to Drive Mac Sales to New Heights

August 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

According to a recent note to investors from Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf, Apple Stores continue to play a vital role in courting Windows switchers and driving sales of Mac hardware to new heights, AppleInsider is reporting. The analyst has also highlighted that some Apple store revenues fell almost 5% year over year in the June quarter.

Even [...]

Telus Invests $2.5 Million to Continue Expanding its Wireless Service Across B.C.

August 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Today, Telus announced that it has invested $2.5 million to bring wireless service to more than 40 kilometers of Highway 97 in British Columbia. 
The Canadian wireless carrier has partnered with the Province to bring wireless service between Prince George and Bear Lakes in British Columbia. Telus general manager Lance MacDonald said:

“This stretch of highway is [...]

iOS 8 Reveals Signs of 1472 x 828 iPhone 6 Display Resolution

August 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

As we approach the rumoured launch date of the next-generation iPhone, different theories about the possible resolution of the 4.7-inch iPhone emerge. Actually, there are two theories: First, there was the suggestion of a 1704 x 960 pixel resolution, but today 9to5Mac has published a report about a new 1472 x 828 pixel resolution.
Apple is [...]

Mailbox for Mac Hits Public Beta, Activation Codes Being Sent Out

August 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

After teasing the app back in April, Mailbox has announced its Mac version has hit public beta, which is starting its rollout. Users will be sent a ‘betacoin ’via email which will unlock the Mac beta version:
Here’s how the beta rollout works: if you signed up for the wait list, keep an eye on your [...]

Apple Adds Lenny Kravitz and More to 2014 iTunes Festival London Lineup

August 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

The 2014 iTunes Festival is set to kick off in London next month and will feature headline acts such as Maroon 5 and Pharrell Williams.
Apple announced today it has added more acts to the lineup, including Lenny Kravitz, Elbow, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, The Script, Gregory Porter, Jessie Ware, Rudimental, and Ryan Adams.
The Script said “We’re very [...]

MTS Launches 4G LTE Network in Carman

August 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Manitoba’s regional carrier, MTS, has announced its 4G LTE network is now live in Carman, part of an ongoing series of high speed wireless rollouts, which have hit 12 rural communities in the province this year.
“I’m pleased that another Manitoba community will now enjoy the benefits that MTS’s fastest wireless network has to offer,” said [...]

Toronto-Based Figure 1 Lets Doctors Share Photos of Patients’ Medical Anomalies

August 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

Figure 1, a Toronto-based free mobile application for medical professionals, wants to become the “Instagram for Doctors”. 
The app allows doctors, dentists, nurses, and other medical professionals to share photos of patients’ medical anomalies. Figure 1 shows images ranging from a patients’ x-ray to a patient’s open cavities while on a surgical table. 
In an interview Figure [...]

Over 75,000 Jailbroken iOS Devices are Infected by AdThief Malware

August 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

Security researcher Axelle Apvrille has revealed in a recent research paper published on Virus Bulletin that AdThief malware, which was first discovered back in March and also referred to as “Spad”, is hijacking ad revenue out of over 75,000 jailbroken iOS devices. The malware was created by a Chinese hacker and comes disguised as a Cydia substrate extension, [...]

$100M Lawsuit vs Bell Over Expiry of Prepaid Minutes Allowed to Proceed

August 18th, 2014 10 Comments »

The Ontario Superior Court Justice ruled today a class-action lawsuit against Bell over the issue of expiring prepaid minutes can proceed (it was certified last fall), reports the CBC:
The suit, led by Celia Sankar of Elliot Lake, Ont., is seeking compensation for more than a million people in Ontario. It alleges Bell breached its contracts [...]

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