Mobile This Week: iPads upgraded; Nexus 6 and 9 launched

October 18th, 2014 No Comments »

A busy week in mobile devices pitted Google and Apple against each other: Both introduced new hardware. Apple’s iPads got upgrades, although one wasn’t compelling, while Google is spotlighting Android 5.0…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus en route to Boost Mobile

October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Before big-name retailers and wireless service
providers can start playing their typical discount games, knocking $10 or $20 here and there off on-contract new iPhones, or offering shady rebates and trade-up programs, prepaid carriers are
the safest bet to get the two at lower-than-normal prices.

No-contract subsidiaries of major networks like [...]

Almost 50% of Canada’s Internet Usage Now via Mobile Devices: comScore

October 10th, 2014 10 Comments »

New data from comScore says 49% of growing internet usage in Canada is now tied to mobile devices only, while we also rank second in the world at 33 hours spent online per month.

The growth is result of vast usage of messaging apps, social networks and mobile web searches via smartphones and tablets.
ComScore’s senior account [...]

Microsoft Simplifies Photo Sharing With All New “Xim” Mobile App [VIDEO]

October 8th, 2014 10 Comments »

Microsoft is today launching its all new ‘Xim’ app, that promises to simplify mobile photo sharing across different platforms. Developed by Microsoft Research’s FUSE labs, Xim is basically a quick Snapchat-like photo sharing app but unlike Snapchat, not everyone who receives a Xim needs the app to view photos, The Verge reports.

According to the source, Microsoft is basically creating [...]

WIND Mobile Launches New Phone Protection Plans

October 7th, 2014 10 Comments »

WIND Mobile has launched device protection plans for its customers, partnering with Asurion Canada to offer replacement devices, starting today.

The WIND Phone Protection Plan can be purchased within 15 days of a new activation or upgrade, and covers all devices, standard accessories, batteries, chargers, SIM cards and memory cards.
“We are proud to support WIND Phone [...]

Adobe releases new Mac software and mobile apps

October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

This past June, Adobe released updates to most of their Creative Cloud software. Today, the company not only updated their
Mac/PC software, but also pushed new Mobile Apps to Creative
Cloud users. And the best part, for the CC users, is that these are all free updates and new applications.

The updates include [...]

Quebecor Selling Media Assets to Fund Wireless Plans, Possible Stake in WIND Mobile: Analyst

October 6th, 2014 10 Comments »

Parent company of Videotron, Quebecor, has long stated it will only expand its wireless ambitions if the federal government intervenes to set caps on wholesale wireless roaming rates. Until conditions are met, the company continues to mull expansion plans outside Quebec.
Quebecor also will be selling its struggling media business to Toronto’s Postmedia for $316 million [...]

Rogers Announces ‘GamePlus’ for NHL GameCenter: Exclusive Camera Angles for Mobile Users

October 6th, 2014 10 Comments »

With the 2014-2015 NHL season set to start on Wednesday, Rogers is readying a last minute push to hype up its coverage, part of their 12-year $5.2 billion deal with the league.
To ramp up GameCenter, Rogers has just announced GamePlus, a new exclusive feature for the company’s mobile and tablet customers. Essentially GamePlus will bring [...]

Deezer: Streaming Music That’s Free, But Mobile Comes at a Cost [Review]

October 5th, 2014 10 Comments »

Deezer is a music streaming app that also lets you sync music to your phone so you can listen to it offline (if you subscribe for $9.99/month). You can also discover a lot of great music, because of Deezer’s intuitive design and vast library. The free version offers up themed channels on mobile, while users on [...]

Gigaom: Why the mobile browser bookmark is dead to me

October 2nd, 2014 4 Comments »

After using mobile bookmark sync tools for years in the early smartphone days, I’ve completely abandoned such bookmarks without even realizing it. Mobile apps and improvements in mobile browsers are the…

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