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8 weirdest “Smart” devices

The phrase used to be "There's an app for that," whenever someone wanted to get something done. These days, the phrase is slowly becoming...

E-tailers loses millions to Cyber Monday fraud and BlackBerry pays iPhone users this week in channel history

Early December is a time for predictions, be they short-term or long-term. Has fraud prevention improved in the last two years?  In 2013, online...

Worldwide mobile subscriptions have surpassed human population: Report

It was just over one year ago that the number of mobile devices in the world surpassed world population, which at the time was...

New IBM Watson app tries to take the guessing out of gifting

IBM wants Watson to be omnipresent, and now it's coming after your holiday gifts. Well, sort of. IBM has launched what is arguably the analytics service's most...

7 ways smartphones need to be different in 2016

2015 was a good year for smartphone fans. We saw a number of innovations take hold on the platform. These included phablet-sized devices, curved...

Canadians may be lured by Black Friday, planning on spending less this holiday: Report

Retailers expecting Canadians to shop in droves this holiday seasons may need to think again. New research from market research firm SAS suggests that, while...

Rugged tablet maker Xplore is taking on the spotlight and the Canadian market

Xplore Technologies does one thing, and one thing only - make rugged tablets. The company, based in Austin, Texas, is known in some circles...

American Airlines’ decade-long haphazard approach to digitization actually helped mobility take off

What does it take to digitize an entire airline?  Time, apparently, and heaps upon heaps of devices. At the inaugural SOTI Sync conference in Toronto,...

BlackBerry Priv – Is this the droid you’re looking for?

Let’s cut to the chase.  The Priv is everything a BlackBerry user wanted it to be and more.  It has all the great features...

Here’s the encrypted call and messenger app that Edward Snowden himself uses

There's a slight chance that you value privacy but may not have the $800 or so that the likes of a BlackBerry or Blackphone demand.  If...

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to...

Microsoft’s new Windows Phones can run as a desktop

TORONTO, ON - Remember Ubuntu for Android? The effort by Canonical to bring the free open-source operating system to smartphones was fraught with ambitious price points,...

Google wants enterprise mobility bar set at “ubiquitous”

TORONTO, ON - When Google speaks, the industry tends to listen. And Google says that mobility in the workplace needs to be ubiquitous in...

SOTI brings EMM business home with $150 million investment in Canada

TORONTO, ON - It looks like SOTI wants to become a household name, albeit one associated with Canada. At its first ever SYNC conference in downtown...

Samsung brings massive 18.4” TV-streaming Galaxy View tablet to Canada

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that 13” televisions were common, and 20” was considered big. Samsung Canada is busting convention with the...

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