National Film Board of Canada launches iPad app

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) said today that an iPad version of its popular NFB Films app is now available free of charge at the iTunes Store .

The NFB Films for iPad app has the same features as the NFB’s iPhone app but has been optimized to take advantage of the inherent qualities of the iPad.

Shaw tops one million landline telephone subscribers

In financial results released today, Shaw Communications announced that it now has over one million customers subscribing to its digital phone service.

As of May 31, 2010, Shaw had 1,044,410 landline telephone customers, up 45.1% from 719,376 a year earlier. The percentage of Shaw Basic cable customers who subscribe to the digital phone service now stands at 44.8%.

Revenues and Income climb 10% at Shaw

Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, has announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year ending May 31, 2010.

The company reported that, despite trying economic conditions for Canadian consumers, service revenue and operating income was up 10% over the same period a year earlier to $944 million and $436 million respectively.

Second Gen Flip MinoHD Camcorder coming in July

Cisco has announced the second generation of its popular Flip MinoHD camcorder is now scheduled to arrive in Canada during the middle of July.

The updated camcorder has a slightly more rounded design than its predecessor, responsive touch-sensitive buttons, and a durable brushed metal finish.

Kindle App for Android Smartphones released

Amazon announced this week that its Kindle app for Android based smartphones is now available on the Android Market for free.

Features of the Android app include the ability syncs books and bookmarks across devices, adjustable text size, asjustable text colour, annotations, bookmarks and portrait or landscape modes.

Playstation 3 firmware 3.4 now out

Sony this week released the latest firmware for the Sony Playstation 3 video game console.

Samsung Galaxy S Android phone coming soon to Bell

The Samsung Galaxy S smartphone will be coming to Canada this summer through Bell Mobility, Samsung announced today.

First announced at the CTIA Wireless show in March, the smartphone boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480 resolution, an ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, MP3 player and a touch screen QWERTY keyboard.

Primus adds Smartphones and data plans to wireless offerings

Primus Canada, best known for its budget priced landline telephone service, announced today the addition of smartphones and new data plans to existing wireless offerings.

In addition, Primus says it’s wireless service area has expanded and it can now provide 94 per cent of Canadians with enhanced voice, text and data packages.

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