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Often Canadians are frustrated because they can’t get straight answers to simple questions from retailers, manufacturers or their Canadian television, High Speed Internet or Wireless phone providers. It’s then that our readers turn to the Digital Forum.

Sirius XM offers series of New Year’s Eve specials

To help usher in the New Year, Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio this week unveiled a lineup of music specials which includes live concerts, special performances, exclusive DJ sets, various year-end countdowns and a special New Year’s Eve music channel.

Highlights include Eminem’s “Home & Home” stadium concert from Detroit and an encore broadcast of Paul McCartney’s show from the Apollo Theater.

Sportsnet releases HockeyCentral iPad app

Rogers this week released the HockeyCentral iPad application which keeps NHL fans up to date on the latest NHL news, scores and stats.

Released in time for the World Junior Championships, Rogers says the app will also feature Sportsnet analysts Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean and host Daren Millard providing coverage of the Semi-final match-ups on Monday, January 3rd, including the Bronze and Gold Medal games on Wednesday, January 5th.

Canadian Christmas Flash Mob Video tops 26 million views on YouTube

Alphabet Photography Inc., based in Niagara Falls, Ontario organized a Flash Mob in Welland, Ontario, Canada on November 13th to spread some Christmas cheer and a YouTube video of the event has gone viral.

Jennifer Blakeley of AlphabetPhotography.com came up with the idea for the flash mob and organized Chorus Niagara, a non-profit choir of more than 80 singers who went from quietly blending into the busy mall atmosphere to belting out a classic Christmas carol to the surprise of mallgoers. Seaway Mall’s Food Court in Welland, Ontario, Canada acted as the backdrop.

Mobilicity intros Mobiflip talk-and-text handset

Mobilicity announced today that the Sharp Mobiflip talk-and-text device is now available for $100. Until December 31st, the device can be had for $50 when combined with the companies mail-in rebate offer.

The mobile device, which is a rebranded T-Mobile Sidekick LX, is designed for kids, teens and the increasing number of talk-and-text users.

Canadians spending less at electronic stores this holiday season

Canada’s largest payment processor, Moneris Solutions, today announced that 2010 holiday spending over the last five saw an overall increase of two per cent from 2009.

While sales were up overall, electronic store sales decreased a whopping 8.82 per cent during the past five weeks, which suggests that many Digital Home consumers have learned to wait for Boxing Day sales.

CRTC approves DTV transmitter for Omni.2 in London

In a broadcasting decision handed down this week, the CRTC has approved an application to add a digital transmitter for CJMT-TV to serve London Ontario.

CJMT-TV, which is owned by Rogers Media, broadcasts multicultural programming out of Toronto. It uses the on-air brand OMNI.2, and is a sister station to CFMT (OMNI.1)

iPhone app helps Canadians find a home

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today released its Relator.ca app for the Apple iPhone.

The free application brings many of the features and functionality that can be found on the industry trade groups website plus some mobile specific features.

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