HTC Amaze coming to Wind Mobile December 2nd

The HTC Amaze 4G smartphone, currently a Telus Mobility exclusive, will be available from Wind Mobile beginning Friday, December 2nd.

The Android 2.3-powered device, which will sell for $569 outright and $249 on the Windtab, features a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch super LCD HD (960 x 540 pixel) capacitive touch screen, 1GB RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage 8 megapixel camera, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

New Playstation 3 firmware supports PS Vita

Sony this week is releasing new firmware (Version 4.0) for its Playstation 3 video game console which will enable the device to act as a content management server the Playstation Vita.

The PlayStation Vita, also known as “PSVita” or “PSV,” is the upcoming handheld game console from Sony which is set to be released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011 and in Europe and North America on February 22, 2012.

HP says hackers can’t remotely set your printer on fire

HP has issued a statement denying a report on MSNBC which claimed hackers could remotely control millions of HP Laserjet printers and even give it instructions which would cause the printer to catch on fire.

The MSNBC report quoted researchers at Columbia University who claimed the printers were “completely open and available to be exploited.”

Sonos firmware update adds support for Kindle Fire

Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, announced today the release of Sonos System Software 3.6 along with a new Sonos Android Controller app which supports Android tablets and the Kindle Fire.

In addition to taking advantage of the tablet’s larger screen size, new features of the app include alarms, music library management and Twitter support.

Encyclopaedia Britannica now available on iPad and iPhone

Following a recent iPad announcement, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced today its encyclopedia is now available as an iPhone App through the Apple App Store.

The Britannica App gives iOS users the ability to find information and explore subjects which has been researched and edited by professional editors and expert contributors.

Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.

Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.

Sasktel using COWS to improve wireless phone service

SaskTel has announced that it is deploying 11 portable cellular towers to address 4G network congestion primarily in Regina and Saskatoon.

The portable towers, also referred to as COWS (Cellular On Wheels), will improve 4G coverage and capacity in the areas where they’re deployed by reducing the load on existing towers.

Important CRTC Decisions over the last five years

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is federal agency responsible for regulating and supervising the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems.

The regulator`s mandate is to ensure that both the broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public.

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