Why BlackBerry Has Announced it Will Stop Making Hardware

Why BlackBerry Has Announced it Will Stop Making Hardware

BlackBerry has announced that it will stop developing internal hardware by January 2017. The change comes as CEO John Chen follows through on his promise to cease hardware development by this September if the company couldn’t make it a profitable venture by this point in time. BlackBerry now plans to focus on being a software company specializing in mobile security. Consumers’ less than enthusiastic reception of the company’s latest smartphone,...


The Fitbit Charge 2 is Now Here

The Fitbit Charge 2 is Now Here

Fitbit has announced the arrival of Fitbit Charge 2™. The new fitness wristband has already been ranked the #1 best-selling device under multiple categories on Amazon.com, including Fitness & Activity Monitors and Heart Rate Monitors. The Charge 2 is said to build on Charge HR’s classic features while adding new health and fitness capabilities for users. Here are some of the highlights: PurePulse wrist-based heart rate tracking helps users...


CIRA’s Custom Testing Portals Begin Gauging Internet Performance Across Canada

CIRA’s Custom Testing Portals Begin Gauging Internet Performance Across Canada

Interested in finding out more about the actual quality of your Internet service? Read on. This month, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the beginning of its national program to support Canadian communities in measuring, assessing, and monitoring local Internet performance. The first two locations to participate in the program are the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia and Stratford, Ontario. How does it work? CIRA has created...


shomi is Saying Good-bye and Will Shut Down its Streaming Service on November 30th, 2016

shomi is Saying Good-bye and Will Shut Down its Streaming Service on November 30th, 2016

shomi has announced that its streaming service will be shutting down operations as of November 30, 2016. The online tv show and movie service owned jointly by Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. has Rogers posting losses of approximately $100-140 million, and Shaw, $108 million. “We’re really grateful to Canadians who enthusiastically invited us into their living rooms and took us with them on their phones, tablets and laptops,”...


Snapchat is Now Snap Inc. and It’s Developed These New Sunglasses with a Camera in Them

Snapchat is Now Snap Inc. and It’s Developed These New Sunglasses with a Camera in Them

Don’t have a pair of Google Glass? Been waiting for sunglasses with a camera in them? Look no further than Snapchat- or rather, Snap Inc., (more on the name change later). The new glasses, named Spectacles, are sunglasses with an integrated video camera. According to Snap Inc., the company has created one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world, capable of taking a day’s worth of Snaps on a single charge. Spectacles work by connecting...


The CRTC Has Created This Interactive Map for Emergency Alerts

The CRTC Has Created This Interactive Map for Emergency Alerts

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has unveiled an interactive map that can help Canadians deal with emergency situations. The map identifies which radio and television stations across Canada distribute emergency alert messages and provides a list of cable and satellite companies that do so as well. The creation of the map intends to help Canadians access important information easily in critical times. Since more...


Videotron Joins Forces With Others to Create Canada’s First Open-Air Smart Living Lab

Videotron Joins Forces With Others to Create Canada’s First Open-Air Smart Living Lab

Videotron, Ericsson, École de technologie supérieure and the Quartier de l’innovation (QI) have announced the creation of Canada’s first open-air smart living laboratory. Located in the heart of the Quartier de l’innovation in Montreal, the lab will test innovations with the potential to improve and simplify Quebecers’ lives. The tests will be conducted under real-life conditions, in order to assist in bringing smart living that works to...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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