Apple’s carrier agreements under investigation by Competition Bureau

The Canadian Competition Bureau has announced they are investigating allegations that Apple Canada used anti-competitive clauses in its contracts with domestic wireless carriers. The competition watchdog has said that no wrongdoing has been found so far and would not divulge who made the allegations. Apple has yet to comment on the accusations. The probe is [...]

CRTC kicks off hearings on the future of Canadian television

The CRTC yesterday commenced hearings to determine the future of television in Canada. The broadcast regulator will be hearing proposals from companies and individuals; the outcome of these hearings could heavily alter the way television content is delivered to Canadians. CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has indicated that certain rules currently protecting specific channels or broadcasters [...]

Vizio launches in Canada, partners with Future Shop, Best Buy

by Christina Peden Vizio announced today that it will be officially setting up shop in Canada in partnership with Future Shop and Best Buy. Speaking at a press event today in Toronto, Lily Knowles, Vizio’s vice president of product marketing, said the company has been pondering a Canadian launch for “quite a while”. After releasing [...]

Canadians now eligible for Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement plan

by Christina Peden Noticed a drastic change in the battery life of your iPhone 5? If so, you may be eligible for a free battery replacement, Apple announced on Friday. The models in question were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.  According to Apple, the percentage [...]

Canadians pay more for mobile service than other G7 nations: report

by Christina Peden Canadians pay higher prices for mobile service compared to their international peers, a new report shows. The study, commissioned by Industry Canada and the CRTC, reveals that the heaviest users of mobile services — those that pay for voice, text and data — saw price decreases of 27 per cent to just [...]

Wi-Fi to be offered in parks across Canada

Parks Canada is planning to make wireless Internet hotspots available at parks across the country this year, it has been announced.

Rogers customers can now pay with smartphones using suretap wallet

Rogers has just launched its suretap wallet application which lets customers make purchases using their smartphones at retailers across Canada.

Plan for Canada’s digital future unveiled

The new Digital Canada 150 plan was revealed this week by the Canadian Government outlining its initiatives for the country’s digital future. Visit DigitalHome.ca for more!

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