iPhone Trade-In comes to Canadian Retail Stores

It has been confirmed that Apple’s iPhone trade-in program is now available in retail stores throughout Canada. Visit DigitalHome.ca for more!

Microsoft Offering Xbox Music Service

Say goodbye to Zune and hello to Xbox Music. Microsoft is launching a new digital streaming service to compete head on with Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Cloud Player and the slew of other services blanketing the music scene such as Rdio, Pandora and Spotify. Current users of the Xbox in 15 markets worldwide, including the US [...]

Hydro One Adds Power Outage App

Hydro One wants you to stay on top of power outages in your area and a free mobile app helps you do just that. Compatible with iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices, Hydro One is the first Canadian utility to offer customers a free, downloadable outage tracking app. Laura Formusa, President and CEO of Hydro One [...]

Apple Crosses 25B Download Mark at App Store

Apple hit another milestone over the past weekend: more than 25 billion apps from the iTunes App Store have been downloaded. As you might expect, the world’s most valuable company celebrated that achievement by awarding  a US$10,000 iTunes gift card to the user who downloaded app number 25,000,000,000. Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China probably had [...]

Microsoft releases SkyDrive apps for iPhone and Windows Phone

In a corporate blog posting today, Microsoft has announced the release of the SkyDrive app for iPhone and Windows Phone 7.5.

Microsoft says that the new apps will allow users to access, manage and share files stored on their Microsoft Skydrive from their smartphone. The app will also let users upload photos or videos directly from their phone to SkyDrive.

Report: Smartphone adoption reaches 40% in Canada

In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.

The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.

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.

iPhone 4S comes to Canada on October 14th

At its headquarters in Cupertino, California yesterday, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 4s smartphone.

Features of the new device include a faster A5 Dual core processor, improved battery life, a new wireless system for faster data speeds, airplay mirroring, iOS 5 with more than 200 new features, an improved 8 megapixel camera, and the ability to record video at 1080p.

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