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  1. Traveling for Less With Google’s Off Line Maps

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    Driving in a new city? Need a map but want to save cash? Download Google’s new Offline Maps tool, and you’ll be good to go. Offline Maps is one of a bunch of free tools being launched by Google, as the company tries to increase its reach into the area of digital tools for travel. The tech...
  2. TeenSafe Announces Launch In Canada

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    Today, TeenSafe , the California-based maker of the leading iPhone, Android and tablet monitoring software for parents in the US, is announcing the official launch of its mobile and social monitoring service in Canada. Teensafe is a software solution that provides parents with the ability to...
  3. AndroidTO 2013 Handing Out $1M in Giveaways

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    If you haven't already registered for AndroidTO 2013 , consider that on October 17, conference organizers will hand out $1-million in prizes and credits to attendees at Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto. "The support we’re getting from sponsors is incredible. It just demonstrates how...
  4. Longo's & Unata Add New Digital Shopping Apps

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    Longo's Fruit Markets and digital marketing firm Unata have launched a suite of mobile apps to improve in-store shopping experience. Longo's shoppers can now create a shopping list from the store's product catalogue, with access to prices and specials by using the Longo's iPhone app, Android...
  5. Toronto Festival of Beer Adds Digital Phone App for 2013

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    The annual paper-based pocket guide and map to the Toronto Festival of Beer (July 26-28) is being replaced by a mobile phone app. The new eco-friendly mobile app works for iPhone and Android users and will provide beer enthusiasts with an interactive map of Bandshell Park showcasing the...
  6. TIO Networks Partners with Mobilicity on Mobile Payment App

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    Bill payment firm, TIO Networks (TSX-V: TNC) has teamed up with wireless carrier, Mobilicity to develop and launch a smartphone-based payment app. Now available in the Google Play Store, the My Mobilicity Payment App supports Android smartphones, providing customers the flexibility and...
  7. Tim Hortons Mobile App Simplifies Coffee Runs

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    Do you have trouble remembering everyone's order on your daily Timmy Run? Tim Hortons' upgraded its mobile application, TimmyMe, to help you keep track of what's left on your Tim Card and store beverage orders for up to 20 of your closest friends and co-workers. The TimmyRun feature on the...
  8. Apple's App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads

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    Apple announced on Jan. 7th that its App Store has crossed 40 billion downloads. The new milestone was achieved with an extremely strong 2012, with nearly 20 billion downloads taking place. Furthermore, a whopping 2 billion apps were downloaded in December alone. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice...
  9. AndroidTO Building Momentum with App Community

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    From a low-key user gathering in 2010, AndroidTO has sprung into a full-fledged digital tech conference drawing several hundred attendees at the Scotiabank Theatre on October 25th. The third yearly installment included presentations from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,) Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Tumblr...
  10. Microsoft Offering Xbox Music Service

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    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...
  11. Mobiopolis.com Launches Online Shop For Used Mobile Devices

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    If you are having any trouble unloading your used smartphone or tablet, Mobiopolis.com may be of service. Founded, developed and officially launched in Vancouver on Sept. 18th, Mobiopolis.com allows sellers to list their devices for free, suggests a sales price based on manufacturer/model...
  12. Corus Entertainment Invests in Kids' Mobile Gaming Network

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    Corus Entertainment plans to invest in Fingerprint Digital, a mobile gaming startup specializing in educational applications for children. The Corus investment, an undisclosed amount, will help expand the San Francisco-based company's learning and entertainment platform, known as Fingerprint...
  13. Starbucks Adds Mobile Payment in Canada & UK

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    Canadians eager to pay for their Starbucks coffee using their smartphones now have an Android app to make that happen. Basically, you just download the app, enter your Starbucks Card number, scan and go. Starting July 11th, customers in the UK and Canada will also be able to use the app to...
  14. car2go Expands Operations in Canada, and US

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    car2go North America LLC will expand its carsharing operations in Canada and the United States this summer, ensuring more convenience, flexibility and wider availability. car2go, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will officially start operations in Toronto on June...
  15. Hydro One Adds Power Outage App

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    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...
  16. AndroidTO Teams Up with Hut2Hut for 2012 Conference

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    Hut2Hut Events will be organizing this year's AndroidTO 2012 Conference scheduled for October 25th at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. This year's event will again play host to Canada's largest gathering of Android developers and mobile professionals, but Hut2Hut aims to "raise the game."...
  17. Apple Crosses 25B Download Mark at App Store

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    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...
  18. Android users favourite apps are Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail

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    Aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail are the most used Android apps used by American according the first mobile media rankings from Nielsen. Using data collected from on-device meters on thousands of Android smartphones, Nielsen measured the "active reach,"...
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