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  1. BlackBerry Users Can Now Retract Messages for Free

    Industry News
    This week, BlackBerry announced a new feature that many users may love. Want more privacy when you send messages? Users of iOS®, Android™ and BlackBerry® smartphones can now take advantage of enhanced privacy and control features that allow them to take control over the messages and content...
  2. Periscope

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Anyone use Periscope for iOS (and now Android)? The application allows you to broadcast live video from your device. For example, we've seen people live tweet events: Protests, police action, events, etc. This application allows you to live broadcast instead. It's a Twitter app. Please...
  3. Apple HomeKit compatible products finally hitting the market!

    Home Automation and Security
    Although Apple introduced plans for its HomeKit home automation system at last year’s WWDC it was only revealed recently that products are finally ready to hit the market and we can probably expect an official roll-out to occur at next week’s WWDC 2015. But, even before the official roll-out...
  4. BBM released for iOS and Android

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Years after BBM practically invented non-carrier texting, it is finally available to the vast majority of smartphones. I mentioned it to my 21 year-old, but she dismissed it...no one BBMs anymore Ironically, they failed to make it work on more than one device at a time so I ended up...
  5. iControlPad 2 - bluetooth gamepad

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Kickstarter ending soon for Bluetooth gamepad for iOS/Android, etc: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1703567677/icontrolpad-2-the-open-source-controller Hopefully they meet their goal, not long left. I want to try one as an XBMC remote, and of course gaming on my iOS devices. Granted...
  6. Apple granted "mother of all smartphone patents"

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    This basically covers any touchscreen with swipe gestures. Doh! It'll most certainly be considered a FRAND patent, but it will force a lot of royalties from Android and Windows8 OEMs.
  7. Apple Crosses 25B Download Mark at App Store

    Industry News
    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...
  8. AAPL rocks 1Q12, world's most valuable company

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Pretty impressive results from Cupertino tonight, and the investment community agrees with AAPL soaring in after hours trading and reclaiming the title as the world's most valuable company from Exxon. Highlights: Including iPad, iOS is now the top mobile OS with 350M units, surpassing Android...
  9. 44% of U.S. Mobile consumers now have a smartphone

    Industry News
    According to Nielsen's most recent monthly survey of 25,000 U.S. mobile consumers, 44% of them now own a smartphone, compared to just 18% two years ago. In Canada, comScore recently estimated smartphone ownership at 40%. Young adults continue to be the leading age groups for smartphone...
  10. Netflix updates iPad app

    Industry News
    California based Netflix today release an updated version of its iPad app which features an improved user interface along with a number of performance enhancements and bug fixes. The 12.1 MB app is now available from the iTunes Canada store free of charge. Of course, a subscription to Netflix...
  11. Starbuck lets you pay with your iPhone

    Industry News
    Starbucks Canada has launched a free iOS application which lets Canadian customers pay for their purchases right from their iPhone. The app builds upon the mobile payment rolled out in the U.S earlier this year and the new Starbucks Rewards loyalty card program launched last month in this...
  12. Report: 87 Million Americans own a Smartphone

    Industry News
    Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them - 87.4 million - saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter. In its online...
  13. Tablet sales expected to rise fivefold by 2017

    Industry News
    Global tablet computer sales are predicted to reach nearly 330 million units by 2017, up from less than 60 million units in 2011 according to a recent report by DisplaySearch. By comparison, worldwide sales of personal computers (which includes desktops, laptops and netbooks) in 2010 were 350...
  14. Report: Number of Android Market apps now over 300,000

    Industry News
    A recent report by Research2Guidance detailing the size of the Android Market has found that more than 320,000 apps are now available for download from the Android Market. The researchers estimate that, by the end of September 2011, over 500,000 apps had been initially published on the Android...
  15. Gartner lowers 2011 sales forecast for android tablets

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Worldwide sales of tablet computers are on pace to reach 63.6 million units according to a recent report from Gartner. While the increase is still amazing, the numbers are down significantly from the almost 70 million in predicted sales in Gartner’s April report. The firm has significantly...
  16. Gartner lowers 2011 sales forecast for tablet computers

    Industry News
    Worldwide sales of tablet computers are on pace to reach 63.6 million units according to a recent report from Gartner. If correct, tablet sales would be up over 250 percent from 2010 sales of 17.6 million units. While the increase is still amazing, the numbers are down significantly from the...
  17. iHome's iW1 Airplay Speaker ships next week

    Industry News
    iHome has announced that its wireless iW1 AirPlay speaker, which lets owners wirelessly stream music from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes over their home Wi-Fi network, to the device will go on sale next week. The iW1 also supports charging and local audio playback via USB by using...
  18. Four out of ten American mobile users now own a smartphone

    Industry News
    Four out of ten (40%) U.S. mobile users over the age 18 now have smartphones according to recent report from Nielsen. The July 2011 survey found Google's Android operating system to be the most popular smartphone operating system. Forty percent of mobile consumers (16% of all mobile users)...
  19. RAGE and RAGE HD for iOS free for short time

    Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming
    iD Software is giving away its first-person iOS shooters RAGE and RAGE HD for free until next Wednesday, August 24. Both games are universal apps with RAGE HD offering enhanced graphics for Retina displays and the iPad. RAGE is a 540 MB download, while RAGE HD clocks in at 747 MB
  20. Galaxie offers up its music streaming service to smartphone users

    Industry News
    Montreal based Stingray Digital announced today the launch of Galaxie Mobile, a subscription based streaming music service for Android and iOS users. The new service offers Android smartphone and Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users access to the forty-five commercial and talk-free music...
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