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  1. Americans Can Now Keep Up to Date With Facebook’s Notify

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    Yesterday, Facebook announced the release of Notify south of the border, a new app from the social network that delivers timely notifications to users, as selected by the user. According to Facebook, Notify makes it easy for users to keep up-to-date about events, forecasts, places, products and...
  2. 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...
  3. Nokia Lumia 520 Smartphone Debuts in Canada

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    The Nokia Lumia 520 is now available to Canadians across three carriers, including Rogers, Koodo and TELUS. The Windows Phone 8 handset offers free navigation and sports the same digital lenses on its 5-megapixel autofocus camera that users enjoy on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920. For example...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. New Mobile App from TELUS Allows Customers to Report Network Problems

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    TELUS has launched a Network Experience (TNE) app that allows customers to report network issues such as: dropped calls, failed call attempts, no service, poor voice quality or slow data speeds. The free app is available for Android, iPhone or BlackBerry smartphones. TELUS will use all...
  7. Toronto's KnexxLocal Launches Digital Marketing App for Local Firms

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    KnexxLocal is launching a free iOS app to help local businesses market themselves online. The company recently received $1.1 million in seed funding from Dragon’s Den panelist Bruce Croxon’s Round 13 Capital. The Toronto-based startup's Instamonial iOS app allows local businesses to snap...
  8. TELUS Adds New Optik Smart Remote App

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    TELUS just launched its Optik Smart Remote app which lets you channel surf using your mobile phone or tablet. By tapping or swiping your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the new app allows you to control your Optik TV to surf through all content choices instead of using the traditional guide. By...
  9. Spotify Planning to Launch in Canada

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    Spotify will be launching its music streaming service in Canada, according to the Swedish company’s management team. The official date has not yet been released, nor has the timeline for entry into the Asian and South American markets, also on the company's expansion agenda. Spotify has three...
  10. Are Canadians Spending Less Time on Mobile Devices?

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    While we may see Canadians fervently using their tablets and smartphones throughout the day, new research shows that time spent on these devices is heading down. Ipsos Reid surveyed nearly two thousand Canadians in March/April 2012 and found that while the frequency at which Canadians are using...
  11. 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...
  12. Canadian Shipments of Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Delayed

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    While sales of the most anticipated smartphone on the market continue to climb, the production of the units cannot keep up. Samsung Canada and all of the big Canadian carriers were set to release the brand new Galaxy S3 on June 20th but the date has been moved up. Samsung Canada tweeted on...
  13. 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...
  14. CIBC and Rogers Partner on Digital Wallet

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    CIBC and Rogers Communications unveiled Canada's first secure mobile payment solution on May 15th. Canadians will soon be able to pay for goods and services by simply tapping their smartphone at the checkout counter. In this particular case, your NFC-enabled (near field communications) Rogers...
  15. Music Streamer Deezer Expands to Canada

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    French music streamer, Deezer said it will offer services in Canada, Australia and New Zealand starting on April 25th. Deezer boasts 20 million users, 1.5 million paid subscribers, 15 million music tracks and a huge social media presence with 600,000 Facebook fans and 300,000 followers on...
  16. News, Weather and Sports apps the most popular among smartphone owners

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    The number of adult wireless smartphone owners who have downloaded an app nearly doubled in the past two years, from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The most commonly downloaded apps...
  17. Report: Number of Android Market apps now over 300,000

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    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...
  18. RIM begs forgiveness with free apps

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    Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that it will offer Blackberry users a selection of smartphone applications to help ease the pain after a global service outage prevented users from emailing and texting for several days last week. Blackberry customers, which number over 70 million...
  19. Essential iPad Apps for the Home Theatre Enthusiast

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    Analysts estimate that by the end of 2011, the number of Apple iPads sold worldwide could be as high as 50 million units. Stimulating this demand is a community of software developers who have now released over 500,000 apps for Apple’s iOS devices. For home theatre enthusiasts, the exciting...
  20. Blackberry maker RIM purchases Viigo

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    Viigo, makers of mobile apps for the delivery of media content to smartphones like the BlackBerry, has been purchased by Blackberry maker Research in Motion. The privately Toronto based company of about 50 persons announced the deal on its website last friday. Terms of the transaction were not...
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