Finally catching up (somewhat) with a forward-looking Starbucks, Canada's own Tim Hortons has added a smartphone payment option to its lineup of mobile apps across Apple's iOS, Google's Android, and the BlackBerry platform. Called "Pay with TimmyMe," the app feature uses a pregistered Tim Card to allow payments from the smartphone...read more
XMG Studio has launched a new mobile game.read more
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Techvibes is giving away a shiny new Nexus 5 smartphone courtesy of Virgin Mobile Canada!
The Nexus 5 is powered by Google's Android 4.4 operating system known as KitKat. With a price tag of $500, the device has a quad-core processor, five-inch screen, and eight-megapixel camera.read more
Introducing Sphero 2.0 by Orbotix: if you haven’t heard of this unique gaming platform yet, you are in for a treat. On the surface, there is nothing particular about the ball, it’s round, white with a little cute blue logo, but inside there is definitely something going on—an engine.
I place it on the charging dock and plug it to the wall. A light inside flashes and glows, changing colour several times. I download one of many apps and connect it to Bluetooth. I still don’t know what to expect.read more
It's hard for anyone who now owns a smartphone to imagine not owning one.
Similarly it's difficult to fathom anyone upgrading an old device to opt for a "dumb" phone, or non-smartphone—especially when there are affordable entry-level options from every brand, even Apple.read more
BlackBerry has laid off another 300 employees from its headquarters in Waterloo.read more
BlackBerry released BBM for Apple's iOS and Google's Android one week ago and the instant messaging app already has 20 million downloads across the two platforms.read more
Within 24 hours of releasing BlackBerry Messenger for Google's Android and Apple's iOS, Waterloo-based smartphone pioneer BlackBerry says the app was downloaded on the competing platforms more than 10 million times.read more
BlackBerry this week published an open letter to its customers, reassuring them they can continue to rely on the company and its products.read more
The Royal Bank of Canada is facing a customer backlash after updating its app to demand more permissions from users.read more
Samsung today released the Galaxy Round, a smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch screen.read more
Today Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 3 and its Gear smartwatch in Canada.read more
Here’s something you can talk about around the water cooler today. In Ancient Egypt, they killed cats by breaking their necks and mummified them to worship their gods.read more