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Apple Pay Not Coming To Canada Anytime Soon

CBC | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Business

While Apple is heralding Apple Pay, its new mobile payment system, as a roaring success, Canadians shouldn't expect to use their newest iPhone ...

How to Develop Your Brand in This Social Media Age

Marc Stoiber | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Business
Marc Stoiber

We are human. We have a hardwired need to connect. And we, as entrepreneurs and businesspeople, want our companies to have that human connection, too. Whether you succeed or not, depends on how you approach it. Nail the brand first, then the social media tactics, and you'll be moving in the right direction. And ahead of most of the pack.

Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Smartphone

Matthew Held | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

The leading smartphone companies recently launched new models, which typically receive a great deal of attention and reviews -- both positive and negative. Businesses professionals are excited but also confused and overwhelmed because they want the best phone that satisfies their checklist of needs at work and at home. How does one make sense of the plethora of features in new smartphone models?

Why the Apple Watch Really Comes in Gold

Michael Harris | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Harris

The return of the watch -- in the form of Apple Watch -- will bring us a far more entrenched "management" than those Rolexes ever did. If the history of clocks and watches is a history of the gradually tightening ordering of our lives, then the Apple Watch could be that history's ultimate consummation.

► Think You Know Apple? Think Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business

Even if you can't list a single fact about Apple Inc., chances are you've popped inside one of their stores, played with one of their products or seen...

The Lineup Starts Here

CP | Michael Liedtke And Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Business

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a sma...

Apple Poised To Reveal Game Changer

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesme...

Apple Vows To Ban Toxins From iPhone Assembly Line

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company'...

Ex-Apple Staffer Sam Sung Auctions Off Business Card

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Our favourite former Apple employee, Sam Sung, is using his Internet fame to raise money for a Canadian children's charity. Sung, who we tracked do...

Apple Is Ordering An Insane Amount Of New, Bigger iPhones

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Business

Apple is counting on huge demand for its iPhone 6, placing the largest orders yet with suppliers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 4.7-inch and...

Apple To Make Dr. Dre Rap's First Billionaire

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Music

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by...

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.

Apple Security Flaw: What You Need To Know

CBC | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

Apple has released a mobile operating system update to fix a critical security flaw, but many users could still be vulnerable to hackers attempting to...

Would You Buy From a Kindle Vending Machine?

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

When last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled into Las Vegas, many were surprised and intrigued by Amazon's presence. They didn't have a typical booth on the trade show floor. Instead, they set up a Kindle vending machine inside the Las Vegas airport (near the ATM and soda pop).

The Strangest Tech Acquisitions of 2013

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

There are many acquisitions that have raised eyebrows or resulted in a general state of confusion among observers, both within and outside of the tech industry. Sometimes, acquisitions are made that don't seem to make any sense, at least not on the surface. Below are three such acquisitions made by tech companies this year and some educated speculation as to why they might have occurred.

RECIPE: Apple Crumble Pie -- You Heard Right

Carl Hiehn | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Hiehn

Yes, that's right, I made a hybrid apple crumble-pie. I make no claim to inventing the idea. I'm certain some woman in small-town USA deserves that praise. However, I think I've perfected the art form. Here's what you need to know about my easy-as-pie crumble-pie recipe.

Why RIM Never Really Understood What a Blackberry Was

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Too many people at RIM thought, and still think to this day, that a Blackberry was about security in communications and a whole host of other features and benefits. This is a classic case of looking at a product from an engineering standpoint rather than a psychological one. Unlike RIM, Steve Jobs era Apple has always understood exactly what people are buying.

To Find Future Jobs You Have to Look Back

Paul Barter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Similarly, before your career or your company is disrupted by aggressive new start-ups or the convergence of dominant players from adjacent industries, you should probably look around the table. Don't just look for opportunities in your existing industry.

When Will Apple's New iPad Come To Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

Apple announced its new iPad and iPad Mini at an event on Tuesday. The latest generation of Apple's popular tablets, the iPad Air, will ship Nov. 1st....

Apple Dips into the Fashion World

Jon Packer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

Apple announced this week that they have hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to lead all aspects of their retail business, including online. No surprise that designers from Karl Largerfeld to Kate Spade have created smartphone accessories to tap into the tech market, but Apple's high profile hires tell us something else.

SavvyMom Roundup: Gluten, Bacon and a Sad Kid at the Zoo

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The war against gluten, the problem with bacon, teens and social media, a sad kid at the zoo and apple season all caught my attention this week.

What I Learned This Week: How The Process Adds (Mega!) Value To The Product

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

The story and process behind a product is every bit as important as the product itself. The intangibility of what went into what you're buying gives it life, identity and value. Something purchased from Amazon isn't just "less expensive," but carries the entrepreneurial history of Jeff Bezos, the marvel of the company's state-of-the-art robotic selection and distribution system, and so on.

Is Smart Marketing An Oxymoron?

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Contrary to popular marketing ideology, we do not live in a multiple-screen world. My world is about one screen: whatever screen is in front of me. Too many brands continue to build digital ghettos where the Web, mobile, social and even e-commerce occupy and have their own, unique, strategies. This leads to brands that are wildly different across their platforms. To put it simply? These strategies are stupid. Here's why.

Apple Buys A Canadian Company

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Nearly a year after Grant Ritchie offered Apple Inc. some unsolicited advice on how to solve its mapping issues, his location data company h...