Canada Apps

Helping Hand: 5 Apps To Simplify A Complicated World

Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living

At this point in human history, we have more smartphone apps than we could possibly know what to do with. Plenty of them are designed to help you wast...

How More and More Travellers Are Relying on Mobile Communication

Sean Shannon | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada
Sean Shannon

As technology grows and adapts to make daily tasks easier to accomplish than ever before, more and more Canadians are also relying on their mobile dev...

I Made A Gardening App For That

Maija Leivo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

Two years ago, I bought a house and the while the inside was freshly renovated, the outside was a disaster, revealing its former secret life as a rental property. Little did I know, that this house and yard would inspire a chain of events that would set me on a new path.

How Yelp Turned a Bumpy Decade Into a Strong Future

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

For the first time since Yelp became a publicly traded company, it reported a profit (Q2 of 2014). Today, its valuation sits around $5 billion, and boasts a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors. And while Yelp faces competition from some pretty heavy hitters -- Google, for one -- the future of the company looks promising.

Your Business Could Benefit From a 'Virtual Watercooler'

Claudio Nespeca | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Business
Claudio Nespeca

Advanced communication systems allow people to easily find other coworkers and engage them through multiple channels and devices. Coworkers can dial each other into voice or video, screen sharing and collaborative file sessions, giving those casual conversations a range of tools to enhance the experience and exchange.

The Connection I Didn't Expect to Make Through Tinder

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
Dana Marie Krook

Can a dating app produce a real, quality, long-lasting connection? For some, maybe. For those who are slow to trust, like me, it was less than ideal for a love-life happy ending. I did make a real connection -- just not the one I expected.

7 Useful Travel Apps To Download Before Your Vacation

Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Travel

As soon as you’ve finalized your trip, it’s time to hit the App Store and download some of these helpful programs. From currency converters to jet...

The Mobile App That Helps Patients Monitor Their Own Recovery

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

Dr. Joshua Liu is a co-founder and CEO of Seamless Mobile Health, which lets patients monitor their recovery after surgery with a mobile app -- and get help when they need it.

Proof We're Weather-Obsessed?

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Is it any surprise that in a global comparison of what apps mobile users keep going back to again and again Canadians ranked high for checki...

Apps for Weight Loss?

Jill Parnell | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Jill Parnell

Applications (apps) on smartphones are accessible, convenient, inexpensive, and have the potential to be far reaching BUT can they be effective for weight loss? The public and software developers certainly think so, as there are an estimated 400 iTunes apps and 480 Android apps available in the "health and fitness" category with 30 specifically designed for weight loss including self-monitoring (1).

Twitter's IPO: Pay For it, But Don't Expect Equality

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Lucy Leiderman

Twitter is the latest in a string of companies putting users at the whim of hasty policy changes and a rapid monetization policy put in place for IPO. You want to use it? Pay for it. While there's technically nothing wrong with this idea -- Twitter is a company and they should make money -- the fact that they're still alluding to the impression that all users have an equal opportunity in achieving influence is just inaccurate.

It's Not How Much Screen Time Kids Have, But How They Use It

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

If we are ever to have kids that will benefit from screens, instead of wasting their time on it, it is the adults who will have to do a better job of figuring out ways to turn these devices from a time killer into an idea generator. Technology has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This isn't about how much time kids spend with screens, it's about what's on the screen. Screens are no longer the things we use to waste time and take our collective minds off of our day-to-day lives. These screens have come alive, and a child's ability to understand this, work with them and -- ultimately -- use them to create something is going to be a key indicator of their ability to be successful in life.

5 Apps That Will Make Your Life More Fun

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Living
Nikolas Badminton

I'm usually not one for jumping on the bandwagon of championing smartphone apps but recently I have been using fewer and gaining more awareness and ability as I navigate around Vancouver and have fun with friends. I am not associated with the apps I am talking about here. They just work really well and make living here a little more fun. Let's start...

SavvyMom Roundup: The Royal Baby, the 7-Minute Workout and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's no surprise that the royal baby tops my list--I will admit to being as excited as anyone when that baby was safely born. But what I can't help but think about is the pressure for Kate to emerge from the hospital and show off baby George, which she and Prince William did so graciously.

Lasting Effects of Today's Toys

Leigh Sanchez Ellazar | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Leigh Sanchez Ellazar

As I watch my 19-month old daughter reenact similar play gestures, it's quite apparent that games, toys and even the word play has really evolved since my days of pretend salt and pepper. We've arrived at this place where apps, face-time and email replace many conversation

There's a Totally Sexist App for That!

N/A Inc. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
N/A Inc.

Siri, Jeannie, Andy and even Edwin all reply to their users in female voices, and the trend of "female" virtual assistant apps isn't going anywhere. The multitude of "female" personal assistant apps in the marketplace feels terrifyingly counter-productive to all the strides women have made in the work place over the last few decades.

SavvyMom Roundup: Home Renos, High Tech PJs, Mommy Blogger Uprising and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I've been knee deep in the blogs lately so I'm paying a lot of attention to what's hot in that space. Diaperless parenting trends, mom blog conferences, innovative dads and a bathroom reno all caught my attention this week.

Hey Moms, There's an App for That

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's time to reclaim the iPhone and take the iPad back for yourself. Here's our list of The Best Apps for Moms -- from brain teasers and fun games to finding downtime, there's an app just for you in there somewhere.

SavvyMom Roundup: Well Behaved Kids Get Discounts Now?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's a short week for most moms with the long weekend, so I'll be brief. There is a lot to report and reflect on -- drinking and driving, an app that tells you when to take a pee break, home organizing solutions and restaurants promoting well-behaved kids. What is the world coming to?

What I think of Vine iPhone App!

Jenna Em | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Jenna Em

I recently heard how the new Vine app was taking the Social Media world by storm. It's an iPhone app that allows you to shoot a 6 second looping video and upload it to Twitter, Facebook and the Vine network. At first the idea of making a mini movie didn't sound novel to me, but I still knew that I wanted to check it out!

9 Savvy Photo Apps You Should Know About

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Minnow Hamilton

Did you just dump your holiday photos on Facebook and call it a day? We've got nine simple and fab new tools that allow you to take those shots and share them, save them, enhance them and turn your family memories into keepsakes.

SavvyMom Roundup: Does That Baby Have a Moustache?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was a wild and crazy week, what with Sandy blowing through town and leaving her wreckage. Fortunately we were left unscathed, and I'm truly grateful. Then I came across this hilarious kids' pacifier with a fake moustache attached. It's so awful it's almost cute.

Brand Engagement: Three Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Tod Maffin | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business
Tod Maffin

The most effective brands driving engagement are those who are able to be relatable, and those which use their social media channels to talk about things their audience cares about. When people feel they're touching on something that matters to them, they're much more likely to participate and give back. But what will brand engagement look like in the future, and how do you stay a step ahead of trends?

SavvyMom's Solution to a Home Cluttered With Art

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

With back to school comes the inevitable onslaught of our offspring's artistic endeavours (gulp). Their creativity is irrefutable but managing the volume is at odds with our resolution to control the clutter, and we're not up for the tears induced by one-too-many garbaflage attempts last year. Here to save our sanity -- and valuable storage space -- is easy app Artkive.

SavvyMom Roundup: Back To School Tips, Glam Grocery Stores And Yummy Caffeine Bars

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I'm scrambling to make my deadline on this post because it's already been a busy week full of useful tidbits for parents preparing their kids for back to school routines; trips to Longo's newest store in Toronto; testing out the bar-formm love child of coffee and chocolate and a sneak peeks of a Canadian app designed for new mommies and their babies.