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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.

Your Smartphone Could Help Fight Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Through the use of a common smartphone, we may be even closer to germs than ever, with the ability to not only see them, but also help researchers and medical professionals with applications ranging from disease diagnostics to helping in the fight against global health threats such as malaria.

Not Every Customer Is Created Equal

Paul Barter | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It used to be that if you wanted to make something for everyone, you had to assume everyone was more or less the same. Not anymore. Today it's about producing personalized products for each one of us. Mass personalization is just beginning to come online and enter the collective consciousness.

Theatre Review: "Jacqueries" Is a True iTheatre Experience

Mooney on Theatre | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Living
Mooney on Theatre

A heist is going down in Toronto and you're invited to infiltrate a secret world of operatives, agents and radicals. All you need is your iPhone. F/, a Toronto-based dance company, has created Jacqueries; a promenade-style dance/theatre hybrid layered with digital elements that audiences experience via an iPhone app.

On McDonald's, Electronics and Moderation...

Melissa Carr | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

There we were, enjoying our salty fries and other deep fried goodness, when I noticed a family sitting close by. Mom on her iPhone, kid one on an iTouch (with headphones on) and kid two on an iTouch (also with headphones on). There they were, eating their food, playing their games and uttering not a single word to one another. I'd never seen anything like it. And I could feel a little judgement of my own rising within.

SavvyMom Roundup: Manteresting, No-Break iPhone and Why Paper Is Not Dead

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I have a few interesting things to report after a nice long break and a short week. The new site manteresting.com, family narratives, more on apple innovation, an old-school video and a new face cream all caught my attention.

Why Some People Don't Want Androids, BlackBerrys Or iPhones

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living

Spring Gillard is an avid blogger and active on social media, but don't expect to see any emails or tweets sent from her Android device, BlackBerry or...

SavvyMom Roundup: Baconnaise, Google Glasses and more

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's been a while since I wrote my blog and it's good to be back. 2013 is going to be a great year. I can feel it. It's a mom thing -- I just know. It's tough to select just five things to highlight this week but here's what I have: baconnaise, blogging kids, an iPhone contract, Google glasses and smiles.

Do We Need Paper Books Any More?

Jenna Em | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Reading on my smartphone, tablet or e-reader doesn't give me the same thrill as reading an old-fashioned paper book. But why would I stop by the bookstore, or visit the local library, when I can download the latest books in seconds? Does society need paper books any more?

Should a Kindergartener Have an iPad?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

The new iPad mini is the perfect size for my junior kindergartener. However, does a JK really warrant owning a computer? I tend to think not. Already it seems there is this mad scramble going on to ensure that our kids are equally if not more tech-savvy than their peers. There is plenty of time to hone his keypad skills but the window for developing his imagination seems to close a little every day.

Why Is Wall Street Losing Its Appetite For Apple?

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- This holiday season is shaping up to be a record-breaking period for Apple as shoppers snap up iPhones and iPads. So, why is the...

Calgary-Built Phone App, Remixes, Will Enhance Your Digital Music Experience

Victoria MacLean | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Alberta
Victoria MacLean

Calgary technology trailblazers Decoder has introduced Remixes, a free iOS app that makes it easy for music lovers to find and listen to remixes and covers of the songs in their music libraries. Users select a song and the app searches SoundCloud for available remixes and covers.

Why Getting Grandpa Online Could Save His Life

Paul Barter | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

While technology like smartphones, tablets and such seem at first glance to be aimed at the young and hip, it's those in need of replacement hips who will be the biggest winners as technology continues to transform our daily lives bit by byte. When you can Skype with your grandchildren, email your children or keep in touch with old and new friends via Facebook, you don't feel as isolated. For chronic diseases that afflict the elderly, like diabetes and heart disease, there are now so many easy-to-use apps and gadgets to monitor blood-sugar levels, blood pressure and more. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

I Love my BlackBerry, But...

Selena Cameron | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business
Selena Cameron

Confession: I'm completed addicted to my BlackBerry. As a working mom of three kids six and under, it has freed me from my desk and made me more productive than I ever imagined. But, something happened last week that stopped me in my tracks.

I'm an iPhotographer and Proud of it

Talia Ricci | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Travel
Talia Ricci

When a travel photographer ventured to other countries only a couple of decades ago, they had to carefully pack their camera bags with all of these supplies and ensure their film was stored appropriately afterward. Today, with the touch of a screen, a moment can be captured and shared with your social network within seconds. I believe these phone photography tools can be beneficial, especially while travelling. The way I look at it now, I see Instagram as a challenge.

Why Your Company Should Consider Topless Meetings

Karen Cleveland | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business
Karen Cleveland

A friend of mine introduced me to the term "topless meetings." Before you forward this to your HR manager, the expression refers to a tabletop staying free of devices during meetings. No laptops. No iPhones. No iPads. No Blackberries. Nothing that requires a charge. The idea underpinning device-free meetings is that such gadgets can prove more distracting than helpful.

Canadian Release Dates Announced

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Business

When can Canadians get their hands on the iPhone 5, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano? Soon, Apple promises. The thinner, taller and faster iPhone model, u...

iPHONE 5 UNVEILED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has unveiled the iPhone 5, which will start shipping in Canada and the U.S. on Sept. 21.It is thinner and lighter than previous ...

Why Should We Be at the Mercy of Anonymous' "Lulz"?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Anonymous sub-group Anti-Sec supposedly holds in its hands 12-million Apple user IDs it acquired from hacking. The hacktivist group refuses to release the IDs until -- wait for it -- Adrien Chen of Gawker poses on the front page of the site in a ballet tutu with a shoe on top of his head. It remains to be seen whether Anonymous does have anything to give the public it strives to supposedly protect, or whether this was just another one of their pranks done "for the lulz," that is to say, for the stroking of their own vanity.

One Gadget To Replace Them All

Ron Kunitzky-Geyser | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Living
Ron Kunitzky-Geyser

When my friend suggested I get an iPhone, I said that I didn't need one. Now that I've got one (and I love it) I can see he was right about it being a facilitator of convenience and creator of efficiency; boy, is it ever! What I didn't anticipate is that all of those other gadgets in my life would lose their purpose once I got an iPhone.

Why We Shouldn't Cast Away Podcasting

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Podcasts enable each and every one of us to become the eclectic, program directors of our own radio stations, and best of all, it's the cheapest way to learn that you can find.

Watching the Watchdog: Daily Planet Fails in the Name of Science

Tim Knight | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

But today's young people aren't fools, particularly when it comes to science. Hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin serve the young (and the rest of us) badly. They're both attractive and presumably intelligent. Their version of Daily Planet isn't either.

Did Al Gore Contribute to Apple's $20 Billion Loss?

Tony Kondaks | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business
Tony Kondaks

Did Gore's premature announcement contribute to any potential iPhone customers not making a purchase that they otherwise would have? l Gore is an Apple board member and, as such, any public pronouncement he makes holds much more weight than rumours circulating on the internet.

New Phones RIM's Last Chance To Compete With iPhone, Android

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business

Research In Motion has unveiled a new mobile operating system that will power its next-generation BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets to bette...

10 Things I've Learned From Steve Jobs

Josh Bowman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Josh Bowman

Some people hate Apple, and it is mostly based on how much other people love Apple. Apple products engender strong feelings, one way or the other. Any company can do this, though. It just requires that you take a chance upsetting some people and focus on what you love.