Smartphones

Pokemon Go While Driving A Great Way To Catch Some Consequences

Andrew Lo | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Andrew Lo

It's OK to engage in a little fun and chase around these imaginary characters, but safety always comes first. And when your attention is completely on your virtual surroundings rather than what's really in front of you, you can easily end up in a dangerous situation.

How To Protect Your Devices And Personal Info While Travelling

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

During a vacation, you're probably not thinking about how you can ensure your personal information and electronic devices are cyber-secure. After all, the point of vacation is to unwind. That being said, your devices and information can actually become more vulnerable when you travel because you're doing things outside of your normal technology routine.

How To Make Recipe Videos On Your Smartphone

Deepi Harish | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Videos in the style of Tasty are easy to recreate at home. It takes three main ingredients to put together a scrumptious, time-lapse recipe video that makes cooking anything look effortless.

They Used Smartphones In Bed. Then They Went Blind (For A While)

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

Researchers are calling it "transient smartphone ‘blindness."

Our Social Media Addiction Makes Dating Even Harder

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Even if you've been chatting on various dating apps such as Tinder or Zoosk, meeting an actual human being in the flesh is completely different than online banter. The skills that make us good at online communication don't translate into the real world, and "relationships" online can have very little to do with real-life connections.

U Of T Startup Helps Newcomers Navigate Canadian Health Care

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

After living amid the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey for a year after graduating from the University of Toronto, Nouhaila Chelkhaoui knew she wanted to help make a positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Her return to Toronto gave her the opportunity to do just that, as she joined U of T startup iamsick's newest initiative, which helps refugees navigate Canada's complex healthcare system.

5 Reasons It's Okay To Always Be On Your Phone

Jamie Logie | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

As much as people say our human interaction has become limited due to our use of phones the truth is when you're in an environment you can embrace, the human connection will take over. Our phones have helped bridge the gap in getting us where we want to be with the people we want to be with, whether it's concerts, restaurants, movies or sporting events. The human connection and experience is still the goal, it's just that phones help us accomplish this a little faster.

Go Green This St. Patrick's Day With Eco-Friendly Smart Home Gadgets

YPNextHome | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

With our favourite Irish holiday just around the corner, it's only fitting to show how you can make your home green, too. And we don't just mean decorating the space in shamrocks, but instead by incorporating these eco-friendly devices.

It's Time For Your Company To Invest In The Mobile Experience

Will Pate | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business
Will Pate

The smartphone has become a remote control for the world. We won't even vacation without one. But mobile is not just about a device, it is a context where we have the entire power of the Internet available to us at all times. It's smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones and connected devices.

Smartphone Apps To Help You Stay On Top Of The Holidays

Karin Campbell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Karin Campbell

The holiday season is upon us, which means keeping track of far more than usual. If you're anything like me, that means juggling everything from shopping lists and holiday party schedules, to budgets and gift wrapping on top of what I've already got going on at both work and home.

Device-solation: Time To Worry?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Michael Bociurkiw

As young folks spend more and more time glued to their screens they lose the crucial skills of interacting with people. It's too much chatter, and too little real-life conversations.

Nudging Canadians Towards A Healthier, Happier Lifestyle

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living
Andreas Souvaliotis

"Nudge theory" is quickly becoming a favourite among policy makers around the world. Nowhere has it been tested more extensively than in Britain, where the work of a national nudge unit has been so effective, and has generated such amazing savings for the government, that the unit was recently spun off as a private business!

Google Unveils 2 New Smartphones

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business

Blackberry is also expected to reveal a new phone later this year.

5 Ways to Save Money With Your Smartphone

David Lester | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

I love my smartphone! I go to bed after scrolling through Facebook and LinkedIn posts. It tells me how many calories I've consumed and calculates how many calories I've burned based on how much I've walked. But most importantly it helps me save and make money!

Your Devices Will Soon Be Listening to You

Kris Constable | Posted 06.25.2016 | Canada Business
Kris Constable

The year 2015 will be remembered, amongst other things, as the year your devices started listening and watching you. Until now, to have your device listen to you, it usually required you actively interact with the device, such as pressing a listen or record button, for it to engage.

Apple Earnings Soar, Thanks To The iPhone

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.Whil...

Toronto Should Embrace Innovation, Not Police It

Paul Barter | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

If Toronto and Canada really want to compete in the new global economy we need to innovate; sticking our head in the sand or relying on outdated statutes doesn't cut it. If there are legitimate concerns about specific facets of these new business models, then legislators need to meet with the firms and address them. It's time to get on with it.

Are Smartphones The Cure for Our Aching Shoulders?

Murtaza Haider | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Murtaza Haider

Mobile computing devices including the standby chargers, which provide life support to battery-starved smartphones or tablets, are adding pounds to the bags dangling from our aching shoulders. For the sake of our shoulders and spine, we need fewer and lighter devices.

Four Reasons Why Your Next Phone Should Be a Phablet

Matthew Held | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

A phablet is a device that combines a smartphone and a tablet with a screen size between five and seven inches. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that sales of phablets will surpass that of PCs and tablets in the next two years.

Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Smartphone

Matthew Held | Posted 11.30.2014 | 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?

Back to School Social Media Rules for Parents and Kids

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

With the school year back in full swing, it's a great time to revisit a topic that affects students, parents and teachers equally: social media. While social media use continues to grow and becomes increasingly common place, it is nonetheless an area of contention, particularly when it comes to kids -- both in and outside of the classroom.

What I Learned This Week: How YouTube Will Change Comedy Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

At its best, YouTube is the Garden of Eden; not only for the next generation of comedians, but actually forming the next generation of comedians. It's way more than just a promotional tool. At its worst, YouTube is the ruthless Angel of Death, and perhaps for an entire comedic genre...namely, stand-up. Gulp.

Are You Turning Your Child Into a Social Media Monster?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

While older folks may not have started society's social media obsession, we may, surprisingly, be the ones who are unwittingly facilitating our kids' dependence on it through our own actions and examples. To this end, we should take a long hard look at our social media behaviour.

Top Five Must-Have Apps for The Multi-Tasking Woman

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

If I don't finish this article now, I can always finish at home because Evernote stores my data in the magical Elephant cloud and makes it accessible to me on any device I have Evernote installed on. Why an elephant as their logo? That would be because Evernote never forgets.

BlackBerry Users Dumber Than iPhone Fans?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

As if BlackBerry needed more bad publicity, along comes a new test suggesting users of the Canadian company’s smartphones are, well, a little slower...