Having nothing to hide doesn’t mean you should ignore your privacy. Especially when keeping messages secure and private is so easy.
An Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that your SMS messages are not private and once “sent to the ether” are no longer under your control. Vice has a full write up about the decision that interested parties should read, but the short version is this: SMS messages are like email and not subject to [Read More…]
In a reversal in strategy from its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge counterpart, Android Central has learned that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor in Canada instead of the Exynos 8890 that powered all Galaxy S7 variants outside the U.S.
In a statement to Android Central, and as first reported by MobileSyrup, Samsung Canada said the decision was made to “better align with the U.S. market,” which has been [Read More…]
Walmart has launched a new online shopping app for Canadian customers. The Walmart Canada Online Shopping app allows you to buy what you need wherever you are, and you’re able to save your favorite products, get alerts when items are on Rollback, and more.
Here’s what you’ll get with Walmart’s new shopping app:
Shop online: The easiest and fastest way to shop Walmart.ca Rollback Alerts: Get notifications when your favourite products are on [Read More…]
Avoid all of these issues by buying a Nexus. But if you don’t want to, here’s some advice.
I get asked this question a lot: Which carrier updates its Android devices the fastest? It’s not an easy one to answer, since there are so many factors. But thanks to data from the carriers themselves, we can finally come to some sort of a consensus on the matter.
If you want the fastest and most transparent [Read More…]
Canadian carriers are poised to begin tests for next-generation 5G service in the run-up to a public launch in the next five years.
According to The Star, Bell and Telus already have plans to begin 5G trials in their labs, and are working with international telecom standards bodies to finalize the 5G spec, which should happen over the next couple of years. Rogers is sitting tight, but is also eager to begin trials.
Bell, Rogers and Telus [Read More…]
Banks are finally figuring out that they need to serve the customer when it comes to mobile payments. But is it enough?
Yesterday, I used my smartphone to pay for a pizza slice. Big deal, right?
But it was a big deal. See, the phone I used, the Galaxy S7 edge, isn’t publicly available (yet another reason I love this job), and the SIM card is just your run-of-the-mill variety.
I bank with TD Canada Trust, [Read More…]
We’re on our way to Mobile World Congress this week for a whole mess ‘o news, so we’ve got a bit of a different podcast for you. The first half is Phil’s interview Daniel Bader, formerly of Canadian blogging powerhouse Mobile Syrup — and now a member of the Mobile Nations Team!
Part 2 is Phil, Jerry and Andrew jump right into the latest on the encryption debate now that Apple and the FBI are getting into it. (Note that [Read More…]
HTC’s director of product management for Canada, Leon Rosenzwaig, announced today that the unlocked variants for the One A9 — devices sold directly from HTC.ca — will be receiving the upgrade to Android 6.0.1 shortly.
Great news! Today we are upgrading HTC A9 Canadian unlocked to the latest version M6.0.1 @moversi
— Leon [email protected] (@leon_rosenzwaig) February 18, 2016
The company first announced the update back in December, but for unspecified reasons delayed [Read More…]
If you happen to call Canada your home and want to get in on Motorola’s latest smartphone offerings, you’re in luck this week. Motorola Canada has announced that the Moto X Play will be headed to retail stores in the great white north starting this Friday, August 21.
Starting today, June 3, all Canadians now fall under the Wireless Code of Conduct, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of wireless customers.
The Wireless Code of Conduct is a regulation in Canada from the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that aims to protect wireless customers from outrageous fees, contract cancellation waiting periods, and more. For instance, the cancellation fee for a fixed-term contract can not be more expensive than the remaining total cost of your device. [Read More…]