BlackBerry ends relationship with U.S. carrier over iPhone tiff

BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen today announced that the Waterloo, Ont. smart phone maker is ending business relations with United States-based carrier T-Mobile. Chen said on Tuesday BlackBerry will not renew its license

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

iPhone, iPad users get extra 2TB storage from LaCie

Storage device company LaCie is rolling out a wireless hard drive that will provide users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone, iPad and Mac machines an additional 2TB of storage. The LaCie Fuel, a small

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

iPhones coming to Videotron

Quebecers are about to get a fourth carrier that sells the wildly popular Apple iPhone. Videotron said Friday it will start selling the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C starting March 28. Customers

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Royal Bank app uses augmented reality to find ATMs, branches

Location-based mobile services are supposed to be a boon for smart phone users (and for carriers who get some data revenue): Just open a map and query for what you want. However, the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

John Chen fumes over iPhone for BlackBerry offer

A promotional campaign by American carrier T-Mobile that entices smart phone users to turn in their BlackBerry handsets for a new iPhone got the goat of the CEO the Waterloo-based phone maker yesterday.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

BlackBerry shipments tumble again

When John Chen took over as head of BlackBerry he knew he was going to run a troubled business. How troubled was revealed this week in quarterly numbers from IDC showing the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Components that will boost smart phone performance

Smart phone makers still have to release the successors to last year's hottest handsets, such as the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and HTC One. However, while the details of their actual specs are

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Six things to expect in the IT world in 2014

Readers often get lured into reading predictions for the New Year, on the premise that a new year brings a new start. When a new year begins, perhaps corporations reset business plans, revise

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 6th, 2014 Chris Lau

Your Android phone, under water (Don’t panic)

Last week I mentioned a couple of projects using crowdfunding to bring ideas to the marketplace. Since then I’ve heard from another Canadian company using Indiegogo to raise funding for their smartphone add-on,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 20th, 2013 Sean Carruthers