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Transferring money through mobile: Why digital wallets are the future of commerce?

digital walletTransferring money through mobile is becoming increasingly popular as mobile wallets continue to develop and evolve. Millennials are in particular aboard the hype and helping to drive the digital wallet revolution. It’s no secret that the functions of the smartphone are endless, but their payment capabilities now represent a whole different ball game. And it’s…


Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:25:15 +0000
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Will the New Nokia 3310 be a Success?

Nokia 3310With Nokia poised to release a new, upgraded version of the iconic 3310 handset, opinion in the marketplace has been polarised. While the device has been subjected to ten-times more pre-registration interest than any other flagship handset so far in 2017. For example, some dissenting voices have claimed that the device will struggle to compete…


Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:32:33 +0000
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Two Companies Apple Should Acquire: Evernote and VMware

Apple StoreWith Apple’s cash pile growing with the day, we are wondering when (or whether) will they start making big moves, as in – big acquisitions. The iPhone maker typically acquires smaller firms, but with more than $200 billion sitting at their offshore accounts, one wonders how on earth will they spend/invest all the cash. There…


Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:44:34 +0000
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Jabra Storm review

Jabra StormLet me start by saying this – the Jabra Storm is by far the best Bluetooth headset I’ve ever used. Period. I know there are (arguably) better models, but I haven’t been able to play with one of those. The Storm offers a great sound quality, it’s easy to carry around (you can forget you…


Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:06:11 +0000
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Review: Shine laser light Bluetooth headphones

Shine laser light Bluetooth headphonesIEC Technology — which has offices in Shenzhen, China and London, UK — has recently launched its laser-light based Bluetooth stereophonic headsets, called Shine, on Kickstarter. We had a chance to try them out before the general public, and this article is all about our experience with the product. But first, let’s look at Shine’s…


Sun, 06 Dec 2015 18:04:03 +0000
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Martian Aviator B10 review: regular looking watch with a brain

Martian Aviator B10 in handThese days we get to see a number of different smart watches. There are those that look and act like small computers, running a kind of specialized operating system, like Apple Watch, Samsung’s Tizen watches, Pebble and an array of Android Wear devices. Products made by Martian are different. First and foremost they look like…


Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:00:56 +0000
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Mlais M4 Note review – amazing value for $159

Mlais M4 Note - main imageChinese (handset makers) are coming and they seem ready to take on the Korean giants. Just last week, I got a chance to play with the Mlais M4 Note, a phablet-sized device that offers an amazing bang for the buck. That’s $159 for those who count. At first glance, the M4 Note looks like a…


Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:56:57 +0000
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Amazon should acquire BlackBerry; here are 4 reasons why that could be a good idea

BlackBerryIf Chinese handset makers like Huawei and ZTE don’t cut it — due to security and “all that jazz” — perhaps the best contender to take over BlackBerry is Amazon. There are a few reasons why this could be a good move for the online retail giant: 1. Amazon wants its own eco-system, not the…


Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:27:30 +0000
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Hot Accessories & Wearables from MWC 2015

MWC Accessories & WearablesAfter phones and tablets, we look at hot accessories and wearables that were announced at Mobile World Congress 2015. As you’re about to see, there are quite a few of these, and not all of them are available immediately. Quite the contrary, for most products listed here, you’ll have to wait for at least another…


Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:38:54 +0000
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Windows Phone Bluetooth keyboard support coming soon!

Windows Phone Bluetooth keyboard support coming soonMicrosoft is finally adding support for Bluetooth keyboards to its mobile platform. Why it was missing from the original Windows Phone is beyond me; especially when we know that it existed even in Windows Mobile 6.x back in the day. I do understand that Windows Phone was written from scratch, but still… this sounds so…


Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:21:31 +0000
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News for Canada

Senate passes budget bill with no amendments as Parliament breaks for summer

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Senators have agreed to pass the federal budget bill without amendments, ending the possibility of a standoff between Canada's two Houses of Parliament and paving the way for the politicians' summer break.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:07:37 EDT
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NDP leadership candidates debate labour issues and the economy in Toronto

Five NDP leadership candidates

The five candidates running to be the next federal leader of the New Democratic Party are battling it out in an unofficial debate in Toronto tonight in an event hosted by the United Steelworkers union.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:09:43 EDT
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Talks with Pentagon over 'interim' fighter jets continue despite Boeing snub

US Navy Super Hornets and Pilots

The Liberal government is still talking with the Pentagon about buying a handful of fighter jets on an interim, urgent basis. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan seems to be still pinning his hopes on a deal for Boeing Super Hornets, despite another high-profile snub of the U.S. aerospace giant this week.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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'Hopefully, someday we'll see justice': Elliot Lake marks 5 years since deadly mall collapse

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The community of Elliot Lake, Ont., is marking a tragic anniversary on Friday. Five years ago, a deadly mall roof collapse killing two of their citizens. The site of the disaster remains vacant as a daily reminder of what occurred on June 23, 2012.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:58:01 EDT
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Alcohol responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks last year: report

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There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:18 EDT
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'You are not a leader': RCMP boss's testimony about Moncton shootings inflames corporal

Patrick Bouchard

A New Brunswick Mountie says he felt betrayed and sickened by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson's testimony in Moncton, N.B., last week about protecting the lives of officers.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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York Regional, Nishnawbe Aski police to investigate Indigenous teens' deaths in Thunder Bay

McIntyre River body found

Ontario's Chief Coroner says the York Regional and Nishnawbe Aski Police Services will now be involved in the investigations into the deaths of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash and 14-year-old Josiah Begg.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:12:22 EDT
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New video call service for people who are deaf mistaken for telemarketing

Video Relay Service

A service that helps people who are deaf and hard of hearing make phone calls is being mistaken for a telemarketing service, resulting in slammed down phones and cut lines before the person has a chance to communicate.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT
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Black graduates celebrated at special U of T ceremony

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Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada's largest university say the event is meant to acknowledge the barriers that remain for people of colour pursuing academia.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:32:07 EDT
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Former Canadian ski coach guilty of 37 sex charges involving girls on his team

Bertrand Charest

Calling him a "predator" who had total control over the girls and young women he was coaching, a judge has found former Canadian women's ski coach Bertrand Charest guilty of 37 criminal charges, including sexual assault.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Sears Canada to close 59 stores, lay off 2,900 in restructuring

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Sears Canada plans to close dozens of locations and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:55:58 EDT
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Nunavut loses 5 public housing units to fire in 3 weeks

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With no vacant units immediately available, 5 families are forced to rely on relatives after fires in Rankin Inlet, Pangnirtung and Pond Inlet.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:24:17 EDT
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How the murder of a 12-year-old shoeshine boy forever changed Toronto the Good

Emanuel Jaques

Forty years ago, Yonge Street was better known as the Sin Strip — an artery of downtown Toronto that was home to dozens of strip clubs and body rub parlours, a legal grey zone to which politicians and police often turned a blind eye. That all changed in the summer of 1977.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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'They're all good children': How school staff try to coax Natuashish kids back to class

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The challenges facing young people in Natuashish are the kind that keep them out of school.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:30:00 EDT
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Why wages aren't rising while workers remain in short supply: Don Pittis

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Where did inflation go and how do we get it back? As Canada readies for its latest look at the state of rising prices, struggling workers want to know.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Montreal man suspected in stabbing of police officer at Michigan airport

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A Montreal resident accused of stabbing a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday is being described by acquaintances as a "good person" and a quiet family man.


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:19:24 EDT
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'Truly broken': Workplace report highlights culture of fear, intimidation at Edmonton prison

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Edmonton's maximum-security prison is operating on a dystopian system of fear, harassment and bullying, according to an internal report obtained by CBC News.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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More duties coming, as softwood lumber has potential to 'throw NAFTA off the rails'

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The other shoe is set to drop for softwood lumber producers Friday as the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to reveal preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian imports.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Farmer charged after more than 1,200 pigs found dead in 'flooded, manure-filled barn'

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A 27-year-old southwestern Ontario man is facing eight animal cruelty charges after pigs were found in a flooded, manure-filled barn earlier this year.


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:19:04 EDT
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Could a levy on ISPs help promote Canadian content in the new digital world?

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While the "internet tax" proposed by the Commons heritage committee was criticized for piling more fees onto consumers, many in the media industry feel it had the right intention, writes Ramona Pringle.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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