Archive for 'Technology'

Unbundling Canadian TV Service

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .

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Every day more and more Canadians turn to the internet as their source for media content. This has forced traditional cable providers and content producers to justify the outdated state of their current offerings. With the ease of finding premium content online, for free, safeguards around traditional content are doing more to drive customers away than they are […]

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Kickstarter’s Unrealistic Shipping Fees

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by .

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Crowd-funding has quickly become the way entrepreneurs to secure funding for their project, without giving up equity. Kickstarter is one of the largest, and most popular, crowd-funding sites on the web. While having faced criticism for both their policies and treatment of controversial projects, there is by no means a lack of willing backers for […]

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BBM on the Blackberry Playbook

Posted on 18. Mar, 2014 by .

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Blackberry’s first and only tablet, the Playbook has had a long and tough life. Launching before the release of the Blackberry 10 OS, the Playbook was orphaned from the start due to it’s lack of apps, compatibility, and software updates.  While the Playbook itself is a sturdy and reliable tablet, the lack of a native […]

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The Failure of Mobile Payments

Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by .

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US consumers alone purchased $38.8 billion worth of goods using their mobile devices in 2013, a number which is only expected to rise. While consumers are eager to make payments with their mobile devices few of these purchases were processed through traditional payment terminals due to the lack of compatible infrastructure. This lack of support is not […]

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Blackberry 10 UI Improvements for 10.2.1

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .

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I have owned a Blackberry Z10 for nearly a month now and I can say without a shadow of a doubt the best phone I have ever owned is my Blackberry Z10. Having upgraded from my Blackberry Bold 9700 nearly two months ago I have found few flaws in my new phone (ignoring the issue […]

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The 700MHz Spectrum Auction: Screwed If You Do, Screwed If You Don’t

Posted on 01. Oct, 2013 by .

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On Monday September 23rd the CRTC released the list of companies that had put forward a deposit with the intention to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction. Unfortunately that list of companies is populated with only incumbent Canadian carriers and small regional players looking to pick up localized spectrum blocks, none of which […]

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A Fourth National Carrier: Windicity

Posted on 27. Jun, 2013 by .

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The announcement today of a $700 million bid for Wind Mobile by Verizon Wireless has caused quite the stir in the mobile Canadian mobile industry, and with the most visible indicators of the impact of this news being the stocks of ROBELUS dropping a staggering 9% in early trading today you can see not only […]

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The NSA, Spying?

Posted on 16. Jun, 2013 by .

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It has recently come to light in mainstream media that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been tracking emails, instant messages, other forms of internet communication, and most controversially, keeping track of American’s phone calls. The funny thing is that this news has come as a surprise to many people who thought that communication […]

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Barriers to the Adoption of Linux

Posted on 13. Jun, 2013 by .

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There is something liberating about using an operation system that not only is free, but completely open source. You have the option to take this operation system and modify it in any way you want, for free, as long as you too publish the source code to any changes you made to the Linux kernel. […]

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Don’t Pay For Rogers Internet

Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by .

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In a house with 4 highly tech savvy (no pun intended) students, one tends to use a lot of bandwidth. A LOT. Having had good experience with Teksavvy at home (and the fact the they have unlimited plans) meant the logical choice was to go with the Teksavvy Cable 28 plan, which offers 28Mb/s download […]

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