Tag: apps

With ‘Project Ion’, BlackBerry wants in on the Internet of Things

By Ted Kritsonis

The Internet of Things may be a broad term, but there is no shortage of tech companies looking to grab a piece of its action, whatever it may be. Count BlackBerry among them, with its announcement of Project Ion, a vague encompassing name that promises to take a whole lot of data and disseminate it into chunks that will make sense on the other end.

Discovering Pebble’s smartwatch and App store

          By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla Pebble’s smartwatch has a great head start in the wearables game. Not only are their devices cross-platform, users can access various apps and applications from their app store.

Android’s shadow looms over BlackBerry smartphones

By Ted Kritsonis

BlackBerry’s troubles have been covered extensively, and one of the consistent themes around the company’s current platform is the perceived lack of apps available. These complaints are usually centred around the lack of native support for popular apps users expect to have on their handsets — a hole that Android is coincidentally filling for BlackBerry.

Plex may actually transform your home entertainment setup

By Ted Kritsonis

Streaming media within the home has been a liberating feature for anyone who has adopted it and taken full advantage of the convenience the technology provides. One of the most effective programs to do that is Plex, media server software that collects your content and presents it in one of the most effective platforms currently available.

Indigo looks to take on Amazon with new mobile app

By Ted Kritsonis

Indigo has released a free mobile app for iOS and Android today that aims to help draw in more customers, as a means to fighting off the increasing competition by Amazon. The app has been designed to “simplify the shopping experience” by incorporating browsing, ordering, gifting and sales prices into it.

Streaming music apps supplanting traditional forms for music discovery

By Ted Kritsonis

Pandora and Spotify are arguably the most popular streaming music platforms in the world, but neither are available in Canada, thus highlighting alternative apps and services that personalize music to your tastes to make it easier to discover new songs and artists that you might not have otherwise known about.

Xbox Music launches on iOS and Android, offers free Web streaming

By Ted Kritsonis

Microsoft has expanded its Xbox Music streaming and download service to iOS and Android devices, as well as launching a browser-based version that will be free of any paid subscription for the first six months. The move puts the service’s 30 million song catalog across a wider gamut of devices in taking on established competitors.

Medical apps for various conditions on the rise, but require careful selection

By Ted Kritsonis

The increased popularity of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets usually gets the most attention for the entertainment they provide, but there are plenty that are designed to be informative, and health is one of those categories that fits the bill. There is no shortage of fitness and nutrition apps, but there are also others meant for more serious health conditions and illnesses.