Tag: smartphone

Unlocking phones: what Canada’s carriers will and won’t do

By Ted Kritsonis

Phone unlocking is always one of those hot-button issues when it comes to mobile freedom, but most consumers buy their phones subsidized by the carriers through contracts. These phones are locked to their respective carriers, making it difficult to use them as leverage to leave for another provider.

5 Companies that face challenges in 2012

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The only constant is change and how businesses adapt to this change defines how they evolve and more importantly, how they survive.

Are smartphones ready to replace credit cards?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Smartphones, alreadysmarter than most people expected, are starting to take on their most critical new task yet: the ability to be used for payment.

Apple’s iMessage vs. RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger

By Ted Kritsonis

In spite of RIM’s troubling times, the company’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service remains highly popular, and is arguably one of the last bastions of loyalty keeping some consumers from defecting. Apple created iMessage as an answer to BBM, but how well does it stack up?

Next Steps in Smartphone Security

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Since smartphones are quickly replacing PCs as the personal communication device of choice, the need to secure our mobile devices has become critical.

Wi-Fi in schools – the health debate continues

By Lee Rickwood

If there were only seven cell phone users in the entire world, this issue would not have the same ramifications or potential impacts.

But it seems like the goal is seven billion users – and in that light it does seem incumbent upon us to know about potential health risks, not to speculate or to wonder or to debate.

Adobe abandoning Flash for mobile devices opens door to HTML5

By Ted Kritsonis

Adobe’s announcement yesterday that it would no longer support Flash in mobile devices after version 11.1 is a bold move that opens the door for HTML5 as the new standard for rich web content on smartphones and tablets.