Tag: mobile

New Real-Time Transit App Goes Beyond Canada with Any Device

Freely accessible and widely usable, open data from public sources has been used in the development of several apps, including those that provide information about water quality at beaches, food safety at restaurants, parking lots, bike trails and transit routes.

by Lee Rickwood

Canadian Panel Looking at Wi-Fi Health Concerns Hit by Controversy

A second member of the panel chosen by the Royal Society of Canada to look at human exposure to radiation and required safety levels around wireless devices, cell phones and cell towers has ties to the industry and should resign, says a citizen’s advocacy group based in Canada.

by Lee Rickwood

BYOD Convenience Comes at a Cost

Cost analysis of ‘bring-your-own-device’ workplaces by a major mobile solutions company shows that companies can shift operational costs directly to their employees.

By Lee Rickwood

A ‘phone tab’ might be better for you than a contract

By Ted Kritsonis

Three-year contracts are not in the best interest of the consumer, contrary to what carriers might say, but putting payment for a new smartphone on a “tab” might be a good alternative to signing a contract that limits your options.

Rogers one step closer to being a ‘bank’

By Ted Kritsonis

Rogers’ efforts to expand and lead the wireless industry in mobile payments has led to the Finance Ministry to give the company a patent incorporating “Rogers Bank”. With that out of the way, Rogers will now seek to have its own branded credit card, and push mobile payments with smartphones to the next level.