Tag: smartphone

Pinterest and Instagram: Pictures speak louder than words

By Hessie Jones

Facebook’s shocking $1billion purchase of Instagram solidified one of the hottest social trends: Photo images have huge engagement value over text. Another photo site, Pinterest, has recently been commanding the airwaves, claiming 10 million users and “the fastest growing standalone site ever”.

Bell kills Solo Mobile, and perhaps Rogers should axe Chatr, too

By Ted Kritsonis

Starting today, Bell will officially put an end to Solo Mobile by not activating any new customers under its longtime subsidiary budget brand. The move was long overdue, given Bell’s stake in Virgin Mobile, but Rogers, also with two sub-brands, should probably put an end to Chatr Wireless once and for all.

RIM admits it was behind anti-Apple stunt in Australia

By Ted Kritsonis

In the midst of the BlackBerry World event currently underway in Orlando, Research in Motion (RIM) issued a statement Monday night claiming responsibility for a series of anti-Apple flashmobs that took place in Melbourne and Sydney.

Do you know what Apple’s AirPlay actually does?

By Ted Kritsonis

Most products or services Apple comes out with usually carry plenty of buzz with them, but there are a few that take a little time to resonate with people. AirPlay is one of them. As a seamless technology for streaming music, photos and video between compatible devices, it’s arguably one of the easiest features to use.

Trade-in programs for your used mobile phones

By Ted Kritsonis

Increased adoption and shorter lifespans for mobile phones have led to a large number of devices festering in consumers’ homes, and while eBay, Kijiji and Craigslist are always options for reselling handsets, some carriers and major retailers are offering trade-in programs for either cash or credit towards a new phone.