Tag: smartphone

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.

Parrot shows two premium products coming to Canada

By Ted Kritsonis

Parrot may be better known in some circles as a company that does a lot of Bluetooth and audio products for vehicles, but at an event in Toronto this week, they showed off the AR.Drone 2.0, a smartphone-controlled quadrotor helicopter and the Zik, the company’s first set of wireless headphones.

Social Media Week Pulse Check: mobile technology endures whirlwinds of change

By Hessie Jones

I recently made a presentation on mobile technology at Pulse Check, an event that took place during Social Media Week TO. The mobile world is like a whirlwind: fast-paced, innovative and totally unpredictable. Still, there are clearly discernable trends that will continue to shape mobile tech developments in 2012.

Both HTC One series and Nokia Lumia 900 coming to Canada ‘soon’

By Ted Kritsonis

Two key smartphones, one which made headlines at CES in January, and another that has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, have been confirmed to come to Canada in a short time, though no official launch dates have been announced.

Find My iPhone: A true story of how this app got a stolen iPhone back

By Ted Kritsonis

Apple’s Find My iPhone is one of those lifesaving apps for your iPhone that you hope you never have to use, but in the chance you do, you hope it pulls off miracles. In what was a very personal story for me, I recount how I was able to help track down the thief who stole a friend’s iPhone this past New Years Eve.