Microsoft is offering up to $650 in trade-in credit towards Galaxy Note 10 purchases

Microsoft may not be a major retailer, but the software giant does have online and offline stores in many markets where it sells select products and services, even those that are not directly related to the Windows ecosystem. This includes the newly-launched Galaxy Note 10 as well, which comes preloaded …

Galaxy Note 10 pre-order figures in Canada exceed expectations

The Galaxy Note 10 launched in 70 countries last Friday, and we’re hearing reports that the phone has enjoyed “overwhelming demand” throughout the pre-order period in some regions. After learning last week that pre-order records in South Korea have been shattered by the Galaxy Note 10 series, we’ve now learned …

Galaxy S8 and S8+ August security update rolling out in Canada

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are receiving a software update with the August 2019 security patch in Canada. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the last of Samsung’s flagship phones on a monthly security update schedule to be getting the August security update. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+, …

Samsung Pay Touch app turns your Galaxy smartphone into a PoS terminal

Samsung has quietly launched the Samsung Pay Touch app to target small businesses in Canada. The app transforms compatible Galaxy smartphones into PoS (Point-of-Sale) terminals that can accept contactless payments from customers. So far, Samsung Pay has been limited to customers making payments through their Galaxy smartphones and wearables, but …

OnePlus 7 Pro Almond limited edition now available

OnePlus has been busy rolling out several OxygenOS updates but major fixes of the new OnePlus 7 series aren’t ready yet. The Chinese OEM is still finalizing them. We’re positive the phantom touch issue will be resolved soon. Most camera fixes came with the recent software update but we think …

Samsung launches the Galaxy A20, A50 and A70 in Canada

Samsung has officially announced the availability of the 2019 Galaxy A series in Canada. The new budget and mid-range Samsung phones will be available nationwide starting June 7, 2019. The Canadian lineup will initially include the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A70. Samsung may, however, bring a few more 2019 Galaxy …

T-Mobile, Canadian carriers release Galaxy Note 9 May security update

The May security update has been released for the Galaxy Note 9 in the US and Canada. Stateside, T-Mobile is the first carrier to push this update, while multiple carriers–Rogers, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel and Koodo–have released the update in Canada. The update for the Canadian model brings the camera changes …

Rogers spending $100 million to cover 1,000km of rural Canada with LTE

Canada is the world’s second largest country by area and, thus, has many sparsely populated regions between the towns and cities that make up provinces from the Northwest Territory to Newfoundland and Labrador. In the case of Rogers, it has taken a cue from the federal government’s just-announced spending boon …

Google Stadia revealed as a game streaming service for all platforms – TVs and phones included

When it comes to video games, the burden has always been on the consumer to purchase both the console on which to play as well as the games. As the medium evolved in various aspects in mechanics and storytelling, the personal computer has become the most versatile portal for consumers …

Canada’s Telus considers government’s prospective Huawei ban an investment risk

Chinese tech company Huawei is making low-cost 5G networking equipment for wireless carriers. Governments have been wary of the company’s security measures preventing data leaks to Beijing, especially as a new law compels it to share data in secret — the United States considers it an outright threat. Some are …