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Microsoft gives 365 a facelift, launches a free version of Teams

Microsoft Corp. dropped a bunch of news ahead of its annual Inspire event in Las Vegas next week, including updates to Office 365 and Microsoft 365, but the most compelling announcement of all

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple updates MacBook Pro to include Siri for first time

Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro will be able to say "Hey Siri" to their laptop for the first time, as Apple is updating its famous laptop line with its Apple T2 chips

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Surface Go focuses on portability and price

Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet isn’t doing anything dramatically different, but it is doing its best to appeal to a wider audience while competing directly with Apple’s latest iPad. The original Surface Pro

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Sonos files for IPO; your AI might be human; Pokémon Go turns two

Smart speaker maker Sonos goes public. The Guardian writes about certain tech companies using humans to power their AI platforms instead of machine learning. And Pokémon Go is now two years old. Trending

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry expects to tap into 100 more markets through new partnership

British smartphone and consumer electronics maker Bullitt Group is known for its durable products that are used by farmers, construction workers and outdoor enthusiasts, and after entering into an agreement with BlackBerry Ltd.,

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry announces Key2 launch date

The newest BlackBerry-branded smartphone is coming to Canada in July. BlackBerry Ltd. announced Wednesday that the Key2, designed by Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communications, will be released in Canada on July 6, and

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Apple’s WWDC18: An executive summary of every new feature announced on day one

Apple’s annual four-day Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today and while no new flashy hardware was revealed during the opening keynote, the tech giant focused on improving the quality of its software with

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Apple HomePod coming to Canada June 18

Apple Inc.'s HomePod smart speaker will be available in Canada starting June 18 for $449, the firm announced on Tuesday. The announcement came along with an update to HomePod's capabilities via iOS 11.4.

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Net Neutrality might not be dead; YouTube is launching a Spotify rival; Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller

Net Neutrality tries to stay alive in the U.S., YouTube looks to take on Spotify, and Microsoft announces a controller designed for people with disabilities. From Reddit - The U.S. Senate has voted

Published on: May 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Reports surface on low-cost Surface tablet; Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims; Cogeco CEO steps aside

Microsoft has plans to release a low-cost Surface device, Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims, and Cogeco CEO Louis Audet steps aside. From Facebook - Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple in

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Google Home Max review – it’s my new TV soundbar

The Google Home Max is my new TV soundbar, thanks to the simple inclusion of the 3.5mm aux audio input that's included on this device. I've bemoaned the loss of the headphone jack (an

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

HP unveils new latex printer and new DesignJet Z Printer series at expo

HP Inc. is calling the world debut of its new Latex R2000 Printer a milestone achievement. The R2000 was unveiled today at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin, and coupled with the

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want GDPR in the US; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

HP unveils long lineup of new Elite and Envy PCs

HP’s latest batch of premium Elite and Envy devices offer little in terms of surprises, but a lot when it comes to choice. HP’s professional audience will want to take a close look

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Alex Coop