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On September 17th the much awaited new iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, was released for all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. Even though the download size came in at 1.1GB over 5GB of free space was required on the device just for iOS 8 to be installed. This forced many users to delete countless apps and transfer content just so they could have ample space on the device. Microsoft saw this as an opportunity and pounced on it, promising 30GB of free OneDrive storage.

Read full post →Microsoft Capitalizes On iPhone Space Woes With 30GB Free OneDrive Storage



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A few weeks back a major cache of celebrity nude pictures was leaked online. It was believed initially that iCloud was to be blamed. Apple conducted an investigation and found no direct breach of iCloud system. Instead it concluded that celebrities’ accounts were deliberately targeted by hackers. At the time iCloud did not have two-step authentication. Yesterday a fresh cache of pictures were leaked online and once again the widespread assumption is that this is the result of an iCloud breach.

Read full post →iCloud Comes Under Fire Again As More Celebrity Nudes Leak


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We have extensively covered the possibility of T-Mobile’s acquisition over the past few months and while initially it was believed that Sprint will go ahead and pick it up, now it looks like T-Mobile U.S. may come under French ownership. Recently French telco Iliad submitted a surprise bid for the carrier which was ultimately rejected for being too low. Since then Iliad has reportedly reached out to private equity firms in order to raise finances and submit a revised bid that would be acceptable to T-Mobile’s majority stake holder Deutsche Telekom.

Read full post →T-Mobile’s French Suitor Will Reportedly Decide On A Bid Next Month


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We’re still quite a few months off from a consumer version of the Oculus Rift but in the meantime we can feast our eyes on the latest prototype that the company has unveiled a couple of days back. The last prototype was called Crystal Cove and it was shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 back in January. The latest prototype is called Crescent Bay and Oculus showed it off at the Oculus Connect developer conference.

Read full post →Oculus Unveils Crescent Bay Prototype


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Motorola’s new smartwatch, the Moto 360, started shipping recently and customers who have been waiting for it for a long time have finally been able to get their hands on it. Some customers are facing an issue which looks an awful lot like image persistence. Basically it messes up the entire display of this smartwatch and can prove to be quite irritating if you’re trying to constantly use the device.

Read full post →Image Persistence Issue In Moto 360 Display Being Reported


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A few weeks back Home Depot confirmed that it was investigating a potential breach of its point-of-sale system and that there was a possibility that credit and debits cards may have been compromised. Some reports suggested that the retailer had been hit by the same malware that was used in the Target hack, albeit a much more refined and improved version. Considerable damage has been done as the Home Depot hack resulted in over 56 million credit and debit cards being compromised.

Read full post →Home Depot Hack Compromised 56 Million Credit Cards


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At the I/O 2014 conference a couple of months back Google showed off Android L, the next major iteration of its mobile platform. Public release is slated for this fall. Soon after the new software was unveiled Google released developer preview builds for a couple of its Nexus devices however the Nexus 4 was left out. This led to assumptions and speculations about Android L for Nexus 4, some thought perhaps this device won’t even receive the new update. However the possibility of a release still exists.

Read full post →Android L For Nexus 4 Remains A Possibility


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Soon after Google unveiled Android Wear earlier this year Motorola started teasing its new smartwatch, the Moto 360. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully designed smartwatches out there. Currently the device is only available in black and silver but it appears that Motorola has another color up its sleeve, one that some customers might really appreciate. Motorola seems to have inadvertently revealed the gold Moto 360 on its website.

Read full post →Gold Moto 360 Spotted On Motorola’s Website


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Wearable devices are the hot new trend in the market these days and if you’re living in Canada and out in the market for a wearable device you might want to start saving up some serious money. Even though the Google Glass falls in the wearable device category don’t expect it to be priced like other wearable devices, such as smartwatches. This $1,500 contraption has only been available in the U.S. and UK up till now but now it looks like the release in Canada has been penciled in for the near future.

Since Google Glass is not carrier by retailers and the company itself doesn’t have stores that just sell this device all sales will be made through the Play Store. The Explorer Edition unit costs $1,500 in the U.S. and there probably won’t be much of a difference in price when it finally becomes available in Canada.

Brian Buquoi is a Google Glass explorer and he noticed a couple of clues which hint at a possible Google Glass release in Canada. The XE21 firmware for Glass contains an image titled regulatory_info_canada.png coupled with a license number from Industry Canada. He also received a replacement Glass unit earlier this week with a card and mentioned that Glass has been approved by regulators for use in the north.

The actual release date is not known at this point in time so we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for that. This would be the third market in which Google is expanding its wearable device after U.S. and the UK.


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No one needs a reminder about Minecraft’s popularity. It is an extremely popular game that’s available on a wide variety of platforms but unfortunately Microsoft’s Windows Phone is not one of them. That may end soon, aided in a large part by Microsoft’s acquisition of the company behind Minecraft. When asked if he could promise the release of Minecraft for Windows Phone, Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer replied in the affirmative.

Read full post →Xbox Boss Promises Minecraft For Windows Phone