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

The money will go towards covering roads out of smaller regional centers to rural towns and provide any caller access to emergency services.

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

The new service was announced as a major step to taking the burden off of gamers for having to own massive, powerful computers to play.

Ontario to ban smartphone use from public schools next year

Reports from government sources say that Canada’s most populous province will enforce a smartphone use ban with few exemptions.
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Canada’s Telus considers government’s prospective Huawei ban an investment risk

Huawei provides an affordable option to other cellular network equipment vendors and carriers like Telus want that quite badly. But are strings attached?

iPhone 7 still the most popular phone in ownership across North America

It was the most popular iPhone and also the most popular smartphone in the continent in the fourth quarter of 2018, continuing a long streak.

Nubia Red Magic Mars goes up from $389, 10GB RAM version $549

How do you spend less than $400 for a gaming smartphone with muscly innards and pretty ribbons and bowties outside? This is basically how.

UK unlocked Galaxy Note 9 devices receiving Android Pie

Also in this story, we get a timeline from Canada’s Rogers Wireless on when it will update the S9, S9+ and Note 9 to Android 9.

Cricket has Nokia 3.1 Plus today, Verizon with Nokia 2 V next week

HMD Global is sending a couple of phones to the carriers to expand the visibility of quality, affordable Nokia phones in North America.
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Huawei CFO on bail in Canada, will return to court February 6

But the legal system in Canada is considering the US Justice Departments request to expedite her south to face fraud charges on sanctions breahes.

Want a OnePlus 6 instead? Get it for $100 off from 3am Eastern tonight

For the first time ever, the company is giving one of its spotlight products a good, old-fashioned discount. And it ain’t shabby.

LG G7 One lands in Canada on October 19, documents say

Rogers Wireless sub-carrier Fido will have LG’s first Android One phone in just days for a fairly modest price. Will it succeed there?

The Pixel Slate is a Chromebook with Portrait Mode on it

Whereas the Pixelbook was more chic for professionals, Google has decided to bring in a wider range of consumers for a new and improved Chrome OS.

Health Canada has not received device application for Apple Watch Series 4

Apple is presumably scrambling to get its papers in order for international health organizations to approve medical device status for its latest smartwatch.

Samsung Bixby can order tickets from Ticketmaster

The largest ticket seller in the world has linked up with its latest voice assistant, Samsung’s own Bixby. Galaxy Note 9 users can now buy tickets.

The company’s all cold, but the HTC U12+ is flamin’ hot

How hot is it? Flame Red. That’s how hot. Seriously, it’s red, it’s gold, it’s amber, it’s crazy how this color looks. And it’s available in September.

Apple to deploy 1Password to all employees, may acquire owner AgileBits

The service provision agreement comes first and requires AgileBits to grow rapidly to cope with more than 123,000 new customers.

You can probably expect Oreo to roll out for the LG V20 in August in North America

One Canadian carrier “expects” to start the official Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the LG V20 next month, which probably means others will do the same.

OPPO Find X sales will not take place in the United States

OPPO said that the Find X would be the first phone available to customers in Europe and North America. The United States is a part of North America, but…

Snapchat’s new Spectacles now on Amazon

The $150 pair of sunglasses purportedly does more than just protect your eyes. It helps users tell their story. For Snapchat, its story needed this move.

BlackBerry KEY2 brings the Speed Key for two-touch multitasking

There’s a brighter charge to the hardware specs on this productivity phone with even more features to protect users from unscrupulous apps.
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iOS 11.4 featuring AirPlay 2 roll out today, HomePod spreads

tvOS will be able to route Apple TV sound output to compatible AirPlay 2 speakers, such as the HomePod. Speaking of, it’s going to be available in three more countries soon.

HTC U12+ brings back BoomSound speakers, Edge Sense

It’s one part refinement and one part addition. All together, it’s one large phone that takes great photos, video and audio with a price tag as big as its promises.

OnePlus 6 ramps up the speed, storage and slow motion video

Speed is the game, OnePlus is the name. Will its latest Android smartphone keep up? It has 480fps video capture, a new Snapdragon 845 chip and a new storage option. All for a little more money than the OnePlus 5T.
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Moto G6 and E5 series spreading to sales points and carriers in US and Canada

We now have all the details on where you can get the latest and greatest Motorola mid-ranger Android phones in your locality.
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Two Canadian carriers kick off Huawei P20 and P20 Pro pre-orders at reasonable prices

For obvious reasons, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are not coming (officially) to the US. But they’re already up for grabs in Canada, and they’re not even that expensive.