Archive for the ‘Mobile’ Category

Pay Up – The Future of Mobile Payments

by Yaw Otchere |  Oct 1, 2013  

Mobile payments have been set to take off in North America for years. Around the world, from Asia,l to Africa, the Middle East,l to the EU, people have been paying for all kinds of things with their phone for years. What seems like an impending revolution here, is really just playing catchup with the rest of the world.

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iPhone 5s Review

by Yaw Otchere |  Sep 24, 2013  

First Impressions

My (Space Gray) iPhone 5s reminds me very much of my original (beloved) iPhone from 2007. The black and grey aluminum with silver chamfers seems like a modernization of that classic design. Unlike its fun, hip 5c brother, the 5s is all sophistication and polish. Just like the iPhone 5 before it, the 5s feels like a piece of high-end jewelry. It feels great in the hand.

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Shorter contracts eh?

by Yaw Otchere |  Jun 3, 2013  

The Canadian government is basically mandating that wireless carriers shorten contracts to two years by eliminating any ETFs after 24 months. This basically levels the playing field with our American counterparts who’ve had that kind of freedom for years.

Shorter wireless contracts in Canada

You know what’s cool? 1TB of Storage!

by Yaw Otchere |  May 20, 2013  

That’s the sound of Yahoo winning the storage wars. With their new free 1TB offering for Flickr, they are easily the best place to store your photos online.

Flickr offers 1 free TB of Space

BBM’s Nuclear Option

by Yaw Otchere |  May 14, 2013  

It’s finally happened. Blackberry is brining BBM, their mobile messaging service to iOS and Android. Though many (ourselves included) have called for thus move in the past, with the rise of iMessage and alternatives like What’s App, it may be too little too late.

BBM coming to iOS and Android

Osito for iPhone – Google Nowish

by Yaw Otchere |  Apr 19, 2013  

Osito for iPhone has just come out of Beta. The service offers Google Now Style alerts to iPhone users based on their location and information from their e-mail.

If the technology proves to be good, they could find themselves on the path to acquisition.

Osito for iPhone

Facebook Phone

by Lenny Laurier |  Apr 1, 2013  

Looks like the rumors may soon be a reality. Maybe.

Facebook To Reveal “Home On Android” Sources Say Is A Modified OS On HTC At 4/4 Event

Dropbox + Mailbox, All your Box are belong to us

by Yaw Otchere |  Mar 15, 2013  

Dropbox has acquired Mailbox, the hot e-mail startup that has promised to revolutionize the way you use your inbox.

The stand alone mailbox app will continue to exist, and the two companies will share technology.

Dropbox buys Mailbox

Surface of the Problem

by Yaw Otchere |  Mar 14, 2013  

It appears that Microsoft has sold only 1.5 Million Surface Tablets in the first six months of the product’s life.

For context, Apple sells that many every six days…

Initial Surface Sales Weak

The Future of E-Mail is Here

by Yaw Otchere |  Feb 7, 2013  

Mailbox, the long awaited iPhone app that “revolutionizes e-mail” is here.

By fully incorporating to-do like functions into their mail client, Mailbox looks to revolutionize how people deal with mobile e-mail.

Mailbox Arrives