A comparison is worth a thousand words.
Lenovo's latest smartphone, the Moto Z, is a huge departure in both style and substance from its immediate predecessor. But are all the changes for the better? Let's take a quick look at how the brand new Moto Z lines up against its predecessor, the Moto X Pure Edition, in our (admittedly brief) time spent with the phones together.
During Lenovo's Tech World keynote, Motorola announced the Moto Z, its latest global flagship.
While the device is notably thinner and lighter than any previous Moto X flagship, featuring a combination of aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, it features some powerful hardware.
On the outside, a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440 pixel) display has thin bezels that are surrounded by a body...
There are many reasons to buy an unlocked smartphone, and some reasons not to.
Unlocked phones are all the rage, but what does the term mean, and when is the right time to make the investment?
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is one that has no restrictions on which carrier it can be used. Most Canadian carriers, in exchange for providing a handsome subsidy, sell handsets that...
Choose the right emoji, faster.
A new app from Toronto-based Whirlscape taps into neural networks to choose the best emoji while you're typing. That may not sound like an impressive feat, but a long more goes into predicting which emoji you'll use than you think.
The app is called Dango, and it's a sequel of sorts to an app that many Android users may be familiar with: Minuum. If you cast...
The battle for the future of Canadian wireless is taking place in the Prairies.
Manitoban consumers see higher prices in their future if regulators approve a $3.9 billion deal for BCE Inc to purchase Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
This is according to a survey done on behalf of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Consumers' Association of Canada, who polled over 1000 Manitoba citizens...
Samsung has launched another inexpensive mid-range tablet in the Canadian market to satisfy the lingering demand for portable content consumption on screens larger than the average smartphone.
The Galaxy Tab E 8" LTE is equipped with an 8-inch 1280x800 pixel LCD display, a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable with microSD), and a 5,000mAh battery, plus...
The last few years have seen tremendous change and maturation in the streaming music space. Despite streaming overtaking digital downloads as the primary source of revenue for the music industry, low margins have forced the sale or closure of popular options (RIP Rdio!), leaving only a few viable players.
A lot has changed in three years.
We're only a handful of days away from the presumed announcement of Lenovo's latest Moto flagship, the Moto X 2016 (or, perhaps Moto Z), which promises a new design and a unique take on the modular smartphone.
But how did we get here? Let's take a look at the history of the Moto X line, and just how much has changed in three years.
As it did with VoLTE, Rogers is taking a slow-and-steady approach to releasing a new feature across its Android lineup.
That feature? Wi-Fi Calling. Already available on several iPhone models at Rogers, and from many Android phones at U.S.-based carriers, Wi-Fi calling seamlessly routes calls through a more-stable Wi-Fi network in situations when a cellular network isn't always reliable....
A banking app I won't hate using? Sign me up.
It's not often a banking app cracks the Play Store's top 10 charts. But a relatively new app from TD Canada Trust called MySpend has found a way to cross that invisible line between utility and everyday necessity. And that's no accident.
We caught up with them to find out why.
There's a lot happening at Computex 2016, so check it all out here!
Computex is Asia's biggest and more important annual technology trade show, and this year it has started with a number of great announcements from ASUS, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek, ARM, and more. Looking for everything in one place? Let's get started.
Update: This article was last updated May 31, 2016.
There are two constants in the discourse around Canada's cellphone market: that the networks by the Big Three — Rogers, Telus, and Bell — are top-notch, some of the best in the world, and that the prices Canadians pay for access to those networks are some of the highest.
An increasingly popular "underground" market, though, is helping people save money on cellphone plans by taking advantage of...
The most powerful of Lenovo's Moto G lineup raises the bar for the mid-range.
Lenovo's first full cycle with the Moto brand seems to be off to a good start, at least with the most powerful variant, the Moto G Plus. While the device shares a number of hardware specs with the Moto X Play, a slimmer, more approachable design, and the addition of a fingerprint sensor, make this...
A big phone with a big spec sheet.
As a follow-up to its first Axon-branded phone, ZTE has unveiled its latest flagship, the Axon 7. The company says that it skipped straight to Axon 7 to honor the fact that, after a few Grand and Star variants, this in fact the seventh flagship to ship.
It is also the best. With an outrageous spec sheet including a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of...
Canadian carriers are poised to begin tests for next-generation 5G service in the run-up to a public launch in the next five years.
According to The Star, Bell and Telus already have plans to begin 5G trials in their labs, and are working with international telecom standards bodies to finalize the 5G spec, which should happen over the next couple of years. Rogers is sitting tight, but is also...
Lenovo's most powerful Moto G variant, the Moto G4 Plus, is coming to Canada in early summer — likely the first or second week of June — to replace the well-received Moto X Play.
The Moto G4 Plus, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery, shares much in common with the Moto X Play...
Bell's impending acquisition of Manitoba's regional telecommunications incumbent, MTS, still needs approval by Canada's various regulators and government bodies, but the company's biggest test is with the province's own cellphone customers.
According to an interview with Winnipeg Free Press, Bell CEO Wade Oosterman says that while price changes are not guaranteed, service improvements are...
In a mobile-first future, Allo may not be revolutionary, but it is a big deal nonetheless.
In recent years, Google has released no fewer than eight ways to communicate with friends and family. From the heady, Jabber-powered simplicity of Google Talk to the bulging interior of Google+ Messenger to the most recent volley, Hangouts, to say Google has struggled to capture market share in the...