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Apple’s Free App of the Week: Disney’s ‘Where’s My Mickey?’

Apple’s free App of the Week, which went live yesterday is Disney’s adventure game Where’s My Mickey?, normally priced at $1.99. This puzzle game has …

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Canada’s Wireless Industry is Ready to Implement Text With 9-1-1

Today the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) announced that they are ready to implement Text with 9-1-1 (T9-1-1) service for the …

Photo Editor By Aviary: 10 Billion Photos Edited

Photo Editor by Aviary is an iOS and Android app that allows users to edit photos using professionally designed filters, creative stickers and …

Koodo's Self Serve app for iPhone updated, brings fix to login issues

Fresh off the news of Koodo unveiling new plans is another update. This time it’s regarding the Self Serve app for the iPhone. Now at version 2.0.1, …

What It Needs: HTC M8

The upcoming successor to the HTC One, tentatively titled One+, is likely going to be announced in March or April, roughly a year after the …

Study: Canadian Seniors Lack Smartphones But Those with Tablets Have iPads

Most people cannot imagine life without their smartphone, but Cathy White, a 66-year old Canadian, cannot imagine life with a smartphone.<p>“When I look …

SwiftKey is coming to iPhone, but not in the form you think (or want)

According to @evleaks, SwiftKey is coming to iOS, but not in the form you think (or necessarily want). The company is reportedly readying a …

I made my iPad dumber, and so should you: It does less so I can do more

Two or three years ago when I purchased an iPad, I had the very best of intentions. "Finally!" I thought to myself "I'll have a device to help me get rid of distractions and focus!" And in one way at least, it worked. The amount of time and concentration I've since dedicated to Twitter, Facebook, …

Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

The last week was relatively slow for wireless in Canada. More news about BlackBerry’s comeback strategy surfaced, a number of Canadian carriers …

Do the disappointing sales of the Wii U mean Nintendo will finally bring Mario to Android?

It has been a bad weekend for Nintendo. On Friday the company announced that it expects to make a loss of some $335m for the financial year ending 31 March 2014. It also altered its sales forecast for its Wii U games console. Originally Nintendo estimated it would sell 9 million Wii U units but it …

Two Las Vegas casinos to accept virtual bitcoin currency | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Two Las Vegas casino hotels will become the first known U.S. commercial gambling houses to allow the use of the unregulated digital payment system, bitcoin, casino officials said on Tuesday.<p>A mock Bitcoin is displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin January 7, …

Google Play carrier billing now available to Bell customers

Bell customers with an Android device on OS 2.2 (Froyo) or higher can now purchase direct from Google Play and have the charges appear on their …

Netflix neutrality: Court ruling won't boost your Netflix bill. Yet

When a court quashed the FCC's Net neutrality rules, Netflix became the bull's-eye for fears of higher fees from broadband providers, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>"It would be easy to make [a network] bad. It's hard to guarantee it being good." <br ></span>--Don Bowman, the chief technology …

Facebook's Demographics Show Why No Other Social Network Can Match Its Potential For Marketers

But digging into the demographic data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it's still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many marketers.<p>In …

As Google Shoots For The Moon, Microsoft Praises The Virtues Of Open Research

A few days ago, Google unveiled its latest moon shot: a contact lens with a built-in glucose sensor. As far as Google[x] projects go, the lens is right up there with flying wind turbines and balloon-powered Internet service (though maybe not quite on the same level as self-driving cars). There is …

Europe's RoboEarth - sort of a Wikipedia for robots

<b>Eindhoven, Netherlands</b> --<p>Let the robot race begin.<p>Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities gathered in the Netherlands last week for its launch and to demonstrate …

Leak Shows Google Now-Inspired TouchWiz UI

Previous leaks have strongly hinted that Samsung is preparing a redesign of TouchWiz, the user interface that is pre-loaded on its Android mobile devices, and that appears to include a feature that is reminiscent of Google Now.<p>A new image posted by @EvLeaks suggests Samsung is taking cues from …

Slow Wii U sales send Nintendo shares into a downward spiral

After announcing a 69 percent estimated drop in its console sales, the gaming company's share prices also appear to be declining.<p>Nintendo's forecast doesn't appear to be looking up since the company's announcement of its sluggish Wii U sales on Friday. Shares in the gaming company have plummeted 10 …

U.S. Is Becoming More Diverse, But Is The Online Population?

According to a National Science Foundation study, only five percent of scientists and engineers in the U.S. are African-American. Host Michel Martin speaks with Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County about the challenges blacks face in the tech world. They're …

Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years

Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.<p>Don’t take my word for it. Valve — easily one of the most revered and admired companies in gaming — has gone deep on virtual reality R&D, and they believe that amazing, …

Six Years After Chemical Ban, Fewer Female Snails Are Growing Penises

Before the ban, in the worst cases, the added male plumbing would make female snails explode.<p>When do you want to see penises disappear? (I mean, besides on Snapchat.) When they appear on female animals. Luckily, six years after a global ban on a chemical that once appeared in the paint on ship …

Disney’s Rasulo Dismisses the Fox Sports 1 Threat

While Fox Sports 1 believes it will be competitive with ESPN within a few years after its August 17 launch, at least one of Bristol’s corporate …

LI Sports: Sayville Cheerleaders, Miller Place X-Country, Seawolves Hoops

The top sports stories from around Long Island.<p><i>From exciting sports games to college commitments and inspiring stories of student athletes, Patch</i> …

NBC Sports Drives Off With Nascar Rights

On the eve of ESPN’s 18-race Nascar season, it appears that the network’s affiliation with auto racing is entering its final lap.<p>According to …

International U20 Friendly News and Scores

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Brazil is accusing a Uruguayan player of racially abusing one of its players at the South America Under-20 Championship.<p>Brazil …