Doug Barmby

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Halifax Explosion’s ground zero destroyed, view from memorial blocked by shipyard’s expansion nearly a century after tragedy

HALIFAX — Almost a century after the Halifax Explosion flattened much of the city’s north end and killed nearly 2,000 people, a shipyard expansion …

Fleksy Messenger puts a useable touchscreen keyboard on Samsung’s Gear 2 smart watch

Color me impressed. I never thought a touchscreen keyboard could effectively work on the small screen of a wearable display but Flesky appears to …

Google must remove list of websites around the world, Canadian court rules

Where does this stop?<p>Courts in Europe have been forcing Google(s goog) to scrub embarrassing search results, and now one in Canada has made an even …

WorldMate Adds Context Awareness to Its Android App

Virtual travel assistant WorldMate has released a major update for its Android app that makes the homescreen contextually aware and lets you check into your flights.<p>Alongside a complete redesign of the app, WorldMate has reworked its home screen to display different cards depending on where you are …

Déjà vu: Apple and Samsung working together to end patent war

Like warring divorcees who are trying to make it work “for the kids” Apple and Samsung are reportedly attempting to find “common ground” that will …

BlackBerry will bring thousands of apps from Amazon's store to its phones

Thousands of apps from Amazon's Appstore will be available on BlackBerry 10 phones this fall, giving BlackBerry owners access to a selection that's greatly expanded in quality and scope from what they might find in their phone's existing store. BlackBerry's been struggling to find traction with its …

Apple TV likely to gain Continuity this fall, allowing tighter integration with Mac & iOS

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works …

Samsung wants to buy the company that powers Siri

Apple’s Siri feature has been a crown jewel of iOS ever since it launched in 2011, but the company and the tech behind it might fall into the hands of Apple’s number one enemy – Samsung.<p>Nuance Communications is in discussions with a number of potential suitors looking to buy the company, and …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 8: Code Writing First Steps

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …