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RIM introduces BlackBerry Trade-up Program in Canada

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Posted by Jamie Forestell Earlier today, RIM introduced a Trade Up program in Canada for anyone looking to upgrade to a new Blackberry smartphone.  For a limited time, you can upgrade for up to $120 off of a newer Blackberry smartphone.   This is great news for anyone looking to upgrade their older devices prior to the Playbook launch coming next …

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Slingmedia announced launch of Slingbox in India [Giveaway]

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Posted by Jamie Forestell Slingmedia announced the availability of the Emmy award winning Slingbox in India today.  Now, I get asked this question a lot when I mention slingbox: sling what? There are many people that may not be up to speed, but let me explain a bit further and you will be lining up at your local retailer moments later, I …

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Another AppStore in the works, this time for The next-gen Windows platform

It looks like Apple has another one to ward off for the “AppStore” name apart from the recent Amazon naming decision. According to the screenshot below, Windows might be joining that wagon either with it’s next generation Windows platform (Win 8) or as a new feature of Win 7. Chinese website CNBeta leaked the following screenshots.

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More iPhone 5 news supporting a late release

iPhone 5

Posted by Donny Torrefranca As the Apple WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) gets closer, expect to see more and more of these iPhone 5 rumours and news. Slashgear.com today provided more news supporting the previous article we posted back in March about the delayed release of the annually anticipated, next-generation iPhone. According to Slashgear, the research firm Avian Securities suggests that …

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Shairport: Airport Express Private Key hacked

Posted by Donny Torrefranca James Laird, an independent developer, is either a future household name or the next target by Apple. By literally hacking open a girlfriend’s broken Airport Express, he was able to reverse-engineer then system and re-write Airport Express and call it “Shairport”. He was then able to share iTunes music to his computer and other iDevices without …

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Sony Ericsson report supply issues as a result of the Japan Earthquake

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

Posted by Jamie Forestell Sony Ericsson has reported the Xperia Neo launch has been delayed as a result of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Also affected are the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc as low volumes are to blame. Sony Ericsson has released an official statement as follows: As Sony Ericsson continues to assess the impact of the situation …

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Google acquires iTunes-like Canadian mobile music App “PushLife”

Posted by Donny Torrefranca Google is preparing to have their own sync-to-mobile music app, and an interface for their Cloud media service. With the acquisition of PushLife, it looks like they’re preparation is almost complete. PushLife, a desktop-enabled mobile service is capable of syncing your non-iDevice smartphone (Blackberry, Symbian or Android) to sync with iTunes and transfer your music and …

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Apple iPad 2 online orders begin shipping to Canada

iPad 2 in Canada

Posted by Jamie Forestell As the iPad 2 launched in Canada on March 25, online orders placed that day were delayed anywhere from 2  to 6 weeks. The first batch of shipments have left Apple as of April 8, and are expected to arrive on April 12. Customers who did not want to wait hours (or in some cases days), …

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Motorola Xoom now available in Canada

Posted by Jamie Forestell With today being April 6, I have been waiting for some announcements or press releases from Motorola  confirming the availability of the Motorola Xoom in Canada, but still nothing. With one of the most quietest tablet launches in Canadian history, the Xoom quietly slips into Best Buy and Futureshop stores.  If you are in the downtown …

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TekTok’s Mobile “State of the Industry”

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Time to check in on the current state of the “Smartphone Wars”. The battle for the hearts and minds of smartphone users rages on, and as we enter Q2 2011, statistics will start to be released outlining where we are post-2010, where we saw Google’s Android platform make huge leaps forward, Apple launched the incredibly successful iPhone 4, and RIM …

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Apple requests Toyota to Pull Scion Jailbreak Ad Campaign from Cydia

Toyota Jailbreak

Posted by Jamie Forestell Toyota’s advertising company Velti decided it would be a great idea to launch a Toyota Scion theme in Cydia. Apple also heard about the theme and ad campaign. I received a call from our contact at Velti this evening as well as an email asking me to please take the theme out of Cydia. On the …

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**RELEASED with Instructions: iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak**

pwnage

Posted by Donny Torrefranca SKIP TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE THE UPDATE WITH LINKS: It has been rumored for a few days now that the release is inevitable for PwnageTool and RedSnow, as indicated by MuscleNerd of the iPhoneDevTeam. But for the latest news that’s worthy of posting…well It HAS BEEN released, however, it is password protected for now. If …

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