February 18, 2018

Aptina unleashes 1080p and 4K mobile sensors, entire point-and-shoot segment cringes

Hear that? That's the sound of the entire point-and-shoot camera industry bracing for yet another blow. As smartphone cameras mature, it's becoming ever more difficult to convince consumers to use anything other than their phone outside of special occasions where ILCs or DSLRs are necessary. Aptina has a lot to do with that. Here at Mobile World … [Read more...]

Dan Rose talks about Facebook’s ecosystem evolution, path to go ‘mobile best’ in 2013

Dan Rose, vice president of Partnerships at Facebook, just took the stage with host Mike Issac here at D:Dive Into Media 2013. In a nutshell, Rose is responsible for relationships with the myriad developers that end up in News Feeds in some way -- regardless of whether the program is built for Facebook, or simply a program that shows interactions … [Read more...]

Vancouver city councillor wants to move towards mobile business licensing

A Vancouver city councillor says it could be cheaper for small businesses and less of an administrative burden for municipalities. Geoff Meggs is bringing a motion before council next week, hoping to move further towards establishing a mobile business licensing program. Right now, if a business works in more than one municipality, it has to have a … [Read more...]

Tep Wireless review: another great option for international mobile hotspot rentals

Traveling is great -- nay, amazing. And travel that requires a passport can be even more fulfilling for those willing to open their minds to new cultures (and, perhaps, deal with entirely too much security screening). But here's the thing -- travel is a lot better, generally speaking, with an internet connection within arm's reach. Things are never … [Read more...]

Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

The international mobile hotspot rental market just got a lot more interesting. While Xcom Global's offerings are still broader, Tep Wireless is expanding in a major way. Previously reserved for European nations, the upstart is now serving a full 50 nations, adding Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, … [Read more...]

Mobile and Facebook Hotel Bookings on the Rise

According to new reports, hotel bookings are increasingly being made on mobile devices (largely tablets). And some hotel chains are introducing booking (with special discounts) via Facebook. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

GameStop Mobile will not be an MVNO; company still testing sales of prepaid SIMs from other carriers

In a recent interview with us, GameStop CEO Paul Raines confirmed that GameStop Mobile -- an entity that appeared to be on the brink of selling prepaid GSM SIM cards to GameStop patrons -- is nothing more than "a mockup." If you'll recall, an entire website launched back in May showcasing what appeared to be GameStop's portal for hawking SIM cards … [Read more...]

Nikon WU-1a wireless mobile adapter for D3200 review: using Android as a remote trigger / wireless display

In the world of DSLR shooting, you can certainly catch one's attention by mentioning one of two things: a wireless display, or a remote trigger setup. Neither of these are exactly fresh concepts, but Nikon has chosen a curious beast to highlight one of its most promising accessories to date. The $ 60 WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter primarily allows … [Read more...]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what’s changed in Google’s mobile OS

Google's next iteration of Android wasn't quite the full-point release jump that many of you were perhaps anticipating. Rather than using Google I/O 2012 as the launching pad for Android 5.0, we're being formally introduced to v4.1 -- a mere 0.1 ahead of where Ice Cream Sandwich placed us around six months ago. Aside from grabbing a name change, … [Read more...]

Social Media + Mobile Marketing Unplugged

Vancouverites are fast adopters of all things digital. Social media has become the norm of our daily lives. It’s how we keep in touch with people, and increasingly, where we get our news and entertainment and discover new brands, products and services. Fueled by the rapid advancement in smart mobile technology, more and more people are browsing … [Read more...]