Customers can now leave their cash at home and use their smartphones to make everyday purchases
Canadians are about to think differently about cash, cards and their bulky wallets. Today, Rogers is launching the suretap wallet, a new application that lets customers use their smartphones to make payments at tens of thousands of retailers across the country. With the suretap wallet, customers can safely store eligible payment cards on their smartphone and make purchases by simply holding it up to contactless payment terminals, just like they do today with plastic credit and debit [...]
We are receiving numerous reports that Android 4.4 KitKat is rolling out on several Canadian carriers for the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The upgrade is available OTA.
The following networks are rolling the OS out now:Rogers Bell Telus Wind
You should receive an automatic update notification but its also worth checking manually: Settings >> About Phone >> Software update.
If you’re getting the update on any other carrier, let us know.
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Google Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.
Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat has been a consistent best seller–and the recently launched Protect (Smoke + CO Alarm) has had rave reviews.
Larry Page, CEO of Google, said:
“Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family. They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now–thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms [...]