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January 7, 2014  2:13 AM

Google’s new Video Codec : VP9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
google, h.264, VP9

Google VP9 is quite an accomplishment, video encoding has come a far ways since the AVI and MPG codecs of old. VP9 will allow we the people to stream 4K media at much lower bandwidth costs, as you can see in the picture below, VP9 looks much better at the same bandwidth as H.264. Google’s VP9...

September 26, 2013  9:53 PM

Happy 15th Google



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Google is growing up, and with that s/he/it is getting smarter and more intuitive. Cross platform/device interoperability is one of them, and boy it is neat. That and they have made Google+ a viable thing, making integrating YouTube posts with G+, smart move Google. Why it wasn't implemented long...


February 9, 2012  4:03 AM

Facebook Native App on PlayBook



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, App World, BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, Canada, facebook, google, Playbook, playbook native email, RIM

PlayBook OS 2 is soon to be released. Want the scoop on what's new for the PlayBook and how it interacts with social apps?

When we took our first official tour of the native messaging on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 a month ago at CES 2012, one of the services that was missing from the...


October 7, 2011  12:26 AM

Vodafone to acquire RIM?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, bbm, Blackberry Messenger, google, IM, microsoft, RIM, RIM aquisition, smartphone, Vodafone

Its a substantial rumour that has caused RIM's stocks to rise. In the wake of the announcement of the new iPhone 4S, many people were left uninspired, sure its faster, and has some cool new voice features, but that's it, iOS 5 will be available to many current iPhone users all the way from 3GS and...


September 27, 2011  2:06 AM

Galaxy Tab 8.9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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The Galaxy 10.1 Tab is possibly one of the best tablets out there. So how would it's little brother be any different, just check out below on some of the great features that come with the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

"The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for pre-sale right now,...


September 1, 2011  12:47 PM

Samsung Galaxy S2 – coming to Canada soon!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry Bold 9900, Droid 3, google, GS2, RIM, Samsung Galaxy S2

Some of you like BlackBerry(me) some of you like iPhone4/5(not me), aaand some of you like Android, well you guys are in luck, finally the dual-core smartphone is making its way to the west!

Since its announcement back at Mobile World Congress in February, the Samsung Galaxy S II has...


May 11, 2011  5:52 PM

Full Offline Google Applications



Posted by: Nathan Simon
browser-based OS, Gmail, google, Google Calendar, Google Docs, microsoft, Offline

Offline you say, yep, Google is looking to add a huge item to their repertoire. A Google spokesperson stated that they have been using offline versions of the software for months.

Google is aiming to strike right at the heart of Microsoft and the Windows stronghold. But they know that...


May 10, 2011  2:18 AM

Apple – Worlds Most Valuable Brand



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, BlackBerry, google, Google Android, ibm, iPhone 5, microsoft, most valuable, Research in Motion, RIM

Not surprising but Google is now the second most valuable brand in the world... Here is a quick insert of the top 10.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry brand lost a fifth of its brand value. Among technology companies, only Nokia's 28 percent decline was steeper. Of the top 10...


April 24, 2011  8:06 PM

Android is Global Smartphone OS Market Leader



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry, google, Honeycomb, microsoft, Nokia, RIM, smartphone market leader, Symbian, Windows Phone 7

Here is a quick breakdown based on the Global Average as of March, I couldn't find April numbers. Interesting that a smartphone can come out of nowhere and quickly overtake the market... that's the power of Google I guess! Android is at 38%, a +29.4% change. RIM(BlackBerry) is at 24.5%, a...


November 23, 2010  4:01 AM

What is Google Public DNS?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
DNS lookups, google, Google Search, Public DNS, router, search, secure DNS

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

Why does DNS matter? The DNS protocol is an important part of the web's infrastructure, serving as the Internet's phone book: every time...


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