It’s been another busy week, so we thought we’d share some great news you may have missed amongst the frenzy! This week we highlight an article on staying on top of security for your devices, a shout-out to BlackBerry’s BBM service, the Rogers Reservation System and an article on worldwide cell phone pricing.
Preventing phone and tablet theft
Security is always a hot topic– especially as people upgrade to newer, better smartphones and tablets. CNET noted in a recent post, “If you’re under the age of 25, there’s almost an even chance you have lost your cell phone or had it stolen at least once.” It’s not just the physical phone you lose, but losing your device means losing all your personal data too. In recent years we’ve enabled our devices to save “passwords, contacts, documents, Internet history, and more.” So how do you still take advantage of all your phones capabilities while maintaining security? Check out the full article for some great tips from CNET that speak to all the latest devices and software here.
What else can you do to protect your phone? Register for Rogers Phone Finder, a service that helps you locate your lost or misplaced phone. Read all about it in this RedBoard post.
BBM earns a place in the Collins dictionary!
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard the term “I’ll BBM you” even if they’re not a tech fanatic or Blackberry user. This just solidifies Blackberry Messenger’s place in society after making headlines with recent Olympians and musicians – check out the full article in Tech Vibes if you want to know who. So congrats to our friends at RIM for such a cool accomplishment – BBM this article to your friends if you agree!
The latest and greatest without the wait
Nobody likes long lineups, shopping mall crowds or travelling from one sold-out store to the next to find the latest smartphone. That’s why we wanted to make sure you saw our recent post about the Rogers Reservation System (RRS). It’s a great option for people who want to get their hands on the latest device but don’t necessarily need it the first day it’s available. Find out how it works and how to reserve your next device here.
How competitive are Canadian cell phone prices?
The National Post published an article this week looking at that very question. The article referenced a recent OECD report and a new study by Wall Communications from the CRTC that show Canadian cell phone prices are competitive on a global scale. Cisco also released several studies over the years “that confirm Canada’s favourable position.” Read the full article to find out why Canada ranked high in all three surveys and learn more about the worldwide markets.
Kelly is a regular contributor for RedBoard