Highlights / mobile

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Anti phone-spam/scam regulation for Canada

It’s a worldwide problem that nets scammers untold wealth from unsuspecting and trusting phone users. Telephone scams, along with simple spam, have been increasing dramatically in the last couple of years, and now the Canadian government is ordering companies to» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Ontario classrooms: mobile phone ban now in effect

Announced by the Ontario government earlier this year,  students in the provinces classrooms will not be allowed to use their mobile phones in class. The exceptions are if they’re needed for part of a classroom lesson, or for special needs» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Another school bans cellphones

A school in Montreal has joined a growing list of school which have restricted or outright banned cellphones. While some have banned them in class, others have gone further and banned use during recreation or lunch on school property. Teenage» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Ontario: No phones in classrooms

In an announcement Tuesday, Ontario’s Education Minister said mobile phones will not be allowed in school classrooms starting in September which is the beginning of the next school year. The reason is the claim that cell phones are a distraction» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Future not bright for cable/satellite TV, landline telephones

The traditional home telephone wired in to a network, and cable television, once almost standard fare in all homes, are facing a bleak future. A new survey of Canadians by the Angus Reid Institute  shows about a third of respondents have» 

Health, Society

Distracted driving: Everybody else is doing it, but not me

Statistics don’t add up A recent survey of Canadians found that some 80 percent said they regularly see other drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel in the past year, but less than a quarter (21%) said they have done» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Tracking your child’s mobile phone

Location tracking and social media. It’s late and your teenage child hasn’t come home. Do you find out by tracking the GPS location? Should you be monitoring your child’s activity on social media? An expert says this is fairly common,» 

Health, International, Society

Mobile phones: too much time for children and parents

A new poll found some perhaps not so surprising results regarding cell phone use. Some 54 per cent of teens asked said they spent too much time on their phones while two-thirds of parents were concerned over their children’s use» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians and wireless tech

Canadian use of internet and wireless phones, continue to rise This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its annual Communications Monitoring Report. The CRTC is a public regulatory agency for broadcasting and telecommunication and its annual reports» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Radio Canada International launches mobile version of website

Radio Canada International (RCI) now has a mobile version of its website rcinet.ca which was launched Wednesday (May 15). Using a responsive design approach, the website adjusts to the size and shape of the mobile device accessing the website. Bigger»