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iPhone encryption issue one to watch: privacy commissioner

telecom | 02/23/2016 11:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Canadians should be keeping an eye on the FBI's request to gain access to an iPhone connected to the Dec. 2 San Bernadino, Calif., attack, according to Canada's privacy commissioner. "There may be some differences in terms of U.S. and Canadian legislation, but the debate is not a U.S. debate," Daniel Therrien told members of the House of Commons access to information, privacy and ethics committee on Tuesday morning, in response to a question about encryption concerns from Liberal member Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. "The debate is a...

Apple Pay coming to Canada, with Amex

Media | 10/28/2015 2:19 pm EDT

Apple Inc.'s mobile payment system is coming to Canada but will be, at least initially, limited to holders of credit cards from American Express Co. Apple CEO Tim Cook, during a conference call Tuesday to discuss the company's fourth-quarter earnings, announced that Apple Pay would be in Canada and Australia this year for American Express customers, and Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong would follow next year. Apple Pay is currently operational only in the United States and United Kingdom. American Express said in a press release that the partnership would allow customers in Canada and...

Weekend iPhone sales set new record

Media | 09/28/2015 1:41 pm EDT

Apple Inc. said Monday that more than 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices have been sold in their first three days of availability, setting a new company record. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been...

Apple releases details on watch, exclusive HBO streaming service

Media | 03/09/2015 7:15 pm EDT

Apple Inc. unveiled new details about its upcoming Apple Watch on Monday, saying the wearable device will be available on April 24 in Canada and eight other countries. The watch will have 18 hours of...

Apple watch to replace car keys, CEO says

telecom | 02/27/2015 9:02 pm EST

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said the company’s new smartwatch is designed to be able to replace car keys and fobs, The Telegraph reported Friday. The British newspaper quoted Cook as saying the watch will also include features...