Canadia

  • The iPhone is finally coming to Canadia. Or not. Or it is.

    The iPhone is finally coming to Canadia. Or not. Or it is.

    Usually we like to write posts that have some sort of certainty about them, “iPhones have multitouch!” or things of that nature. For this, we cannot, as the point of the article is the unknown nature of the iPhone in Canadia. Everyone sort of assumed it would go to Rogers, as Rogers is Canadia’s only real nationwide GSM provider. But if that’s the case, it should… Read More

  • Dr. Science says we're mentally ill

    [photopress:internet_addiction.jpg,full,left]Even on days when I’m not blogging I spend a helluva lot of time online. I like to track rumors, email pretty girls, and check on the Seattle Mariners. Most of these activities cause me to cry into my pillow, but I keep it up. According to Dr. Jerald Block, I might have a mental illness. In an editorial in this month’s American Journal… Read More

  • Rumor: Do new Rogers cellular plans pave the way for the iPhone?

    Rumor: Do new Rogers cellular plans pave the way for the iPhone?

    Rogers Mobile, as in the Canadian bigwigs in the mobile phone world, are rumored to be set to drop new pricing plans. That in and of itself is small news, but these plans have a couple of telltale signs that many are pointing to as indication that Rogers is about to launch the iPhone. The Canadians should have had the iPhone ages ago, but they still do not. We’re reasonably sure… Read More

  • Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.)

    Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.)

    Beta’s got it that Canadia (yes, I spelled that right) is finally poised to get the iPhone. Rogers is set as the carrier, and the device will sell for $799 Canadian, which is, like, close to $799 American. The question is, why so much? Since our domestic flavor of the iPhone has dropped to a palatable level, why is Apple giving the screw to the beer-drinking, non-gun-owning neighbors to… Read More

  • Psiphon Project to Thwart Internet Censorship

    It’s no secret that those living in Canadia are a bunch of bleeding-heart lefties. If you need proof, you need only to turn to the wonderful Psiphon project. Pieced together by grass-roots Internet activists (we refuse to use the word “hacktivists”), Psiphon is a communal tool for helping others access parts of the World Wide Web denied to them by their… Read More

  • Canadians Getting Number Portability March 14, Eh?

    If you’re one of the gazillion or so people in Canadia who is jealous of us Yanks and our progressive Number Portability act, take heart. Your giant country just got one step closer to the Holy Grail of Indecisiveness that is number portability. If you don’t like Fido, you’ll be able to hitch onto Telus without changing the number on your business card. Call us optimistic… Read More