2014 Roundup – Best Apps of 2014

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With over 1.3 million apps in Apple’s App Store and another 1.3 million apps in the Google Play store, finding the best apps of the year can be a little overwhelming. Where do you start? One of the best resources on the internet are the ‘Best of 2014’ lists that companies release in late 2014.   As a consumer, you can take advantage of the time and effort that companies have put into evaluating apps and discover apps that you may not know about.  Take a look at four of our favorite lists for the ‘Best Apps of 2014’ below.

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How to Keep Smartphone Data Costs Under Control While Travelling

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Perpetual West helps small businesses get the most out of leading cloud apps. In order to do that however,  you need to be connected. In Canada, being connected is not usually an issue given the mobile networks that we have.  However, getting data while travelling outside of Canada has often been a different story.  With the news out this week that mobile carriers in Canada are being regulated so that their policies are more in line with carriers in Europe and the US, it reminded me of the ongoing headaches and costs of getting data on your smartphone while travelling. If you’re a customer of the big 3 (Telus, Rogers or Bell) and you’ve crossed the border recently, you’re aware of the friendly texts reminding you of the roaming charges.  In the worst case scenario, that reminder comes on your bill 30 days later.  In light of these changes, here are a few options you may want to consider:

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