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Here’s how people are getting around Apple’s Screen Time limit feature

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One of the most significant additions to iOS 12 is a new tool called Screen Time that tracks how often you’re on your phone, as well as what apps you’re using the most. Alongside the tracking, the tool also lets users place limits on specific apps. For example, I could limit the amount of time...

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:01:01 +0000
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Samsung Pay users who pay 10 times can receive $15 Cineplex eGift Card

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Individuals who use Samsung’s ‘Samsung Pay’ app 10 times between now and October 26th, 2018 can receive a $15 Cineplex eGift Card. According to a September 25th, 2018 RedFlagDeals post made by Samsung, users simply need to open the Samsung Pay app and register using the Cineplex eGift Card promotion page to be eligible. It’s...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:58:38 +0000
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The City of Iqaluit will soon get a data hub

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The City of Iqaluit has announced plans to build a data hub in response to a new high-speed broadband network that is set to arrive in October. Currently, Nunavut’s capital city uses satellites for internet connection, which can often lead to a lag. Once the upcoming network is installed, Iqaluit aims to create a data centre — a...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:40:29 +0000
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Virtual Console data uncovered in Nintendo Switch eShop code

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Nintendo’s online Switch services officially launched a few days ago, giving subscribers the ability to play 20 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) titles and online multiplayer access to specific games — including Splatoon 2 and arguably the console’s most anticipated upcoming game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.  While initial Switch Online impressions have been somewhat positive given the...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:45:00 +0000
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Twitter asking its community to help develop anti-dehumanization policy

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Twitter is asking its community to provide input on dehumanizing language as a means of aiding the social network in developing its anti-dehumanization policy. According to a September 25th, 2018 blog post, Twitter has been working on developing a new policy aimed at addressing the issue of dehumanizing language, or “language that treats others as...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:01:56 +0000
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B.C. Government contributes $10 million to Clean Energy Vehicle Program

The Government of British Columbia is committing $10 million additional dollars to the Clean Energy Vehicle Program (CEVP). The provincial government launched the CEVP incentive program to make it more affordable for British Columbians to buy clean energy vehicles. Since the program began in 2011, the government has dispersed over $71 million across a few areas, including...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:41:56 +0000
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PUBG Mobile and Samsung are holding a global tournament with $600,000 prize pool

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Following last month’s ‘Well Known‘ PUBG Mobile invitational, Samsung, as well as Tencent, the developer behind the popular mobile title, have teamed up to hold a massive global tournament with a $600,000 prize pool called the ‘Star Challenge Championship.’ The tournament is set to feature players from North America, South America, Europe, Korea/Japan, China and...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:15:52 +0000
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Instacart plans to expand Toronto office and hire 200 people

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Instacart is expanding its Canada presence with the opening of a new Toronto office and plans to hire 200 people. Employees at the “Instacart North” office will work across engineering, product, design, and research and development. The grocery delivery company notes a growing Canadian presence, as 50 percent of households in Canada and more than...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:59:57 +0000
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Making a Murderer Season 2 coming to Netflix next month

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Netflix has announced that the second season of its popular Making a Murderer crime documentary series will begin streaming on October 19th. Over 10 new episodes, #MakingAMurderer Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging postconviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. https://t.co/sTVFjQ35Lo — See What's...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:44:19 +0000
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Vancouver-made Mark of the Ninja: Remastered coming to Nintendo Switch next month

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Vancouver’s Klei Entertainment has announced that its side-scrolling action stealth game Mark of the Ninja: Remastered will launch on the Nintendo Switch on October 9th. Originally released on Xbox 360 and PC in 2012, Mark of the Ninja quickly drew significant praise for its stealth-oriented 2D platforming gameplay. In the game, players must sneak around environments and take out deadly enemies...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:12:41 +0000
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Fido launches ‘Extra Extra Large’ rate plan tier across Canada

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Mid-tier Rogers flanker brand Fido has launched its own ultra-tier rate plan. The plan currently only seems to be available to existing customers, as a Fido subscriber at MobileSyrup was the only one who could view Fido’s newest plans — and only after they’d been redirected to the Fido website through the carrier’s My Account mobile...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:04:24 +0000
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Professor Layton and the Curious Village now available on iOS and Android

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Canadians can now download the remastered mobile port of classic puzzle adventure game Professor Layton and the Curious Village on both iOS and Android. First released in North America on the Nintendo DS in 2008, Professor Layton and the Curious Village follows the titular Professor Layton — a charming British gentleman, complete with fashionable top hat...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:33:50 +0000
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Google Pixel 2 is now ‘out of stock’ in Canada

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Google is now showing on its Canadian online retail store that the Pixel 2, which is the second-generation smartphone in its Pixel line, is completely sold out in all models. This isn’t the first time the 5-inch Pixel 2 has been sold out. The device quickly ran out of inventory when it was released and...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:08:21 +0000
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Sleep Cycle adds Snore Detection to its Android app

Popular sleep-tracking app Sleep Cycle has been updated on Android to monitor how loudly a user snores while they’re sleeping. The phone running the app sits near or on the user’s bed and records the sleeper’s snoring, and how many times they move over the course of the night. Sleep Cycle sees how closely snoring and restless movement are...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:06:27 +0000
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Fujifilm reveals hybrid Square SQ20 instant camera that records video

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Fujifilm has announced its second hybrid instant camera. The Square SQ20 is capable of producing instant, Polaroid-style image prints and has the ability to record up to 15 seconds of video that it stores on a SD card. The SQ20 utilizes that video file in order to create various photo effects, which can be added to images...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:57:10 +0000
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ISED launches consultations to review broadcasting, telecom sectors

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel has officially launched its consultation process to review Canada’s Telecommunications Act, Radiocommunication Act and Broadcasting Act. Industry stakeholders and other “interested parties” have until November 30th, 2018 to submit comments to inform the panel’s review process. According to a September 25th, 2018 ISED media release,...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:55:42 +0000
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The Pokémon Company reveals the mystery of new Pokémon Meltan

The official Pokémon Twitter account took to the social media platform to reveal Meltan, the newest Pokémon. Over the last few days, trainers in Pokémon Go have been stumbling across a mysterious Pokémon with a ghost emoji-like body and brass nut for a head. Once caught, it transforms into a Ditto that was mirroring the new Pokémon. Research is...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:54:10 +0000
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Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing trade secrets to aid Intel: Reuters

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Cupertino computing giant Apple has been accused of stealing trade secrets from U.S.-based silicon manufacturer Qualcomm in order to aid U.S.-based chip manufacturer Intel. According to a September 25th, 2018 San Diego County legal filing seen by Reuters, Qualcomm’s accusations are part of a motion to amend a complaint that was initially filed in November...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:45:48 +0000
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DisplayMate awards Apple’s iPhone XS Max ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’

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DisplayMate‘s Dr. Raymond Soneira, one of the foremost experts on display technology, has awarded the iPhone XS Max’s OLED display his company’s Best Smartphone Display Award. Testing various aspects of the iPhone XS Max’s display in exhaustive detail, Dr. Soneira writes that the XS Max’s screen features several notable improvements over the display on its...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:07:20 +0000
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Instagram founders depart company: report

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Photo-sharing app Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the now Facebook-owned company, according to a pair of tweets. The @instagram journey is one I won't forget. It started by building simple products that solved universal problems. Now eight years we look back and are proud and grateful to have been part of...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:44:39 +0000
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News for Canada

Veterans Affairs cuts benefits to jailed relatives, but won't say if Garnier affected

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Ottawa will no longer pay for benefits for incarcerated relatives of veterans in the wake of the controversy over treatment for Christopher Garnier, a convicted killer who never served in military and got PTSD from murdering an off-duty police officer.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:10:28 EDT
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Liberals and PCs continue battle over who will govern N.B.

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Premier Brian Gallant says he's going to carry on governing the province, but PC Leader Blaine Higgs insists he's the premier-elect and the Liberal leader is just "prolonging the inevitable."


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:52:36 EDT
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Judge rejects 'preposterous' theory in baby's death, acquits B.C. dad of murder

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The Crown's theory that a Burnaby dad killed his newborn daughter because her crying interrupted his plan to watch hockey is "preposterous," according to a B.C. judge.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:05:20 EDT
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U.S. NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

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Federal safety officials in the U.S. blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within three to six metres of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:51:33 EDT
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Fort McMurray region's Indigenous groups support oilsands mine, company tells review panel

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The company that hopes to build a massive oilsands project north of Fort McMurray says it has secured the support of all 14 Indigenous groups in the region.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:30:15 EDT
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'I didn't come here to live this kind of life': Skilled immigrants on desperate hunt for jobs in Quebec

Abdul Waheed

Instead of sparring over how many immigrants Quebec should accept, chemist Abdul Waheed wishes campaigning provincial politicians would talk about how to help skilled workers like him get jobs in their field so they could integrate into Quebec society.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Ford urged to sell Crown corporations like LCBO

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A review of spending commissioned by Premier Doug Ford is encouraging him to sell Crown corporations, including the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, to bring short-term cash into provincial coffers.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:55:49 EDT
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Tori Stafford's family angry after child killer sent to Saskatchewan healing lodge

Rodney Stafford

The family of Tori Stafford is angry after they received official notice that child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic has been transferred from a maximum security prison in Ontario to a minimum security aboriginal healing lodge in southern Saskatchewan.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:55:51 EDT
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Assault charge against former Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna withdrawn

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An assault charge against former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna was withdrawn Tuesday after he agreed to a peace bond.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:38:55 EDT
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Transport Canada looking at used German drone to patrol Arctic

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A used German drone is one of a handful of aircraft under consideration by Transport Canada for its long-delayed Arctic surveillance program.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:53:04 EDT
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How Doug Ford is casting Kathleen Wynne as a crook without saying 'lock her up'

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is not saying "lock her up" — the chant used by Donald Trump supporters in the 2016 U.S. election to discredit his opponent, Hillary Clinton — when referring to former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne, but he's coming awfully close.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:00 EDT
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Wanted: Canadian moon rover, space mining technology

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With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada's space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:10:37 EDT
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City of Leduc spikes cartoon 'spokesbud' for new cannabis bylaws

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The City of Leduc has ditched a cartoon character named Buddy intended to attract attention to new cannabis bylaws.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00:00 EDT
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Before and after photos reveal Ottawa-area tornado's ruinous power

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These photos taken before and after the Ottawa-Gatineau, Que., tornadoes are stark examples of its devastating power.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Advocates call for 'less painful' access to abortion services in Nova Scotia

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Advocates are calling on Nova Scotia to improve access to abortion services to help make the process "less painful, less emotional, and faster."


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:59:17 EDT
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Quebec man sentenced to prison in New York for marijuana smuggling

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A 41-year old Quebec man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle thousands of kilos of marijuana into the U.S. through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in northern New York.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:49:25 EDT
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Board's 'not recommended' book list angers award-winning Indigenous author

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Edmonton's school board says it's taking down its book review site after a leading Indigenous author questioned why some of his graphic novels were on a not-recommended list.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:51:08 EDT
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12 youths who died in Ontario child welfare lacked mental health support, coroner's report finds

Dr. Dirk Huyer

Most of the 12 young people who died while in the care of Ontario's child welfare system had significant mental health challenges but limited or no access to appropriate help, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:05:21 EDT
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Care home operator tells Wettlaufer inquiry about dangers of funding strains

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The public inquiry into patient safety at Ontario's long-term care homes has resumed and is hearing closing submissions from the Health Ministry and a company that operates a home where disgraced nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer once worked.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:07:53 EDT
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Edmonton shisha bar shut down by city to protect 'public and patron safety'

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City officials have shut down a north Edmonton shisha bar called the Nyala Lounge, saying the move came in the interest of public and patron safety. But the owner says he should have been given a chance to defend himself in court.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:40:27 EDT
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