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iPhone No Sound: Tips on How to Fix this Common Issue

iPhone No SoundiPhones are great devices, no one will deny this! However, they too have floods and, despite what Apple is trying to sell you, they can be easily broken. For instance, there is a problem that is quite common on many Apple devices, regardless of their version number, and that is the iPhone no sound issue.…

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:18:52 +0000
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Transferring money through mobile: Why digital wallets are the future of commerce?

digital walletTransferring money through mobile is becoming increasingly popular as mobile wallets continue to develop and evolve. Millennials are in particular aboard the hype and helping to drive the digital wallet revolution. It’s no secret that the functions of the smartphone are endless, but their payment capabilities now represent a whole different ball game. And it’s…

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:25:15 +0000
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Will the New Nokia 3310 be a Success?

Nokia 3310With Nokia poised to release a new, upgraded version of the iconic 3310 handset, opinion in the marketplace has been polarised. While the device has been subjected to ten-times more pre-registration interest than any other flagship handset so far in 2017. For example, some dissenting voices have claimed that the device will struggle to compete…

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:32:33 +0000
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Two Companies Apple Should Acquire: Evernote and VMware

Apple StoreWith Apple’s cash pile growing with the day, we are wondering when (or whether) will they start making big moves, as in – big acquisitions. The iPhone maker typically acquires smaller firms, but with more than $200 billion sitting at their offshore accounts, one wonders how on earth will they spend/invest all the cash. There…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:44:34 +0000
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Jabra Storm review

Jabra StormLet me start by saying this – the Jabra Storm is by far the best Bluetooth headset I’ve ever used. Period. I know there are (arguably) better models, but I haven’t been able to play with one of those. The Storm offers a great sound quality, it’s easy to carry around (you can forget you…

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:06:11 +0000
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Review: Shine laser light Bluetooth headphones

Shine laser light Bluetooth headphonesIEC Technology — which has offices in Shenzhen, China and London, UK — has recently launched its laser-light based Bluetooth stereophonic headsets, called Shine, on Kickstarter. We had a chance to try them out before the general public, and this article is all about our experience with the product. But first, let’s look at Shine’s…

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 18:04:03 +0000
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Martian Aviator B10 review: regular looking watch with a brain

Martian Aviator B10 in handThese days we get to see a number of different smart watches. There are those that look and act like small computers, running a kind of specialized operating system, like Apple Watch, Samsung’s Tizen watches, Pebble and an array of Android Wear devices. Products made by Martian are different. First and foremost they look like…

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:00:56 +0000
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Mlais M4 Note review – amazing value for $159

Mlais M4 Note - main imageChinese (handset makers) are coming and they seem ready to take on the Korean giants. Just last week, I got a chance to play with the Mlais M4 Note, a phablet-sized device that offers an amazing bang for the buck. That’s $159 for those who count. At first glance, the M4 Note looks like a…

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:56:57 +0000
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Neptune Suite smart watch with phone and tablet screens killing it at Indiegogo

Neptune SuiteNeptune wants to completely redefine how we think of mobile devices. They don’t see a smartphone in the center of it all; rather, they think that position should go to an Android-powered smart watch that will simply have bigger screens to connect to. One of the screens would come in the form of a traditional…

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:52:15 +0000
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Hot Accessories & Wearables from MWC 2015

MWC Accessories & WearablesAfter phones and tablets, we look at hot accessories and wearables that were announced at Mobile World Congress 2015. As you’re about to see, there are quite a few of these, and not all of them are available immediately. Quite the contrary, for most products listed here, you’ll have to wait for at least another…

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:38:54 +0000
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News for Canada

Canadian killed in Barcelona attack identified

Ian Moore Wilson

A Canadian citizen was killed and four others injured in the attack in Barcelona, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Friday.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:29:54 EDT
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State of emergency extended until Sept. 1 as B.C. wildfire crisis continues

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The B.C. government has extended a state of emergency for a third time since it was originally declared on July 1.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:14:14 EDT
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Karim Baratov, alleged Yahoo hacker, to be handed over to U.S. marshals

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In court Friday morning, Karim Baratov waived his right as a Canadian to an extradition hearing. Baratov's lawyer says his client wants to deal with the charges in the U.S. as quickly as possible.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:08:40 EDT
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3 drivers charged with stunting after free-wheeling funeral procession

Burnouts in Enfield

Police in Enfield, N.S., have charged three people with stunting after some mourners in a funeral procession raced down a highway lined with people while doing doughnuts, leaving thick smoke in the air and black skid marks on the road — all in honour of their friend.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:58:41 EDT
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Deadpool 2 stuntwoman thrown from motorcycle through a window, says WorkSafeBC

Fatal crash on the set of Deadpool 2

British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a Deadpool 2 stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was thrown from her motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:48:03 EDT
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Buildings renamed, monuments fall as Indigenous oppression is acknowledged

Langevin Block for AIH

While Canadians observing the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., can rest assured this country does not have hundreds of U.S. Civil War monuments, some statues and buildings divide Canadians along similar lines.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Minor leak balloons into major web outage at StatsCan: documents

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Internal documents obtained by CBC News show Statistics Canada needed 30 hours to restore its website in June after a relatively minor incident triggered escalating IT problems. A former head of the agency blames Shared Services Canada for failing to upgrade and maintain aging equipment.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Bill Boyd should release raw video of China presentation: ethics expert

Bill Boyd at campaign office

Democracy Watch spokesman Duff Conacher says there's an easy way for Saskatchewan MLA Bill Boyd to clear the air about a business presentation he made in China — release the video.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:25:27 EDT
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'We will help you,' sister pleads to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, man on the run since June

David Mikkigak

David Mikkigak was charged with offences including assault and forcible confinement in June. After he allegedly fired a high-powered rifle at boaters on Monday, he has also been charged with firearms-related offences.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:33:37 EDT
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Canada's annual inflation rate rises to 1.2% in July


Canada's annualized inflation rate in July was 1.2 per cent, up from 1 per cent in June, largely driven by higher prices for gasoline.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:57:37 EDT
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Calgary's millennials own more real estate than those elsewhere in Canada, Royal Lepage survey suggests

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Calgary's millennial generation owns more real estate than millennials anywhere else in Canada, according to a new real estate survey done by Royal Lepage.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT
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Indigenous warriors find a new weapon: the cellphone

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Kamao Cappo, an Indigenous man, was thrown out of a Canadian Tire store in Regina last month after being accused of theft. We've heard this story over and over again, but something was different this time: Cellphone footage that Cappo himself took showed the accusation was unjustified.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Western farmers worry they'll pay the price of saving supply management under NAFTA


Western grain farmers worry that Ottawa will protect supply management in dairy, eggs and poultry at their expense.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Yazidi refugee boy's reunion with his mother brings kudos — and concerns

Emad Tamo

A Montreal man is getting much of the credit for reuniting a Yazidi mother and her 12-year-old son in Winnipeg, but there are concerns about some of his tactics.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:54:00 EDT
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RCMP says it has intercepted 3,800 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

Crossing to Canada

To accommodate the growing number of migrants crossing into Quebec, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil have announced new measures for housing and security.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:23:19 EDT
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Andrew Scheer won't grant interviews to The Rebel under current 'editorial direction'

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said at an event in B.C. on Wednesday night that he won't grant further interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet's editorial direction remains "as it is."

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:09:48 EDT
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Immigration board to audit long-term detention process after 'endless circle of mistakes'


The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada says it will carry out an independent audit of the process used to reassess the long-term detention of permanent residents and foreigners after two recent court decisions raised concerns that the rules may not always be applied fairly.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:05:42 EDT
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Cornwall mayor accepts federal plan to resettle migrants in his city

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The mayor of Cornwall, Ont., says he has no problem with hundreds of asylum seekers temporarily settling in the eastern Ontario city, and that the centre chosen to house them is perfectly capable of doing so.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:59:23 EDT
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Federal government program to match funds for East Africa garners $21.3M in donations


International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:26:40 EDT
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UN refugee agency checks on asylum seekers in Emerson

United Nations refugee agency reresentative  Jean-Nicolas Beuze

The United Nations refugee agency has sent a representative to Manitoba to check how asylum seekers are being processed near the border with the U.S.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:08:38 EDT
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