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The newest iOS – things you surely did not know

iOS new featuresSince iOS 11 was launched, everyone is hyped with its potential and new features. Even though Apple users were already used to the interface of iOS, the latest version surprised everyone with its major changes in term of appearance and features. Since both iPhone 8 and X were launched some while ago, it was almost…

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:20:31 +0000
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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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Amazon should acquire BlackBerry; here are 4 reasons why that could be a good idea

BlackBerryIf Chinese handset makers like Huawei and ZTE don’t cut it — due to security and “all that jazz” — perhaps the best contender to take over BlackBerry is Amazon. There are a few reasons why this could be a good move for the online retail giant: 1. Amazon wants its own eco-system, not the…

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:27:30 +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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News for Canada

Tragedies in Arctic hamlet sparking talk of a Franklin 'curse'

Franklin search

The tiny Arctic community of Gjoa Haven, NU, grieved over six tragic deaths in just two weeks in August. Now, CBC News has learned that some in the community are afraid that the tragedies are somehow linked to Parks Canada divers "disturbing" the newly discovered wrecks of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Canadian house price slump makes buyers wary for 2019: Don Pittis

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Falling real estate costs were supposed to attract buyers who had been priced out of the market. But that's not usually how markets work.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Critics ask why rules to protect air passengers are still waiting in the wings


Transport Canada has unveiled a draft of new rules to protect air passengers. Critics question why, after two years in the making, those rules have yet to take effect.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Ottawa offers $1.6B aid package for ailing energy sector

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The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion to support the ailing energy sector, just as tensions in the Ottawa-Alberta relationship are rising.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:19:29 EST
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'I don't want to die alone in an alley': Toronto overdose prevention site offers sanctuary for users

Moss Park

A rare look inside the government-sanctioned overdose prevention site in Toronto's Moss Park neighbourhood to meet people who work there and those who use it.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Nova Scotia rejects $900K request for cancer treatment covered by Ontario

Hailey and Stephen

After three lines of chemotherapy and a clinical trial failed to cure Stephen Saunders, his doctors offered him hope: to send him to Boston and modify his T-cells to attack the cancer that's otherwise left him months to live. But the Nova Scotia Health Department denied the request.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EST
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Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

Trudeau interview

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is overhauling how Canada assesses big energy projects in a bid to ensure new projects can get built without the government having to buy them to make that happen.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:09:02 EST
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Trusted caregiver jailed for stealing $260K from elderly B.C. couple

Care worker pushes elderly woman in seniors care home stock image

Fifty-year-old Antonette Dizon of Burnaby pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single count of fraud over $5,000, admitting that she regularly withdrew $1,000 in cash a day from the couple's chequing and savings accounts.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:18:46 EST
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'An amazing Christmas gift:' 6-month-old hears for first time

Francesca Jones

A six-month-old girl is the first patient at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to benefit from a new test that detects an infection that can cause hearing loss.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram owed thousands of dollars by B.C. promoter

Sharon (Hampson) and Bram (Morrison) have been touring the country on their final tour.

For decades, Sharon and Bram have entertained Canadian children with songs such as Skinnamarink and Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Now, in their mid-to-late 70s, they’re wondering what happened to thousands of dollars owed to them for the B.C. leg of their final national tour.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Consumer group that battles the big telcos blames CRTC for its 'dire' financial troubles

John Lawford

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the voice behind some of the country’s most important consumer protections, is at risk of having to close its doors for good. And it says the CRTC, the regulator it has so often prodded over the past 42 years, is to blame for its financial troubles.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:00 EST
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Drunk driver who killed mother and daughter on 401 sentenced to 8 years

Sarah Payne and Freya Payne

The impaired driver convicted of killing London's Sarah Payne, 42 and her five-year-old daughter Freya on the 401 has been sentenced to eight years in prison. A judge handed down the decision Monday in a St. Thomas courtroom following a series of emotional victim impact statements.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:30:12 EST
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Quebec man sentenced to 8 years, 5 months in Australian prison for smuggling cocaine


André Tamine was arrested along with fellow Quebecers Mélina Roberge and Isabelle Lagacé, two young women who made headlines around the world for posing as travellers on a luxury cruise, when in reality they were involved in an international drug-smuggling operation.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:37:56 EST
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Pro-pipeline protesters boo Nenshi at mentions of Quebec, climate change during Calgary rally

Kill Bill C-69

An estimated crowd of 2,700 packed into Calgary's Municipal Plaza on Monday for a noon rally to show support for Canada's beleaguered oil industry.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:22:39 EST
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Bye-bye buck a beer? Just 1 company left selling $1 bottles

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Loon Lager, a buck a beer toasted by Premier Doug Ford this summer, is now selling for $1.65 per can.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:29:30 EST
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Modern sex-ed curriculum has huge support among Ontario parents and students, consultations show

Ontario sex ed walk out

An overwhelming majority of those who weighed in on Ontario's sex education on the first day of public consultations opposed Premier Doug Ford's repeal of a modernized curriculum introduced by the previous Liberal government.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:35:29 EST
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Kathy Dunderdale was told $500M overrun worst-case scenario for Muskrat

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Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Kathy Dunderdale says she pushed hard to find out what the real cost for Muskrat Falls might be.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:18:02 EST
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'The next chapter of our story': Ottawa pens agreement with Alberta Métis

Métis​ Settlements General Council

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has signed a framework agreement with the Métis​ Settlements General Council, a group that represents eight Métis​ settlements in Alberta, touting the move as an important step on the road to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:12:11 EST
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Saskatchewan's apology for Sixties Scoop is just 'the tip of the iceberg,' says one survivor

Rod Belanger

Premier Scott Moe will apologize to Sixties Scoop survivors early in the new year.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:40:13 EST
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Semi drivers start letter writing campaign for mandatory federal training


The growing chorus demanding mandatory training for semi drivers now includes some of the drivers themselves.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:36:52 EST
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