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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

'It's a mess': Pot shop owners say Alberta is running out of weed


After four days of lineups at pot shops across the province, some store owners say there's not enough weed left to keep their doors open and they're struggling to order more.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:23:39 EDT
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New mayors elected as political dynasties fall in elections across B.C.

Vancouver election voters 2018

This is the first municipal vote in B.C. since new campaign finance rules were implemented that limit corporate and union donations. It's also an election that will see big change in some Metro Vancouver cities, where more than a dozen mayors are not seeking re-election.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:00:00 EDT
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Kennedy Stewart elected mayor of Vancouver

Kennedy Stewart

For the first time in more than three decades, Vancouver has elected an independent mayor, choosing Kennedy Stewart from a crowded field of contenders.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:45:00 EDT
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4 things you should know about pot pardons, from a Windsor lawyer

Pot smoking

While the crime has been forgiven, the records are not wiped out. And they might turn up on certain types of background checks.

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDT
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'You can't do this to people': Sixties Scoop survivors tell their stories in Winnipeg

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Shannon Marks and her mother Linda Dwyar are together today, but they are still working at putting together the pieces of a relationship torn apart for more than two decades.

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:47:20 EDT
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Health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in 5 provinces

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Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals, some of whom ate cucumbers, although other sources are being investigated.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:16:40 EDT
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Tornado recovery efforts continue, one month after the storm

arlington woods ottawa storm damage cleanup

One month after six tornadoes ripped through parts of Ottawa and Gatineau, the communities they hit are still reeling from the damage.

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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'I can't do this alone': Kids from Northern Quebec still taking medevac flights without parents

Pelle Loon, Viens Commission, air medevac

Parents of a six-year-old Waswanipi boy, who was taken on a medevac flight to Montreal on his own in August, described the trauma their son experienced at Quebec's inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:14:16 EDT
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'Not-so-great one' toasts setting up Wayne Gretzky's 1st pro goal 40 years ago

Kevin Morrison rockies

Today is the 40th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky's first goal in professional hockey. Other than the Great One, there's likely no one who will celebrate the day more than Kevin Morrison of Sydney, N.S.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:33:16 EDT
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Privacy commissioner investigating personal data collection at cannabis stores

Cannabis scanner

P.E.I.'s information and privacy commissioner has launched an investigation to see if the new government run cannabis stores are collecting personal data from customers — and how they're using any information collected.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:00:00 EDT
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Statistics Canada adds warning to survey after concerns raised about triggering questions


Statistics Canada has surveyed more than 35,000 Canadians on gender-based violence, including sensitive questions about domestic violence, sexual abuse, online harassment and discrimination.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:44:28 EDT
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Saint John police investigate woman's death after fall from cliff

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Police say a 36-year-old woman has died after falling off a cliff in Saint John.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:55:51 EDT
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Canada's re-engagement with Iran blocked by act that allows its assets to be seized, says retired envoy


The real reason the Liberal government hasn't been able to re-establish relations with Iran is due to its adherence to a "stupid" Canadian law allowing the seizure of Iranian assets, says Canada's recently expelled ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:59:04 EDT
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Icelandair plane with cracked window makes emergency landing in Bagotville, Que.

icelandair emergency landing bagotville

Icelandair says one of its planes made an emergency landing in Quebec late Friday night because of a cracked cockpit window.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:37:34 EDT
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'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL


Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk to play in the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:10:11 EDT
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Final report on 2017-18 spending shows $19-billion federal deficit last year

Question Period 20181016

The red ink on the federal government's budget showed no signs of fading as the annual financial report card revealed a $19-billion deficit for the second straight fiscal year.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:43:43 EDT
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Winter is coming, but will the Games return to Calgary?


The road to the next Olympic Winter Games may have Beijing as its ultimate destination, but, as Scott Russell writes, the curtain goes up on the winter sport season with one overarching story dominating the winter sport narrative: Will Calgary take the plunge and bid for the Olympics in 2026?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:35:45 EDT
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Calgary Police Association files grievance over cannabis ban for officers

Calgary police union president Les Kaminski

Current rules prohibit Calgary police officers from consuming marijuana, even when they're not on duty.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:49:07 EDT
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Workers tied up in armed attack on legal Ontario pot grow-op

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Four workers were tied up and several items were taken in an armed attack on a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton, Ont., early Thursday morning, police say.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:38:13 EDT
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'Tokenism and optics': Inuit orgs slam feds on Nutrition North consultations

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Canada's Inuit organizations have pulled out of the federal government's Indigenous Working Group on food security, saying the structure is disrespectful to Inuit rights.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:00:00 EDT
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