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Mobile network providers often sell their phones at a loss, but to ensure that they recover their loss, they may lock the handset in some fashion so you are unable take your phone to another provider for service. When Phone Freaks unlocks your device, you can choose the carrier you want to use, this including buying pre-paid SIM card with overseas carriers to avoid roaming charges with your Canadian carrier while travelling.

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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

Canada among worst offenders as world falls short of climate-change targets


A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: scientists point finger at Canada as world falls short of climate-change targets; can Jack Dorsey's wish help fix Twitter; As It Happens co-host Carol Off reflects on the show's 50 years on the air.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:19:42 EST
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2 Vancouver-area police officers acquitted of sex assault charges in Cuba

Constables Mark Simms, 29, on the left and Jordan Long, 31, are the subjects of Cuban investigation

Two Vancouver-area police officers who have been held in Cuba since mid-March over an alleged sexual assault have been acquitted.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:17:41 EST
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St. Michael's private school alerts police to 3rd incident amid ongoing sexual assault investigation

Toronto St. Michael's Parents Meeting

Officials at a Toronto private boys' school announced Friday they've notified police about a third "incident" as the school continues to deal with a crisis sparked by allegations that students have been assaulted or sexually assaulted on camera.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:02:09 EST
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Stop sending mail and parcels, Canada Post asks foreign services

Royal Mail mailbox

Canada Post has asked 190 international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:05:09 EST
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Alberta energy firms split on call for government-imposed production cuts


The question of whether Alberta should force industry-wide production cuts to relieve an oversupply of oil and support prices has opened a rift between companies that are suffering from price discounts and those that aren't.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:10:44 EST
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50 B.C. chiropractors refuse to remove misleading claims from websites, face possible discipline

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Fifty B.C. chiropractors have refused to remove misleading claims from their websites and Facebook pages and are now under investigation by their regulatory body.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:27:55 EST
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Seismic records show Newfoundland was literally shaking from wind and waves

Newfoundland waves

The waves crashing into the rugged coastline of Newfoundland caused waves on a Natural Resource Canada's seismometer in St. John's.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:21:25 EST
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B.C. couple who planned holiday to California spend vacation helping wildfire evacuees

B.C. couple

A Penticton couple bound for a vacation in Paradise, Calif., decided to help wildfire victims instead.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 EST
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Head-on crash with snowplow seriously injures driver

head-on snowplow crash

The driver of the vehicle that collided with the plow is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:11:33 EST
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B.C.'s 'most vulnerable' child still subject of Public Guardian concern at age 19

domestic abuse

At 11 he was tasered by police. By 13 he was identified as one of B.C.'s 'most vulnerable' children in a scathing report on the child welfare system. And last year, the province agreed to pay millions for his future care. Now B.C.'s Public Guardian and Trustee wants to have him declared incapable of managing his own affairs.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST
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Newfoundland's Nexxbar emerges from Dragon's Den with $100K deal


Two Newfoundlanders walked into the den, slayed the dragons and walked away with $100,000.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:01:32 EST
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Why some killers end up in minimum security and others don't


A former senior justice official says it's not uncommon for killers like Christopher Cowell to end up in minimum security shortly after their sentence.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:53:46 EST
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Alberta man finishes record 10-year hike in Tuktoyaktuk

Dana Meise

'I've walked for 10 years and I hiked the Trans Canada trail,' Dana Meise told CBC at a stop along the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST
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BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for $1.4B US

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BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4 billion in cash. The Ontario-based company called Cylance a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity software.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:52:04 EST
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Doctors' group slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses


A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:05:25 EST
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Doug Ford's spending cuts are not as deep as many feared, or hoped

Vic Fedeli Doug Ford ontario finance minister premier fiscal outlook 2018

Ontarians who were bracing for slashing and burning by the Doug Ford government may be relieved that no huge program cuts were unveiled in Thursday's mini-budget.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EST
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Ontario workplace safety board reviewing Uber Eats following Marketplace investigation

Food delivery app by bike - Door

On any given day in downtown Toronto, you'll see a flurry of bike couriers peddling their way through traffic, bags strapped to their backs, on their way to deliver your next meal. But if those couriers get hurt on the job, a Marketplace investigation has found their eligibility for work-related compensation depends on which app they deliver for.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn't disclose financial ties to patients


Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies' umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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GSAs, Kenney and Carpay: The tangled web of Alberta politics

Notley Kenney Carpay

Oh, what a tangled web. At the centre is John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, UCP member, friend of leader Jason Kenney, but no friend of gay-straight alliances.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:40 EST
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Partner of slain cab driver angry killer is getting passes from prison

Kenneth Purcell

Kelly-Anne Goode learned last week that Kenneth Purcell's killer has been granted six unescorted temporary absences from prison to be taken over the next year and a half.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EST
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