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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

'Greening' project could end use of fossil fuel for Centennial Flame

Centennial Flame Parliament Hill Centre Block Winter

The popular Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill has been drawing on natural gas from Western Canada for half a century. But Public Services and Procurement Canada wants a more eco-friendly fuel, and has launched a study to look at alternatives, including electricity and LEDs.

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Thieves steal more PC Optimum points after Loblaws fixes password glitch

PC Optimum card

After getting hit by points theft once again, some PC Optimum members question a fix Loblaws says it has made to help curb the string of thefts plaguing the rewards program.

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Child's body found in Ontario river downstream from where 3-year-old went missing during February flood

Kaden Young

Ontario Provincial Police say a fisherman has found the body of a child in the Grand River, 13 kilometres downstream from where a three-year-old boy went missing during a flood in February.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:21:25 EDT
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Liberal leadership and grassroots members appear to be on a different path at policy convention: Chris Hall

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Grassroots Liberals know what the party needs to stand for in the next election. They made it clear to Justin Trudeau and his government this weekend that they expect the party to continue to push for progressive change, even if it runs counter to the prime minister's own position, and even if it requires more spending than a government wrestling with deficits can afford.

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Canadian man imprisoned for 11 years in Ethiopia returns to Toronto

Bashir Makhtal Ethiopia Canada

A Canadian citizen imprisoned in Ethiopia for more than 11 years has returned to Toronto after a gruelling campaign by his family and an international human rights groups to free him.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:04:04 EDT
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'Fear and division': Trudeau rips Conservatives in campaign-style speech to supporters

Liberal Convention 20180421

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took sharp aim at his chief electoral opponent, casting Andrew Scheer as a divisive force in a campaign-style speech to fire up his troops.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:27:43 EDT
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4 found dead at scene of suspicious vehicle fire: Timmins police


Timmins police say they believe they found the bodies of four people when investigating a suspicious vehicle fire near Timmins, Ont.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:57:28 EDT
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Alberta snowmobiler killed in 2-sled collision near Revelstoke, B.C.

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An Albertan man driving a snowmobile on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke B.C. has died after two snowmobiles collided, RCMP said.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:53:37 EDT
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'This world needs more people like Mark': Humboldt Broncos assistant coach remembered at funeral

Mark Cross

Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but those who knew him say the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his players, teammates and friends.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EDT
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BP granted approval to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast


On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) gave the green light to the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres off the coast.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:38:26 EDT
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'Lean on each other': First responder at Broncos' crash says support helps in coping

Emergency services tribute at Humboldt Broncos crash site

As hundreds of would-be volunteer firefighters gather in Nipawin for training this weekend, Mitchell Lapchuk is going to hammer home a message he’s learned from years of handling the stress of responding to disasters β€” that it's OK to ask for help.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:42:35 EDT
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Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours

Dawn Martin-Hill profile

A professor and researcher is calling attention to dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario - despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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'It's going to be biblical': flood fears rise in southern B.C. as snowpack melts

Flood waters near Oliver B.C.

Officials in the southern Okanagan are bracing for "biblical" flooding as a higher-than-usual snowpack begins to melt, prompting residents to flee from their homes.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:36:21 EDT
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Health Canada's 'fake news?' β€” It's not fake but it's not news either

Fake News typed by a typewriter

Health Canada writing about itself is not fake because it's fact-based, but it's also not 'news,' journalism professor says.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EDT
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Engineer fled war and racism to find community in Canada

Egide Nzojibwami

When civil war broke out in 1993, the conflict wasn't unfamiliar to Egide Nzojibwami. Expecting the violence to end as quickly as it had in the past, he brought his then-young family to Belgium to keep them safe, but the war persisted.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EDT
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Trudeau finds his business voice on foreign trip that leaves opposition with little to criticize

Britain Commonwealth

The Official Opposition barely mentioned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign travel this week. Instead, Conservatives mostly used their question period time to rehash the PM's excursion to India two months ago, and the unforced errors that plagued it.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Toddler found dead in Quebec City had been stabbed, police confirm

Audrey and Rosalie Gagnon

Police are asking Quebec City residents whose garbage bins have gone missing to contact 911 as part of their investigation into the death of two-year-old Rosalie Gagnon on Wednesday.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:55:20 EDT
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Goal onslaught sends Winnipeg Jets into next round, fans into jubilation

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Thirty-one seconds is all the Winnipeg Jets needed to send the Minnesota Wild into their off-season break.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:07:04 EDT
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American woman sentenced to life in prison for Valentine's Day shooting plot involving Halifax mall

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An American woman who took part in a plotted Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall has been sentenced to life in prison.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:03:30 EDT
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Toys 'R' Us Canada draws $300M 'stalking horse' bid from Fairfax Financial

Toys R Us Liquidation

Ahead of an auction scheduled next week for the Canadian assets of Toys "R" Us, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has put in a $300-million offer meant to serve a floor for the bidding.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:08:09 EDT
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