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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

St. Michael's College School cancels basketball, football seasons amid sex assault scandal

St. Michael's

A prestigious Toronto private school rocked by allegations of assault and sexual assault by students has cancelled several sports programs.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:23:44 EST
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Trudeau names four new senators — including a failed Liberal candidate

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named four more people to the Senate, filling all its remaining vacancies.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:59:19 EST
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7-day holiday work weeks highlight pay disparity between urban, rural mail carriers

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Some Canada Post employees are working seven days a week to clear a six-million-parcel backlog, but they aren't all earning the same kind of pay for working overtime.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:20:04 EST
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Total number of new mortgages slumped in second quarter, says CMHC


Rising interest rates and slower income and population growth helped temper demand for new mortgages in the second quarter, according to Canada Mortgage Housing Corp.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:17:15 EST
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Ford government aiming to slash size of public service through voluntary departures

Queen's Park - Ontario Legislature

The Ontario government is aiming to cut the size of public service in the province through voluntary departures, CBC News has learned.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:26:04 EST
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'We're running out of time': Canada under pressure to step up at global climate conference


The Canadian government is under intense pressure to fill a leadership void as countries try to hammer out how they will hold themselves accountable for implementing the Paris climate-change accord.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:04:07 EST
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Everything you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou and her possible extradition

Meng Wanzhou

A global firestorm was set off with the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. As she awaits extradition hearings on $10 million bail, CBC answers some frequently asked questions about the case.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:57:19 EST
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Iqaluit city council considering curfew for youth in new year

Iqaluit's downtown

The City of Iqaluit is exploring the idea of a curfew for kids in the Nunavut capital, at the request of one of its councillors.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:07:15 EST
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Heart defect doesn't stop Ontario teen from becoming prime minister for a day


Aiden Anderson is seeing his wish come true; he became Prime Minister for a day Wednesday in Ottawa.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:44:17 EST
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'Who decides whether you're dead?': Ontario court case could prove precedent-setting

Taquisha McKitty

The family of Taquisha McKitty will argue in the Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday that she's still breathing and alive, even though a lower court has declared her dead.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Humboldt Broncos parent, others applaud changes to bus crash intersection

humboldt intersection

The Saskatchewan government is promising to install rumble strips, lights, signs and road markers at the site where the Humboldt Broncos bus collided with a transport truck.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:59:50 EST
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Sexual assault victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest sue Alpine Canada

Anna Prchal, Genevieve Simard photo

Three sexual assault victims of former ski coach Bertrand Charest are suing Alpine Canada, alleging the sports federation turned a blind eye to signs of wrongdoing.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:51:25 EST
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Why Rachel Notley's refinery pitch won't solve the oilpatch's problem

Notley wants new refinery

Alberta's premier wants to see a new oil refinery built in the province. But experts say Alberta already has more refinery capacity than it needs and the biggest problem facing the province's oilpatch remains unsolved — a lack of export pipeline space.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Edward Downey pins murders of Calgary woman and her daughter on two other men

Edward Downey

Edward Downey's lawyer says his client did go to Sara Baillie's home the morning she was killed but "he did not arrive alone," and when he left, the victim's five-year-old was still alive.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:08:39 EST
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Mark Norman's defence team accuses Crown of holding back documents

CRIME Norman Charged 20180410

The lawyer for the military’s former second-in-command accused the Crown today of deliberately withholding vital notes in the breach of trust case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:20:29 EST
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NDP wants RCMP to probe allegation Ford's office asked OPP for 'camper-type vehicle'

Ont Select Committee 20180924

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath calls on the RCMP to investigate an allegation that Ontario Premier Doug Ford's office asked the provincial police force to buy him a "camper-type vehicle."

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:49:24 EST
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40 groups ask Catherine McKenna to retain 'stringent' pollution standards for automakers


A group of 40 organizations, including a General Motors car dealership in Guelph, says Canada needs to keep tough vehicle pollution standards and move towards a zero-emission vehicle strategy regardless of what the U.S. may do.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:15:25 EST
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NHL totem poles called 'blatant cultural appropriation' pulled from some stores

NHL totems

Decorative totem poles featuring hockey-themed figures and logos for teams including the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been removed from shelves at nine Lawtons drugstore locations in Nova Scotia.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:47:07 EST
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Winnipeg woman imprisoned for concealing remains of 6 infants was trying to preserve them, lawyer says

Andrea Giesbrecht

A Winnipeg woman convicted of keeping the remains of six infants in a storage locker was preserving the bodies — not trying to get rid of them, her defence lawyer argued during an appeal hearing Wednesday morning.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EST
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'Racist attitudes' contributed to poor Indigenous death investigations by Thunder Bay police, report says

Gerry McNeilly, the Ontario Independent Police Review Director

Ontario's independent police watchdog says systemic racism exists throughout the Thunder Bay Police Service, and that the "inadequacy" of at least nine investigations into the deaths of Indigenous people over the past several years was "so problematic" that they should be reopened.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:00:00 EST
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