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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

Support workers doling out pills in nursing homes are under-qualified, some health professionals say

Monya Johnson

The Elizabeth Wettlaufer public inquiry has raised alarms about who is providing support to seniors in long-term care facilities. One doctor tells Checkup that support workers aren't adequately trained to deliver medications.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 18:08:18 EDT
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All main federal party leaders in Quebec for Fête Nationale weekend

St-Jean Baptiste

All three of the main federal party leaders will be in Quebec this weekend for the Fête Nationale holiday.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:47:19 EDT
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Train from Alberta derails in Iowa, leaking crude oil into floodwaters from rain-swollen river

Iowa train derailment

A freight train from Alberta derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials say.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:43:27 EDT
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Bow River access closed in Calgary due to intense rain

Bow River Calgary Flood

Intense rain has caused the Bow River to swell to the point the Calgary Fire Department has closed all access points.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 17:04:19 EDT
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COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

OLY Calgary 2026 Bid 20180321

International Olympic Committee members will vote on a 2026 host city in September 2019.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:36:22 EDT
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JAZZ.FM91 listeners stunned at changes, allegations of misconduct at beloved radio station

JAZZFM Deborah Abbott

Listeners to JAZZ.FM91 are dismayed by on-air changes at Canada’s only all-jazz radio station, as well as news of allegations of misconduct and mismanagement against former CEO and president Ross Porter and board members.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDT
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OPP searching Ottawa River for missing swimmer

 Ontario Provincial Police vehicles

A search is underway for a 20-year-old swimmer after police say he was swept away by rapids in the Ottawa River.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:51:30 EDT
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Finding Pte. Thomas Godchere: An Anishinaabe family's journey to honour a fallen soldier

Thomas Godchere

CBC Thunder Bay Executive Producer Michael Dick made a trip to Vimy, France with a special gift for a fallen soldier from the First World War — who also happens to be his great great uncle.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:00:17 EDT
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Grave mistakes: Tax agency cuts number of cases in which Canadians are mistakenly declared dead


Figures recently tabled in Parliament show that 319 people were erroneously declared dead by the Canada Revenue Agency between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017, which actually marked a 39 per cent decline from the preceding two-year period.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:29:47 EDT
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Canadian military not ready for 'space army,' former defence chief says


Canada's military may not be ready to plant a flag in outer space, but a former chief of the defence staff says the federal government would do well to keep an eye on what the U.S. does with its promised new "space force."

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Faith-based camps feel sting of Trudeau government's summer jobs abortion clause


Fifty applicants from various Nova Scotia organizations, including faith-based summer camps, have been turned down for grants to hire students because they refuse to attest support for "individual human rights in Canada" — including reproductive rights and equality of LGBTQ Canadians.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDT
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Stop the noise bleed: Canadian invention limits spread of concert sound into neighbourhoods

Ever After Music Festival

Soft-spoken engineer Jeremy Bridge has invented speaker technology that delivers high-quality sound to festival-goers while limiting its bleed into surrounding areas.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

Border Crossing Fee

Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, 2018, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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All-inclusive teepee camps could turn Canadian reserves into tourist destinations, says entrepreneur

Teepee camp Brocket

A Piikani man is hoping to turn his entrepreneurial endeavour on the southern Alberta First Nation into a sustainable source of employment for Indigenous people across the country.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:00:00 EDT
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New Canadian Embassy woos the French with Indigenous art

Kent Monkman

Canada's brand-new embassy in Paris is a showcase for Canadian culture — with an emphasis on Indigenous artists.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts

The Kissing Booth

The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have a way to improve the odds.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Single women increasingly pursuing parenthood on their own

Myriam Steinberg

Myriam Steinberg was 40 and fresh off a breakup when she realized that if she wanted a baby, she’d have to go it alone. It's an issue some say is becoming more pervasive.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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4 people safely rescued after abandoning fishing vessel off St. John's

Sea Island Station

Four people have been safely rescued from a life raft after abandoning their fishing vessel that caught fire off the coast of St. John's Friday night.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:31:45 EDT
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Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know

Canada Marijuana Legalization-Things to Know

The legislative battle over marijuana is over but as Canadians look to Oct 17 — the date legalization takes effect — there are some practical considerations that should be top of mind for those who want to avail themselves of the legal product.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Baby dies in car after father forgets to bring child to Montreal daycare

griffintown dead baby

A six-month-old is dead after being left in a car when the father forgot to drop the baby off at daycare before going to work.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:04:17 EDT
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