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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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Mlais M4 Note review – amazing value for $159

Mlais M4 Note - main imageChinese (handset makers) are coming and they seem ready to take on the Korean giants. Just last week, I got a chance to play with the Mlais M4 Note, a phablet-sized device that offers an amazing bang for the buck. That’s $159 for those who count. At first glance, the M4 Note looks like a…


Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:56:57 +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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Hot Accessories & Wearables from MWC 2015

MWC Accessories & WearablesAfter phones and tablets, we look at hot accessories and wearables that were announced at Mobile World Congress 2015. As you’re about to see, there are quite a few of these, and not all of them are available immediately. Quite the contrary, for most products listed here, you’ll have to wait for at least another…


Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:38:54 +0000
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News for Canada

Liberals' tax proposals still need work despite changes, critics insist

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A coalition of industry associations says Bill Morneau must make more changes to the controversial tax proposals he first unveiled last summer to ensure he addresses deep, persistent concerns in the small-business community.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:18:19 EST
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Bell customers, employees flood CBC with complaints about high-pressure sales

Shaelene McInnis

CBC's Go Public heard from frustrated Bell employees and customers coast to coast after our investigation into allegations of high-pressure sales tactics at Canada's largest telecommunications provider.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:21 EST
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'My life was ripped apart': Two Calgary Muslim men say CSIS wrongfully targeted them

Muslim privacy concerns CSIS

Two Muslim men from Calgary say Canada’s security agencies wrongly lumped them in with a cluster of jihadis who left to fight with ISIS, and their lives have been disrupted.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Mail bomb victim Maria Mitousis hesitated before opening 'weird' package

Maria Mitousis

The lawyer who suffered devastating injuries when a mail bomb exploded in her hands is testifying Wednesday at the trial of Guido Amsel.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:31:30 EST
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Alberta's economy to grow at blistering 6.7% pace this year, says Conference Board of Canada

Oil consumer economy

Alberta's economy is on pace to grow by a blistering 6.7 per cent this year, far outpacing every other province, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:31:12 EST
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'Every season is tick season': Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk

Blacklegged tick

Despite freezing temperatures, experts say blacklegged ticks are now active in Nova Scotia all year long.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:00 EST
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'It was very emotional': A cancer patient gets her eyebrows back

Microblading

Erica Fleck lost her hair during during chemotherapy. "You say it doesn't matter, but it really does and if you look good, you feel good," she says.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST
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Dwight Ball's apartment, cars watched as daughter tracked during Phillips murder investigation

Jade Ball and Brandon Phillips

Jurors at the first-degree murder trial of Brandon Phillips are hearing from crime scene analysts as the Crown begins to wrap up its case.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:30:00 EST
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Service dog handlers face bitter pushback, kicked out of public places

Mike Rude and Spark

Two handlers of service dogs in Newfoundland and Labrador say they've recently been kicked out of public places and yelled at for having their dogs with them.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:30:00 EST
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Rachel Notley urges political foes, allies to support Alberta pipeline projects

Rachel Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issued warnings to all political parties to take off their partisan blinders or both the environment and Canada's energy industry will fail.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:46:29 EST
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National inquiry into MMIWG community hearings LIVE

National inquiry into MMIWG community hearings LIVE

Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls begins in Saskatoon and runs for 3 days


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:00 EST
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'Cult-like worshippers' turn Canadian-invented Instant Pot into a phenomenon

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The Ottawa inventor of the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker believes he can sell half a million devices in one day on Black Friday. The gadget has already set sales records on Amazon and continues to grow in popularity both in the US and Canada.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Cities grapple with bylaw and regulation changes as they race to make legal pot deadline

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Now that the federal government has released more details on its legislation to legalize pot, some cities have already taken steps to make sure they are ready for next July's deadline.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Veteran calls for government ID cards as 'small token' of thanks

Remembrance Day Halifax Nov. 11, 2017

A Halifax veteran says a little piece of plastic could go a long way in recognizing the contribution made by retired service members to Canada. He's helping present a petition to Parliament.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST
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'Treated like a terrorist:' Edmontonians urge federal government to fix no-fly system

Eleanor Mohammed and Bashir Mohamed

An Edmonton university graduate and a professional planner flagged on Canada’s no-fly list are among those urging the federal government to overhaul the system in next year’s budget.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST
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'I just want my daughter back': Sex trafficking victims often caught in vicious cycle trying to escape

Cathy

From a patchwork assortment of support services to the deep-rooted psychological trauma experienced by victims, CBC Toronto has found there is a complex web of factors that lead women to return over and over to the clutches of sex trafficking, some as many as five times before breaking free.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Till death: After 65 years, husband and wife die just 32 hours apart

Duivenvoorden

On Jan. 28, 1953, Anthony Duivenvoorden and Sophia Juffermans vowed to be faithful to one another until death. They kept their promise.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:30:00 EST
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Laurier professor, president apologize to TA over video sanction

Lindsay Shepherd Laurier teaching assistant sanctioned

Wilfrid Laurier University president and vice-chancellor Deborah MacLatchy issued an apology to teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd on Tuesday afternoon. Shepherd was sanctioned after showing a debate featuring controversial U of T professor Jordan Peterson in her class.


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:41:08 EST
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Proposed pot regulations open door to craft growers, licensing non-violent offenders

According to Health Canada, 74,013 people in Alberta are registered to receive medicinal marijuana

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has released the Liberal government's proposed cannabis regulations opening the door to craft marijuana producers, allowing low-risk offenders to participate in the industry and offering some leeway on packaging.


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:34:59 EST
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'There were no brakes': Lac-Mégantic expert witness describes how fuel-car convoy became runaway train

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Steven Callaghan, an expert witness in railway accidents, told the judge and jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial none of the ghost train's 73 tanker cars had handbrakes applied, so when the runaway train broke away from its locomotives, it had no brakes at all.


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:37:38 EST
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