Public Mobile Student Plan 2022: $55 for 20GB of 4G Data

Telus-owned Public Mobile has launched a student plan promo for 2022, offering a $55 plan with 20GB of 4G speed data. Public Mobile says new activations will also get 3x Points-back, resulting in “an extra $8.25 in points value on our Student Plan!”. In other words, you get 15% points-back for 12 months on your […]

Snap Halts Development of Flying Selfie Pixy Drone

Less than four months after launching the product publicly, Snap is discontinuing the development of the Pixy flying selfie camera drone as it adjusts its product plans during the economic downturn (via CNBC News). Citing people familiar with the matter, the report was initially published by The Wall Street Journal, noting that the decision was relayed to...

Apple May Use TSMC 3nm Chips by End of 2022, Says Report

A report from Taiwan's Commercial Times claims TSMC will start production of 3nm chips based on its N3 process node for Apple by the end of this year (via MacRumors). Another report from the publication indicated that TSMC plans to begin mass production of 3nm chips in September. Apple will be the first customer for TSMC's...

Apple Card Tops Credit Card Satisfaction Study, Still Not in Canada

Apple Card and issuer Goldman Sachs have ranked no.1 in the Midsize Credit Card Issuer segment of the annual J.D. Power US Credit Card Satisfaction Study for the second year in a row. The Apple Card Mastercard credit card and Goldman Sachs also ranked highest across interaction, credit card terms, communication, benefits and services, and rewards...

Netflix Mobile Games Hit Record Downloads in July, Says Report

Netflix just had its best month yet for game downloads, and the company has some pretty big pllans for its expansion into the gaming space — reports Protocol. According to data from Sensor Tower, Netflix's games catalogue racked up 2.9 million downloads during July, signalling an uptrend for the service. In total, Netflix's games have...

Ampli Cash Back App to Join RBC Avion Rewards Program

The free Ampli app offers automatic cash back when you connect your debit and credit cards and shop at participating retailers, with minimum $15 cash outs available via Interac e-Transfer. The app was created three years ago by RBC and starting later this month, Ampli will join the bank’s Avion Rewards program. Ampli allows you...
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KOHO Switching to Mastercard from Visa, Sign Up Get $20 Free

Toronto-based KOHO has started switching over its existing customers to Mastercard for its reloadable prepaid credit card. The move means it will be phasing out Visa. The free spending and savings account now uses Mastercard and also supports Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay mobile wallets. "Your existing KOHO cards will remain active until...

Public Mobile Student Plan 2022: $55 for 20GB of 4G Data

Telus-owned Public Mobile has launched a student plan promo for 2022, offering a $55 plan with 20GB of 4G speed data. Public Mobile says new activations will also get 3x Points-back, resulting in “an extra $8.25 in points value on our Student Plan!”. In other words, you get 15% points-back for 12 months on your […]

Bell Fibe TV iOS App Gains Updated Main Menu for Easier Searching

For users of the Bell Fibe TV iOS app, it was updated on Wednesday to bring a new main menu. According to Bell, the revamped main menu means it’s now easier to search for on-demand movies and shows. The Bell Fibe TV app lets cable and satellite subscribers watch TV programming on the go, plus...

TekSavvy Urges Competition Bureau to Fight ‘Predatory Pricing’ by Telcos

TekSavvy wants the Competition Bureau to do something about the "predatory" internet pricing practices of national telecom operators like Bell and Rogers. In a letter dated Tuesday, August 17, the independent internet service provider (ISP) told the Bureau that larger operators "have engaged in a sustained strategy of predatory pricing in the retail market for...

Bell Fires CTV News Anchor Lisa LaFlamme: ‘I Was Blindsided’

On Monday, Bell Media announced veteran CTV news anchor, Lisa LaFlamme was being let go by the company. Coinciding with Bell’s announcement, LaFlamme broke her silence in a final “sign off” on Twitter, a video that has since racked up 3.8 million views. Her firing has made international headlines in the past 24 hours. LaFlamme,...

How to Enable iPhone Battery Percentage in Status Bar in iOS 16 Beta

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 16 beta 5 for developers, which brings back the battery percentage icon to the status bar and to the battery icon itself. Apple previously abolished the battery percentage icon to Control Center when it launched the iPhone X in 2018, as Face ID and the screen notch took away real...

How to Download Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 2 Courses on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released its Wave 2 courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on its Switch console, offering the second batch of downloadable content (DLC) from its Booster Course Pass. The company previously announced August 4 would be the release date for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Wave 2 courses and they were made available this morning....

How to Switch from Android to iPhone [VIDEO]

Apple has just published a new video on its official YouTube channel titled "Switching to iPhone. All your questions answered,” addressing some of the most-searched questions Android users ask before switching to iOS. The video answers questions covering a range of topics from moving to iOS, trade-in, reliability, software updates, privacy, and support. "Coming from an...

How to Modify AirPods to Swap Lightning Port for USB-C [VIDEO]

Ken Pillonel, the guy behind the popular USB-C iPhone mod, has just released a new video that shows his entire process of modifying the AirPods to swap Apple’s proprietary Lightning port for a USB-C connection (via The Verge). While Pillonel has also made his schematics open source, you do need a 3D printer to complete the...

How to Watch Live MLB Games Free on Apple TV+: August 2022

Apple has released its free “Friday Night Baseball” schedule on Apple TV+ for August 2022. “Friday Night Baseball” includes live pre and postgame shows, and is available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom—without a subscription, for a limited time. The August MLB...

How to Make a Video Montage in Cinematic Mode on iPhone [VIDEO]

Apple has shared a new video tutorial detailing how to make a video montage in Cinematic mode on iPhone. "Learn how to make video montages on iPhone 13 using Cinematic mode with portrait photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis and Creative Pro Jahmyra from Today at Apple,” says the company. https://youtu.be/jvskn_FnpIE The nearly 6-minute tutorial video provides instructions...

How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone [VIDEO]

Another new video has just been posted to Apple’s official support channel on YouTube, and this one shows how easy it is to view the battery percentage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. On iPhone models with Face ID, you can check your battery percentage in Control Center. On iPhone models with a Home Button,...

Apple Releases macOS 12.5.1 and watchOS 8.7.1 Downloads [Update]

After releasing iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 today, Apple also released macOS 12.5.1 and watchOS 8.7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3. These minor updates come ahead of major software releases slated this fall, including iOS 16. You can update your Mac by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left corner, then ‘Software Update’. To...

Zoom’s Auto-Update Feature Exposes Mac Users to Security Flaw: Report

Security researcher Patrick Wardle recently discovered three security vulnerabilities in the popular video conferencing app Zoom's auto-update feature that put Mac users at risk of remote attacks (via WIRED). Zoom rolled out its auto-update feature on both Mac and Windows in November of last year. On Mac, users need to enter their system password while...

macOS Ventura Removes ‘Network Locations’ Feature from System Preferences

Apple unveiled macOS Ventura at WWDC 2022 in June, alongside the latest iterations of its other operating systems. While macOS Ventura will bring a plethora of new features to the Mac, Apple is reportedly removing one too. According to Six Colors, macOS Ventura completely removes the Network Locations feature. The 'Location' feature in the Network...

M2 MacBook Air Teardown by iFixit: Check it Out [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, the teardown experts at iFixit worked their magic on Apple's new M2 MacBook Air. Apple launched its redesigned 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air last week. We already got a look at how compact and tightly packed the main logic board is in YouTuber Max Tech's teardown of the M2 MacBook...

Apple Releases macOS 12.5.1 and watchOS 8.7.1 Downloads [Update]

After releasing iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 today, Apple also released macOS 12.5.1 and watchOS 8.7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3. These minor updates come ahead of major software releases slated this fall, including iOS 16. You can update your Mac by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left corner, then ‘Software Update’. To...

Apple Patent Hints at Temperature Sensor for Apple Watch Series 8

Apple was granted a new patent, titled "Temperature gradient sensing in portable electronic devices," on Tuesday that hints at a new temperature sensor for the Apple Watch Series 8 and details how the company's implementation could potentially work (via MyHealthyApple). The Cupertino, California-based tech giant is expected to unveil three new Apple Watch models at...

Apple Watch Series 8 to Feature Complete Redesign: Gurman

In this week's edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman shared more details about the higher-end Apple Watch "Pro" he expects Apple to unveil later this year alongside the Apple Watch Series 8. Gurman has detailed several features of the premium Apple Watch until now, including a larger, more shatter-resistant screen, an all-metal chassis possibly...

Belkin Launches TemperedCurve 2-in-1 Screen Protector, Bumper for Apple Watch

Accessory maker Belkin has just announced the latest additions to its device protection collection, including a new Screenforce TemperedCurve 2-in-1 Treated Screen Protector and Bumper for Apple Watch, and some new magnetic cases for the iPhone 13 series. The new TemperedCurve 2-in-1 hybrid screen protector and bumper brings edge-to-edge protection for the Apple Watch and is compatible...

Alleged ‘Apple Watch Pro’ May Cost Nearly $1,000: Gurman

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman fleshed out his expectations for Apple's upcoming higher-end Apple Watch. The analyst threw some possible names out there, including 'Apple Watch Pro' and 'Apple Watch Explorer Edition.' According to Gurman and reports from other sources, the Apple Watch Pro is set to get a larger display...