Stories by Gary Ng

Telus Quietly Acquires Altima and Start.ca Independent ISPs

One of Canada’s largest telecoms has confirmed it has acquired independent internet service providers (ISPs) Altima Telecom and London, Ontario-based Start.ca. Both companies are resellers of internet and cable services. Peter Novak, Vice-President of Insight & Engagement at TekSavvy, said on Friday morning, “Got it confirmed: http://Start.ca, another indie ISP, has been quietly acquired by […]

Twitter Launches Ad Revenue Sharing with Creators

Twitter’s ‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk announced on Friday the social network is now launching ad revenue sharing with creators. Musk said on Friday morning, “Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in their reply threads.” Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in […]

You Can Now Buy Apple’s HomePod 2 in Canada

Apple has officially launched sales of its new HomePod second-generation in Canada, with first pre-orders set to deliver today. As of writing, you can buy HomePod 2 on Apple’s website and have it ready for pickup at your local Apple Store. Select addresses can also get HomePod 2 with same-day delivery. HomePod 2 costs $399 […]

Apple Hits 2 Billion Active Devices; Cook Says Production Disruptions Over

Today Apple announced its Q1 2023 earnings, reporting $117.2 billion in revenue and net income of $29.9 billion for the December quarter. Revenue was down 5% year-over-year, affected by production disruptions in China due to COVID-19. Apple CEO Tim Cook told Reuters in an interview that production disruptions are essentially over, as they “lasted through […]

Apple Shares ‘Shot on iPhone 14 Pro’ Short Film ‘Fursat’ [VIDEO]

Apple has shared a new Shot on iPhone 14 Pro short film on its YouTube channel today, called ‘Fursat’ by director Vishal Bhardwaj. The 30-minute short film is described as “a magical story about a man so obsessed with controlling the future that he risks losing what he holds most precious in the present. Bhardwaj […]

Twitter to End Free API Access, Paid Basic Tier Coming Instead [Update]

Twitter announced on late Wednesday evening it will be cutting off free access to its Twitter API next week, and instead launch a paid basic tier instead. “Starting February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. A paid basic tier will be available instead,” said the […]

Apple to Leave Industrial Design Chief Role Empty for Now: Report

Back in October, Apple confirmed its head of hardware design, Evans Hankey, was departing from the company after just three years of replacing the famed design chief Jony Ive. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports Apple won’t be replacing the coveted design chief role, but instead having its entire team report to the company’s chief operating […]

Fubo TV Launches Disney Channels within Premium Package

Streaming service FuboTV announced on Wednesday it has launched three Disney channels within its Premium package. Available now are the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. According to FuboTV, these new Disney channels are part of the company’s partnership with STACKTV, which began last year and added Global, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, W Network, […]

Here’s Samsung Galaxy S23 Canadian Pricing and for Galaxy Book3

Samsung today launched its new Galaxy S23 Series smartphones and Galaxy Book3 premium laptops, with both lineups of devices available to pre-order today. Below you can find Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Canadian pricing and availability: Pre-order date: February 1, 2023 Launch date: February 17, 2023, at samsung.com/ca, Samsung Experience Stores, major carrier and retail partners […]

You Can Now Subscribe to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV App

Apple has launched MLS Season Pass globally on the Apple TV app, ahead of the 2023 season that kicks off on February 25, 2023. An MLS Season Pass will provide fans all MLS and Leagues Cup matches, plus hundreds of MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT games as well. Apple says there’s some free on-demand […]

Netflix Spatial Audio Now Only for Premium Members, Expands to Top 700 Titles

Netflix on Wednesday announced its spatial audio support is now exclusively available for its Premium members, with now the top 700 titles supporting the enhanced immersive cinematic sound. Spatial audio is available on titles such as Stranger Things, The Watcher, Wednesday, and Knives Out: Glass Onion, says Netflix, with the cinematic sound experience available on TVs, […]