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Apple to Offer Trade-In Boost for Buying iPhone 15 in Canada: Report

Starting Monday, Apple will apparently offer increased trade-in values for iPhones at its retail stores in the U.S. and Canada. This promotion will run through June 3rd and applies specifically to customers trading in their old iPhones towards the purchase of a new iPhone 15 model, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15...

PRESTO Confirms iPhone, Apple Watch Support Coming

Back in April, it was reported that native PRESTO card support for iPhone and Apple Watch would likely be coming in July. Now, PRESTO has teased that support will be coming soon. "Your iPhone and Apple Watch will soon be your PRESTO card. Stay tuned for more details,” said the company on Thursday. The Toronto...

Microsoft to Launch New Call of Duty on Game Pass: Report

Are you a subscriber of Microsoft Game Pass? Your subscription might get a bit hotter as the next version of Call of Duty might launch on the service, instead of via its regular retail sales approach. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Sources familiar with the matter note this will be announced...

OpenAI Signs Deal with Reddit to Train ChatGPT

Reddit and OpenAI have announced a partnership aimed at enhancing the user experience on both platforms. This collaboration will see OpenAI integrating Reddit content into its AI tools, including ChatGPT, to help users discover and engage with Reddit communities more effectively. OpenAI will access Reddit’s Data API, which provides real-time, structured content, enabling better understanding...

OREO Star Wars Cookies Coming to Canada for Limited Time

Wake up, nerds. OREO and Lucasfilm announced this week the release of Special Edition Star Wars OREO Cookies. The new cookie packs, featuring identical exterior packaging, come in two versions: each containing a single colour crème symbolizing either the dark side or light side of the Force. The twist is that fans won't know which...

CCTS Releases 2023 Compliance Report Cards for Telcos, TV Providers

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) has published its 2023 Compliance Report Cards, highlighting the compliance levels of telecom and TV service providers with the CCTS’s complaint-handling requirements. These requirements include following the CCTS’s complaint-handling process, informing customers about the CCTS’s ombuds services, paying CCTS fees, and sharing financial information. “The CCTS’s compliance...

Here are 10 Updates Coming to the Android Ecosystem

On day two of Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, we learned about new changes coming to the Android ecosystem. Google shared a recap detailing 10 significant updates aimed at enhancing security, optimizing battery life on smartwatches, and expanding entertainment options on various devices, including TVs and cars. Private Space for Sensitive Apps: Android...

New Apple Accessibility Features: Control iPhone and iPad Your Eyes

Apple has announced new accessibility features for iPad, iPhone, and visionOS, set to launch later this year. The updates include Eye Tracking, Music Haptics, Vocal Shortcuts, Vehicle Motion Cues, and more. These features aim to enhance the user experience for individuals with disabilities, utilizing Apple hardware, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. “We believe deeply in...

Reddit Launches New Tools for Better AMA Experiences

Reddit announced today a suite of new tools aimed at making hosting and participating in AMAs (Ask Me Anything) easier and more engaging. Hosts get new features such as the ability to schedule and promote AMAs in advance, include guest collaborators, and easily inform participants of the official close of AMAs. As for participants, they...

Google Details New Android Features Powered by Gemini AI

Google has announced new AI features coming right within the Android operating system, set to change how users interact with their devices. According to Sameer Samat, President of the Android Ecosystem, these updates mark a transformative moment in mobile technology, speaking at Google I/O. Circle to Search, now built into the Android user experience, allows...