Stories by John Quintet

92% of Canadians Believe Monopolies Are Driving Up Prices, Says Poll

Summary: 92% of Canadians believe monopolies are driving up prices 69% believe competition laws and regulations benefit large companies over consumers 86% agree that more competition means lower prices and more choices for consumers A recent Mainstreet Research poll conducted by OpenMedia and Ekō shows that 92% of Canadians believe that high market concentration is...

Microsoft Patches Windows Exploit Targeted by Ransomware Attacks

Summary: Vulnerability in Windows Common Log File System actively exploited by hackers Nokoyawa ransomware predominantly targets Windows servers of small and medium-sized businesses Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update includes a fix for almost 100 flaws Microsoft has addressed a zero-day vulnerability impacting all supported Windows versions, which researchers claim was exploited by hackers to carry out...

Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Launches Mobile App to Connect with Members

Summary: New app aims to streamline updates and improve connections between the Nation and its members Available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store Runs on Communikit, a platform specifically designed for Indigenous communities and organizations Mistawasis Nêhiyawak has launched a new mobile app to strengthen communication with its members across Canada....

Cogeco’s EPICO Now on Roku Devices in Canada

Summary: Cogeco's EPICO service expands to Roku streaming players and TV models EPICO offers live and on-demand TV and recording access for Cogeco subscribers Roku maintains its position as Canada's top TV streaming platform Roku has announced that Cogeco's EPICO streaming TV service is now available on its platform in Canada. This expansion allows Cogeco...

Opera’s Free VPN Expands to iPhone and iPad

Summary: Opera adds free built-in VPN to iOS browser, covering all major platforms VPN ensures encrypted traffic, private IP, and no-log service Easy to use, no subscription or login required Opera has announced the extension of its free VPN service to its browser for iPhone and iPad, making it the first browser to offer built-in...

Twitter Inc. No Longer Exists, Becomes X Corp. Under Elon Musk [u]

Summary: Twitter Inc. has been merged into X Corp. under Elon Musk's ownership, as revealed in a recent court filing X Corp. and its parent company, X Holdings Corp., were registered in Nevada in March, with possible links to Musk's other ventures in the state Musk's affinity for the letter "X" suggests a potential plan...

Elon Musk Purchases 10,000 GPUs for AI Project at Twitter, Says Report [u]

Summary: Elon Musk buys 10,000 GPUs and hires AI experts for Twitter project AI focus on large language models, potential use in search and ads Actions contradict recent calls for AI development regulation According to sources familiar with the matter as reported by Business Insider, Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter six months ago, is pushing...

Final Fantasy XVI: State of Play Event Coming April 13

Summary: State of Play event on April 13 to provide an in-depth look at Final Fantasy XVI's setting, Eikons, Dominants, and battle system. Final Fantasy XVI is set to launch on PS5 on June 22. This Thursday, April 13, fans of the highly anticipated action-RPG, Final Fantasy XVI, are in for a treat. Sony Interactive...

QuaDream Spyware Targeted iPhones with Malicious Calendar Invites

Summary: QuaDream spyware targets iPhones of journalists and politicians via calendar invites. Israeli company linked to sales of hacking tools similar to NSO Group's exploits. Hackers use stealthy calendar invites to exploit a previously unknown iOS 14 vulnerability. Researchers at Microsoft and Canadian digital rights group Citizen Lab have uncovered a series of iPhone hacks...

Apple Stores in Mumbai and Delhi are Opening Soon, Says Company

Summary: Apple announces new retail stores in Mumbai (BKC) and Delhi (Saket), opening on April 18 and April 20 respectively. Apple Saket features a unique design inspired by Delhi's historical gates, while Apple BKC hosts a special Today at Apple series, "Mumbai Rising." Customers can enjoy custom wallpapers, curated playlists, and hands-on activities celebrating local...

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Smashes Box Office Records in Debut

Summary: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has broken box office records in its weekend debut. Mario and Luigi remain as popular as ever in this second adaptation of the Nintendo game. Universal’s film will likely reach $1 billion in box office sales. The highly anticipated “The Super Mario Bros. Movie" has made a spectacular debut,...