Stories by Nehal Malik

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...

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...

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...

Airbnb Launching ‘Anti-Party’ Technology in Canada and the U.S.

Airbnb on Tuesday announced the introduction of new anti-party tools in Canada and the U.S. to help prevent unauthorized parties by identifying and declining potentially high-risk reservations. This system looks at factors like history of positive reviews (or lack of positive reviews), length of time the guest has been on Airbnb, length of the trip,...

Apple’s GarageBand Gets Songs from Katy Perry and K-pop Group SEVENTEEN

Apple on Wednesday announced two all-new Remix Sessions for GarageBand, the company's music production app for iPhone and iPad. The new Remix Sessions feature the hit songs "Harleys in Hawaii" by Katy Perry and "Darl+ing" by SEVENTEEN. "GarageBand Remix Sessions enable anyone to express their inner DJ using tracks from today’s top artists," Apple explained....

Canadian Telecom Complaints Hit 15,000 in 2021, Says CCTS

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) on Monday published its 2021 Compliance Monitoring Report (CMR). Every year, the CCTS publishes a report to sum up the main areas of non-compliance by its participating service providers (PSPs) across Canada. According to its 2021 report, the CCTS received a total of 15,000 complaints against PSPs...

Apple Reschedules Return-to-Office Deadline to September 5

Apple is once again asking corporate employees to return to offices for at least three days a week, this time starting September 5 — reports Bloomberg. According to Apple insider Mark Gurman, the company notified employees of the deadline on Monday. Corporate employees are currently only required to be physically present at their offices two days...

Apple Lays Off 100 Contract Recruiters Amidst Hiring Slowdown: Report

According to a report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, last week, Apple laid off about 100 contract-based recruiters as it seeks to rein in hiring and spending across the company. Workers laid off were told the cuts were made due to changes in Apple’s current business needs. The former Apple contractors were responsible for hiring new...

Apple’s iPad Production in China Could be Stifled by Power Outages: Report

According to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (@mingchikuo), a temporary power outage in China's southwestern Sichuan province could impact Apple's iPad supply chain. The outage is a result of the government rationing its industrial electricity supply as China grapples with its worst heatwave in 60 years. Industrial plants in 19 of Sichuan's 21 cities...

Snapchat Adds Customizable App Icons and More for Snapchat+ Subscribers

Snapchat has announced four new features rolling out next week for Snapchat+ subscribers, including customizable app icons. The Snapchat+ subscription is a $4.99 CAD/month service that gives Snapchat users access to exclusive, pre-release, and experimental features. According to Snapchat, more than one million users have subscribed to the service since it debuted in June. Next...