Stories by Nehal Malik

Ottawa Spends $1.6 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet to 300+ Homes in Ontario

According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on Wednesday, the federal government will invest $1.6 million CAD to bring high-speed internet to over 300 currently under-served households in Ontario's Halton region. The federal funds have been allocated to Standard Broadband, which will connect 324 under-served homes in Haltonville and Moffat to high-speed internet. The...

Apple TV+ Ranks 6th in Top Streaming Services by Subscriber Count

Netflix may be a household name and the first to pop into their head when someone thinks "streaming service", but it is far from the only player in the industry anymore. Newsweek has put together a list of the top streaming services right now, ranked by subscriber count. It's worth noting Apple ranks 6th with...

SpaceX Teams Up With Google Cloud to Power Starlink Connectivity

On Thursday, SpaceX announced a deal signed with Google Cloud, the search engine's cloud computing branch, for computing and networking services across the globe — reports CNBC (via Tesla North). Google Cloud's state-of-the-art fiber-optic network will be used to help Starlink establish strong and reliable connectivity to the finest cloud services in a deal that...

Clubhouse for Android Beta Now Available in Canada for Pre-Registration

[caption id="attachment_353181" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: Clubhouse[/caption] Canadians can now pre-register for the beta version of the Clubhouse app for Android over at its official Google Play Store page, the company told iPhone in Canada in an email. As soon as the app becomes available in Canada, those who pre-register will be informed via notification. After...

Apple Did Not Disclose Hack that Affected 128 Million Devices, Show Court Emails

Emails entered into evidence this week during the Epic Games, Inc. vs. Apple Inc. trial present proof of an internal conversation between Apple executives about notifying users affected by the biggest iOS hack on record of the breach. However, that notification never came to pass — reports Ars Technica. Somewhere around April of 2015, seemingly legitimate...

Apple Grants Zoom for iPad an Exclusive Camera Feature, Discovers Developer

Think Tap Work, developers of iOS app Participant for Zoom, revealed in a recent tweet that they'd discovered something peculiar about Apple's app developer ecosystem: There are some OS features that third-party apps simply can't access unless Apple itself grants their devs permission, and there's no publicly accessible way for devs to request permission to...

How to Hack an Apple AirTag into a Card for your Wallet [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_353149" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Andrew Ngai[/caption] Anyone who's seen Apple's new AirTags knows they're not the best shape to slip into your wallet without creating an unnecessary bulge. The Othello game piece-shaped devices are quite thick and not flat like those from competitor Tile. Unfortunately, this isn't a problem you can fix by spending...

Tile Teams with Amazon to Push Back Versus Apple AirTags

On Friday, tech giant Amazon announced a new partnership with Tile and smart lock-maker Level that aims to let the pack of companies go toe to toe with Apple in the item tracking space — reports CNBC, When Apple unveiled the AirTags during its 'Spring Loaded' event late last month, an eerie silence reverberated across...

Petition Opposing Rogers-Shaw Merger Surpasses 61,000 Signatures

In a press release published on Friday, OpenMedia, a civil advocate for cheaper cellular and internet in Canada, announced that it (and other civil society groups) has surpassed 61,000+ Canadians in its petition against the recently announced Rogers-Shaw buyout. https://twitter.com/OpenMediaOrg/status/1390687105362194432 Estimated to be worth around $26 billion CAD, Rogers' buyout of Shaw Communications will is...