Stories by Nehal Malik

Telus Outsourced B.C. Vaccine Call Centres to Debt Collection Agency, Says Report

Upon looking into Telus' handling of its government contract for establishing and operating call centres in British Columbia for the booking of COVID-19 vaccine appointments, PressProgress procured emails and employment documents proving Telus farmed its duties out to CBV Collections, a debt collection agency out of Burnaby. Telus botched last month's rollout of B.C.'s vaccine appointment...

Behind the Sound Effects in Apple TV+ Original Film ‘Greyhound’

Rerecording mixer Michael Minkler, supervising sound editor Warren Shaw, and sound mixer David Wyman have been nominated for an Oscar for their outstanding work on Tom Hanks' Greyhound, streaming now on Apple TV+ — reports Variety. Greyhound takes place during World War II on a U.S. battleship code-named Greyhound in the chill of a North Atlantic winter....

There’s Now a Washing Machine for Apple AirPods on Kickstarter

[caption id="attachment_351418" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: "Cardlax" on YouTube[/caption] We've all seen our pearly white wireless earbuds acquire a more yellow-brown tint over time with use, and cleaning them with their tiny little crevices can be so much of a drag that most of us never get to it. According to Gizmodo, a company called Cardlax has...

Apple Pulls Out of App Store Hearing, Enraging U.S. Senators

After Apple "abruptly" pulled out of an April hearing on the App Store and Google's Play Store, leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are now urging the iPhone maker to come back to the table and offer up a witness for the hearing — reports The Verge. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook,...

ACORN Members Protest in Streets Against Rogers-Shaw Merger

Image via ACORN Canada According to ACORN Canada, members in Toronto took to the streets on April 1, raising their voices for affordable internet, protesting the under-review Rogers-Shaw merger, and urging lawmakers to take preventative action. "Rogers can’t [fool] us. What a great #Internet4All April Fools Day Action today!! Toronto ACORN members fighting back for...

Apple Music on Mac is an ‘Utter Embarrassment for Apple’

Daring Fireball's John Gruber recently shared a brief but poignant review of the standalone Apple Music app for macOS, from a 2020 review by YouTube channel Your Product Sucks: "It is like a little kid wrote this… while being on drugs." After a rumoured break-up of iTunes into standalone apps for macOS back in 2019,...

Apple’s Next iMac to Feature Larger Display, Claims Leaker

On the weekend, prominent leaker @l0vetodream ratified rumours that one of the new Apple silicon-powered iMac models coming sometime in the first half of 2021 will feature the largest display ever on Apple's all-in-one computers — reports MacRumors. Apple currently offers the iMac in 21.5-inch and 27-inch display variants, and both are scheduled to get...

Facebook Data from 533 Million Users Leaked Online, Discovers Researcher

A database containing the leaked phone numbers (and other personal information) of some 533 million Facebook users has just been spotted online. The database was posted to a low-level hacking forum for free — reports Business Insider. The database also contains other personal information, including the users' Facebook IDs, full names, birth dates, locations, biographies,...

Google Wifi iOS and Android App to Get Axed in July, Confirms Company

According to CNET, the 'Google Wifi' app for mobile devices that operated as a control centre for the Google Wifi mesh router will reach the end of its life in July. Google has announced that the app's functionality and network controls will be shifted to the 'Google Home' app, which already serves as the control hub...

Google Pixel 6 to Be Powered by Company’s First In-House Chip: Report

According to 9to5Google, the next additions to Google's line of Pixel phones, one of which will presumably be the Pixel 6, will be powered by the "GS101" processor, Google's first proprietary System on a Chip (SoC) designed in-house under the codename 'Whitechapel'. Reports suggest Google is working with Samsung, which has an extensive history in the...