Stories by Nehal Malik

Apple Raises Concerns Over India’s Homemade Navigation System Requirement

India is pushing smartphone manufacturers to support its proprietary navigation system, Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC), on all new smartphones sold in the region by January 2023. However, Apple and other smartphone makers are concerned about the added cost and components of making the change — reports Reuters. NavIC is India's own alternative to the widely...

Cloudflare Launches New Security eSIM for Phone-Level Protection

Cloudflare today announced Zero Trust SIM, a security eSIM designed to provide phone-level protection and data privacy to smartphone users, corporations looking to secure their employees' phones, and carriers selling data services. Zero Trust SIM secures all data packets sent by a smartphone and is locked to the device it is assigned to as a...

Canada Should Drop Foreign-Ownership Rules on Telecoms, Says Telus CEO

Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of Telus, wants Ottawa to relax foreign-ownership rules for large telecommunications companies — reports The Globe and Mail. Entwistle has asked the same of the federal government in the past, but he is now renewing his argument as the Canadian telecom scene goes through a new wave of consolidation with...

Apple Watch Ultra: All Three Bands Tested and Compared [VIDEO]

Apple Watch Ultra, Apple's most premium smartwatch to date, officially launched on Friday. The new high-end smartwatch targets extreme athletes, and it comes with a choice between three different bands to aid in their adventures: the Alpine Loop, the Trail Loop, and the Ocean Band. Each of the three band types was thoroughly tested and...

AirPods Max Active Noise Cancellation Not as Strong as Before?

According to a report from The Verge's Umar Shakir, a firmware update Apple started rolling out for AirPods Max in May significantly reduces the strength of the premium headphones' Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), according to his observations. Apple's most expensive AirPods have pretty strong ANC. It is (or at least was) strong enough that some people...

Rogers, Telus, Bell Donate $50K to Hurricane Fiona Relief and More

[caption id="attachment_382081" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image: Bell[/caption] As Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Atlantic Canada, telecommunications services are more instrumental than ever in ensuring that Canadians can stay connected with their loved ones and emergency services. To that end, Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is organizing telecom operators in the impacted areas to "ensure their services are...

Apple Watch Ultra Bug Makes Compass Backtrack Data Disappear

Apple earlier this month unveiled Apple Watch Ultra, the tech giant's highest-end smartwatch to date. The premium smartwatch carries a starting price of $1,099 and is geared towards extreme athletes and adventurers. Apple Watch Ultra is designed to be the perfect companion for when you're far away from civilization, whether you're below sea level or...

OpenMedia Urges MPs to Support Bill Requiring Telecoms to Report Actual Internet Speeds

[caption id="attachment_322949" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Image: OpenMedia[/caption] OpenMedia on Friday encouraged Members of Parliament from all parties to support Bill C-288, which would require internet service providers (ISPs) to accurately report average broadband network performance to the public in each of the areas they serve. Bill C-288 comes from a private member and was tabled by...

Google Shares Pixel Watch Teaser Ahead of October Event [VIDEO]

Google on Thursday shared a teaser video for its first smartwatch, dubbed the Pixel Watch, ahead of its expected announcement at a launch event confirmed for October 6. Check out Google's full Pixel Watch teaser below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p7v1PTABSU The teaser introduces us to the design of Google's oft-rumoured smartwatch against the backdrop of some thumpy music,...

Trudeau Agrees to Drop ArriveCAN App, Monday Announcement Coming

Canada's required use of the ArriveCAN app for travellers, along with the remainder of the country's COVID-19 border measures, are set to lapse on September 30 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reportedly agreed to not renew the mandates (via The Peterborough Examiner). Two senior government sources told The Canadian Press that the cabinet order implementing...