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UberX Share Launches in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto

[caption id="attachment_389903" align="aligncenter" width="1146"] Image: Uber[/caption] Uber today announced the launch of UberX Share in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, bringing shared rides back to these cities after UberPool was discontinued in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Shared rides have long been a rider favourite, from the spontaneous singalongs to meeting new friends and other...

Apple May Launch More Expensive iPhone ‘Ultra’ in 2024: Report

In this week's edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman speculated that Apple could launch an even pricier iPhone model, positioned above the "Pro Max," as early as 2024. The renowned analyst previously reported that Apple could rename this year's iPhone 15 Pro Max the iPhone 15 "Ultra." However, he now believes the company is...

Apple Crash Detection Made 185 False Calls in 9 Days to Dispatch Centre

Apple’s new Crash Detection feature is still triggering false emergency calls, much to the detriment of emergency dispatch workers. According to a report from The New York Times, a four-person 9-1-1 emergency service centre in Summit County, Colorado, home to several ski resorts, received a whopping 185 false calls from skiers' iPhone 14s and Apple...

Google Building New iOS Browser That Violates App Store Rules

Google appears to be working on a new web browser for iOS based on the tech giant's own Blink engine instead of Apple's WebKit, in violation of the App Store Review Guidelines — reports The Register. The in-development browser was referenced in a recent Chromium bug report, but Google says it won't actually release it....

Another Original iPhone Up for Auction, Expected to Fetch $50,000 USD

[caption id="attachment_389886" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: LCG Auctions[/caption] A rare, factory-sealed original iPhone from 2007 in mint condition is up for bidding at New Orleans-based LCG Auctions' 2023 Winter Premier Auction, which will run through February 19 at LCGAuctions.com. According to LCG Auctions, the item could ultimately fetch more than $50,000 USD. The same auction house...

Pioneer CD/DVD Drives Not Working on macOS 13.2

Users who have updated their Macs to last month's macOS 13.2 release are reporting that their Pioneer CD/DVD drives are no longer working (via MacRumors). Apparently, the latest version of macOS Ventura is not compatible with Pioneer's lineup of USB-connected CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drives for the Mac. Apple rolled out macOS 13.2 with support for...

Castle Crumble Arrives on Apple Arcade

Orbital Knight’s Castle Crumble has just arrived on the Apple Arcade, allowing you to embark on an adventure and conquer a variety of kingdoms. In Castle Crumble your goal is clear - castles must fall. You play to become a hero in far fantasylands. 🏰 New Release 🏰 Castles. Must. Fall. In Castle Crumble from @orbital_knight, you'll...

2023 M2 Max MacBook Pro vs MSI Z16 PC Laptop [VIDEO]

The folks over at YouTube channel Max Tech have today shared a comparison video of the 2023 M2 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro and the MSI Z16 PC laptop. In an earlier comparison, the new M2 MacBook Pro was pitted against the M1 Max MacBook Pro, in which they highlighted the High Power Mode on the 16-inch MacBooks. The High-Power Mode...

Amazon Spent $16.6 Billion on Content in 2022

In its annual report filed with the SEC today, Amazon revealed it spent $16.6 billion on music and video content in 2022, up from $13 billion in 2021, Variety is reporting. The e-commerce giant’s content spending jumped 28% last year, thanks to pricey deals like NFL’s Thursday Night Football and The Lord of the Rings: The...

Nintendo’s Top Canadian Executive Details a Successful 2022

Nintendo of Canada's GM Susan Pennefather shared her company’s successes in 2022 and what's in store for the next year, in an interview with the Financial Post. "We’re so proud that the Nintendo Switch and our IP (intellectual property) resonate really strongly with Canadians,” Susan said when asked how she felt bout the last 12...

Apple Removes Twitter Rival ‘Damus’ from App Store in China

[caption id="attachment_389831" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Image: Damus[/caption] Apple has booted Damus, a Twitter alternative that's gaining some momentum, off its Chinese App Store merely two days after approving the app's listing — reports TechCrunch. According to an App Review notice Apple sent to the makers of Damus, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) demanded the app's...

Twitter Launches Ad Revenue Sharing with Creators

Twitter’s ‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk announced on Friday the social network is now launching ad revenue sharing with creators. Musk said on Friday morning, “Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in their reply threads.” Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in […]