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Telus to Charge Fee for Credit Card Payments, to ‘Recover’ Processing Costs

Telus has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the approval of a 1.5% processing fee on all customer bill payments made via credit card. https://twitter.com/fanCRTCProfling/status/1557063188918812676 If approved, the surcharge will go into effect starting October 17, 2022. It will apply to all new and existing Telus customers. This additional...

Spotify Launches New Home Screen Experience

Spotify is launching a new Home experience that includes feeds for both Music and Podcasts & Shows, making it easier for listeners to scroll through the type of content they’re looking for. The updated Spotify home screen will make the experience more personalized while allowing users to dig even deeper into their recommendations. In the...

Wise Introduces INTERAC e-Transfer Request Money Feature in Canada

Wise, formerly Transferwise, has just introduced its new INTERAC e-Transfer Request Money feature giving Canadians a new, more convenient way to move money into their Wise accounts. Wise customers can now securely move Canadian Dollars between Wise and other financial institutions in Canada using their email address or mobile number with money typically available within 30...

Snapchat Launches New Parental Features in Canada

Snapchat is launching a new in-app parental tool called 'Family Center,' to help parents get more insight into who their teens are friends with on the social media platform. With Family Center, parents can find out who their kids have been communicating with, without revealing any of the substance of those conversations. "Our new Family...

New Google Campaign Asks Apple to Support RCS Texting in iMessage

Google's Android group has launched a new website to advocate for Apple to adopt the RCS text messaging standard in iMessage, which would significantly improve texting across devices (via CNET). The campaign focuses on Apple's "green bubble" experience when messages are delivered over the SMS and MMS standards, such as the lack of typing indicators, and...

South Korea to Probe App Store, Google Play Over Payment Law Violations

According to a Reuters report, South Korea's telecoms regulator is launching an investigation into app store operators, including Apple and Google, over suspected in-app payment law violations. A new South Korean law that came into effect in March, bans Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems in their respective app...

Telus Says Freedom Mobile Sale by Rogers-Shaw Will Likely Reduce Competition

Telus's President of Mobility Solutions, Jim Senko, said in an interview last week that Rogers and Shaw's proposed sale of the latter's wireless business, Freedom Mobile, to Quebecor will reduce competition in Canada's wireless market (via the Financial Post). Quebecor "doesn’t truly understand the Western markets and would have to wholesale there any kind of...

Public Mobile Promo Offers 2GB Data Bonus for 12 Months

Telus prepaid brand Public Mobile has launched yet another 2GB data bonus, this time offering the extra for 12 months for new subscribers. When new customers activate a plan $25/month or higher and use promo code 12MONTHS2GB, they can get the 2GB bonus per month. Currently, Public Mobile offers a $25/month plan with 1GB data...

WhatsApp Announces Screenshot Blocking and More Privacy Features

WhatsApp parent company Meta today announced new privacy features for the popular communication app. "Today, we’re introducing new privacy features that provide interlocking layers of protection and give you more control over your messages on WhatsApp," Meta said in a news release. The new features include the option to hide your 'Online' status on WhatsApp,...

Beats Fit Pro Kim Kardashian Edition to Launch in Three New Colours

Beats Fit Pro in Earth colour Apple’s Beats has partnered with Kim Kardashian to launch Beats Fit Pro earbuds in three new neutral colours: Moon, Dune and Earth. "Meet the earbuds that look as good as they feel. Selected especially for you, my new Beats Fit Pro collection features three neutral tones and a secure-fit...