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Samsung Reveals Galaxy Watch 5 Series and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

During the company’s Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung officially revealed a new series of wearables. The company introduced the Galaxy Watch 5 series, which includes a base model as well as the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Additionally, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has also been unveiled. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro Samsung’s Galaxy...

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4

During the company’s Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung officially revealed its two new foldable devices. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 have both been shown off in full and are now available to preorder. The year’s foldable refresh from Samsung includes a new iteration of its Z Flip and Z Fold line....

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...

Deals

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Dell Canada Offering Free Disney+ for 6 Months with Select Purchases

Dell Canada has a back to school promo right now offering 6 months of free Disney+, with select purchases of laptops, desktops and monitors. Disney+ costs $11.99 CAD per month so that works out to a $72 value. The freebie is available when you buy: Inspiron and G Series laptop or desktop or any S series,...

Watch the Premier League on fuboTV This Weekend, Stream Live Games

FuboTV is set to launch its exclusive Canadian streaming rights to the Premier League this weekend, as the company takes over rights previously held by DAZN. To celebrate the Premier League launch, FuboTV will have viewing parties coast-to-coast across Canada. You’ll be able to live stream Premier League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, Ligue 1 and...

Telecom

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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...

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...

Rogers Called Anti-Competitive by OneSoccer for Refusing to Carry Streaming Service

According to The Globe and Mail, sports streaming startup OneSoccer has filed an official complaint against Rogers with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC). OneSoccer alleged in its complaint that Rogers' refusal to carry the channel on its cable lineup amounts to anti-competitive behaviour as the former competes directly with Rogers's Sportsnet service. The company's filing...

Competition Bureau’s Resistance to Freedom Mobile Sale ‘Incomprehensible’, Says Quebecor CEO

Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau finds it "incomprehensible" that the Competition Bureau is opposed to the company's proposed acquisition of Freedom Mobile from Rogers and Shaw — reports The Globe and Mail. Back in May, the Bureau petitioned the federal competition tribunal to block Rogers's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw. Canada's competition watchdog argued the...

Tutorials

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How to Enable iPhone Battery Percentage in Status Bar in iOS 16 Beta

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 16 beta 5 for developers, which brings back the battery percentage icon to the status bar and to the battery icon itself. Apple previously abolished the battery percentage icon to Control Center when it launched the iPhone X in 2018, as Face ID and the screen notch took away real...

How to Download Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 2 Courses on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released its Wave 2 courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on its Switch console, offering the second batch of downloadable content (DLC) from its Booster Course Pass. The company previously announced August 4 would be the release date for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Wave 2 courses and they were made available this morning....

How to Switch from Android to iPhone [VIDEO]

Apple has just published a new video on its official YouTube channel titled "Switching to iPhone. All your questions answered,” addressing some of the most-searched questions Android users ask before switching to iOS. The video answers questions covering a range of topics from moving to iOS, trade-in, reliability, software updates, privacy, and support. "Coming from an...

How to Modify AirPods to Swap Lightning Port for USB-C [VIDEO]

Ken Pillonel, the guy behind the popular USB-C iPhone mod, has just released a new video that shows his entire process of modifying the AirPods to swap Apple’s proprietary Lightning port for a USB-C connection (via The Verge). While Pillonel has also made his schematics open source, you do need a 3D printer to complete the...

How to Watch Live MLB Games Free on Apple TV+: August 2022

Apple has released its free “Friday Night Baseball” schedule on Apple TV+ for August 2022. “Friday Night Baseball” includes live pre and postgame shows, and is available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom—without a subscription, for a limited time. The August MLB...

How to Make a Video Montage in Cinematic Mode on iPhone [VIDEO]

Apple has shared a new video tutorial detailing how to make a video montage in Cinematic mode on iPhone. "Learn how to make video montages on iPhone 13 using Cinematic mode with portrait photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis and Creative Pro Jahmyra from Today at Apple,” says the company. https://youtu.be/jvskn_FnpIE The nearly 6-minute tutorial video provides instructions...

How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone [VIDEO]

Another new video has just been posted to Apple’s official support channel on YouTube, and this one shows how easy it is to view the battery percentage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. On iPhone models with Face ID, you can check your battery percentage in Control Center. On iPhone models with a Home Button,...

Mac

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M2 MacBook Air Teardown by iFixit: Check it Out [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, the teardown experts at iFixit worked their magic on Apple's new M2 MacBook Air. Apple launched its redesigned 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air last week. We already got a look at how compact and tightly packed the main logic board is in YouTuber Max Tech's teardown of the M2 MacBook...

Apple M2 Pro, M2 Max MacBook Pro Models by Spring 2023: Gurman

In this week's edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said he expects to see Apple unveil refreshed 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips sometime between fall 2022 and spring 2023 — reports 9to5Mac.  Apple just launched the 2022 MacBook Air, the second Mac to pack the...

Apple Watch

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Apple Watch Series 8 to Feature Complete Redesign: Gurman

In this week's edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman shared more details about the higher-end Apple Watch "Pro" he expects Apple to unveil later this year alongside the Apple Watch Series 8. Gurman has detailed several features of the premium Apple Watch until now, including a larger, more shatter-resistant screen, an all-metal chassis possibly...

Belkin Launches TemperedCurve 2-in-1 Screen Protector, Bumper for Apple Watch

Accessory maker Belkin has just announced the latest additions to its device protection collection, including a new Screenforce TemperedCurve 2-in-1 Treated Screen Protector and Bumper for Apple Watch, and some new magnetic cases for the iPhone 13 series. The new TemperedCurve 2-in-1 hybrid screen protector and bumper brings edge-to-edge protection for the Apple Watch and is compatible...

Alleged ‘Apple Watch Pro’ May Cost Nearly $1,000: Gurman

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman fleshed out his expectations for Apple's upcoming higher-end Apple Watch. The analyst threw some possible names out there, including 'Apple Watch Pro' and 'Apple Watch Explorer Edition.' According to Gurman and reports from other sources, the Apple Watch Pro is set to get a larger display...