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13 Hours Ago   Google’s senior vice president of hardware Rick Osterloh shared on Twitter that over 75 percent of Pixel users are using Android 9 Pie. This is pretty good considering that Android Pie usage isn’t as high outside of the Pixel line of devices.

14 Hours Ago   Social media platform Snapchat is adding new AR Lenses designed for cats to its app. The company quietly rolled out the feature over the last few days.

17 Hours Ago   Facebook-owned WhatsApp is updating its app on Android to allow users to download and edit GIFs before they send them. With the app’s latest APK, when the user pastes a link to a GIF into the text box, they’re presented with the option to download it.

18 Hours Ago   To help its users get into the trick or treating mood, Google Assistant now has roughly 15 Halloween specific commands and responses. It looks like Google has doubled down on the spooky responses this year since it only had a few themed answers last October.

20 Hours Ago   It’s been over a year since Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters in a major North America city. With the online retail giant’s selection time frame in mind, the company should be announcing the official location of its next headquarters soon.

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3 Days Ago   EBay-owned classifieds service Kijiji plans on launching a new ‘Kijiji Autos’ vehicle sale platform to make it easier to shop for cars in Canada. The company hopes to launch the site by the end of the year.

3 Days Ago   Pokémon Go has received a substantial update on Android that allows select high-end Android phones to use AR+, the game’s advanced augmented reality mode. Niantic, the title’s developer, has been iterating on the game’s augmented reality technology since its launch.

3 Days Ago   Google’s default texting app on Android has changed its Play Store listing from ‘Android Messages’ to the shortened name, ‘Messages.’ Further, it looks like the change has been made in the Canadian Play Store, too.

3 Days Ago   A new promotion from national carrier Rogers makes it a bit easier to buy a few Apple devices in one fell swoop with a ‘Share Everything’ plan.

4 Days Ago   A Freedom Mobile subscriber posted on RedFlagDeals that Rogers reached out to them and offered them a 10GB plan for $70 plus $170 in bill credits before taxes.

4 Days Ago   Ontario’s online cannabis retailer, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), has confirmed additional details surrounding how much it will cost to ship the plant when it becomes legal.

4 Days Ago   Rogers Media’s online sports streaming platform Sportsnet Now is expanding with Sportsnet Now+, allowing fans to watch even more games on the go, according to the company.

4 Days Ago   Amazon is making it possible for developers to create Alexa Skills for French-speaking Canadians with its newly announced Alexa Skills Kit and Canadian French voice model.

4 Days Ago   Walmart’s Canadian arm has announced plans to renovate 23 stores in an effort to better appeal to a wider variety of customers. The retail giant is focusing on creating an “omi-channel experience” that aims to better meld its online and offline shopping offerings, according to the company.

4 Days Ago   Apple’s recently released iOS Shortcuts app is a way to streamline simple tasks and create futuristic phone commands, but coming up with all of these unique formulas isn’t always easy.

5 Days Ago   The Canadian version of Ebates took a poll to find out more about Canadian’s shopping habits and discovered that the majority of us enjoy shopping online.

5 Days Ago   Newfoundland-based web app makes it possible to securely renew prescription medication online across most of Canada. To access the site, users have to first register with their provincial plan information such as OHIP or B.C. Pharmacare, as well as their benefit plan information.

5 Days Ago   There’s a ton of new Pokémon Go news this week, including the impending arrival of Generation 4 monsters, the newly announced Mythical Pokémon Meltan and some of the game’s mechanics getting rebalanced.

5 Days Ago   Snapchat is making an effort to diversify its content offerings by bringing 12 new scripted TV-esque shows to the platform. The shows range from genres like comedy and drama to formats such as documentaries and reality TV.

6 Days Ago   The upcoming Reigns: Game of Thrones mobile game for iOS is going to incorporate the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera into gameplay. According to an iOS App Store preview that can only be viewed on an iPhone or an iPad running iOS 11 or greater, the title will ask players to participate in stare-downs with other characters.

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6 Days Ago   Minecraft is one of those games that feels like it’s on almost every platform, but it looks like the title is going to stop getting support on 4th-generation Apple TV set-top boxes.

6 Days Ago   Toronto-based DrinkBox Studios is bringing its Metroidvania action platformers Guacamelee! and Guacamelee! 2 to the Nintendo Switch. It’s worth noting that Switch-owners will be able to play Guacamelee!

6 Days Ago   At Google’s fall hardware event, the search giant revealed its next-generation hardware, and in terms of Google’s video streaming devices, the Google Chromecast has received a slight design refresh.

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