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19 Hours Ago   A MobileSyrup reader has reached out to share that Bell has raised the cost of their mobile phone plan by $5. The reader currently pays $38 for their BYOD plan with 1GB of data in Quebec.

20 Hours Ago   Rogers flanker brand Chatr is taking its website and mobile app offline from midnight ET on February 17th to noon. Pacfic coast residents will see the site go down at 9 PM PSTon the 16th and should come back online at 9 AM on the 17th.

Yesterday   Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ feature is finally rolling out in a new update, confirms a recent press release from the company. All Tesla cars with Autopilot 2.0.

Yesterday   Volkswagen (VW) showed a glimpse at its future at the 2019 Canadian Auto Show with the company’s new I.D. Crossover concept electric vehicle. The I.D. Crossover concept is incredibly important for the legacy automaker since it’s staking a lot on the new modular MEB electric vehicle (EV) platform.

Yesterday   Online classifieds website Kijiji created an automotive offshoot of its main site at the end of 2018 that’s starting to find its legs. Kijiji Autos focuses exclusively on vehicle sales instead of being a buying and selling catch-all platform like the original Kijiji.

Yesterday   Electrify Canada, a new partnership between Volkswagen Group Canada and Electrify America, plans to build an electric vehicle charging network across Canada. This project is an offshoot of Electrify America, which itself is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Automotive Group.

2 Days Ago   Bell has raised the base prices of its premium smartphone plans by $5. On its homepage, Bell lists the prices of its most popular plans. These plans all went up by $5 recently, and $10 total since December 17th, 2018.

2 Days Ago   Koodo is no stranger to offering great deals on older phones and now it’s bundling older iPhones on a Tab Small plan with a $100 bonus gift.

2 Days Ago   A Vidéotron customer posted on RedFlagDeals stating that the carrier has increased the internet speeds associated with some of its plans. The user reports that Vidéotron plans used to be as follows: 120Mbps download/20Mbps upload speed and 200Mbps download/30Mbps upload speeds for a price similar to the new offer.

2 Days Ago   A Pokémon Go update will soon roll out that will dramatically expand on the game’s augmented reality (AR) photo-taking feature. Players could previously take AR pictures when they were catching a Pokémon for the first time, but that meant the image could only be taken where they caught the monster.

2 Days Ago   Suncor-owned gas company Petro-Canada announced plans to build 50 EV charging stations across Canada. A new section ofthe company’s website shows off a map of a nationwide charger network that will run alongside the Trans-Canada highway from what looks like Vancouver to the east coast of Nova Scotia.

3 Days Ago   A recent APK teardown of Google Maps 10.10 by 9to5Google reveals that the Mountain View, California-based tech giant might not be storing users location data as one may expect.

3 Days Ago   Instagram is testing a web version of Instagram Direct, according to a recent leak. The leak comes from known leaker Jane Manchun Wong, and she says that the web version of Instagram on mobile and desktop are getting the chat feature.

3 Days Ago   Jay-Z-owned streaming music platform Tidal has enabled a new feature that allows users to block artists and songs. The feature primarily affects the ‘My Mix’ playlist section and other algorithmically generated playlists like ‘Artist’ and ‘Track Radios’ by removing the song or artist you don’t want to hear from.

3 Days Ago   Sony’s retro PlayStation console is on sale for $69.98 at Amazon.ca. The micro-console comes pre-loaded with 20 games, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3. The PlayStation Classic normally retails for $129, so this is a pretty substantial discount on the device.

3 Days Ago   Freedom Mobile has launched a new Family Day promotion that offers customers a 15 percent discount on additional lines. Until February 18th, existing and new Freedom Mobile subscribers can get a $65/10GB Big Gig plan for as little as $48.25 per pay period when they activate two or more new lines at the same time.

4 Days Ago   Apple may be working on a new form of vehicle entry that involves technology that’s similar to the technology that powers its iPhone unlocking Face ID feature.

4 Days Ago   An update for the Android tool Pushbullet is rolling out with new visual design elements. The app has been an Android staple for years since it streamlines the process of transferring files between devices.

4 Days Ago   The team behind Google Chrome has released the latest beta builds for the web and mobile browser, bringing ‘Copy’ and ‘Share’ buttons to the mobile platforms and more tools to the desktop client.

4 Days Ago   Pokémon Go’s February Community Day is focusing on the Ice and Ground-type Swinub, plus its evolutionary forms Piloswine and Mamoswine. The event takes place on February 16th from 2pm ET/11am PT and lasts for three hours, as per the usual Community Day rules.

4 Days Ago   Online retail goliath Amazon has announced that it’s buying mesh Wi-Fi router company Eero for an undisclosed amount of money. “From the beginning, Eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of Eero in a press release.

4 Days Ago   P20 and P20 Pro users who subscribe to Rogers should all have the latest version of Android by the end of Monday, February 18th. According to Rogers’ update schedule, the time allocated for the P20 and P20 Pro update is wrapping up on February 18th.

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7 Days Ago   A Virgin Mobile user is reporting that the carrier is offering some users two free Cineplex movie tickets. The offer is posted on RedFlagDeals, but no other Virgin members are reporting getting the tickets yet.

7 Days Ago   HP Canada has settled a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company caused its printers to not work with specific non-HP branded ink. HP used a program called ‘Dynamic Security’ that kept its printers from working with some ink cartridges.

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