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Yesterday   Every week, MobileSyrup goes over some of the most notable movies and TV shows to recently hit Canadian streaming platforms. Typically, this column will focus on content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, although other streaming services may be mentioned when relevant.

2 Days Ago   A Canadian mobile gamer has been confirmed as a finalist in Millennial Esports’ ‘World’s Fastest Gamer‘ racing competition. Twenty-four-year-old Riley Gerster is the sixth finalist in the competition, which will see mobile gamers face off in a real-life race with a prize worth more than $1 million USD (about $1.3 million CAD).

2 Days Ago   Sony has kicked off a new PlayStation Store sale for the weekend that discounts recent release titles by up to 50 percent. The Platinum Weekend sale is offered exclusively to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

2 Days Ago   Apple has announced that App Store developers will now be able to offer a “grace period” should a customer’s auto-renewable subscription lapse. In the past, failure to process a payment would result in subscriptions being cut off.

2 Days Ago   The House of Commons will no longer link to the websites of all 334 outgoing members of parliaments after it discovered that some of the politicians were improperly using them.

2 Days Ago   A second Game of Thrones prequel series is in the works at HBO, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Citing anonymous sources, the outlet reports that HBO is nearing a deal to order a pilot episode for the series, which would take place 300 years before Game of Thrones.

3 Days Ago   Apple has released a new trailer that showcases many of the titles coming to its Apple Arcade game subscription service. Altogether, Apple is promising more than 100 games on the service, with the latest video taking a look at over 25 of them.

3 Days Ago   Google One is now capable of backing up and restoring photos, videos and MMS on Android. These features are in addition to the texts, contacts and app backup that the cloud storage service already offers.

3 Days Ago   Telus will soon provide free Wi-Fi to those riding Ottawa’s O-Train Confederation Line. Specifically, the free service will come to three downtown, underground Line 1 stations, as well as door-to-door cellular service.

3 Days Ago   Earlier this week, Disney began testing its Disney+ video streaming service in the Netherlands, and since then, users have picked up on some previously unconfirmed content.

3 Days Ago   Apple has announced that it will require developers to build Apple Watch apps using the Watch OS 6 SDK starting in April 2020. In a new post on its website, Apple says Watch OS 6 will, for the first time, enable developers to distribute apps just for Apple Watch.

3 Days Ago   Apple has published a support document on its website that reveals more about its Apple TV+ video streaming service. Specifically, the document notes that the service will support 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos.

3 Days Ago   Last week, Nintendo teased a strange ring-shaped Switch accessory that it promised would offer a “new experience.” Now, the company has revealed exactly what that was all about.

3 Days Ago   Microsoft’s latest Xbox digital game sale discounts dozens of indie games by up to 80 percent. Here are some of the most notable offers: Cuphead — $23.39 or $20.79 with Xbox Live Gold (regularly $25.99) Forced — $8.99 or $2.99 with Xbox Live Gold (regularly $14.99) Guacamelee!

4 Days Ago   Intel has announced plans to bring 3D athlete tracking (3DAT) technology to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. According to the company, its 3DAT system will use four cameras to film athletes in sprint events such as the 100-metre dash.

4 Days Ago   Apple covered a lot in its nearly two-hour-long iPhone 11 keynote. While written round-ups can be a useful resource, recap videos are a good option as well.

4 Days Ago   Since Android 10 launched in beta, Google has used the OS’ general settings section to make various suggestions. These can include tips on available Wi-Fi networks to customizable themes.

4 Days Ago   The Google Home app on Android now features a ‘Call Home’ button that lets users place a video call directly to Google smart displays. Pressing the button will begin a Google Duo call to any Google Nest Hub or Smart Displays connected to a Google account.

4 Days Ago   Google has started rolling out a combined menu and info sheet in Photos. Now, tapping the overflow icon in the top-right corner of Photos will reveal a revamped sheet.

4 Days Ago   Sony’s latest PlayStation Store sale focuses on Japanese-made games. For two weeks, the ‘Big in Japan’ sale will offer up to 60 percent off hundreds of games, including the following PS4 titles: Devil May Cry 5 — $47.99 (regularly $79.99) Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age — $38.99 (regularly $64.99) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 +...

5 Days Ago   Apple has revealed more of the games coming to its Arcade on-demand mobile game subscription service, and several of them are made in Canada. Apple Arcade launches on September 19th at a cost of $5.99 CAD/month and will feature a library of over 100 mobile games.

5 Days Ago   Sony has revealed an NHL 20 PlayStation 4 Pro bundle is coming exclusively to Canada on September 13th. While the PS4 Pro and accompanying DualShock 4 controller come in standard black, the bundle does include a copy of NHL 20.

5 Days Ago   During its iPhone fall event, Apple revealed that its TV+ video streaming service will launch on November 1st at a cost of $5.99 CAD/month. A free seven-day trial will be offered, while those who buy an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac can receive a free one-year subscription.

5 Days Ago   Apple has confirmed that its TV+ streaming service will launch on November 1st, 2019 in Canada. In its fall iPhone event, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the service will cost $5.99 CAD.

5 Days Ago   Apple has confirmed that its Arcade game subscription service will launch on September 19th in Canada. During its fall hardware keynote, the company revealed that pricing for the service will cost $5.99 CAD/month.

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