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13 Hours Ago   The post Dyson brings new smart vacuums, fans and lights to Canada appeared first on MobileSyrup.

15 Hours Ago   It looks like Microsoft was paying attention to Google’s Stadia announcement. An internal memo written to the Xbox team by Microsoft’s head of gaming, Phil Spencer, notes that Google’s announcement only affirms what Microsoft is planning.

15 Hours Ago   European Android users will start getting a choice of browsers and search engines, according to Google. The Mountain View-based search giant made the change following regulatory action last year.

22 Hours Ago   Google’s Pixel Launcher is wonderfully convenient, giving easy access to search right from the home screen. However, there’s a price for that convenience. If you use that search widget along the bottom of your phone screen often, you may have noticed that you miss out on the Google Doodle.

23 Hours Ago   Toronto-based national telecom Rogers announced a plan to extend its wireless network to over 1,000 kilometres of unserved highway corridors. The announcement followed the federal government’s 2019 budget, which included a $1.7 billion investment to bring high-speed internet access to all Canadians.

Yesterday   Opera for Android is getting a free, built-in virtual private network (VPN) service as part of version 51 following a round of testing earlier this year.

Yesterday   The Android Q beta includes a number of flaws, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering it’s beta software. However, Google is working to fix some of the more egregious, like the horrifying things that happen to Google Photos when you enable dark mode.

Yesterday   The end is nigh, repent your email sins: Inbox is shutting down on April 2nd, 2019. This shutdown has been a long time coming. We knew Inbox’s end would arrive sometime in March 2019, but now it looks like the closure is happening in early April.

Yesterday   Google announced that Jade Raymond will head its Stadia Games and Entertainment studio at its GDC conference in San Francisco, California. Raymond is a Canadian video game producer and executive.

2 Days Ago   BlackBerry launched its new Radar H2 intelligent asset monitoring device at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Technology and Maintenance Council meeting on March 18th. The Radar H2 can help automate operations, improve the utilization of trailers, containers, chassis and other remote assets, and ensure the safety and security of assets.

2 Days Ago   Google Calendar for G Suite is set to get smarter with new machine learning features coming to Android and iOS. Following a launch on the web last year, Google Calendar’s automatic room suggestion feature is coming to mobile now.

2 Days Ago   Respawn Entertainment’s incredibly popular, free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends is launching its first season on March 19th. Dubbed ‘Wild Frontier,’ the first season has a Fortnite-style battle pass that costs 950 Apex Coins — or about $12.99 CAD, considering that’s how much 1,000 coins cost and that’s the lowest amount you can buy.

2 Days Ago   Ahead of the expected launch of Apple’s new streaming service, reports suggest studios working on content for the company are experiencing a ‘culture clash.’ According to the New York Times, Apple is too controlling about how its iPhone and MacBook products are portrayed in shows.

2 Days Ago   Along with its iPad reveal today, Apple announced a slew of updates for its iWork suite across iOS and macOS devices. First up, Keynote now lets users animate objects with the Apple Pencil or their finger on iOS.

2 Days Ago   Google’s popular email service, Gmail, is pretty good, but it’s missing some valuable features, like scheduling. However, a recent APK teardown revealed the service might soon get that feature, along with new security parameters.

2 Days Ago   Google’s Pixel 2 and 3 devices include a handy feature called ‘Active Edge’ that lets users summon Google Assistant by squeezing their phone. As great as that feature is, not everyone uses Google Assistant.

2 Days Ago   When Android Pie’s beta came out last year, many users were disappointed with Google’s gesture navigation implementation. Some looked to Android Q for change, but on the surface, Q didn’t bring anything new.

3 Days Ago   The latest group of malicious apps to appear on the Play Store promise to update phones to Android Pie and Oreo. A Play Store search for ‘update to Android’ followed by a version, such as ‘P’ or ‘Oreo,’ will surface several apps claiming to provide that Android update.

3 Days Ago   Twitter is trying out several different ways to improve conversations on its platform, including a new ‘subscribe’ function to help follow a discussion. Tinkerer and frequent leaker Jane Manchun Wong discovered the feature and tweeted out a picture of the button.

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4 Days Ago   A former telecom bureaucrat reportedly took a consulting job with BCE while working for the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. According to a Globe and Mail report, former director-general of spectrum management at the department of Innovation, Peter Hill, had accepted a million-dollar contract to advise BCE on issues like spectrum consultations.

4 Days Ago   Canadians want electric vehicles (EVs) to become the majority of consumer vehicles sold, and they see that happening soon, according to a poll conducted by Abacus Data and Clean Energy Canada.

4 Days Ago   Victoria-based mobile data company Tutela released its March 2019 ‘State of Mobile Networks’ report for Canada, which reveals some surprising details about Canadian telecom services and confirms some things we already know.

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5 Days Ago   Google’s Gboard keyboard is more than just a keyboard these days. While some may debate the usefulness of some additions to the keyboard, many of its features are useful.

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