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8 Hours Ago   Halifax city councillor Matt Whitman says he wants the municipality to figure out how to handle ride-sharing companies. Whitman said the municipality is “already behind the times” on dealing with ride-sharing companies.

10 Hours Ago   Despite rising tensions around Chinese telecom equipment provider Huawei, Telus is staying the course. The Vancouver-based carrier — and Canada’s third-largest wireless telecom — released a memo to about 30,000 employees last week that defended its use of Huawei equipment in Canadian networks.

12 Hours Ago   While we may have already seen the front of the Galaxy S10, more leaks have rolled out revealing the front and back of all three rumoured variants, along with the materials they’re made of and more.

14 Hours Ago   The post Climb mountains and rescue stranded climbers in ‘Hang Line’ [Game of the Week] appeared first on MobileSyrup.

Yesterday   Following a report late last year that Linux apps on Chrome OS would get GPU support, a new commit — which adds the latest code changes to a source code — spied by About Chromebooks reveals that GPU support could arrive soon.

Yesterday   OnePlus’s OxygenOS software doesn’t typically make many changes to the stock Android formula, but one area it has changed has caused frustration with some users. OnePlus has ramped up the battery optimization in OxygenOS, making it more aggressive than Android’s default.

Yesterday   Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 10 Mobile devices in December 2019. Despite stopping development of new features and hardware in 2017, the company has continued pushing out security and software updates.

Yesterday   App analytics firm Sensor Tower has published its 2018 revenue estimations for the App Store and Google Play Store. Both app stores saw growth, but surprisingly Google Play grew at a faster rate.

3 Days Ago   Netflix has a new show in the works that is shaping up to be The Office but in space. The company announced the show via it’s Twitter account See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext).

3 Days Ago   Google has released details regarding its upcoming 64-bit app requirement for the Play Store. While Android as an OS has supported 64-bit CPUs since version 5.0, Google didn’t change Play Store policy until 2017, when it announced that apps using native code must provide a 64-bit version.

3 Days Ago   Telus is upgrading its ‘Bring-It-Back’ smartphone trade-in program to work for more people than before. When Bring-It-Back launched in September last year, the program was only for renewing subscribers on Premium and Premium Plus plans, or Platinum plans for Quebec subscribers.

3 Days Ago   Google is pushing its new Material Design to a few more of its web services starting January 15th. Users will begin to see the refreshed look on G Suite services like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites on the web.

3 Days Ago   Following a first look at some Snapdragon 855 benchmarks, a Geekbench score for an alleged Samsung Galaxy S10+ variant has leaked, confirming just how fast the 855 is.

4 Days Ago   Every year Qualcomm makes a few prototype devices to show off its newest chipset to manufacturers and press. This year is no different, with Android Central getting the chance to pit the Google Pixel 3 equipped with last year’s Snapdragon 845 against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 RD device.

4 Days Ago   PCMag has rolled out the data on Canada’s best gaming ISPs in 2019, and the results are surprising. Unlike the publication’s speed test, which only looks at connection speed, the gaming test takes the quality of connection into account.

4 Days Ago   Foldable devices are coming, and Microsoft is working to ensure Windows will work on those devices. According to a report from The Verge, sources familiar with the Redmond, Washington-based company’s plans say it’s making foldable devices and dual-screen hardware a significant investment area for both Windows and Surface.

4 Days Ago   Following a clever tease earlier in the week, Nike has unveiled its latest self-lacing shoe, the Adapt BB. The Adapt BB sets itself apart from its predecessor, the HyperAdapt 1.0, by making wireless the core of the shoes.

4 Days Ago   Google will begin removing apps that violate its new call log and SMS access permissions. The search giant first implemented the Play Store policy change in October, and granted app developers a 90-day window to update their apps or request an exemption.

4 Days Ago   Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones, widely lauded as the best noise-cancelling headphones, reportedly have some issues with cold weather. Several threads have cropped up on Sony forums and Reddit citing issues with the headphones between roughly zero and 10 degrees Celsius.

5 Days Ago   Nike shared a teaser video to build up hype ahead of the launch of its first pair of self-lacing basketball shoes this week. The teaser features several NBA athletes trying on the shoes and adjusting the power laces with their smartphone.

5 Days Ago   Following a tease of some new Twitter features at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Twitter’s director of product management Sara Haider sat down with TechCrunch to show off some new features the company has in the works.

5 Days Ago   If you’re still running Windows 7 on your PC, you might want to consider an upgrade. On January 14th, 2020 — exactly a year from today — Microsoft will cease support for the Windows 7 operating system.

5 Days Ago   Google may be adding a new method for closing photos in the Google Play Store, according to reports from some users. A small server-side test has added a ‘swipe down to close’ gesture to photos in Google Play.

5 Days Ago   New details about Samsung’s 5G Galaxy device have surfaced, suggesting it could be a powerhouse of a phone. According to a report from South Korean publication ETNews, the 5G Galaxy phone will be an ultra-premium model called the Galaxy S10 X.

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