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15 Days Ago   Apple continues to tumble in the global smartphone market, with the company now shipping the fourth most phones worldwide. According to data from IHS Markit about the number of phones shipped in the second quarter of 2019, Apple now sits behind Samsung, Hauwei and lesser-known Chinese phone maker Oppo.

15 Days Ago   Swiss multinational investment bank UBS recently released a survey revealing that customers want folding phones and are willing to pay a premium for them. According to CNBC, more than a third of consumers surveyed by UBS had “reasonably high” interest in purchasing a folding smartphone.

15 Days Ago   Some of the monthly Android security patches are more important than others, and the recent August patch is essential. Qualcomm and Google included a fix in the patch for a critical flaw in Snapdragon chips dubbed ‘QualPwn’ that could give attackers direct, over-the-air access to a phone’s underlying Linux kernel.

16 Days Ago   Telus is bringing the benefits of unlimited to its home internet plans too. The Vancouver-based telecommunications company announced that unlimited data would be available on all internet speed tiers.

16 Days Ago   Apple may soon open and expand its security programs, with the Cupertino-based company reportedly set to hand over unique iPhone models to security researchers and start a Mac bug bounty program.

16 Days Ago   If you’re looking to pick up a new phone for back to school, OnePlus has a few deals for you. First up, OnePlus is offering Canadians up to $66 off the OnePlus 6T, as well as a free case and headphones.

16 Days Ago   Samsung’s August 7th Galaxy Unpacked event is nearly here. The South Korean company is expected to unveil the widely leaked Galaxy Note 10 and 10+, among other things, at the event.

16 Days Ago   Tesla is bringing back the unlimited Supercharging perk for customers who purchase a new Model S or X. The company announced the feature’s return on its Twitter account, noting that all new Model S and X orders come with free unlimited Supercharging.

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19 Days Ago   If disagreements over Sidewalk Labs’ project to remake a portion of Toronto’s waterfront continue, it could end on October 31st, 2019. Waterfront Toronto, the development agency representing the city, province and federal government, and Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs agreed on the Halloween deadline to resolve fundamental disagreements over the plans.

19 Days Ago   Google and Amazon are following Apple and adjusting how both companies handle human reviews of voice assistant quality. Amazon and Google use humans to review short recordings from the digital assistant, smart speaker and display products offered by both companies.

19 Days Ago   British Columbia’s cash rebates and incentive programs are helping to spur sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, with sales doubling in the first quarter of 2019.

19 Days Ago   Motorola announced that its latest phone, the One Vision, will be available for preorder in Canada starting on August 5th, 2019. The Lenovo-owned phone maker first announced the One Vision back in May and rolled it out to select markets, including Brazil and Mexico.

19 Days Ago   With version 14.31.50 released on July 30th, YouTube for Android can now capture and live stream what’s on the display of your phone. To play with it, users need to tap the live stream camera icon in the top right corner of the YouTube app.

20 Days Ago   In the wake of a report that revealed how Apple uses Siri recordings for a quality control process called ‘grading,’ the Cupertino, California based company is suspending the program.

20 Days Ago   When Google started rolling out Android Q Beta 5 at the beginning of July, the company also announced plans to host a Reddit AMA where staff would answer questions about Android, Q and even future releases.

21 Days Ago   Asana, a work management platform for teams, is rolling out a new feature called Workload designed to help plan and balance work across groups. The company was inspired to develop the feature because of the prevalence of burnout in the workplace.

22 Days Ago   Samsung released its second-quarter 2019 earnings results and, much like the first quarter, things aren’t looking good for the South Korean company. Samsung’s operating profit has dipped 56 percent year-over-year to 6.6 trillion Korean Won (KRW), or roughly $7.3 billion CAD — the lowest since the Galaxy Note 7 disaster in 2016.

22 Days Ago   Vancouver-based national carrier Telus has an unlimited tablet data plan to go with its recently announced Peace of Mind plans. MobileSyrup received several reader tips about the tablet Peace of Mind plan.

22 Days Ago   Freedom is now available in Kelowna, B.C. and is celebrating with a hot new deal. If you sign up soon at one of Freedom’s Kelowna locations, you can get its introductory offer of $45 for 10GB of data.

22 Days Ago   Lenovo teased a new round of Chromebook models through a slick YouTube video. Unlike last year’s Chromebooks, the new ones ditch MediaTek processors for 8th Gen Intel chips.

22 Days Ago   Google’s bug-hunting team, Project Zero, is uncovering security flaws in Apple operating systems again, this time publishing details about five of six ‘interactionless’ vulnerabilities in iOS.

24 Days Ago   Following reports about Apple’s contractors hearing Siri recordings with sensitive information, it looks like there may be a way to prevent your iPhone from sending recordings to Apple.

24 Days Ago   Vancouver-based national carrier Telus is the latest to launch a 36-month device financing option. The new 36-month Telus Easy Payment financing option joins the existing 24-month version and lets customers split the total cost of a device into 36 equal payments.

24 Days Ago   Google has revealed more details about the upcoming Pixel 4, including showing off two new features planned for the device. The next generation of Pixel smartphone will sport a ‘Soli’ sensor, a miniature motion-sensing radar, as well as face unlock.

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