All About the New Rules for Recreational Drone Use in Canada

All About the New Rules for Recreational Drone Use in Canada

If you love your drones and regularly fly them for fun, the government has some new rules you’ll want to know about. FYI as of now, drones in Canada that weigh between 250g and 35kg can’t be flown: higher than 90 metres Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles or people At night Within nine kilometres of somewhere aircraft take off or land Without contact information marked on the drone itself Over forest fires, emergency response scenes or controlled...


The Pros, Cons and Creepiness of Google Maps’ New Location Sharing

The Pros, Cons and Creepiness of Google Maps’ New Location Sharing

We’ve all been there. You’re at an outdoor festival with family or friends and all of a sudden, you’re alone. Well, alone within a crowd of thousands-you’ve lost your group. What to do? If you’re lucky enough to have your phone in hand, a quick call can remedy the situation. But what about those times when your friend tells you she’s ‘by the sand’ on that mile-long beach? Or when someone tells you they’re ‘next to the trees’...


4 Things to Know About Apple’s New 2017 iPad

4 Things to Know About Apple’s New 2017 iPad

It’s here, it’s fresh and cheaper than ever before. Here’s how the new 2017 iPad is powerful and stylish. According to Appleinsider.com, the first batch of 2017 iPads that were ordered last Friday have shipped from Apple’s warehouses, and recipients will be getting notification of their arrival as soon as March 30- this coming Thursday. For those of you who didn’t jump on the bandwagon and are waiting for retail sales in...


4 Things to Know About the New Red iPhone 7

4 Things to Know About the New Red iPhone 7

(photo credit: Apple) Last week, Apple released its awaited new iPad along with the bold new red iPhone 7. While the iPhone 8 is expected to hit the market sometime in early fall of 2017, the introduction of another iPhone 7 is a bit of a gimmick on Apple’s part, but it does come with good intentions. Here are 4 things to know about the newest edition to iPhone 7 family: 1) Buying it Supports AIDS Research (photo credit: Apple) Apple hasn’t...


Should You Get a Solar Charger for Your Phone?

Should You Get a Solar Charger for Your Phone?

The sun is a resource sitting right above your head and an easy one to tap, if it actually does the job. I’m totally going to show my age, but writing the title for this article made me smile. If someone had me asked that question when I was a teenager, I would have thought they were crazy. Anyways, keeping your phone charged is obviously a real need. Solar chargers exist, and the idea of being able to charge your phone on the go is enticing. Do...


5 New Smartphones Coming to Tempt You in 2017

5 New Smartphones Coming to Tempt You in 2017

(photo credit: www.pixabay.com) 5 new phones are probably coming- when, what and how? Read on. Spring is a time of re-birth and the world of cellphones knows it. Few of us around here actually need a brand new smartphone but that doesn’t seem to stop us from entering the ritual of renewal and why? Because it’s fun. Sure, some of us broke our screens, had toilet mishaps and suffer from cameras in our phones that for some lost unknown reason simply...


Crime Drama SNATCH Coming to CraveTV April 17th

Crime Drama SNATCH Coming to CraveTV April 17th

All caught up and craving more? Check out CraveTV’s new exclusive offering. Coming April 17th is a show that’s sure to catch the eye of crime drama fans. SNATCH will be showcased on Bell media’s subscription channel, as a new CraveTV original. Bell describes the series, which yes, is loosely based on Guy Ritchie’s movie by the same name, as one that “centers on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers, who stumble upon a truck...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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