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Criminal’s Electronic Bracelets Stopped Working During Telstra Outages

It turns out that the Telstra outages on May 4th and 21 weren’t bad for everyone. In fact, they resulted in the failure of electronic ankle bracelets used to track criminals criminals across Queensland and the Northern Territory, as well as people out on parole or bail in South Australia. While this week’s outage only caused a loss in connectivity for a couple of hours in South Australia (affecting 750 individuals with electronic tracking in the state) – the May…

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PlayStation Store ‘Extended Play’ sale discounts Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto, Lord of the Rings games

PlayStation’s new weekly sale has rolled out, offering discounts of up to 66 percent on many third-party games. Below is a highlight of some of the most notable deals of the ‘Extended Play’ sale, listed in Canadian dollars: PlayStation Plus members can save an extra eight to 10 percent on each game, depending on the title. It’s worth noting that Sleeping Dogs was developed by Vancouver’s now-defunct United Front Games, while Mass Effect Andromeda was made by Bioware Montreal, which was dissolved into Quebec’s EA Motive.…

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Instagram now lets you mute accounts – but still following them

There’s times on social media when you need to take a break from a certain feed, and from today Instagram is bringing a mute feature that lets you not see posts from an account without unfollowing it. It’s similar to the feature which both Facebook and Twitter have implemented over the years, and though it’s being described as a way to ‘personalize your feed’ we all know what it’s about. The mute feature lets you take a break from an…

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Goodbye, Corded Vacuum Cleaners? – Dyson Cyclone V10 Review

Dyson Cyclone V10 Review – I have been a Dyson fan ever since I tried and reviewed their DC22 vacuum cleaner back in 2009. Many things have happened since then and I was able to get my hands on every Dyson vacuum cleaner iteration that came out from their design & engineering hats labs. As years go by, I could sense how Dyson slowly moved towards placing more resources and attention to cordless vacuum cleaners. And to be honest, ever…

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A Beats-branded HomePod? Why would Apple do that?

Video: Will Apple’s HomePod make it in a crowded smart speaker market? The sudden drumbeat was experienced all over the world. It had a sonorous — but not Sonos — tone that caused an involuntary shudder in the extremities of those who thought it Earth-shattering. Apple is going to release a cheaper, Beats-branded HomePod, said the sound signals of a rumor from Chinese site Sina. Read also: Top 10 accessories for Apple’s HomePod Did this mean, the worriers and Apple-loathers…

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins European leg of apology tour

“You have to ask yourself how you will be remembered,” Guy Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, told Zuckerberg at the hearing. “As one of the three big internet giants together with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, who have enriched our world and our socieites. Or on the other hand, as a genius who created a digital monster that is destroying our democracies and our societies.” Source link

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Tourisme Montréal has released an app that helps travels explore the city

Montréal’s official tourism department, Tourisme Montréal, has released a new app that is designed to help visitors experience the city. The app is called My official Montréal CityGuide and it’s packed full of helpful travel hotspots and maps. When users first start the app, it presents them with a few options on how they’d like to structure their visit to the city. There are options for couples getaways, family vacations, business trips and more. From there, users are prompted to choose…

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Gemini Photos declutters your photo library

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 3:26 pm. PT Written by Shawn King MacStories: MacPaw has released a brand new iPhone app that takes the ideas from Gemini 2, the company’s duplicate file finder on the Mac, and applies them to your iOS photo library. Gemini Photos uses an algorithm to analyze your photos that suggests the ones you should consider deleting. With photo files getting bigger with each improvement of the iPhone’s camera and features like Live Photos…

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Gartner upgrades Toronto event to Symposium status for 2019

When it comes back to Toronto next Spring for its 2019 event, Stamford, Ct.-based IT consultancy Gartner Inc. will be putting on its biggest show in Canada yet. Gartner is upgrading the Toronto CIO and IT Executive Summit event to be a full Gartner Symposium. The event will feature an expanded agenda compared to this year, with a full day of industry-specific programming and some of the hallmarks of a Symposium experience, such as Signature Series sessions (analysts present predictions…

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