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Handybook’s iOS-based home cleaning service expands to Toronto

A new startup has hit Toronto, and it’s going to be a boon for consumers and professionals alike. Handybook, a New York-based startup that has raised just over $12 million to date, runs an iOS-based cleaning service that allows customers to book home cleanings, electrical and plumbing appointments, and a number of other fix-it verticals,

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TELUS Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Few devices this year are going to receive the attention, and scrutiny, of Samsung’s newest flagship. The Galaxy S5 is the star of Samsung’s expanding smartphone lineup, and as the Korean company’s reach that grown beyond Android enthusiasts, its products have gone through a number of quiet evolutions. Befitting the fifth product in a series,

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It’s easy to root your new Galaxy S5 with Chainfire’s Auto-root tool

It may not be standard practice for a lot of Canadian Android owners, but there is a dedicated minority of hackers, developers and modders who will appreciate being able to root their brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. Chainfire, one of the most well-known Samsung hackers around, has developed a tool called Auto-root for the Canadian

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Amazon acquiring popular digital comics platform comiXology

Amazon has announced its acquisition of digital comics and graphics novel platform, comiXology, for an undisclosed sum. The platform, which supports Android, iOS, Kindle Fire and Windows tablets, sells digital content from 75 publishers, including Marvel and DC Comics, and has proven to be very popular with comics veterans and novices alike. It’s unclear whether Amazon

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Android will now constantly scan your phone for misbehaving apps

Last year, Google built a “Verify Apps” feature into Android that scans apps for m alware upon installation. While that process, which has been used 4 billion times according to the company, has successfully prevented infection from countless malicious apps, it doesn’t go far enough; code can be remotely changed after installation, making it relatively

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