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Samsung Galaxy S5 now available in Canada

The time has finally arrived for Samsung as its latest flagship has hit retail stores across the world, including Canada. The Galaxy S5 is available on several carriers today — Rogers, Bell, TELUS, WIND, Eastlink, Videotron, Virgin and SaskTel – and depending on the carrier the GS5 is priced between $229.99 on a 2-year contract and $730

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The Heartbleed bug hit-list: how to best update all your passwords

As news broke this Monday of the Heartbleed bug, citizens of the Internet have been scrambling to discover just how many of their favourite sites and services may have been compromised. If you haven’t yet heard, the Heartbleed bug is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library which allows for the exposure of sensitive account

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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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Google releases developer guidelines for Project Ara’s modular parts

With each passing bit of information Google releases ahead of its Ara Developers Conference next week, we get more and more excited by the possibilities of a modular smartphone. Yesterday, Google released a Module Developers Kit to provide manufacturers the necessary information to start building the modular parts that will comprise Project Ara’s ecosystem. Ara

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Deezer goes free for mobile users, adds Flow personalized radio

Deezer, the French-based streaming music service that launched in Canada last year, has expanded its mobile reach by allowing users on Android and iOS to listen to an unlimited amount of music for free. Echoing the ad-based listening model that debuted last year on the web, Deezer believes it can effectively turn these users into

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