Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

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Apple has today begun rolling out a battery replacement program for the non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The company says there is an issue with a small number of MacBook Pros manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. Affected users can mail in their MacBook Pro, find an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or visit an Apple Retail Store.

To … Read more...

Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel

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  • Move would be major blow to Intel, Apple’s Mac chip supplier
  • Apple working on software platform to merge iPad, Mac apps

Apple Inc. is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp., according to people familiar with the plans.

The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the … Read more...

Health Canada issues recall for USB chargers due to risk of fire and shock

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Health Canada is recalling several uncertified USB chargers for risk of electric shock and fire.

The USB chargers were sold at retailers across Canada.

The recall applies to the following models:

Product Description

Sample obtained at

Importer

Number of Units Affected

Date of recall

ROX USB Wall Charger – SM081

UPC: 200100100819

Bargain Basket, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Anex Select Imports,

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Un-liking Facebook: 3-in-4 Canadian users say data mining scandal will change how they use the platform

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Four-in-ten say their opinion of the company has worsened in the last month.

The revelation that U.K. data firm Cambridge Analytica surreptitiously gathered data from some 50 million Facebook users – among numerous other alleged shady practices – has fueled a growing #DeleteFacebook movement in recent weeks.

In Canada, a two-part public opinion survey from the Angus Reid Institute finds … Read more...

You can now get FREE WiFi everywhere in Vancouver

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The City of Vancouver has expanded its free WiFi service, making #VanWiFi one of the largest free public networks in North America.

The expansion is happening in partnership with Shaw Communications, and means Vancouverites will now get free WiFi at more than 600 locations.

Around 550 free public WiFi locations are active as of today, with the rest of the … Read more...