Earth Day Supported by Telus Fort Saskatchewan

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Earth Day Supported by Telus Fort Saskatchewan

 

Did you know that when you activate or renew your phone at Telus and take advantage of our Trade and Save Program to recycle your old device Telus pays to have a tree planted on your behalf for doing your part in helping to recycle? Earth day is very important and this is Telus’s way to show we are doing our part.

Here is a great a great article about Earth D posted at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ by Cara McGoogan check it out here:

Earth Day 2016: five inspiring facts and how to do your bit

On Friday, leaders from 160 countries will officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016.

The deal was thrashed out in Paris last December in order to stem global warming.

The signing makes this year’s Earth Day one of the most important in years, and the organisers will be attempting to build on the momentum created by last year’s Paris Climate Summit.

To mark the day, Google has designed a Doodle, one of many that it creates year after year.

“Earth Day is the largest, most recognisable face of the environmental movement,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network.

During the Paris talks world leaders agreed to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, with developed countries providing $100 billion (£70 bn) of public and private finance to help developing countries by 2020.

The organisers behind Earth Day, which occurs annually on April 22, are hoping to use the 2016 celebration to plant 7.8 billion trees, divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100 per cent renewable.

“Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it,” said the Earth Day organisers. “Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.”

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More great reading on Earth Day by checking out www.earthday.org here is some of what you will see there below:

 

What are we waiting for? The time is now.

– See more at: http://www.earthday.org

This Earth Day, let’s get really big stuff done for our planet.

The movement continues.

We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.

In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.

And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.

This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.

Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.

– See more at: http://www.earthday.org/#sthash.S6hPhYbS.dpuf

Earth Day 2016 - Trees for the Earth poster

 

Happy Earth Day from Telus in Fort Saskatchewan
the Apple iPhone 6 is $70 off today to add to the festivities

Are you Tired of your Existing Emojis on your Android Device?

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Are you Tired of your Existing Emojis on your Android Device?

Well changes are coming where Google will be releasing new Emojis that look a lot more like people. Check out the recent article by Android Central below which details exactly what Google is doing.

 

Android is finally making its emoji look like people

We still don’t know Android N‘s eventual food-related name, but we are slowly learning more about its extensive feature set.

In the second Developer Preview issued to a variety of Nexus devices today, Google announced that with N it will support Emoji Unicode 9 standard, which includes a number of new pictorials. Google also plans support for skin tone variations, a feature that iOS users have been enjoying for some time.

But perhaps the most interesting change is that Google is moving away from its often-reviled cartoon emoji in favor of a “more human-looking design,” according to a post on the company’s developer blog.

Android N emoji

The Unicode Consortium, the organization that decides on which emoji will be added to each release, plans to make Unicode 9.0 available sometime in June 2016, well before Android N becomes publicly available. New glyphs include “Face Palm,” “Bacon,” and “Mother Christmas,” though not every character will likely be included in the Android N update.

 

Looks pretty good definitely a step up with what we have been using to date. 9To5 Google had another great post letting us know what Samsung has coming our way with regards to emoji changes below.

The just announced Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will launch with a host of new emoji. Emojipedia has full details on the 159 new emoji and countless changes to the current ones. Users of older Samsung phones will get the refreshed emoji as part of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update that is rolling out now.

Samsung’s take on emoji is much more rounded and in-line with Apple’s, Whatsapp’s, and countless industry others. In comparison, Google uses a much more bulbous-looking character on Android and in Hangouts on the web. The last time Samsung updated their emoji was with the launch of 2013’s Galaxy S5 with 4.4.2 KitKat.

Please go back to their post for the full post. These changes are coming we just have to be a little patient. For more information stop by the Telus Authorized Dealer Store for more detailed information.

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