Tech Talk with Luke England & Dan LHeureux on Mix 107.9 April 19th, 2019

Hey!  Check out what we talked about on Tech talk this week!   We are Closed Sunday Easter Sunday! How to use Apple Maps to find retailers that take Apple Pay Apple Pay support continues to spread, both to more U.S. retailers and to more countries. But still, it’s not yet so commonplace that you can just assume you’re going to be able to pay with your iPhone anywhere you go. With the upcoming Apple Card, the 2 percent cash back rate is predicated on paying with Apple Pay, so finding retailers that accept it is going to be more important than ever. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to see if you can pay with your iPhone at that store, restaurant, or other retailer: just check Apple Maps. To read this article in full, please click here   2020 iPhones to feature Qualcomm 5G modems: report Following the abrupt end of their two-year-long legal spat and Intel’s sudden exitfrom the smartphone modem business, Japan’s Nikkei reports Apple will start integrating Qualcomm 5G modems into the iPhone starting in 2020. “It is too late for Apple to use Qualcomm’s chip this year, but for 2020 it will purchase modem chips, including 5G modem chips, from the chipmaker for iPhone after finalizing the deal,” says Nikkei, quoting a “source with direct knowledge of the settlement plan.” Echoing a variety of other past reports, the publication adds Apple had started to lose confidence as to whether Intel could deliver a working 5G modem in time for the launch of the 2020 iPhones. Quoting a “person familiar with the matter,” Nikkei writes: “Apple had been a little concerned whether a sole supplier for modems could affect the company’s plans to introduce its first 5G smartphone new year.” As part of its settlement with Qualcomm, Apple agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the chipmaker. It also signed a six-year licensing agreement, with the option to extend the deal a further two years, with Qualcomm. In the short-term, even if Canadian carriers don’t launch their 5G networks in 2020, the fact the new iPhones will feature Qualcomm modems again is a positive for Canadian consumers. In test after test, Qualcomm’s LTE modems lapped whatever Intel could muster. At the moment, the Qualcomm modem Apple is most likely to integrate into the 2020 iPhone is the X55. The X55 is multi-mode modem that is capable of both LTE and 5G connectivity simultaneously. In the long-term, it’s unlikely this the last we’ll hear of any animosity between Apple and Qualcomm. The potential eight-year time frame of the licensing agreement Apple signed on Tuesday gives the company more than enough time to develop its own modems, which it was already doing ahead of Tuesday’s announcement. Source: Nikkei The post 2020 iPhones to feature Qualcomm 5G modems: report appeared first on MobileSyrup.   Netflix Not Concerned With New Streaming Services Coming From Apple and Disney   Netflix isn’t worried about the upcoming Disney+ and Apple TV+ streamingservices from Disney and Apple, respectively, the company said today in its Q1 2019 earnings report. [PDF] In the document, Netflix says that it’s “excited” to compete with Apple and Disney, and that it does not feel that the new services will affect Netflix’s growth because of the “differing nature” of …

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Alberta Company Announces New Bonus Telus Security & Internet Offer

Alberta Company Announces New Bonus Telus Security & Internet Offer Telus and Cambridge Electronics Incorporated has announced a new offer for customers. The Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta company recently announced that new customers can now take advantage of their Telus SHS and internet with a new $200 credit offer. Cambridge Electronics Incorporated states that they are pleased to announce this new offer for new customers who are planning on signing up for Telus Security and internet at the same time. When the new customers signs up, they can receive $200 in bill credits when signing up for SmartHome Security on a 3-year term. The customer must also sign up for internet on a 2-year term. Dan LHeureux, a representative for the company says, “This is a special limited time offer and customers will need to act fast. To be eligible for the offer, customers who need to sign up for SHS and new internet on the same order.” The company states that this offer is only in effect for new customers who have never had internet or SHS through the company. LHeureux states that those who are interested can visit the company on their website to read through all of the requirements to be eligible for the offer. “The offer is stackable with mobile and home,” LHeureux adds. “It is stackable with FFH promo pricing but not stackable with gift with purchase. We highly recommend that anyone who wants to receive this limited time $200 activation credit visit our website to read through the list of qualifications and then contact us to start their service.” Cambridge Electronics is an authorized dealer of Telus products and includes a team of specialists that can assist customers with any of their internet or other technological needs. LHeureux states that customers who are new to the area can contact them to speak with a specialist who will help them to determine what specific services will best suit their needs. The company provides Telus products for business and personal use, and helps customers to select the right wireless device for their needs and match that device to the right accessories, whether integrating with products or web services that they already have or signing them up for new services to help meet those needs. “We always encourage new customers to speak with a representative to ensure that they are getting everything that they need,” says LHeureux. “We want our customers to consider us as their own personal communications hub. Whether they need Telus internet or any other service, we can help them to figure it out.” The company states that new customers can learn all of the details of their new offer by visiting them on their official company website. The website offers detailed information about all of their services, as well as eligibility information for the new bundling deal. Those who are interested can also connect with the company via any of their social media accounts. Cambridge Electronics provides those in the area with television, internet, mobile services, tablets, accessories and other …

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If you’re wearing earbuds but your phone is dead, is it still distracted driving? B.C. court says yes

B.C. RCMP say 1 earbud is fine, but wearing 2 can land you a $368 fine I came across this article online which I found very interesting.  If you have your headphones on and your driving beware a fine can be just around the corner.  Read below for the full details: Bethany Lindsay · CBC News · Posted: Apr 10, 2019 11:11 AM PT | Last Updated: April 10 One earbud is OK for drivers, but two can result in a fine. (The Associated Press) A Surrey, B.C., driver who was caught wearing in-ear headphones has been found guilty of distracted driving, even though the earbuds were connected to a dead iPhone. Patrick Henry Grzelak was coming home after a long day of work on Oct. 12, 2018, when police officers spotted him in the northbound lanes of 152 Street, according to a provincial court judgment. His iPhone was in the centre cubby hole on his dashboard, with the earbuds plugged in. The battery was dead. The phone wasn’t in his hands or his lap, it wasn’t transmitting music or a video, and he wasn’t using it to talk to someone or navigate. Nonetheless, Judicial Justice Brent Adair found that Grzelak was legally “using” the phone. CBC EXPLAINS What you need to know about distracted driving following the B.C. Supreme Court ruling “In my view, by plugging the earbud wire into the iPhone, the defendant had enlarged the device, such that it included not only the iPhone (proper) but also attached speaker or earbuds,” Adair wrote in Monday’s judgment. “Since the earbuds were part of the electronic device and since the earbuds were in the defendant’s ears, it necessarily follows that the defendant was holding the device (or part of the device) in a position in which it could be used, i.e. his ears.” Hold the phone: App helps B.C. man beat distracted driving ticket Woman claims she wasn’t drinking before crash — she was texting According to the B.C. RCMP’s traffic services, it’s OK to drive with one earbud in, but wearing two can result in a $368 fine. BCRCMP [email protected] #DYK that you may only drive with ONE ear bud in? 2 buds=$368 for use electronic device + 4 points #TicketTuesday Twitter Ads info and privacy On the question of the battery, Adair said he relied on a 2015 precedent set in provincial court, which says that holding an electronic device in a position where it could be used constitutes an offence, even if it’s temporarily not working. CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC News Report Typo or Error|Send Feedback

OtterBox Otter + Pop cases

OtterBox Otter + Pop cases

OtterBox Otter + Pop cases We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new Otter + Pop product series. The partnership with OtterBox and PopGrip by PopSockets mean you no longer have to choose between a protective case and a PopGrip. Otter + Pop series is a protective case integrated with PopSockets’ PopGrip that complements style and improves functionality.   The first two months of launch, TELUS and Koodo will be the only two retailers in Canada to sell this product. This is a rare opportunity and we’re hoping to make the most out of this exclusivity period. The Otter + Pop cases are unique in that the PopTop can be swapped out so that users have the flexibility to consistently customize and change up their look over and over. Learn more about this exciting new product line below: Built-in PopGrip: helps you text one-handed, snap better pics and watch videos hands-free. Designed to lay flush with case: integrated PopGrip allows the case to slide smoothly in and out of pockets hassle free. Swappable: swap out PopTop designs for quick style changes to match every moment. Choose from a fun variety of colours and patterns. Wireless charging compatible: Otter + Pop cases are Qi wireless charging compatible, but in some situations you may need to remove the PopTop depending on the wireless charger and the thickness of the PopTop. Easy installation: one-piece case pops on and off your phone in a flash. OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection: durable protection shields against drops, bumps and fumbles. How to remove the PopTop The PopTops allow for easy swapability. Click and twist off to change your PopTop for a whole new look, whenever you feel like shifting your style. Refer to the below image for instructions.     See store for details:  

Cambridge Electronics Inc. Announces Exclusive Internet Offer For Rural Households

Cambridge Electronics Inc. Announces Exclusive Internet Offer For Rural Households

Cambridge Electronics Inc. Announces Exclusive Internet Offer For Rural Households Posted: Apr 03, 2019 8:01 PM MDTUpdated: Apr 03, 2019 8:01 PM MDT   April 03, 2019 – – Alberta based Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated is delighted to announce their exclusive new promotion for rural households in select communities. The offer provides the Huawei B612 model Smart Hub hardware free of charge when activating a 2-term package with Telus/Cambridge Electronics. New Smart Hub customers can also enjoy a Mobile & Home bonus (See the Mobile & Home Offers on the website or in-store more details) if they are an existing mobility customer or sign up for mobility on the same account. Find out more about this offer, which will not be advertised to customers, at Telus Rural Internet. Bernadette Jordan, the Nova Scotia Liberal Member of Parliament who was appointed Canada’s first-ever minister of Rural Economic Development says she’s focused on solving issues like broadband internet, identifying high-speed internet as a “necessity”. Jordan’s mandate includes instructions to, “lead work to increase high-speed broadband coverage in rural Canada.” Telus offers exclusive Internet price plans along with Smart Hubs and the LTE wireless network as an in-home Internet service in selected rural AB and BC communities. However, there are some hardware and network restrictions. The considerations for determining service eligibility are as follows: Limited or no access TELUS high speed Internet service and LTE network capacity. Please note that the rate plans offered in this promotion have strict eligibility criteria which need to be confirmed and cannot be moved outside the exact location for which it is qualified—otherwise the internet connection will be blocked, and the customer will not have internet access. New Telus Smarthub customers can also enjoy a Mobile & Home bonus if they are an existing mobility customer or sign up for mobility on the same account. See the Mobile & Home Offer for New and Existing Mobility and FFH Customers bulletin on their website for more details. Telus/Cambridge Electronics have a team of Telus Specialists, professional problem solvers, tinkerers, and all around geeks, working around the clock to make Cambridge Electronics Incorporated the best Telus Service Provider. “We take care of the complicated stuff so our customers can enjoy the Telus products they depend on. For those in rural communities, we know that the internet really is their window to the rest of the world,” said Dan L’Heureux of Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated. Smart Hubs like the one in the offer are becoming increasingly popular. They can be hardware or software that connects multiple devices on a home automation network, controlling communications among them as well as connecting to cloud services. They can also connect IoT (internet of things) devices that make use of Bluetooth or Zigbee protocols to connect rather than using wi-fi or cables. The team at Cambridge Electronics help make it easy to select the right plan, smart hub and devices of all type, including TVs and phones along with preferred accessories, enabling their customers to take advantage of social networks and …

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Telus Offers $200 Trade In Credit On Samsung Galaxy S10e

Telus Offers $200 Trade In Credit On Samsung Galaxy S10e Posted: Mar 29, 2019 9:31 PM MDT Updated: Mar 29, 2019 9:31 PM MDT March 29, 2019 – – Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated, a store in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, has announced that TELUS is offering a $200 trade-in credit towards a Samsung S10e, S10, or S10+ when customers trade in a device with a minimum value of $1 after assessment. Those who activate or renew a Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10+ or S10 on a two-year consumer Your Choice rate plan or business Easy Share plan are eligible for a $200 trade-in credit plus the true residual value of the device. Dan LHeureux from Cambridge Electronics Incorporated says, “This promotion can be best explained by an illustration. For instance, if the customer’s device is worth $1, they would receive a $201 trade-in credit. If the device is worth $201, they would receive a $401 trade-in credit. Note, however, that this offer can be pulled with 1 business days’ notice via a bulletin update.” Dan Lheureux adds, “We’re a team of about a dozen Telus Specialists, professional problem solvers, tinkerers, and all around geeks, working around the clock to make Cambridge Electonics Incorporated the best Telus Service Provider in the universe. We make it easy to select the proper wireless device and match it up with the accessories you need, share them on social networks, integrate with web services you already use, and track your results.” The limited time $200 trade-in credit offer is available from March 21 to April 30, 2019. It is also stackable with other code-based offers. Meanwhile, customers who are in the middle of their contract must pay their outstanding device balance before renewing. The TELUS Trade-in must be completed at the time of renewal or activation and entered into the HYLA portal at that time. There are various promotions available from the Telus Fort Saskatchewan store, aside from the $200 trade-in credit. For instance, customers who add Pik TV with the Crave + Movies + HBO pack, will get On Demand access to all seven seasons of the Game of Thrones. Also, Telus Home and Mobile Plans now offers a long-distance add-on for China. Cambridge Electronics Incorporated offers various accessories. Some of the featured accessories are the BeatsX wireless headphones; the JBL Link 10 Speaker, which provides immersive stereo sound with the power of Google Assistant; and Apple AirPods. Meanwhile, the Fort Saskatchewan store does not only offer the Samsung S10e, S10+ and S10. Also available are the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, and the Samsung Galaxy J3. With regards to Google smartphones, the Fort Saskatchewan store offers the Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, and the Google Pixel 2 XL. For the Huawei brand, they have the Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei P30, Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei P20, and the Huawei P20 Pro. For LG, they have the LG G6, LG …

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Telus/Cambridge Electronics Announces Web Store Launch New Apple I Pad Air 10.5″

Telus/Cambridge Electronics Announces Web Store Launch New Apple I Pad Air 10.5″ March 29, 2019 – – Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta based Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated recently announced that the new Apple iPad Air 10.5″ will be available for purchase on their Channel Web Store… Friday, March 29th 2019, 11:31 PM EDT Updated:  Saturday, March 30th 2019, 12:01 AM EDT   March 29, 2019 – – Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta based Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated recently announced that the new Apple iPad Air 10.5″ will be available for purchase on their Channel Web Store starting April 1st. Dan LHeureux, from Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated, states that they already anticipate a huge volume of orders as they launch the iPad Air 10.5” on their Channel Web Store come April 1st. He explains that the new iPad Air is available to all Business and Corporate customers who activate or renew a Telus rate plan, and to customers under EPP, 2-year BBan, 3-year BBan, and CBAN plans. “To be eligible for Telus Easy Payment, you must have an existing Telus Mobility Postpaid phone plan with shareable data and subscribe to the $10 Tablet Share with 1GB shareable data plan as a secondary subscriber on a 2-year term,” he says. He also points out that only one data option is required per account, but the data can be shared with up to 4 additional mobile devices, including tablets. Moreover, to have the ability to share data, he explains that another subscriber on the account must be a Primary Subscriber with either a Telus Mobility Postpaid phone plan with shareable data or a Mobility Postpaid phone plan with a data add-on. LHeureux also says that taxes and pay-per-use charges, including additional data roaming, are extras and that data used while roaming in the US is charged at $5/MB. He also encourages customers to visit Telus’ website to learn more about data roaming outside Canada and the US. “You may refer to Dealer subsidy grids for full pricing information,” advises LHeureux. Moreover, he also says that the device comes with the standard 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and is eligible for AppleCare+, explaining that, “If you wish to submit your iPad for repair, you can do so by visiting a Telus location. Alternatively, we can also refer you to the nearest Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) for faster service.” Meanwhile, according to Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, the iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is their primary device. These include playing games in augmented reality, note-taking or drawing with the Apple Pencil, streaming movies, editing films, and learning app development with Swift Playgrounds, thanks to Apple’s A12 Bionic chip. He also states that the new iPad Air 10.5” joins the most advanced iPad Pro models, offering the best, most innovative iPad lineup ever. He points out that the latest generation of iPads now include Apple Pencil support, best-in-class performance, advanced displays, and all-day battery life. Furthermore, he explains that Apple brings the high-end …

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Police warn of SIM-swapping scam after three incidents in Edmonton

Police warn of SIM-swapping scam after three incidents in Edmonton ‘It might just be totally random, it might not be targeted — it’s opportunity’ Tricia Kindleman · CBC News · Posted: Mar 26, 2019 9:59 PM MT | Last Updated: March 26 Edmonton police say they have had three reports of SIM swapping but believe there could be more people who have fallen victim to this sort of crime. (Topperest/Shutterstock) 0 comments As Fraud Prevention Month draws to a close, Edmonton police are warning of a new scam that recently popped up in the city: SIM swapping. SIM cards, also known as subscriber identification modules, are used by cellphone carriers to store information on servers about a subscriber’s identity. The SIM card switch can be done remotely and doesn’t require the physical phone that’s being targeted. Fraudsters will often use the cellphone provider’s online chat options or a phone call to make the switch but they require some level of personal information for the person targeted. This data can be collected with malware, phishing attacks or even through social media, police said. A lot of times the scammers may even cold call, said Det. Linda Herczeg with the economic crimes section. “They randomly select a number and if someone answered the phone they might say, ‘Hi, is Julie there?’ ‘Oh no, this isn’t Julie, this is Anita,’” Herczeg said. “So they’ve got a number and they’ve got a name. Then they just start digging for information. It might just be totally random, it might not be targeted — it’s opportunity.” Because the fraudsters are using online chat options police were unable to track where the activity originated. When the SIM card is swapped the victim’s phone will still be usable, especially if it is connected to wifi, but phone calls can’t be made or received. Once the phone is reset it may begin to make calls again but the fraudster could now have access to the new SIM card and all the information on it. Edmonton Police Service member Detective Linda Herczeg with the economic crimes sections talks about SIM swapping during the final week of Fraud Prevention Month. March 26, 2019. (Tricia Kindleman/CBC) The small chips can store a lot of information, Herczeg said. “With the SIM card, that data is stored in a server in a warehouse somewhere. So the information that goes on to the SIM card is text messages, a lot of service providers are going away from [that].” Herczeg said, “But we do know that all of your contact information, phone contact, addresses, all of your app information is held on the SIM card.” Edmonton police shared the story of a woman named Patricia Visser who had her bank account drained. Her daughter noticed money missing from her account when she called her mother using WhatsApp to find out what was going on. Visser then reached out to her bank but her phone wouldn’t connect the call until after she restarted it. Her bank was able to reverse a transfer once she got in touch with them and put a stop to the …

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Telus Home And Mobile Plans Now Offer Long Distance Add-On For China

Telus Home And Mobile Plans Now Offer Long Distance Add-On For China Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta based Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated is pleased to announce that both their new and existing Mobile and Home customers are now able to stay connected with their family and friends in China, Hong Kong, and Macau, by simply subscribing to Telus’ long distance calling add-on for only $3 per month. As noted on the company’s website, the new Telus long distance add-on includes 2,000 minutes of calls and unlimited SMS from Canada to China, Hong Kong, and Macau. “For a minimal add-on fee, Telus subscribers from Canada can get to enjoy mobile access to the whole of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau, except Taiwan,” says Dan LHeureux from Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated. LHeureux explains that long distance calls and SMS need to be directed towards eligible phone numbers in China, Hong Kong, and Macau, where customers need to dial each of the country’s code—namely +86 for China, +853 for Hong Kong, and +853 for Macau—to successfully activate the China long distance saver add-on. He also states that one subscriber per BAN is eligible for the offer, clarifying that, “If there are multiple subscribers on the account, only the subscriber with this plan has the benefit of Canada-China calling and texting covered under the $3/month add-on. All other subscribers on the account are rated as per their plans and features.” Meanwhile, LHeureux also notes that when roaming in China, calls made to phone numbers outside Canada are not included, and are billed at standard roaming and long distance rates. He says that standard data overage rates also apply when a customer goes over their monthly data limit in Canada or the US. “While extra taxes, standard data, and data overage rates apply, customers can still be covered by Telus Easy Roam when travelling internationally, including the US.” A census in 2016 showed that Chinese immigrants are the second largest foreign-born group in Canada, and the latest data on Wikipedia showed that around 300,000 Canadians are living, studying, or working in China. With this in mind, LHeureux points out that the China long distance add-on is intended to provide a cost-efficient mobile solution to the growing Chinese community in Canada, as well as Canadian expatriates in China. Moreover, Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated also offers a wide variety of mobile and wireless solutions to the residents of Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, Gibbons, Redwater, Bruderheim, Lamont, Smoky Lake, and the surrounding areas. “Our main goal is to provide you with the best possible mobile experience. With transparent pricing, coast-to-coast 4G network, and the latest in device technology, we ensure that you’ll get the best value-for-money deals in the market,” affirms LHeureux. He also explains that they give priority to the sales and service of all Telus mobile cellular phones, smartphones, Apple iPhones, mobile internet keys, tablets, and a wide variety of cellular accessories. Furthermore, they provide technical support and servicing for Telus Optik TV and Telus Satellite TV as well. Those …

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