How To Get 5000 SCENE Points From Telus

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It’s Easy To Earn Points

From November 9 – 23, 2016, TELUS is giving away SCENE points to customers who activate or renew a smartphone on a 2 year Your Choice rate plan during the promotional period. TELUS and SCENE, an entertainment rewards program, are partnering again to present a great offer for moviegoers. Customers can use SCENE points towards various entertainment perks (e.g., movie tickets, food drinks etc.).

 

Any customer that currently has both a Telus MyAccount and a SCENE account is eligible for the 5000 scene points when you renew or activate a smartphone on a current Your Choice plan. After activating or renewing your phone, you must visit telus.com/scene to complete a redemption form by December 7th, 2016. Upon form completion, SCENE will send an email with a record of the data that was submitted online. It will take up to 7 days before the SCENE points are deposited to the customer’s SCENE account.

 

How to get 5,000 SCENE points

  1. Activate a new smartphone on select 2 year plans.
    or Renew a smartphone on select 2 year plans.
  2. Become a SCENE member. If you’re not one already.
  3. Sign in to claim your points by December 7th, 2016 using your TELUS My Account login information, 24 hours after activation or renewal.

 


 

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Introducing the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Introducing the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

The Pixel and Pixel XL are two new phones soon to be available. They have entirely been designed by Google, and feature a bunch of cool and useful Google-based features, built right in to the phone itself.

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New Features

One of the core features of the Pixel phones is what is being called the Google Assistant, an updated take on the Ok Google feature included with some of the newer Android phones. You can access the Assistant by saying ‘Ok Google’ out loud, or by holding down on the home button. According to Google, the more you use it, the more useful it gets.

Google has also stated that anyone buying a Pixel will also receive unlimited storage for all of their photos and videos, all stored at full resolution online in Google Photos. This will greatly help reduce the amount of storage space normally taken up by your photos, allowing you to save more of what really matters to you to your device, like apps and music.

The phone also features Rapid Charge technology via the the reversible USB Type-C charger, giving you up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. And when you aren’t using your phone, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state to extend your battery life.

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Specs

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more important specifications of the Pixel phones, including screen size, battery capacity and weight:

Pixel

  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Screen: 5.0” FHD AMOLED display (1920×1080)
  • Camera: Rear: 12.3MP camera
  • Front: 8MP
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 2.15 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64 Bit Quad-Core processor
  • Battery: 2770 mAh
  • Internal Memory: 32GB
  • Weight / Dimensions: 143g / 143.84mm x 69.54mm x 7.31mm

Pixel XL

  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Screen: 5.5” QHD AMOLED display (2560×1440)
  • Camera: Rear: 12.3MP camera
  • Front: 8MP
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 2.15 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64 Bit Quad-Core processor
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Internal Memory: 32GB
  • Weight / Dimensions: 168g/ 154.72 x 75.74 x 7.31mm

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More Info

If you’d like a more detailed review of the new Pixel phones, check out MobileSyrup’s detailed article, detailing specs and hands on impressions.

For info on the available pricing of the phones through Telus, here’s a link for that as well. The phones are set to be released by Google on October 20th, with availability in-store soon to follow.




Use Your Iphone More Effectively From Now On

The iPhone is one of the most innovative and useful improvements to the cell phone and the world of technology to ever happen. Each new iPhone version is highly anticipated. So learning to make the most of this incredible invention is definitely in your best interest. This article contains many ways for you to use your iPhone and get the most from it.

A good tip if you own an iphone is to take advantage of any free apps you can. You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to have some cool apps on your phone. There are many that you can download for free just make sure you check the reviews first.

Rotate your iphone horizontally before activating the keyboard. Doing this will increase the size of the keyboard, making it easier to type. This is especially helpful if you have trouble seeing the small screen or have very large fingers. This can save you time and frustration with misspelled words or errors in auto-correct.

Save photos you like easily in Safari. If you see an image you want to keep, just press and hold on the photo on the website page. Your iPhone will give you the option of saving a copy of the image. This save is offline so you can use it for personal use through email or anything else.

The ability to buy Kindle books right from your iPhone’s Kindle app was a casualty in a recent Apple-Amazon battle. Don’t worry, you can still use your iPhone to purchase books without resorting to a computer. Just use Safari to navigate to Amazon and purchase your next read the same way you would on your home computer. Remember to select your iPhone in the “send to” menu!

If you don’t have unlimited texting on your phone plan, you need to be careful how many messages you send. Go to Settings and the Message and enable the character count. After about 160 characters in a text message, the message becomes split into two texts. This can help you avoid sending multiple texts by accident.

Make sure that you lock your iPhone before placing it in your pocket or bag. Many people forget to do this, and the phone gets turned on accidentally. This means the phone would be on without your knowledge, and it is very likely that your battery life will run out.

It’s possible for you to create shortcuts for certain words and phrases that you use often. All you have to do is go to Settings, then General, then Keyboard, and finally select Add New Shortcut. This allows you to add shortcuts to new words and phrases. For instance, if you are searching for “Employment in Atlanta, Georgia,” you could just type “EAG,” and the phrase will be typed out for you.

Have you ever wanted to create a playlist when you’re not at your computer? Well, now you can Open the music app and click the “Add Playlist” button. You can then give it a name. After that, you’ll be able to click on individual songs, albums, or artists to add them to your new playlist.

Are you afraid of losing your precious iPhone? After setting up iCloud, you can adjust its settings to enable ‘Find My Phone’; another option is to download the ‘Find My Phone’ app. If your phone goes missing, you can use the app to remotely lock the phone, sound an alarm or even to wipe its memory clean.

When in your iPhone mail, it is simple to save a copy of a picture that you might want to view later. Just touch the image for a few seconds and it will be saved to your stored pictures. You can then access it at any time if you want to view it again, post it on the web or forward it to a friend.

If you own an iphone, you should purchase a phone case immediately. The last thing that you want to happen is for your phone to explode into pieces because you did not protect it properly. Landing on concrete from just a few feet high can mean the demise of your phone, so pro tect it the best that you can.

Do you need to send a link to a webpage or a picture to a friend? Open the page, touch the address bar, and you should be able to send this link as an email. Send emails to yourself if you want to access a specific link on another device.

If you don’t have an unlimited messaging plan, ensure that the character count setting is enabled on your iPhone. Messages over 160 characters will be split, using two messages instead of one. To turn on this feature, go to “Settings,'” then “Messages,” and turn Character Count on. The counter will appear just above the “Send” button.

When you get your new iPhone, immediately add in the WiFi addresses for your home, office or any other favorite locations that you visit frequently. When you are in those locations, your iPhone will switch to WiFi for data. This allows you to work faster, and it can help to optimize your iPhone experience.

You can dramatically increase the utility of the Maps app on your iPhone by using the “drop pin” feature to set your own landmarks. All you need to do is tap a location on the map screen and hold it until the pin appears. This is a great way to quickly store locations you’ll need to find again.

A great tip if you’re new to owning an iphone is not to store too much personal information on your phone. If by accident, your phone is lost or even stolen, someone can easily go through it, and access all of your sensitive information. It’s a good idea to keep this in mind.

As you already know, the iPhone is truly an innovative and incredible devices to come along in a long time. Most users of the iPhone love it and wonder how they ever accomplished things without it. Keep this article and the tips it contains to help you get the most of this incredible device.