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SyrupCast 229: CES 2021 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 | MobileSyrup

This week the SyrupCast is bursting with a cast of four Patrick O'Rourke, Brad Bennett, Jon Lamont and Dean daley. The first half of this week's episode focuses on our favorite gadgets and announcements from CES. Dean talks about his fondness for TCL's upcoming roll-up smartphone, Brad is expected to talk about televisions and Jon mentions computer hardware and Patrick talks about the strange new Xbox accessories from OtterBox. After reviewing the highlights of everyone from CES, the team toured to discuss all the news from the recent Samsung Unpacked event. This includes breaking down the Galaxy S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra and how each device fits into the Canadian market. There are a lot of interesting corners cut out with this year's S Series, so if you're considering bu...
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Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications: what’s new compared to last year?

At Samsung's Unpacked event on January 14, the South Korean phone maker unveiled its three new flagships, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra. While there is a lot to be excited about with these new devices, it's also worth taking a moment to compare them to their predecessors, the Galaxy S20, S20 +, and S20 Ultra. There are many different things this time, and the most important is the price. The base Galaxy S21 is cheaper than last year's S20, the S21 + $ 179 cheaper than the S20 +, and the S21 Ultra is $ 200 cheaper than the S20 Ultra. Considering that many felt the S20 line was too expensive, a drop in price is welcome. However, some may feel that the corresponding compensations are not worth it.Starting with the S21 and S21 +, both devices have displays wit...
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Contest: Enter to win a 256GB iPhone 12 Pro from Spigen Canada

Last year our friends from Spigen gifted an iPhone 11 Pro to a lucky guy iPhone in Canada reader, and this year we return for another giveaway, but for the iPhone 12 Pro, starting tomorrow. This is what's at play:One (1) new unlocked 256GB Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Pacific Blue (does not include AppleCare +)The winner will also receive two (2) of the following Spigen iPhone 12 Pro cases of their choice:The estimated total suggested retail price is $ 1,799.99 CAD. This contest will be launched on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 12 pm PST and will end on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 12 pm PST. How to enter? It is simple Alone click here and follow the instructions to enter starting tomorrow (mark your calendars!). You can earn bonus entries by following Spigen Canada on Insta...
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Here’s a rundown of the Canadian airline’s 2020 boxing week deals

Considering that almost all Canadian airlines have launched their Boxing Week deals, it can be difficult to keep up with them. With that in mind MobileSyrup has rounded up all of the top Boxing Week deals offered by the Canadian operators below. We will update this post as more operators post their offers. Rogers Toronto-based national carrier Rogers has launched numerous offerings on phones, plans and more. The carrier offers a $ 75 / 20GB version of its Infinite plan alongside a $ 85 / 30GB plan. It also offers customers who add a second line a $ 60 / 20GB plan for that second line. You can also save up to $ 334 on the iPhone 11 and up to $ 819 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Customers can also get free Galaxy Buds + with select phones and discounted Beats. You can learn more a...
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COVID Alert will soon be compatible with the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

The federal government's COVID Alert exposure notification app will soon be available on the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus. The Canadian Digital Service (CDS) has confirmed MobileSyrup which is currently testing the app on these iPhone models to make sure everything is working properly and to address any issues that may arise. “The application will be available on older iPhone models in the coming days. With this new update, COVID Alert is now compatible with 97.5 percent of all Canadian smartphones, ”said a CDS spokesperson. MobileSyrup in an email. This new change is possible because Apple has released iOS 12.5 for older iPhones with support for exposure notifications, which was previously only available for iPhone 7 and later. Apple has essentially made Bluetooth Low Energy ...
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Canada Had Third Fastest 5G Average Download Speed ​​Of G7 Countries In 2020 – Report

Canada had the third fastest 5G average download speed of the G7 countries in 2020, according to Ookla's latest report. The report, which was released on December 19, reveals that Italy had the fastest average download speed over 5G among all G7 countries, with Japan following second. The average download speed over 5G in Italy was 230.05 Mbps, while in Japan it was 217.65 Mbps. Canada's average download speed over 5G was 209.24 Mbps. The United Kingdom ranked fourth with 161.13 Mbps, Germany followed with 128.32 Mbps and the United States followed with 64.11 Mbps. In terms of the overall world outside the G7 countries, the United Arab Emirates topped the list with an average 5G download speed of 959.39 Mbps. The United States had the longest time spent on 5G with 14.8 perc...
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Here are some tips on how to get PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S in Canada

This holiday season, three of the newest tech products are Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X and S. However, as is often the case with these kinds of things, the demand far exceeds the supply. Therefore, consoles often sell out within a few minutes of being online at retailers' websites. With that said, you can adopt a few strategies to (hopefully) increase your chances of getting a console. See below some of these options: Don't gamble on store purchases This is perhaps the most obvious, but given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and widespread closures / restrictions across the country, you're unlikely to get consoles in stores. For the most part, major retailers like Walmart, Best Buy Canada EB Games have only restocked the consoles on their websites. Follow the r...
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Qualcomm kicks off 2020 Tech Summit with Snapdragon 888 announcement

Qualcomm kicked off its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit on December 1, where the company announced the latest Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform. Although Qualcomm's two-day event looks different this year (the company moved the entire event online due to the ongoing pandemic), some things are very similar. Similar to previous Tech Summits, Qualcomm took the stage to announce the latest 8-series mobile 5G chipset. This year's Snapdragon 888 continues to focus on 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and photography. Qualcomm did not share all the details of the Snapdragon 888 (there will be more on December 2), but Lekha Motiwala, director of product management at Qualcomm, joined the event to share a first look at the chip.The Snapdragon 888 features the third-generation Qualcomm Snapd...
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Parliament Passes Conservative Motion Calling For Decision On Huawei 5G Review

Opposition parties have approved a motion tabled by the Conservatives asking the Libreal government to make a decision on its Huawei 5G security review. The motion was approved on November 18 by 179 votes to 146, and asks the federal government to decide within 30 days whether Huawei will be allowed to participate in the deployment of 5G across the country. This is because Canada is now the only member of the Five Eyes Alliance that does not prohibit or restrict the use of Huawei 5G equipment. Other countries in the alliance are the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. It also calls on the liberal government to present a plan within 30 days to address China's intimidation of Canadians. The Canadian press. The motion states that the government needs to ...
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Koodo blocked some accounts in response to ‘credential stuffing’ campaign

Several Koodo customers received emails related to the operator on Tuesday about their accounts being locked after Koodo detected suspicious attempts to log in. "We learned that there have been recent attempts to log into your account with valid credentials (your username and password) that originated from a suspicious source," the email reads. "Our investigation has revealed that Koodo did not share his credentials with any unauthorized user." Koodo also explains in the email that it locked users' accounts to protect them from login attempts. Emails direct customers to reset their passwords. Unfortunately, the email did not provide much explanation on what actually happened. Some users took to Twitter to ask if Koodo had been hacked. My fiancé also received one of the emails: ...
Practice: Apple AirPods Pro replacements from the free repair program [PICS]
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Practice: Apple AirPods Pro replacements from the free repair program [PICS]

Apple launched a free repair program for your AirPods Pro on Friday, citing a couple of sound issues for units made before October 2020. In other words, all AirPods Pro from the start. We've been dealing with a few issues with our AirPods Pro as described by Apple, and a few more. Often, only one AirPod Pro earbud was plugged in, while the other wasn't, to fix active noise cancellation issues. So we spoke to Apple support via online chat on Friday and they agreed to ship replacement AirPods Pros. These arrived Monday afternoon via FedEx to our surprise (Apple also requested a credit card for quick repair).Inside the box, you will find a replacement. AirPod Pro, plus 3 ear pads (the other 2 are under the removable tab). Yes, Apple will only ship one replacement AirPod Pro...
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Apple Announces Special Event for November 10: ‘One More Thing’

Apple just announced its next special event, scheduled for November 10 at 10AM PST, which will take place at Apple Park. The event will most likely be pre-recorded again, but it will be streamed for all to see. The theme of the event is the famous Steve Jobs phrase, "One more thing." The company is rumored to present its first Apple Silicon Mac at the event and maybe more like AirTags or AirPods Studio. One thing is for sure, Apple is not done with its wallet yet this holiday season. … More to follow, update for updates