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Apps & Games, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, News, Video Games

Cyberpunk 2077 New Patch Lets Players Safely Install Mods Again

Despite warning Cyberpunk 2077 PC players not to install mods or custom saves because a vulnerability could allow them to "run code on PC", CD Projekt Red has released a hotfix that allows mods to be installed safely. Patch 1.12 appears to include only this modification fix and no other updates. Since its release on December 10, CD Projekt Red has released several updates for the controversial game, including one that unfortunately added a game-breaking bug, although thankfully it was fixed fairly quickly. Hotfix 1.12 is now available on PC! This update addresses the vulnerability that could be used as part of remote code execution (including save files):- Fixed a buffer overrun issue.- Removed / replaced non-ASLR DLLs. pic.twitter.com/LAkBfVpnXf - Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGam...
Bell, Bell Media, Carriers, cews, cuts, News

Bell Media Job Cuts Hit Toronto Newsrooms, TSN & More

In the immediate aftermath of Bell's 'Let's Talk Day' mental health initiative, Bell Media cut more than 200 jobs. Worse, the job cuts came after Bell took more than $ 120 million from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program and increased dividend payments to shareholders. Although Bell Media has not shared specific numbers on how many positions it cut, Bell Media union representatives The media put the number at 210 in the GTA only. Cartt.ca It estimates the number to exceed 250, including executive positions and other layoffs that began in January. The cuts affected various media outlets across Canada, virtually wiping out Toronto's Newstalk 1010, Montreal's CJAD 800, and several other local newsrooms. TSN also saw cuts, in particular Dan ...
Automotive, Canada, chargers, EV, fast charger, News

Electric Vehicle Charger Blanket Spreads Even Further Across Canada: Report

A new report says there has been a 15 percent increase in electric vehicle chargers in Canada since March 2020. The report of Electric autonomy Canada states that over the past 10 months, 1,023 new electric vehicle charging stations have been installed across the country to bring the total number of stations to 6,016. At these 6,016 stations, there are 13,230 chargers, and 2,264 of them are the newest DC fast chargers that can recharge a car in about an hour or less. Canada's electric vehicle charging market is still fractured when it comes down to it, and Tesla has the largest single-brand charging network. Combining bigger brands like Charge point, Flo and Petro Canada, they have more stations across the country. That being said, Tesla still has a lot m...
android, android 12, Android Beta Feedback app, Apps & Games, Google, News

Android Beta Feedback App Update Suggests Android 12 Preview On The Way

Google has updated its Android Beta Feedback app via the Play Store in preparation for the eventual release of Android 12. Since the inception of Android 10 / Q in 2019, the tech giant has released the Android Beta Feedback app, which allows users to report bugs without the hassle of going to its bug tracking website. This app appears automatically when a user downloads the beta / developer preview app that was released last year. Those who did not uninstall the feedback app after the preview program will now update it to version 2.15. Even though the app received an update, it is still unusable and does not explicitly hint at the Android 12 developer preview / beta. However, the update itself is still a sign that Android 12 Developer Beta is on the way. ....
Apps & Games, News, Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubisoft, Video Games

Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake pushed back to ‘later date’

Ubisoft's recently announced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time The remake appears to have been delayed indefinitely. The game was originally planned to launch in March, but has been pushed back to a "later date," according to a recent tweet from the Ubisoft official. Prince of Persia Twitter account. Ubisoft Pune, the India-based studio working on the remake, says the delay will allow it to ensure that the game "... feels fresh while remaining true to the original." Another update from the development team for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake: pic.twitter.com/O6OOmYXhOD - Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) February 5, 2021 This is the second time Ubisoft has delayed the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time release of the remake. It was originally ...
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Win a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G from Bell [Contest]

Are you ready for another contest? We're! Thanks to our friends at Bell, we have the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G in Game! This 5G-capable foldable Android device features a 1.1-inch LCD screen on the front with a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 2636 x 1,080 pixels when opened. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 3300 mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage, Android 10, a 10-megapixel front camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. To enter the contest, do one of the following: Follow us and retweet the contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), Follow us on Instagram (@mobilesyrup), 'Like us on facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup) or subscribe to our Youtube channel. All current MobileSyrup Twitter, Facebook and YouTube followers...
Apps & Games, Google, News

Google tests new animated weather experience ‘Weather Frog’ for Nest Hubs

Google is testing a new 'Weather Frog' feature that brings an animated weather experience to Nest Hubs and smart displays. 9to5Google notes that the tech giant is testing the new 'Photo Frame' background option, which brings Weather Frog from mobile search to smart displays. The Weather Frog has been in the testing phase since last September and appears to be rolling out to more users in recent weeks. It is worth noting that it has not been officially implemented for all users and it is unknown when this may be the case. Users will be able to see the new option when they access the device's background settings and select the option to change the photo frame. It will appear above the traditional Google Photos, Art Gallery, and Full-screen Clock options. Wi...
Apple, News, Samsung, Tablets & Computers

Global PC Shipments Up 35 Percent in Q4 2020: Report

The global PC market increased 35 percent year-over-year, as shipping reached 143.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020. A new Canalys report reveals that total shipments for 2020 increased by 17 percent to 458.2 million units, which is the highest volume since 2015. "The holiday quarter brought continued strength to tablets, with shipments reaching an all-time high of 52.8 million units, for a total of 160.6 million units in 2020 and a 28 percent growth over 2019 ", highlights the report. Lenovo led the market in the final quarter of 2020 and throughout the year, reaching shipments of 28.8 million and 87 million units, respectively. “Thanks to a stellar performance on iPads, Apple, which ranked second, closed the gap with Lenovo and shipped 26.4 mi...
Bell, Deals, News

Virgin Mobile Offers $ 50 / 10GB BYOD Plan and Up for Lunar New Year

Virgin Mobile, a brand owned by Bell, offers a $ 50 / 10GB BYOD plan (bring your own device) and more for the Lunar New Year. The operator also offers the following BYOD plans. All include unlimited talk and text throughout Canada along with 1,000 long distance minutes for select countries: $ 45 per month for 6GB $ 55 per month for 12GB $ 60 per month for 14GB $ 75 per month for 16GB “Offer available at select stores, by calling 1-866-337-4355 or by speaking with a sales representative,” Virgin Mobile describes on its website. You can learn more about deals here.
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Best Buy’s Latest Deals Include Noise Canceling Headphones and Smart TVs Up to 35 Percent Off | MobileSyrup

With all the travel that is sure to happen once the world opens up again, a good pair of noise-canceling wireless headphones will be a must-have piece. And until February 4, you can get Sony's top-rated WH-1000XM3 over-ear cans. for $ 50 off. Check them out below, along with a host of other great discounts from Best Buy Canada this week. Theater at home Samsung 65 ″ 4K UHD HDR LED Tizen Smart TV for $ 899.99 (save $ 50) Toshiba 55 ″ 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV - Fire TV Edition for $ 449.99 (save $ 250) LG 55 ″ 4K UHD HDR OLED webOS Smart TV for $ 1,899.99 (save $ 100) TCL 5-Series 50 ″ 4K UHD HDR QLED Roku OS Smart TV for $ 449.99 (save $ 80) Mission LX-5 200 Watt 3-Way Tower Speaker for $ 499.99 (Save $ 500) TCL Alto 6+ 2.1ch Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer for $ 159.99 (Save $ 20) Sony...
Amazon, Apple, Apple TV, Apps & Games, Netflix, News

Apple lands Sundance coming-of-age movie ‘CODA’ in record sale

Apple has reportedly paid a record $ 25 million (about C $ 31.9 million) to buy a Sundance movie. according to Deadline. The company beat out Amazon and Netflix for the coming-of-age movie titled CODA (children of deaf adults). Amazon was reportedly eager to buy the movie, but may not have had room in its 2021 lineup, while Netflix also showed interest. CODA centers on a high school student, played by Emilia Jones, who is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When her family's fishing business is in trouble, she is torn between providing for her family or pursuing her love of music. This is the largest deal ever made at the Sundance Film Festival. From Hulu Palm springs it previously held the record after it sold for $ 22.5 million (about C $ 28.7 ...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News

WhatsApp uses its story-like feature to reassure users about privacy

WhatsApp is using its story-like feature, called Status Messages, to reassure users about its privacy measures in an attempt to debunk misconceptions. The Facebook-owned app has started posting status messages about its commitment to user privacy, as reported by The Verge. "There has been a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding our recent update and we want to help everyone understand the facts behind how WhatsApp protects people's privacy and security," said a WhatsApp spokesperson. The Verge. “In the future, we will provide updates to people on the Status tab so that people hear directly from WhatsApp. Our first update reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your personal messages, and neither can Facebook, because they are protected by end-to-end e...