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Consumers spent $ 143 billion on apps in 2020: App Annie

Consumers around the world spent $ 143 billion (about C $ 182 billion) on mobile apps in 2020, according to a new report from app analytics firm App Annie. This marks a 20 percent increase from 2020. Breaking it down further, App Annie notes that 218 billion apps / games were downloaded last year. On Android alone, mobile device usage totaled 3.5 trillion hours, a 25 percent increase from 2019. The average user spent about 4.2 hours on mobile devices, and Canada arrived in just under four hours (compared to about three in 2019). Usage of social media apps increased 325 percent year-over-year, with TikTok in particular on track to reach 1.2 billion monthly active users by 2021. However, unsurprisingly, games represented the busines...
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François-Philippe Champagne is sworn in as new Minister of Innovation

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, has assumed the position of new Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.Champagne was sworn in on January 12 practically amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The appointment follows Navdeep Bains' decision not to run in the upcoming federal election and to leave the cabinet to spend more time with his family.In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office stated that “in his new role, Minister Champagne will draw on his extensive business experience in the fields of energy, engineering and innovation to help our economic recovery from the global pandemic of COVID-19, create new jobs for Canadians and grow our middle class. "The statement notes that Champagne "deeply understands the needs and priorities of Canadia...
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François-Philippe Champagne is sworn in as new Minister of Innovation

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, has assumed the position of new Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Champagne was sworn in on January 12 practically amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The appointment follows Navdeep Bains' decision not to run in the upcoming federal election and to leave the cabinet to spend more time with his family. In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office stated that “in his new role, Minister Champagne will draw on his extensive business experience in the fields of energy, engineering and innovation to help our economic recovery from the global pandemic of COVID-19, create new jobs for Canadians and grow our middle class. " The statement notes that Champagne "deeply understands the needs and priorities of Canad...
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Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains would leave the cabinet

Navdeep Bains has reportedly decided not to run for the next election and will no longer be the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, will replace Bains, as informed by the CBC, which cites sources who have knowledge of the cabinet mix. The shakeup is expected to occur on January 12 around 9 a.m. ET, and will be the first virtual cabinet shakeup due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bains was appointed Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development in November 2015. During his time in office, Bains created a policy directive that requires the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to consider affordability and fair...
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Otterbox diversifies into gaming with Xbox accessories line

Smartphone accessory maker Otterbox is expanding its product offering with a new line of gaming gear. Specifically, the 'Otterbox Gaming' portfolio is designed for Xbox as part of Microsoft's cloud gaming initiatives (formerly known as 'xCloud'). With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers can stream over a hundred titles to their Android devices, and Otterbox accessories are specifically designed with that in mind. The first of these is an adjustable 'Mobile Gaming Clip' that can connect virtually any smartphone to your Xbox Wireless Controller and Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. It can also be connected to Otterbox's Easy Grip Controller Case, another new accessory that allows you to add Otterbox's signature rubber rugged case...
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LG TVs will get integrated Stadia and GeForce Now apps in 2021

If you're a Google Stadia user, LG just gave you another reason to buy one of their new televisions. During CES 2021, LG announced that both Stadia and Nvidia's streaming GeForce Now games will be compatible with its latest televisions. Sadly, this doesn't seem to apply to the company's older models. Stadia will arrive in the second half of the year, after new TVs start shipping and GeForce Now will arrive even later, it reports. The Verge. This is great news for both services, as neither app is hosted on many TV-based app platforms. It should also be noted that since Sony's 2021 TVs will support the new Google TV operating system, they are likely to receive Stadia support at the same time as the new Chromecast. It's worth noting...
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Best Buy Canada Just Launched Extended Boxing Day Tech Deals | MobileSyrup

With a prolonged lockdown looming, we all have an excuse to invest in technology that makes staying home a little sweeter. And in case you haven't used up all of your holiday gift cards yet, Best Buy Canada makes it easy with extended Boxing Day deals that last until January 7, 2021. Check out the savings below or read the offers carefully on the Best Buy site. Theater at home Insignia 32 ″ 720p HD LED TV for $ 149.99 (save $ 50)TCL 4-Series 55 ″ 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV Android for $ 399.99 (save $ 150) Headphones and earphones AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones for $ 169.99 (save $ 40)Jabra Elite Sport Noise Canceling Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $ 159.99 (save $ 120) Laptops and Desktops Asus C204EE 11.6 ″ Chromebook for $ 229.99 (save $ 80)Asus VivoBook 15...
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4 Reasons Why You Need Professional Help With Your SEO Efforts

Search engine optimization is not something that business owners can afford to ignore. Even among those who pay attention to it, missteps in the form of relying on older strategies can have serious consequences. The most practical solution is to contact a professional like M.Zhmudikov, head of SEO department and arrange to have an expert take a look at what you have in place. Here are some of the reasons why seeking out an expert is in your best interests.SEO Was Never Your Area of ExpertiseYou’re extremely talented at what you do. That’s one of the reasons why the business has been around for so long. Even so, there are limits on what you can accomplish on your own. That’s especially true when it comes to formulating a plan for SEO and monitoring the efficiency.An expert know...
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The Wisdom of Hiring a Professional to Conduct a Full SEO Assessment

It’s hard to imagine a business that would not benefit from having a presence online. Even so, many business owners have a hard time deciding what to do and how to go about creating the type of presence that attracts consumers. If you’re in this category, consider the idea of contacting Seologist SEO company in Toronto and arranging for an expert to conduct a full SEO assessment. Here are some of the benefits that you and your business will gain.A Specialist Can Be ObjectiveSometimes people are so close to a situation that they can’t look at it with a great deal of clarity and objectivity. With the right SEO specialist, this won’t be a problem. The specialist has no history with the images on your website pages or with the whimsical way the site is laid out. What the specialist is...
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4 Factors to Consider Before You Set Your Heart on Cosmetic Surgery

The idea of having some type of cosmetic surgery has crossed your mind. In fact, it’s become something that you think about more often. While you’ve not made your mind up just yet, now is a good time to consult with an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery and ask some questions. Along the way, you want to address these four factors. Once you know more, it will be easier to make the decision that’s right for you.Your HealthOne of the first concerns to consider is your general health. Many people are surprised to learn that cosmetic procedures are not theirs for the asking. Before a reputable surgeon will agree to perform the procedure, you must undergo a physical examination. The goal is to determine if your current state of health will allow you to have the surgery without creating ...
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4 Reasons Why More People Are Buying Footwear Online These Days

If you needed a new pair of shoes or boots, what would you do? Would you head out to a shoe store and see if they have what you want? Maybe you would grab your phone or tablet and check out some sites online.In fact, the latter is becoming the method of choice for quite a few consumers. It’s possible to buy shoes online with greater ease than at any time in the past. What’s motivating customers to buy online rather than visit a local shop? Here are four of the more common reasons.The ConvenienceOne of the perks of Internet shopping has always been the convenience. There’s no need to get dressed, drive for whatever time necessary, locate a place to park, and then walk around a store in hopes of finding what you want. With online shopping, you go to your favorite site, use the s...
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4 Reasons That Renting Temporary Office Space Might Be Good For You

You’re happy with the home working setup, but there are times when being in a different place would be good. Fortunately, it’s possible to find Toronto office space for rent on a short-term basis. Whether for a day, a week, or a month, there are spaces out there that will fit your needs. If one of the following applies to you, working with the right agency to find space is one of the smartest moves you could make.You Could Use a Change of SceneryAs much as you love working in your home office, there are times when it would be nice to see something different. The idea of being able to look out a window and see a city skyline does have some appeal. While you know that the urge is only a temporary one, why not indulge yourself?It’s possible to rent an office in a high-rise for se...