Articles By Tom Li

LG announces V60 ThinQ 5G smartphone for Canada

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G will officially come to Canada on April 9 to claim the top spot in LG’s phone lineup. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name LG V60 ThinQ 5G SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 RAM

Published on: April 8th, 2020 Tom Li

Google mobility report shows tanking foot traffic across Canada

By tracking location data, Google has revealed insights into how social distancing has affected the public's travel behaviour across the world. Designed as a tool to shed light on the effect of current

Published on: April 7th, 2020 Tom Li

Microsoft announces Azure Edge Zone in partnership with 5G carriers

Microsoft will be partnering with 5G carriers to release Azure Edge Zones and Azure Private Edge Zones. As its name implies, the Azure Edge Zones are edge computing services that bring data computing

Published on: April 6th, 2020 Tom Li

Canada’s network usage is exploding, and rural communities are getting left behind

Deemed an essential service, telecommunication is a vital tool in keeping the populous safe, and as social distancing drives work meetings to the virtual space, school closure has moved classrooms online as well.

Published on: April 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

TekSavvy hikes prices for all residential internet subscribers, and says it may need to do it again

The dramatic surge in internet usage amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspended CRTC wholesale pricing are making life difficult for smaller internet service providers (ISP), causing at least one to increase its

Published on: March 30th, 2020 Tom Li

Huawei P40 Pro+ features 10x periscope camera and stunning quad-curved display

Huawei today held the global launch event for its P40 series smartphones, releasing the devices for European, Chinese, and Canadian markets.   Name Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei P40 Pro+ Display 6.1-inch

Published on: March 26th, 2020 Tom Li

Canadian ICT spending could shrink by 5 per cent in 2020: IDC

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s ICT spending is expected to shrink by up to five per cent in 2020, according to a new IDC report. The IDC report predicted

Published on: March 26th, 2020 Tom Li

Can Huawei’s AppGallery really replace Google’s Play Store? I spend a week with Huawei’s Google-less phone

Housing nearly three million apps and seeing more than one billion monthly active users in 2017 alone, Google Play Store has grown to dominate smartphones globally. But ever since the U.S. banned Huawei

Published on: March 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Your devices are germ magnets – here’s how to keep them clean

Given our dependency on our electronics, it’s no surprise that they’re a great harbour for grime, germs and viruses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep household surfaces and electronics clean. Smartphones

Published on: March 20th, 2020 Tom Li

Apple’s new MacBook Air and iPad Pro bring surprsing upgrades

Apple yesterday released its new MacBook Air laptop and iPad Pro tablet, both coming with a significantly improved keyboard and improved performance. The iPad Pro also comes with a new LiDAR sensor for

Published on: March 19th, 2020 Tom Li

Bell, Rogers, Telus and others temporarily remove internet data caps

As the COVID-19 virus keeps more of the workforce home, major Canadian internet service providers (ISPs) are removing the monthly data cap on their internet subscriptions. While the unlimited services are only temporary,

Published on: March 17th, 2020 Tom Li

Tips on CASL compliance and how to avoid being fined

Complying with the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is a tricky business. On July 1, 2014, Canada enacted the CASL to curb rampant electronic and telephone spamming. It established five types of consent a

Published on: March 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Huawei Mate 30 Pro set to debut in Canada without Google apps

The elusive Huawei Mate 30 Pro will finally be coming to Canada in May, as confirmed by Huawei in an interview with IT World Canada. As Huawei's best offer in the high-end smartphones

Published on: March 13th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook facing massive fines; Amazon to sell cashier-less tech; Wrong place at the wrong time

Facebook could be looking at a massive fine over the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Amazon is looking to sell its cashier-less store technology, and an innocent Florida man’s legal ordeal in a geofencing

Published on: March 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Amazon bans price gougers; Twitter’s one-day tweet; HPE and AMD build a supercomputer together

Amazon is trying its best to ban unscrupulous listings that capitalize on the coronavirus outbreak, Twitter is testing tweets that only lasts a day, and HP and AMD are working together to build

Published on: March 5th, 2020 Tom Li