Articles By 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

Google bolsters G Suite Hangouts with enterprise features amidst coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to develop, Google is releasing advanced features to Hangout Meets for all G Suite and G Suite for Education users free of charge. New features include: Larger meetings,

Published on: March 4th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Apple lawsuit, iPhone production bounces back, new Spotify subscription

Apple will be paying a hefty sum for intentionally throttling iPhones, but its device production is slowly recovering in China. Also, Spotify launches an interesting couples subscription for two people. It’s all the

Published on: March 4th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – iPhones in India; Amazon driver layoffs; Microsoft cancels ‘IoT in Action’

Apple can now sell iPhones in India; Amazon is set to layoff drivers; Microsoft has cancelled ‘IoT in Action’ It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s

Published on: March 3rd, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – iPhones in India; Amazon driver layoffs; Microsoft cancels ‘IoT in Action’

Apple can now sell iPhones in India; Amazon is set to layoff drivers; Microsoft has cancelled ‘IoT in Action’   For the first time ever, Apple is now able to sell smartphones in

Published on: March 3rd, 2020 Tom Li

Microsoft to replace MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE with role-based certifications

Microsoft announced on Feb. 27 that its role-based certificates will replace existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certificates on June 30, 2020.

Published on: March 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

Coronavirus ‘decimated’ device manufacturing in February, says IDC

With files from Alex Coop   The spreading of Coronavirus has curtailed production in the tech industry, a new IDC study finds. Most affected sectors include factory, logistics, and transportation, many of them

Published on: February 28th, 2020 Tom Li

LG announces V60 ThinQ 5G smartphone

Without a foldable display for its phones, LG is going all-in on its double-screen idea. Its latest creation, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, is LG's second 5G smartphone with a second detachable screen.

Published on: February 27th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending- Firefox switches to encrypted DNS; Intuit buys Credit Karma; EU recommends Signal app

The Mozilla Firefox browser just received a privacy boost by employing encrypted DNS, Intuit has decided to fold Credit Karma under its wings for 7.1 billion, and the EU recommends the popular messaging

Published on: February 26th, 2020 Tom Li