LG's 2017 flagship is now known in Canada as the LG G6 ThinQ

LG’s online webstore in Canada shows that the company has started to rebrand the LG G6 as the LG G6 ThinQ. This is similar to the move it made with the LG V30 last month, as an OTA update changed the name of that handset to the LG V30 ThinQ. The update also added the AI CAM feature to the phone. The LG G6 ThinQ will include the same AI CAM feature, which analyzes the subject of a photo and suggests changes to the settings based on the lighting conditions and other variables. This allows the phone to produce improved photographs. The subject matter is also placed into different categories including …


Preorder the LG G7 ThinQ in Canada and get a free 43-inch 4K smart TV for a limited time

Those north of the border have the option of grabbing a fabulous deal offered by LG. Starting on May 18th and running through May 31st, those pre-ordering the LG G7 ThinQ from certain carriers and retailers in Canada will receive a free 43-inch 4K smart TV from LG. A deal like that just might find quite a few takers. The LG G7 ThinQ features a 6.1-inch FullVision LCD screen with Super Bright Display, and a resolution of 1440 x 3120. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native, expandable storage. A 2TB microSD slot is available for those seeking additional …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to receive Oreo update in Canada starting on April 5th

Those in Canada who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 need to circle April 5th on their calendar. That is when Android 8.0 is scheduled to start rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 owners who are subscribers to Canadian wireless operator Rogers. The latter already has posted the date on its website. As for those Canadian Galaxy Note 8 owners who are customers of other carriers in the country, it should be noted that Samsung usually releases carrier updates all at one time.

Android 8.0 includes the new Picture-in-Picture feature which allows you to watch video while still interacting with an app running …

The KFC Waffle Double Down is coming … but only in Canada

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The KFC Waffle Double Down truly is the Pamela Anderson of fast food menu items: Something so quintessentially, obviously all-American that it comes as a shock to realize … it’s Canadian. 

Coming soon. 03.26.18pic.twitter.com/aAhtcbu6Wr

— KFC Canada (@kfc_canada) March 23, 2018

The sandwich is billed as a spin on the classic American pairing of chicken and waffles. It consists of two fried chicken fillets around a Belgian waffle – which has been drizzled with Canadian maple syrup aioli, in a nod to its unlikely country of origin. 

Since the Waffle Double Down is not available in the U.S., you’ll have to settle for feasting your eyes on this video. Read more…

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Former Canadian security chiefs worry about Huawei's increasing presence in Canada

Huawei was about to score a big coup by having Verizon and AT&T offer carrier versions of its Huawei Mate 10 Pro earlier this year. It was a surprise when both wireless operators decided at the last minute not to carry the high-end phone. Apparently, the U.S. government got to both companies to warn them about Huawei’s alleged ties to the Chinese government. As far back as 2012, there was talk about Huawei and ZTE products sending data to servers owned by the Chinese government.

Now, that concern has migrated north of the border according to Canada’s most widely read newspaper. The Globe …

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds gets Android soft-launch in Canada

PC battle royale game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has been available for Android in China for several months now and it seems to be one step close to a global release. As of today, the game is available to download and play in Canada, but keep in mind it’s just a beta version so you might encounter bugs or glitches.

In case you don’t know, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is a third-person multiplayer shooter where you fight other players in a battle for survival. At the start of the game, a hundred players get dropped from a plane on a randomly generated …

Verizon's Go Unlimited plan to include Mexico and Canada starting on January 25th

As many of you know, Verizon offers two different unlimited plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. The former is the lower priced of the two options, and offers DVD-quality video streaming (480p) as opposed to the HD streaming (720p) available on the premium version. Another difference between both plans is the 15GB of high speed hotspot/tethering offered with Beyond Unlimited every month, compared to the 600Kbps speed cap that Go Unlimited subscribers experience for hotspot/tethering use.

However, Big Red is allowing Go Unlimited subscribers to match Beyond Unlimited users with one particular …

BlackBerry Motion to launch November 10th in Canada

The latest handset from BlackBerry Mobile, the BlackBerry Motion, is expected to make its way stateside to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Thus far though, there has been no official word about U.S. availability for the “all touch” model. Thanks to an announcement made today by BlackBerry Mobile, we do know that the device will be available in Canada starting on November 10th. On that date, the phone will be available from Koodo and in select Bell, TELUS and SaskTel stores priced at $99 CAD (equivalent to $77 USD at current exchange rates) with a signed two-year pact. The regular retail price is …

T-Mobile kills unlimited LTE data roaming benefit for travelers to Canada and Mexico

T-Mobile not only has one of the best prices of all carriers, it has some great benefits to plans as well. One of them, however – free unlimited LTE data for travelers to Canada and Mexico – is getting eliminated and replaced with a capped LTE allowance.
Rather than being able to enjoy unlimited 4G LTE while roaming to those countries, customers will now have a limit of 5GB of LTE data. The new rule comes into force on November 12th. After you hit that 5GB data limit, you will be throttled to barely usable 128Kbps speeds, or 256Kbps for T-Mobile …

All Amazon Echo devices can now make calls for free on North America to the U.S., Canada and Mexico

It has been quite a week for Amazon’s Echo line up. Not only did Amazon revise the original Echo by adding a cloth cover, it made the new version of the original smart speaker shorter and fatter. The Amazon Echo Plus looks like the original Echo, adding improved Dolby sound and enhanced voice recognition. The addition of the ZigBee smart home hub makes it easier for users to control smart home products like entertainment systems, climate controls, locks and more. Other new models and accessories include the Echo Spot, the Echo Connect and Buttons.

Now, a new report published on Saturday …