Great Clips App adds SIRI Shortcuts Integration & Haircut Reminder

How many times have you said to yourself, “Oh I forgot to get my hair cut,” or “I should have made an appointment with my stylist.” Well if you’re an iPhone or iOS user and a Great Clips customer, you’ll be happy to know there are two new updates and few new features to the Great Clips App  to help easily remind you so you can look your best when you need to. Android users aren’t totally left out, there’s one update for you.

The company announced the first update includes an integration with latest Apple’s iOS 12 mobile operating system which includes the newly introduced ‘Siri Shortcuts’.  With this update, and Apple’s latest update, customers can save themselves a whole lot of time by using Siri to initiate checking in to their usual salon location. They will also receive updated wait time estimates after then check in. Just saying, “Siri, check me into my favourite salon,” online check-in will open the Great Clips App to the customer’s previously selected ‘favourite’ salon. To set a shortcut, customers with the Great Clips App can go to the Settings within their device, select “Siri & Search” and then “All Shortcuts”. [Read more…]

New massive Microsoft Canada HQ slated for September 2020

 

 

This morning, Microsoft Canada announced that it will move its Canadian headquarters to a new space in the heart of downtown Toronto at 81 Bay Street. Opening in 2020, the new facility will span four floors & 132,000 square feet of the new CIBC Square, empowering employees to thrive in a new modern workplace. Currently under construction, the new facility’s more central location is well-served by transit and is closer to Toronto’s downtown innovation hub. [Read more…]

Will House of Cards be the same? Final season coming up Nov 2


How many of you binge watched House of Cards? I know I did – more or less over a week or two. Frank Underwood seemed to be the guy everyone loved to hate. Of course with all the allegations against Kevin Spacey it was inevitable that he would not be in the upcoming season of House of Cards. In fact some probably wondered if the series would continue – but apparently it is for one more go around. The final season is out on Netflix November 2.

At the end of the last season, it was obvious that Claire was vying for the top job – but now knowing that Frank won’t be in the picture and Claire’s rise seems somewhat inevitable – will the series be the same?  Will the show be the same without Underwood’s character?

Well I guess it remains to be seen. Netflix offered up a little teaser showing Claire at Frank’s grave – so it seems that some reigns are already known.

Here’s the official sneak peek trailer:

New faster on-board Wi-Fi available for purchase on Air Canada

It seems we expect free Wi-Fi just about everywhere on the ground but when it comes to connecting on a plane 30,000 feet in the air, options for the longest time have been somewhat non-extent. While it’s not free, Air Canada you can now stream your favourite content like you would at home with their new top-of-the-line as they call it satellite Wi-Fi technology. [Read more…]

World’s first 8K OLED TV for the masses comes from LG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LG Electronics (LG) just announced the is world’s first 8K. When we’re just getting used to the idea that we have to give up our then high-priced HDTV in favour of 4K, LG comes along announcing a IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, an 88-inch 8K OLED TV featuring a whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution. And according to LG, it features over 33 million self-emitting pixels producing the unmatched contrast ratio and true blacks that define OLED TV’s iconic picture quality. [Read more…]

Does Wade Wilson a.k.a Deadpool work 9 to 5? (Video)

The super duo, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, return with the sequel to the Marvel Comics hit, Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand return to star alongside Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller and Jack Kesy in this enjoyably obnoxious sequel.

If you haven’t yet seen Deadpool 2 in theatres, the story line for the sequel is that you favourite foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a Deadpool), creates the X-Force team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young lad with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

 

 

Canadians may particularly enjoy the sequel because it’s full of Canadian jokes and references. In fact those of you who attended the Toastmasters International Convention in Vancouver last summer, you may have seen some film crews there as Deadpool 2 was filmed in various location including downtown, near the convention centre and even in front of our hotel – of course depending on where you’re staying. [Read more…]

Phishing e-mails supposedly from friends making rounds again

Daily flooding of the e-mail inbox is often a necessary email. Some that arrive are obviously “junk” or SPAM. However, there seems to be another bunch of possible phishing emails doing their rounds trying to get unsuspecting people to click on them. They appear at first to be from a friend, colleague or someone you know – but you might want to think twice before you decide to click on it.

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Netflix Canada being created with $500M for Canadian content creation

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As a Canadian, if you enjoy Netflix’s original programming, then you might be really happy to hear that Minister of Canadian Heritage and Netflix have announced an agreement that will see Netflix investing at least half a billion (Canadian) dollars in original Canadian productions over the next five years and part of that agreement will include creating a new entity.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Celebrate International Podcast Day September 30, 2017

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Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear about yet another new podcast. In fact there are tens of thousands of them around the world and on every conceivable topic. While many have thought it was just a fad in that video would totally annihilate the traditional podcast (there are also video podcasts) nothing can be further from the truth. In fact September 30 is International Podcast Day, a day of celebrating the power of podcasts. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Watch Live: Google Pixel 2 coming October 4th?

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A suspicious email arrives in my inbox with the subject line, “Ok Google, how many days until Oct 4?” An animated GIF pops up on the screen with the showing the same question, then a reply, “20 days.” At first I thought it was suspicious especially since it was fairly non-descript email. It had short links and a PNG attachment and no signature line. After further investigation, I determined it was legit and realized it was a teaser for some new stuff coming from Google.

Pardon my suspiciousness – my scam and phasing radar is always on high.  Read more at Canoe Tech Blog.