Sites offline as Internet goes on Strike

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A number of sites across the web have either gone dark, blacked out or have definitive messages emblazoned across their home pages today, January 18, 2012, as the protest against the controversial proposed US legislation – SOPA (Stop On-line Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) escalates.

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Set up an iTunes allowance for your kids

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Want to give your kids a gift of iTunes without having to keeping buying them cards on an ongoing basis or having to let them use your credit card?  The answer is to give them an iTunes Allowance.

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Review: Kudos Mobile Credit Card Acceptance Kit

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Let’s face it; we live in a plastic society. When buying goods or services or even making donations today, it’s pretty much expected that the merchant or organization would accept credit cards. If you don’t you might just lose the sale.

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Win a Toshiba Thrive 10” Tablet

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I’m sure you’ve been thinking about it for a while, but isn’t it time to try a tablet? You know you want to!

So once again, CanoeTech Blog has teamed up with Toshiba Canada to give you, our faithful readers, an incredible opportunity to win a new and exciting Toshiba Thrive 10” Tablet.

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iTwin: Easy secure file sharing; no cloud necessary

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We all have days where the seemingly simply act of transferring a file can make us crazy. Have you ever looked for a really quick, painless and secure way to retrieve or play files on a remote computer without having to configure a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or use cloud sharing options like Dropbox?

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Fire sale on BlackBerry PlayBook?

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While searching for upcoming Black Friday deals in Canada, I came across numerous mentions of the 16GB Blackberry PlayBook with Wi-Fi being offered below $200 at Staples stores in the US. After doing a little more digging, I found that they are being advertised on Walmart Canada’s website for an an even lower price, $198.

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Spooktacular apps, books and tunes for Halloween

djIt’s that spooky time of year again when you can use your iOS device to help yourself to some digitally delectable tricks and treats, but there are just way to many to cover them all in one post. So here’s just a sliver of some of the spooky and scary selections you can download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for this Halloween.

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Mac OS Lion little known Wi-Fi diagnostic tool

WIFIDiagsWelcomeEver wonder how good your Wi-Fi signal really is? You can look at the signal strength indicator on the top right-hand side of your Mac’s display on the top section of your iPad iPhone or iPod touch, but to those bars really tell the whole story? Well I’m sure you’re not surprised, there’s an application for that–at least for the Mac.

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Virtual Reality Trains Next Generation Workers

Published in the June edition of The Edmontonians

By Greg Gazin
Writer
Troy Media Corporation
Terry Smith & Kevin McNulty
EDMONTON, AB, July 1, 2009/Troy Media/ — It was six years ago, over a jug, or two, of Alexander Keith’s Ale, that business partners Terry Smith and Kevin McNulty started discussing the abysmal state of training in the resources industry.

“These injuries can’t continue,” Smith said. McNulty, a safety consultant in the oil and gas sector who had spent much of his working life in the mining industry, added that the problems went beyond injuries. He was referring to the 1992 Westray Coal Mine disaster in Plymouth, Nova Scotia which resulted in the deaths of 26 miners. MORE

G4: Broadband Almost Everywhere – No Stick Required

It used to be that Internet-Ready meant that your device either had a wired either card or a wireless adapter built-in. We then saw Mobile Internet-Ready which meant a dongle, a stick or and external adapter was needed to give you access to the mobile network. Well Rogers and Hewlett-Packard HP have changed all that and you’ll have one less thing to carry around with Canada’s first 3.5G embedded notebook… READ STORY at G4TECHTV Canada