Canada’s ‘COVID Alert’ App Using Apple’s Exposure Notification API Now Available

Canada today released a new COVID-19 contact tracing app called COVID Alert, as noted by iPhone in Canada. COVID Alert takes advantage of Apple and Google’s privacy-focused Exposure Notification API to alert people when they’ve come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus. As with all COVID-19 contact tracing apps, COVID Alert uses Bluetooth […]

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Samsung Blockchain Wallet now works with Gemini in North America

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has partnered with Samsung to integrate its services with Samsung Blockchain Wallet in the USA and Canada. The collaboration allows Samsung Blockchain Wallet users to transfer crypto between the Wallet and the Gemini platform. They can use the Gemini mobile app to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency like bitcoin, ether, litecoin, […]

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Galaxy Buds update with Buds+ features is now rolling out in Canada

Samsung began rolling out a new firmware update (R170XXU0ATD2) for the original Galaxy Buds a few weeks ago, and now, the same update is reaching Canada. As explained before, the latest firmware update drastically improves the Galaxy Buds experience, as it introduces a handful of features borrowed from the newer Galaxy Buds+ model.The list of additions to […]

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One UI 2.1 update rolling out to unlocked Galaxy Note 10 units in Canada

Samsung started rolling out the One UI 2.1 update to Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series smartphones last week. Now, the update is rolling out to unlocked units of the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ in Canada.The update with firmware N975WVLU3CTCA and file size of 1606.22 MB is now rolling out […]

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Samsung intros door to door service for Galaxy devices in Canada

In a committed effort to safeguard the well-being of its customers, Samsung Canada has launched a new door to door service, which is now available. Under its stay home, stay safe campaign, Samsung is offering Canadians with service support at their doorstep for all Galaxy phones, tablets and wearables. The company will arrange for convenient […]

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Samsung expands doorstep repair services to more countries

Samsung is launching its doorstep repair program in more countries as it continues contributing to the global fight against COVID-19.As of this week, some of the company’s regional offices are offering to pick up Galaxy devices in need of repairs instead of requiring customers to deliver them themselves. Likewise, the repaired products will be returned […]

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Samsung Canada falls victim to coronavirus, Experience Stores shut down

Businesses around the world are taking measures to fight against the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and Samsung is no exception. Earlier this month, before the coronavirus was labeled a pandemic, the company had to temporarily shut down production at its Gumi plant, while earlier this week, Samsung strongly advised its employees to work from home. Now, […]

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Expanded Apple Store in Toronto’s Fairview Mall Now Open

As expected, Apple today opened a new 10,287 square-foot store in the Fairview Mall in Toronto, Canada. The updated store is located next to the former location, but it is nearly twice the size. Fairview Mall Apple Store photo via 9to5Mac and Ronald QuitorianoThe new retail location is the second Apple Store in Toronto with Apple’s […]

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Fitbit’s Blood Oxygen Monitoring Feature Now Available in More Countries

Google-owned Fitbit is activating blood oxygen monitoring (sp02) in more countries, following the feature’s U.S. launch for some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers last month. Now the company has released it for users in the U.K., Canada, and possibly other countries, with blood oxygen saturation data appearing in the Fitbit app.Tech blog Tizenhelp.com confirmed […]

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Samsung enters Canadian 4G LTE-A and 5G market with Videotron

Samsung Electronics has partnered with Canadian telecommunications provider Videotron to supply the company with 4G LTE-A and 5G network solutions. This new collaboration marks Samsung’s first entry into Canada as a network solutions provider. Beginning early 2020, Videotron customers in Quebec and Ottawa can expect to have access to 4G LTE-A and 5G thanks to […]

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Samsung partners with Mobeewave for deploying mPOS payments worldwide

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will begin deploying Samsung POS worldwide starting today in Canada and expanding availability to other markets in 2020. The company has partnered with Mobeewave, a fintech player, for its NFC-based contactless payment acceptance solution on mobile devices.Both the companies have worked together on a pilot testing Samsung POS in Canada […]

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