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Streaming in Canada on Prime Video, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [June 27-July 3]

Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms. Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are mentioned when relevant. Premium video on demand (PVOD) platforms...

Google still working on face unlock feature, could launch on Pixel 7: report

Before Google launched the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, rumours indicated the phones would support some level of face unlock. The phones -- for better or worse -- launched without face unlock, but the rumours persisted. Now, it looks like the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro might offer face unlock. 9to5Google put together an excellent look at the history of the Pixel 6 and...

Google’s Location History to start auto-deleting visits to abortion clinics

Google detailed plans to automatically delete visits to abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters, weight loss clinics, fertility centres, and other sensitive locations from its 'Location History' in the "coming weeks." Location History, for those unfamiliar, is a Google system that tracks where people go to offer personalized maps, recommendations,...

Ontario, Quebec getting more EV chargers through fed investment

Ontario and Quebec are set to get a ton of new electric vehicle (EV) charging thanks to new government investment. Announced on June 30th, the federal government will invest over $3.5 million in Baseload Power to install 31 Level 2 EV chargers and 67 fast chargers across the two provinces. The funding comes from Natural Resource Canada's Zero-Emission...

Stop being so entitled — game developers don’t owe you anything

Why must gamers be so toxic? This week, we watched as the makers of two prominent games received significant online abuse from so-called "fans." On June 29th, Estelle Tigani, Sony Santa Monica's cinematics producer, tweeted that she's received multiple dick pics from people demanding to know the God of War: Ragnarok release date. "Pro tip: sending...

Google shares pic of ‘Sage’ Pixel 6a side-by-side with other Pixels

So far, most of the Pixel 6a content we've seen, from leaks to unboxing videos, featured the 'Charcoal' colour. However, the 'Sage' colour is clearly the best option of the three 6a colours, and Google has now shared a promo photo comparing the green Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a. In a tweet, the 'Made By Google' account said the Pixel 6a will "join the family"...

Canadians dodged disappointment with Nothing Phone (1)

In keeping with the trend of making much ado about Nothing, it seems pertinent to point out that Canadian smartphone fans may have dodged disappointment thanks to Nothing not releasing its upcoming Phone (1) here. That's not to say Canadians would be better served by less choice when it comes to smartphones. I'd argue more choice is better, especially...

Xbox is bringing the love and thunder with this Mjolnir-themed Xbox Series X giveaway

Xbox is partnering with Marvel once again to offer a themed Xbox console as part of a giveaway. Ahead of the Thor: Love and Thunder’s July 8th release in theatres, fans can enter to win a Mjolnir-themed Xbox Series X. Not to be confused with Master Chief’s Mjolnir armour, the limited-edition Xbox Series X is modelled after Thor’s iconic hammer. Those...

New iOS 16 feature to enable drivers to pay for fuel from the vehicle’s screen via CarPlay

iOS 16 reportedly includes a new CarPlay feature to make it easier for drivers to purchase fuel. A new supported app category has been spotted. The addition to the iOS 16 feature preview page shows that the software enables developers to create apps for “fuel and driving tasks.” In the description, this CarPlay feature enables “Your favourite apps...

Apple debuts new trailer for third and final season of See

The Apple TV+ original series See kicks off on August 26th. As such, Apple has released a brand new trailer, giving audiences a glimpse of what to expect. The series based on a dystopian future is heading towards its finish line. As such, See’s final season revolves around a war between two brewing factions. The season picks up nearly a year after...

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