February 18, 2018

KDE releases first version of Plasma Media Center

Linux devotees need media too, don'tcha know? Designed to cater to "media enthusiasts," Plasma Media Center has been released today for those looking to place photos, videos and audio clips on the highest pedestal. The build (v1.0.0) was crafted on Plasma and KDE technologies, and as you might expect, it aims to deliver a "unified media experience … [Read more...]

Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to patch lock screen security hole

A month to the day after Apple issued iOS 6.1.2 in order to patch an Exchange bug, the company has pushed out iOS 6.1.3 today to seal up a security hole that allowed a complex combination of finagling to bypass one's lock screen. Moreover, it's said to add Maps updates for the nation of Japan, while also adding a variety of undisclosed "security … [Read more...]

Oppal releases Missing Women report

Missing Women Commissioner Wally Oppal reaches some common-sense conclusions in his massive report into the failed police investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton. In the report called "Forsaken", he makes 63 recommendations. Oppal says there  systemic bias against the poor, drug-addicted sex workers  Pickton targeted. He says … [Read more...]

Angus Reid releases poll on the state of BC politics

Angus Reid has released its latest litmus test of the BC political scene, and once again it doesn't have much good news for the BC Liberals. If an election was held tomorrow, the Angus Reid numbers say forty nine percent would vote NDP, twenty six percent would go Liberal. The BC Conservatives sit at sixteen percent after a rough month of internal … [Read more...]

Apple releases OS X 10.8.2 update for Mountain Lion: Facebook integration, iMessage fixes and more

Looks like one major software update wasn't enough, as Apple is following its push of iOS 6 with OS X 10.8.2. Weighing in at 697.54MB, it's a pretty substantial update for Mountain Lion users, with that long-awaited Facebook integration chief among the changes. As Twitter presently operates within the OS, Facebook will now too enjoy single sign-on … [Read more...]

B.C. releases numbers on how it’s cutting red tape

B.C. has become the first province to publish an annual report on work being done to cut red tape. Numbers released today show targets have been exceeded. The government is trying to minimize time and money spent by businesses when accessing services and meeting regulatory requirements. When the Regulatory Reporting Act became law in November, the … [Read more...]

Tom Vaughan Releases A “Mixtape”

Tom Vaughan ("Starter for 10," "What Happens In Vegas") is set to direct the music-driven coming of age comedy "Mixtape" for Jim Wedaa Productions and Maven Pictures says Deadline. Stacey Menear penned the Black List script about a 12-year-old girl who never knew her mother. Finding a mixtape that once belonged to said mom, she accidentally … [Read more...]

Worksafe releases report on deaths

Two companies could face fines after a construction worker was killed in 2010 in Vancouver's Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Worksafe BC has released its report into the death of 28-year-old Dan Martens. The Mission man was killed when he was hit by a concrete wall form while working at a 32-storey condo complex.  The agency says it's considering … [Read more...]

Coroner’s Jury releases recommendations after mushroom farm deaths and injury

More inspections, more reporting, more training. That's among the 15 recommendations made by an Inquest jury into the deaths of three workers at a mushroom farm in Langley four years ago.  Jim Sinclair, head of the BC Federation of Labour, says the findings, as long as they're implemented, will hold employers accountable, "We're hoping in the … [Read more...]

Facebook Releases “Lecciones,” “Tomorrow”

Facebook is making good use of their video-on-demand capabilities this week with the announcement of two films utilising the social media site as a key part of their North American release strategy reports Deadline. 2010's "Tomorrow, When The War Began", the Australian "Red Dawn"-esque action thriller will be made available to rent through … [Read more...]