January 20, 2018

Existing iPhone 5 handsets cannot have AWS support enabled, but Apple is shipping the new A1428 carrier-unlocked on April 12th

Starting April 12th, Apple retail shops as well as Apple's online store will begin selling the new and gently tweaked A1428 model of the iPhone 5. For those paying attention, that's the same model number as AT&T sells today, but Apple's enabling support of the AWS bands from the factory on the new guy -- and sadly, Apple affirmed to us that … [Read more...]

Cash mobs to show support for two Chilliwack restaurants

The City of Chilliwack plans to send a strong message of support for two restaurants that received racist letters last week. Mayor Sharon Gaetz says cash mobs will jam the two Indian eating establishments to show them the city cares. So we have worked together with the owners to get them ready as the people of Chilliwack will descend on the Bay … [Read more...]

Cabinet ministers pledge support for embattled Premier

BC Liberal cabinet ministers are pledging support for the Premier leading into an emergency cabinet meeting. Community Minister Bill Bennett says this whole thing has been overblown by the media and the party is all on the same page.Bennett says the Premier, Christy Clark, isn't going anywhere, and if she does: "I think we have a good chance of … [Read more...]

Power Matters Alliance garners support from BlackBerry, NEC, TI and ZTE

Another Mobile World Congress, another round of highfalutin' talk surrounding the concept of wireless power. We already witnessed a consumer approach by PowerbyProxi, and now we're hearing that the Power Matters Alliance is getting a second wind as well. The self-proclaimed "leading ecosystem and standard for wireless power" took to Boston-area … [Read more...]

Eric Kessler announces AirPlay support for HBO Go and Max Go apps, says à la carte HBO access still isn’t economically viable

Eric Kessler, President & COO at HBO, just announced that a long-awaited feature will be going live today during his interview at D:Dive Into Media 2013. HBO Go and Max Go users with Apple products filling the home will now be able to enjoy AirPlay beaming. Straight from the man himself: "Our long-term goal for Go is to be on all platforms … [Read more...]

New online database offers renters in Vancouver support

The city considered the most expensive in Canada is now offering help to people who can't afford to buy a home in Vancouver. The Rental Standards Database offers an online search of residential buildings, so renters can make more informed decisions. Mayor Gregor Robertson says most landlords treat tenants with respect, but this database keeps … [Read more...]

Support for BC’s creative community

The BC government has announced a three part strategy for BC's creative sector but at least one person in the film industry says it's not enough. The strategy is called "BC Creative Futures" and Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett says 6.25 million dollars is going into new and expanded existing programs like … [Read more...]

A few hundred gather at Peace Arch border in support of Idle No More movement

A few hundred people have gathered at the Peace Arch Border for a rally in support of the Idle No More movement. The crowd has formed a circle below the Peace Arch and with flags waving in the breeze, song and the sound of drums has been ringing out. Those gathered are there for various reason, but they're all there in support of the … [Read more...]

Grieving parents support call for national inquiry

The latest call for a national inquiry on the disappearance and murders of hundreds of First Nations women included tearful testimony from the parents of a teenager killed in Kamloops last week. Glen Wilson and Matilida Fowler both sobbed as they talked about losing their 16 year old daughter C-J Morningstar Fowler. They say they just want to know … [Read more...]

Ipsos Reid poll shows BC Liberals benefiting from decline in support for BC Conservatives

The BC Liberals are gaining support as the BC Conservatives are falling. That's according to a new Ipsos Reid poll. The poll shows that 35% of decided voters in the province support the BC Liberals -- that's up 3 points from September. Support for the Conservatives has gone down 3 points since September -- from 12% to 9%. Since June, support for … [Read more...]