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Apple may be about to hurt Google's search business

Google's search deal with Apple — which makes Google the default search engine on Apple's mobile devices — is up for renewal this year.<p>Because Apple and Google do not get along, Google investors are worried Apple will dump Google as the default, thus hammering Google's mobile ad revenue.<p>Analysts at …

AdWords

CTV Atlantic broadcast interrupted with 48 seconds of pornographic footage

Some Nova Scotia residents had a rude awakening Monday morning when CTV accidentally aired pornography as the sun was coming up.<p>Barb Kaiser started …

Ban U.S. Netflix In Canada? Rogers Denies Calling For VPNs To Be Blocked

Many Canadian households have gotten used to accessing U.S. Netflix and other non-Canadian TV services thanks to virtual private networks (VPNs) that …

Google's got a slam dunk with their latest Android commercial

Did you need a 15 second distraction to get you pumped up about Android today? Good, that is exactly what Google’s latest Android commercial is for, jam packed with cameras, it is a slam dunk, of sorts.<p>There is very little to say about the commercial itself, more Androidify characters grace the …

Android News

Best Buy is not the next RadioShack

Best Buy is not RadioShack. It's turnaround is legit.<p>Shares of Best Buy (BBY) were up 2% Tuesday morning after the company reported fourth quarter earnings that topped forecasts and a solid jump in same-store sales.<p>The big sellers during the holidays? Big TVs and smartphones. Best Buy definitely …

Investing

PS4's game-sharing feature used to delete a kid's 'Destiny' characters

The very conceit of PlayStation 4's Share Play feature is futuristic as all get-out, but it has a dark side too. Take 5th grader Henry Kramer's recent <i>Destiny</i> woes for example. After virtually passing his DualShock 4 to another player to access a glitch that Kramer hoped would quickly boost his …

Ginger for Android Lets You Switch Apps Without Closing the Keyboard

Ginger Software, makers of Ginger Keyboard for Android, has today released an update that makes it easy to quickly switch between different apps on your device, directly from your keyboard.<p>Dubbed the Smart Bar, the feature allows you to add commonly used apps (like messaging, calendars, Evernote, …

LG showcases its high-class G Watch Urbane smartwatch in new video

From the looks of it, LG's G Watch Urbane is everything the G Watch R should've been. It's got the same circular display, but this one's housed in a far classier all-metal body. LG just posted a new video of its latest smartwatch to the company's YouTube channel — but all it's really good for is …

Wearable Tech

Police ask public for clues in Toronto tunnel mystery

Behind the Rexall Centre at Toronto’s York University, past two outdoor tennis courts and beyond a six-foot-high chain-link fence, lies a hole in the ground which just last month housed a gas generator.<p>At first glance, the hole looks crude and makeshift – carved into the earth with bits of foam and …

Details on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Opening Sequences

What Exactly Did David Spade Do That Made Eddie Murphy Stay Away From ‘SNL’?

Last night, Norm Macdonald had an incredible Twitter explosion, detailing what went into the <i>Saturday Night Live</i> 40th Anniversary Special’s new Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, including, as we all now know, that the plan had been for Eddie Murphy to appear as Bill Cosby.<p>One part of the story, long part …

Comedy

If Maple Leafs have to start from scratch, they picked the right time to do it

Toronto is entering rebuild mode and the Buds just happen to be cratering during a very strong draft year. Next season's crop also looks strong up …