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How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

How to use color-coded calendars on Mac, iPhone and iPad to maintain balance in your life

It will surprise no-one to know that I was an early adopter of electronic calendars, starting with a Casio Digital Diary in the early 1990s, followed by a Psion 5mx in 1997. But making the switch from a Filofax to a grayscale PDA did mean giving up one thing I didn’t get back until years later: …

Calendars

Robots won’t steal your job but they could shrink your pay

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz was eager to strike an optimistic tone when he spoke recently to Queen's University students and teachers about the future of work.<p>From the internal combustion engine to self-driving cars, disruptive technologies have always created more wealth and more jobs …

Brookings Institution

How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.<p>Here’s how to use it.<p>With hugely popular services …

Apps

Get ready: A massive automation shift is coming for your job

The robots are coming to take our jobs and Canada must do a lot more to deal with it.<p>That's not the prediction of a doomsday prophet, but of the world's leading business consultant, the managing director of global firm McKinsey & Co. and chair of the Canadian government's Advisory Council on …

Canada

Addressing Canada’s tech talent shortage with an innovative approach

<i>Co-founder and co-CEO, Prodigy Game.</i><p>Is everything okay in Canada's tech scene? Many think so. Many global tech giants are building capacity in our major cities, and our startup ecosystem is proving increasingly lively and promising. Look no further than the Toronto-Waterloo corridor (aptly coined …

Learning Tools in OneNote Class Notebook

OneNote Class Notebook is free for education users as part of Office 365, it has some additional functionality which isn’t available in standard …

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

Apps

How do you focus on being innovative while still teaching the curriculum?

Here is a question I often get in workshops:<b>How do you focus on being innovative while still teaching the curriculum?</b>When I hear this, the viewpoint …

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

Batteries

We must do more now to prepare young people for the future of work

<i>Dave McKay is president and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada.</i><p>On Vancouver Island, TimberWest is searching for foresters who can harvest data as well as trees. In Alberta, Suncor is working with First Nations peoples to build a new pipeline of talent, with aboriginal youth who can work with new …

Don't upgrade your iOS without downloading this software first

Managing all of the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be a real iPain sometimes, especially when upgrading or switching devices forces you to …

Swiss Army Knives