Streaming in Canada this week on Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix [May 13 — 19]

Every week, MobileSyrup goes over some of the most notable movies and TV shows to recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Typically, this column focuses on content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, although other streaming services may be mentioned when relevant.
Any shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve notable Canadian cast or crew or are filmed in Canada will also be highlighted.
Amazon Prime VideoFleabag (Season 2)
Creator-writer-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve)’s second season of her critically-acclaimed comedy-drama series Fleabag is now on Amazon Prime Video. Waller-Bridge stars as Fleabag, a sardonic, sexual and angry woman trying to heal after a traumatic experience.
Sian Clifford (Vanity Fair), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Bill Paterson (Little Dorrit) and Brett Gelman (Eagleheart) co-star.
Original TV run: March 2019 to April 2019 (BBC)
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: May 17th, 2019
Runtime: 6 episodes (22 to 27 minutes ..

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Photos show adult killer whale and her calf found in poor health

VANCOUVER — A female adult Southern resident killer whale and her three-and-a-half-year-old calf are rapidly declining in health in what appears to be a troubling situation for the creatures.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States recently released photos taken by a drone that show the adult known as J17 had deteriorated in health since she was assessed last fall.

Her daughter, J53, has also declined in condition, said an update on the administration's website.

Joe Gaydos with the SeaDoc Society out of the University of California, Davis, said it is a troubling development, given the death last year of a four-year-old orca known as J50.

“It's a scary thing to happen on the tails of what happened last year to J50 and actually J17 was looking thin last fall as well, and really didn't bounce back over the winter,” he said. “It's a sign when you get multiple animals…you got to do better.”

The total populatio..

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Microsoft Store offering discounts on Surface Headphones, Pro 6 and more

If you’ve been considering purchasing some of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers or accessories, you’re in luck. The Redmond, Washington-based company has a few deals on everything from the Surface Headphones to the Surface Book 2.
To kick things off, Microsoft is offering $50.99 off its Surface Headphones. The discount brings the well-crafted wireless headphones down to $399 from the regular $449.99.
To learn more about the Surface Headphones, check out the MobileSyrup review. Alternatively, head over to the Microsoft Store to pick up a pair.
Microsoft’s new Surface Go is next on the block. This mini tablet computer is $60 off, going for $469 instead of the regular $529 for the 64GB storage, 4GB RAM model. The 128GB storage, 8GB RAM version is available for $639 instead of the regular $699.
You can read MobileSyrup’s senior editor, Igor Bonifacic’s thoughts on the Go here, or head over to the Microsoft Store to pick one up.
Finally, you can save up to $200 on all Surface Pro 6 an..

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New music streaming in Canada this week on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music and Tidal

We’re trying out a new column this week that rounds up some music that has hit the airwaves over the last couple of weeks, along with a few exciting albums that came out this Friday.
To be clear, I’m by no means a music critic, and the purpose of this article isn’t to tell you what is good or bad. It’s more to convince you to get out of your comfort zone and listen to something new. Even if you don’t like my suggestions, I challenge you to scroll through the recently released section in your music app of choice and try one thing that features album art you’re attracted to.
If you find something worth sharing, let me know in the comments or on Twitter.
With that out of the way, enjoy, or don’t — but at least try.
By: Jamila Woods
I’m hesitant to call this an R&B masterpiece, but I do know that I’m going to be jamming out to it all summer long. The mellow yet upbeat album hits with notes of electronic soul that is perfect for just about every situation.
The twelve..

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Android Q to bring new Fast Pair feature, improvements to Bluetooth settings

Google’s Fast Pair feature is getting an update in Android Q to help users find lost devices and manage Bluetooth settings easier.
Fast Pair, short for Google Fast Pair Service (GFPS), launched alongside the Pixel Buds and Pixel 2 in 2017 to improve the first-time pairing of smartphones with Bluetooth accessories. Since then, more manufacturers have adopted Fast Pair, and Google added support for syncing saved Bluetooth accessories across Android devices sharing a Google account.
Now, GFPS is getting a ‘Find My Accessories’ feature. It’ll work with all Bluetooth devices that support Fast Pair and hooks into Google’s Find My Device app. The feature displays where an accessory was last disconnected on a map in the Find My Device app. Further, it’ll estimate the range based on connection quality, as well as let you unpair the accessory or have it play a tone that gets progressively louder.
With true wireless earbuds growing in popularity, this kind of tracking feature is certainly welcome..

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Toronto to host major tech conference with long list of celebrity speakers

It’s been called the “Olympics for geeks,” the “Davos for nerds,” and the “Glastonbury for geeks” and it’s coming to Toronto next week.

Billed as “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference” by its organizers, the Collision conference will see more than 25,000 attendees from over 120 countries descend on the city’s Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place from Monday to Thursday for speeches, social events, and exhibits.

Paddy Cosgrave, the event’s founder, said there will be more than 700 speakers who will share their expertise on everything from fintech to the environment. The speakers list includes CEOs and top executives from nearly every single major tech company, including Shopify, Samsung, and Snapchat, to name a few.

The conference will also host a slew of celebrity speakers that would rival the guest list for a Hollywood awards show, including Seth Rogan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Timbaland, and Steve Aoki.

“It’s just such an eclectic mix of speakers,” Cosgrave told CTVNew..

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Firefox Fenix preview comes to Play Store, you can test it now

Mozilla has tried to break into the mobile browsing market a few times with iterations of its Firefox browser on both iOS and Android. Unfortunately, good as the Firefox mobile browser is, it struggled to make headway on either platform. Now, Mozilla is looking to change that.
The difficulties on iOS can be attributed to Apple’s insistence on using WebKit and refusal to let users pick anything but Safari as a default browser.
Android, on the other hand, is a different story. Users can choose to use any browser they want, although using Chrome does have benefits — many apps use Chrome as the underlying engine for their in-app browsers. While you can change this as well, I find the Chrome version works best and most consistently.
Regardless, Firefox on Android has a more significant problem than competing with Chrome. The Android version of the browser never really felt right, nor was it well designed.
However, Mozilla is testing a new Android browser called Firefox Fenix that looks set ..

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Best Buy offering $30 to $40 off games like Pokémon: Let’s Go and Kingdom Hearts III

Best Buy Canada is currently offering up to $40 off several high-profile games that have released over the past several months.
Some of the most notable deals include:
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (PlayStation 4/Xbox One) — $49.98 CAD (regularly $79.99)Dark Souls Remastered (PlayStation 4/Xbox One) — $19.99 (regularly $34.99)Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Nintendo Switch) — $49.99 (regularly $64.99)Firewall: Zero Hour Aim Controller Bundle for PlayStation VR (PlayStation 4) — $69.99 (regularly $99.99)Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4/Xbox One) — $39.99 (regularly $79.99)NieR Automata: Game of the Yorha Edition (PlayStation 4) —PlayStation Classic — $49.99 (regularly $79.99)Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! (Nintendo Switch) — $49.99 (regularly $79.99)Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4/Xbox One) — $49.99 (regularly $79.99)Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Nintendo Switch) — $39.99 (regularly $79.99)Most of these deals are valid until May 23rd in-store and on Best, with ..

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Microsoft updates Outlook for Android with new Teams feature

Microsoft Outlook for Android has been updated with a new feature for Microsoft Teams that aims to help users efficiently plan events.
Users will now be able to add their Teams meeting to an event in the Outlook app. Organizations that use Teams can add a Teams meeting to their event. This new feature makes it easier to connect directly from an invitation.
The update also comes with regular performance improvements and bug fixes.
The Microsoft Outlook for Android app can be found in the Google Play Store.
Via: MSPoweruser
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Spotify redesigning library page to emphasize podcasts

Spotify will soon release a new design that is focused on showcasing podcasts to further spread its efforts to become the go-to place for podcasts.
Now, when users open the app, they will see two bolded headers titled ‘music’ and ‘podcasts.’ The redesign is meant to make it easier for users to access podcasts and find more they may be interested in.
Currently, users have to go through six categories to find the podcast section. The new design will make music and podcast options equally noticeable.
The two categories have also been given three subcategories. Under music, users will see Playlists, Artists, and Albums. Under the podcast heading, users will see Episodes, Downloads, and Shows.
The redesign is not yet available to all Spotify users, with only a number of people receiving the new look. Spotify declined to tell The Verge when the redesign will be visible to all users.
The redesign comes with Spotify’s recent efforts at becoming the go-to place for people who listen to podcasts..

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Google Fuchsia dev page was briefly opened to the public

At its I/O conference earlier this month, Google shared more information about its mysterious Fuchsia operating system. Google explained that Fuchsia isn’t necessarily the replacement for Android or Chrome, but is more akin to an experimental operating system — at least for now.
Most recently the website was briefly turned on for the public. Before Google took down the public site, Reddit user ‘Mishudark‘ took screenshots and sent them to 9to5Google.
According to 9to5Google, the website had basic foundations. It let users sign into their Google account and could be installed as a ‘Progressive Web App’ that appeared as a black Fuchsia logo. Oddly enough the lacked a homepage and users only saw a 404 page with a search bar.
Google’s dev websites are normally for informing developers about different subjects. So might be a site that can relay information about Fuchsia, according to 9to5Google.
Reportedly, Google may use the dev page to create vanity i..

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$11 million self-driving car innovation network launches in Ottawa

Invest Ottawa and the Government of Ontario have partnered to launch the Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Test Facilities, an innovation network focused on self-driving vehicles.
The government says the move — which is valued at more than $11 million CAD — will help further Ottawa’s contribution to the economy while also expanding Ontario’s global CAV presence through the development of CAV solutions, firms and jobs.
The facilities are located in Kanata North, Ottawa, which is home to Canada’s largest technology park. In total, they provide nine kilometres of public roads and 16 kilometres of private tracks for testing. These testing grounds have been built to endure weather in all four seasons, including heavy snow, sleet and ice.
Further, these facilities are equipped with communications technology like 5G, 4G/LTE, GPS (RTK) and Wi-Fi. According to the government, this makes the Ottawa L5 the first integrated CAV test environment of its kind in North America.
So far, ..

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