Author: Mobile Syrup

What3Words can tell you precisely where to go with a three-word combination [App of the Week]

What3Words is a simple app with the grand idea of making people and places easier to find in maps.
You may have noticed that sometimes when you’re navigating in Google Maps, an address might bring you to the wrong side of a building or the incorrect location? Even a tiny typo can often send people in the complete opposite direction.
Instead of using general addresses, what3words gives every three by three metre square on Earth a three-word combination. This means that if you want to give someone an address, you can send them the exact square of the door of the location, or specifically where you’re standing.
For example, my favourite restaurant, Tilted Dog, is located at ‘///shirt.yell.ambition,’ and my local grocery store’s front door is at ‘///snack.scarcely.topical.’
You can also find and save your favourite locations to lists so you can find them again easily. What3words saves these locations as red squares on the map.
Users can then use the three-word square to send Google Maps co..

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Flo needs your help to fight Mr. Big in Diner Dash Adventures [Game of the Week]

If you’ve ever played Diner Dash on your desktop, then you’ll absolutely love the new version of the iconic game for iOS and Android smartphones.
The only caveat is that not only will you want to rip your hair out in frustration, you’ll also probably get heavily addicted to the game.
San Francisco-based mobile game publisher Glu Mobile, the company that created the popular Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game, launched Diner Dash for smartphones back in June under a new name, Diner Dash Adventures.
The new take on the series combines gameplay from Diner Dash, Hotel Dash and Cooking Dash.
The game is exactly like the PC classic in several ways. In the smartphone version, you take on the role of Flo, who is trying to save her hometown from the evil Mr. Big and his sidekicks, the goons. Each chapter requires Flo to serve different customers at her diner.
Most importantly, the characters, especially Flo, experienced a massive glow-up. Diner Dash Adventures’ graphics are clean and the gameplay is..

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Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days.
Federal government invests $2.2 million to connect rural Ontario communitiesCRTC sets final wholesale rates for access to high-speed broadband networksWalmart and Instacart rollout its on-demand delivery service across CanadaTelus ranks highest in latest OpenSignal mobile experience reportStarbucks Canada and Uber Eats delivery service now live in CanadaCapital One hit with potential $600 million class-action lawsuit following data breachGreen Party of Canada pledges for affordable cellphone, internet pricesTelus launches Home Assistant for Optik TV customersMontreal now permits e-scooter use, with heavy restrictionsShopify’s new native chat feature helps merchants and customers connectMobileSyrup Back-to-school Gift Guide [2019 Edition]Bell plans to use AI to block fraud and spam callsKoodo offering some customers $70/15GB, $75/20GB plansSonos might..

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Streaming in Canada this week on Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix [August 12 — 18]

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.
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 VideoJim Gaffigan: Quality Time
Amazon’s first-ever original comedy special features Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan. In Quality Time, Gaffigan muses on everything from horses and dog birthdays to travelling and museums.
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: August 16th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Stream Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time here.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
CraveAlternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America
This new HBO documentary highlights a sensitive but importan..

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Ikea turns its smart home products into its own division within the company

The Swedish furniture company Ikea is cementing its smart home products as a future part of its company with the Ikea Home Smart business unit.
While the company has been making smart home products for a while, but now it’s committed and plans to accelerate its plans.
There’s no mention in the company’s blog post what precisely this means, but it seems likely that we’ll start to see a lot more smart home products from Ikea.
“We have decided to invest significantly in Home Smart across IKEA to fast-forward the development. This is the biggest New Business we are establishing since the introduction of Children’s IKEA,” says Peter van der Poel, Manager IKEA Range & Supply.
Currently, Ikea offers a selection of smart lights, wireless chargers, smart plugs, and recently it’s partnered with Sonos to make Wi-Fi-enabled speakers.
Ikea is also supposed to be launching a series of smart blinds.
Source: Ikea
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