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YouTube Music update lets users seamlessly switch between videos and audio

YouTube Music has added a new feature that lets users switch from listening to a song to watching a video without interruption.
Google’s newest music app has been dropping smaller feature updates, with the latest one syncing songs to official music videos.
This is similar to how the audio app worked before. Prior to the update when you were watching a video on some devices you could choose only to play the video’s audio. The new toggle switches between the album version of the song and the music video. This means that if the video has a long intro, you could now skip it by switching to the audio trackNow, the new update lets users switch from song to video and vice versa. This is a useful feature since it should help users know what songs have videos.
Google says the feature is rolling out for over 5 million songs. If you’re not into videos then there’s a setting called ‘Don’t play music videos’ that you can turn on.
So far we haven’t gotten the feature on any of our phones in the offi..

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Microsoft reports $33.7 billion in revenue in Q2 2019, up 12 percent from last year

Microsoft had a strong second quarter of 2019, the company revealed in its latest quarterly earnings report.
Altogether, the Redmond, Washington tech giant generated $33.7 billion USD (about $43.9 billion CAD) in revenue in Q2 2019. This surpassed Wall Street’s estimate of $32.7 billion (roughly $42.6 billion CAD) and marked a 12 percent increase from Q2 2018.
Overall earnings primarily came from three major categories — Intelligent Cloud, Productivity and Business Processes (which includes Office) and More Personal Computing (comprised of Windows, Surface, Xbox and search).
To start, Intelligent Cloud generated $11.4 billion (roughly $14.8 billion CAD) in revenue in Q2 2019, up 19 percent from last year. In particular, Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform grew 64 percent from the same period in 2018. That said, Microsoft didn’t cite specific earnings for Azure during this quarter, which also marked a drop from the 73 percent growth demonstrated in Q2 2018.
Meanwhile, Productivit..

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Android Q DP3 now available on OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 7 Pro owners in Canada can now install the third Android Q beta on their OnePlus smartphone, the company announced on Thursday.
As with the previous OnePlus Android Q preview, updating requires a full device data wipe. OnePlus also, once again, warns against attempting to install the beta unless individuals have prior experience flashing a device.
Beyond that, the company notes that there are a couple of known issues. On the OnePlus 6T, for instance, the in-display fingerprint scanner icon does not appear on the ambient display. A variety of stability and application compatibility issues plague the OnePlus 6/6T and 7 Pro, as well.
Instructions on how to install the beta can be found on the OnePlus community forums. See the source links below for specific instructions on how to install the beta on the OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 7 Pro, respectively.
Google first pushed the developer preview to Pixel smartphones at its 2019 I/O developer conference. We’ll likely see..

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Fredericton Transit brings free Wi-Fi, on-board cameras to select buses

Fredericton Transit has launched a six-month pilot project that adds free Wi-Fi and on-board cameras to three of its buses.
In a press release, councillor Kevin Darrah, chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, said the technology will “improve customer experience” and “provide a better understanding of the needs of our ridership so that we can provide the best possible service.”
According to the city, this technology won’t record or reveal the identities of individuals. Instead, it will be used to “detect passenger boardings, provide an overview of repeat vs. new riders and log the travel routes of customers.” The city says each bus will have signage to notify riders that there are cameras present.
Ultimately, the pilot is intended to “open doors to new transit services,” such as improved real-time service notifications for onboard passengers.
Despite these assurances, New Brunswick integrity commissioner Charles Murray has expressed concerns with respect to rider privacy. Speakin..

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Freedom Mobile is expanding to Campbell River B.C. in August

Freedom Mobile is coming to Campbell River, B.C., which means those who live in the town can soon sign up for the carrier’s wireless service.
Unfortunately, Freedom did not disclose an exact launch date, just that it’ll launch the service in August.
Keep an eye out, however, as Freedom will likely announce an exact date soon.
Get ready, Campbell River!
Our affordable #BigGig plans and fast Extended Range LTE are coming your way in August. #YouDeserveFreedom
— Freedom Mobile (@FreedomMobile) July 18, 2019
Freedom also recently announced that its services will also be available to residents of Nanaimo B.C. on July 25th and to residents in Kelowna and Prince Rupert on July 31st.
Freedom is continuously expanding its network services in B.C. and Alberta and you can learn more about it on the carrier’s website.
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