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Public Mobile’s latest promotion gives both you and a friend a one-time $25 credit when either of you refers the other.
The Toronto-based carrier says you’ll have to tell your friend to successfully activate a Public Mobile SIM card online on a 30 or 90-day plan.
During the activation process, your friend will have to enter your Public Mobile phone number on the referral page. Be sure they enter your number and not their own so you get credit for the referral.
The $25 CAD credit will then be applied to both Self-Serve accounts within 72 hours of your friend’s online activation.
Further, Public says you’ll continue to be eligible for the regular $1 referral credit off your monthly bill for as long as your friend stays with Public Mobile.
The promotion runs until March 18th.
Source: Public Mobile
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Apple has started selling the refurbished versions of the MacBook Air and Mac Mini in the United States and Canada.
Regarding refurbished versions of the MacBook Air, pricing starts at $1,269 CAD for the 13.3-inch, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. Pricing goes all the way up to $2,759 for the 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 16GB of RAM and a 1.5TB SSD.
With the lower-end configurations, the refurbished price tag for the 2018 MacBook Air puts the cost more in-line with its iconic , more affordable predecessor.
The tiny Mac mini, on the other hand, starts at $849 for the 3.6Ghz quad-core Intel Core i3 version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. The only other configuration for the Mac mini available in Canada is the $1,189 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
It’s also worth noting that it’s possible to extend a refurbished Apple product’s warranty to three years from the original purchase date with AppleCare.
Apple claims that a..
Microsoft is rolling out another Windows 10 Insider Preview build, and the company is asking gamers to test some new features designed to improve the Windows gaming experience.
To test the features — which Microsoft didn’t explain beyond saying they were “tailor-made for gaming” — users will get access to State of Decay: Year One for free.
Before you go sign up to be an Insider Tester for your free, you should know that it’ll only be available for a limited time. Further, Microsoft says there’s a small number of testing slots available, so not everyone will get a free copy.
There are also a couple of known issues with the build. For example, Microsoft says that BattleEye anti-cheat software — used by popular titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — doesn’t work with this build, or any builds since December.
If you’re a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring with ‘Preview Build 18334,’ you’re eligible to test the features with State of Decay. You can find instructions on how t..
– A A + Listen The Liberal government is giving $40 million in federal money to BlackBerry to help the company develop self-driving car technologies.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata on Friday to announce the support for BlackBerry, the one-time smartphone leader that is now working on advanced software for autonomous vehicles.
WATCH: Dec. 10, 2018 — BlackBerry to unveil technology to allow vehicles to securely communicate with traffic lights
Help us improve Globalnews.ca Take the survey now! Story continues below BlackBerry says its QNX software is already in tens of millions of cars, guiding systems related to driver assistance, hands-free features and entertainment consoles.
A government official says the federal money, to come from the Strategic Innovation Fund, will go tow..
The NHL’s Montreal Canadiens are launching an NHL 19 esports tournament, presented by Bell Canada, at 1909 Taverne Moderne in the Bell Centre, on February 23rd.
The Canadiens are partnering with both PlayStation and Montreal Esports to bring different activities to the event, including a family zone and PlayStation 4 demo booths.
The tournament will feature 30 participants competing for rewards in a prize pool worth up to $10,000 CAD. Some of these prizes include cash, suite Montreal Canadien game tickets and memorabilia.
This event will be streamed live on Twitch, with attendees watching the game on Taverne Moderne’s big screen along with live commentators.
Guests can also engage with events linked to the tournament, such as Montreal’s ComicCon and Montreal Esports Academy.
Player registrations will be open until February 17th. However, you will need a Club 1909 to participate.
Otherwise, the event is free for anyone to attend, with the tournament starting at 11:30am ET.