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Canadian Spammer Facing 1m in Penalties

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The CRTC is getting ready to fine Quebec company Compu-Finder over 1 million for sending out hundreds of thousands of spam to Canadians. This marks the first and largest case under the new Anti-Spam Legislation. Not only did Compu-Finder send email without consent, they did not have unsubscribe links on their emails. These are two of […]

CRTC and Pick and Pay

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The CRTC starts hearings today to decide whether people should be able to pick and pay for the channels they want. What a waste of time and money. The CRTC should not get involved with the business models of television providers. If they were to impose a pick-and-pay system they are 20 years too late. With […]

DomainsAtCost.ca Eliminates Auto-Renew

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Canadian Registration DomainsAtCost.ca has recently decided that customers do not need to have a say in auto-renewing their domains and instead have made all domains automatically auto-renew. Now this move may be ok for those who have one or two domains and plan to keep renewing them, but for small businesses like us with hundreds […]

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation to take effect July 1st, 2014

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For any organization or business that sends regular electronic communication to their clients, customers or marketing leads will have to comply with the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation that takes effect on July 1st, 2014. This includes Section 6, which relates to the sending of commercial electronic messages. Section 8, the section that deals with the installation of computer […]

Using Apps to Track your Workouts

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One of the best uses of a smartphone is to supercharge your workouts and motivate yourself by using an App to track and compare your outdoor activities. Save each run/ride and compare to previous speeds to challenge yourself. My favourite app is called Cyclemeter GPS which obviously by name is made for Cycling but can also […]

Netflix Speed Rankings Released

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Earlier this week Netflix released ratings of Canadian ISPs and their connection performance for streaming videos. The move by Netflix to release these ratings makes sense to keep customers in the know and demanding good connections – and to shame poorer performing ISPs. Most if not all ISPs throttle speeds, typically for things like peer-to-peer […]

Backing up Large Files to the Cloud

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If you are like me and have a ton of archived digital photos and videos – you are going to want to ensure you have a good backup. I currently have over 250gb of media files that date back to my first digital camera in 2002. Unfortunately, I have met dozens of people that have lost […]