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BlueDriver deciphers your car’s “Check Engine” light

- December 8th, 2014

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You’re driving through Banff to Fairmont Hot Springs and the dreaded Check Engine light illuminates on your car’s dashboard. Expletives come out from your mouth, followed by the onset of panic and you assume the worst. Besides the time and probably $100 or so excluding repair costs to find out what the problem might be, it also dawns on you that you and your family, just might have to spend the better part of your holiday with your new best friend – the tow-truck driver. So it’s great to know that there’s a product like BlueDriver by Lemur Vehicle Monitors touted as “Professional diagnostics for everyone”.  Now it won’t fix the problem, but it might just give you the information you need to give you peace of mind and possibly save you from unscrupulous mechanics.

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Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds Voice Messaging Support

- July 8th, 2014

Skype 5 pic

It seems that since the release of Skype 5.0 for iPhone less than a month ago the good folks at Skype have been really listening and taking user feedback to heart.  According to their blog, Skype 5.1 for iPhone added some additional capabilities including the ability to edit a message, delete a conversation and add a contact filter that selects Skype contacts only. And now, the newly minted Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds a few more features and returns old ones that people have been asking for.

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Is Apple dumping the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

- June 5th, 2014

Apple has introduced a new hardware spec for its headphone manufacturers, according to a report by 9to5Mac.

Instead of making headphones or earphones that connect through the standard 3.5 mm stereo/mono (TRS) connector, its partners, through the Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) Program, can create headphones that connect to iOS devices via the Lightning connector instead (which is Apple’s proprietary alternative to USB).

Apple's iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

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Tim Hortons TimmyMe app now works with Passbook

- May 22nd, 2014
Tim Hortons' TimmyMe App

Tim Hortons’ TimmyMe App now includes Passbook support. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)

Buying a coffee at Tim Hortons just got easier – that is, if you have an iPhone.

The iOS version of TimmyMe, the doughnut store’s companion app, now works with Passbook, an app that stores all your coupons, passes and tickets in one place.

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