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Quebec is the Canadian province where smartphones are used the least: 79% of adults owned one in 2020, compared to 86.7% Canada-wide.


The HelloSafe study released this week is based on data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). It is in Alberta that we are the most fond of smart phones, with a 93.4% ownership rate. Bell remains the most popular operator in nine provinces, the only exception being Saskatchewan with SaskTel. Moreover, the market shares of small operators grew slowly but steadily between 2015 and 2020, rising from 9.6% to 12.2%, mainly to the benefit of Freedom Mobile and Videotron.



The SmartFit Easy Riser Go, from Texas-based manufacturer Kensington, raises your laptop screen to eye level.

The SmartFit Easy Riser Go, from Texas-based manufacturer Kensington, is deceptively simple. These two fold-out plastic plates raise your laptop’s screen to eye level, giving it better airflow and, most importantly, eliminating the need to constantly lower your head down. the screen. It holds well, and we added a little touch of coquetry for the adjustment: a guide provided classifies the size of your hand according to a color, and this one corresponds to a notch in the support. We would like to be able to raise the computer by more than 7.1 inches, the limit of this accessory. And at $62.72 at, it’s not cheap.



Since 2008, the DuckDuckGo search engine has presented itself as the champion of privacy.

The DuckDuckGo search engine, which has earned a reputation for protecting personal data since 2008 against Google and its countless trackers, is in trouble. Cybersecurity researcher Zach Edwards tweeted a disturbing finding this week, showing that DuckDuckGo didn’t block all trackers: in fact, Microsoft’s trackers were accepted under a partnership agreement. The search engine sends the IP address and the browser used to this “partner”, which it refuses to do with Facebook and Google, in particular. After initially denying the discovery, the CEO of DuckDuckGo admitted that it was founded and that its programmers ” [travaillaient] to correct the problem”.

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