For those of you who like to get their fill of BBC dramas and documentaries from the international version of the iPlayer, you may soon be out of luck. BBC has just announced that it will be shutting down its international version which was available in 16 countries, including Canada. According to the Engadget story, auto renewing series subscriptions will end between May 26th and June 26th. British subjects need not worry as this closure only applies to the Global iPlayer and not the version available in the UK.
The latest Marvel property to hit the small screens is Daredevil. The blind lawyer by day and superhero by night action series hit Netflix on April 10. In typical Netflix fashion it made available all 13 episodes of Season 1 at launch. There have been many positive reviews so far. What do you think?
A new version of the credit card sized computer was announced today. Although the Raspberry Pi 2 looks exactly like its predecessors it packs some extra horsepower. The major change is the processor which is a now a 900 MHz quad core loaded with 1 GB of RAM, the previous models had a single core 700 MHz processor with 500 MB of RAM. It was also announced that Microsoft will be making a specialized version of Windows 10 for the pint sized computer. Rounding out the good news is that the price will remain the same at $35 US.
According to Engadget Netflix will have the controversial film The Interview available for streaming in Canada and the US starting on Saturday January 24. This is just a month after its unconventional release on Christmas Day. Sony has reportedly already made $40 million from its online sales and will release it on Blu-Ray on February 17.
More and more people are being infected by Adware lately, especially since its creators have now expanded into the Apple universe. Adware is basically software that gets installed on your computer’s browser. In the best case scenario it causes endless popup menus to show up on every page that you open; in the worst case you are unable to browse the internet. This type of malware is often packaged together with other software installers. So if you notice that you are suddenly being bombarded with unwanted advertising and pop windows you were likely infected by software that you recently installed sometimes inadvertently.
Since Adware is not officially malware, most virus removal tools can’t detect and remove it. Luckily people have devised ways to remove it. I recently became infected with Downlite adware on a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air and this is my story.
As expected the price of apps in the Canadian Apple App Store have increased. Previous apps for 99 cents now cost $1.19 and apps that were $1.99 now cost $2.29.
According to reports on CBC and iPhone in Canada websites, Apple is set to increase prices of its Apps in Canada within the next day. According to Boy Genius Report this price increase will involve the Mac App Store as well. The increase is a result of the recent changes in the Canadian-American exchange rate. Changes are also expected in all EU countries as well as Russia. So get those 99 cent Apps while you can.