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Brandon Man Charged After Stun Guns Disguised as iPhones Seized

Brandon Man Charged After Stun Guns Disguised as iPhones Seized

Brandon Stun Guns
A Brandon man has been charged with importing stun guns, some of which resemble iPhones. (BPS / TWITTER)

A package of stun guns intercepted by the Canada Border Services Agency has landed a Brandon man in hot water.

The 51-year-old is accused of importing the 12 devices, six of which resemble iPhones.

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CIBC, RBC Now Supporting Apple Pay

CIBC, RBC Now Supporting Apple Pay

Apple Day
(Apple Pay image via Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com)

CIBC and RBC clients can now use Apple Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted.

Visa, MasterCard and Interac debit cards can be added to compatible Apple devices to start paying for everyday purchases with your phone wherever contactless payments are accepted.

“Being able to do more everyday banking through a mobile device is now essential to client experience, which is why we are focused on delivering innovations like Apple Pay to our clients,” said David Williamson with CBC.

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Manitoba Municipality Launches Emergency Notification App

Manitoba Municipality Launches Emergency Notification App

By Sarah Klein

Ritchot AppResidents living in the RM of Ritchot now have access to up-to-date emergency information in their community.

A new app and website allows municipality staff to send alert notifications directly to residents in the event of an emergency.

“Given that much of our municipality is located in a flood zone, we wanted to launch the app before the 2015 spring thaw in the event that residents needed to be notified about any road closures or pertinent weather information,” said Ritchot Mayor Jackie Hunt.

“We encourage our residents and the media to download this app. It is an instant way to have access to information during emergency situations and to stay up-to-speed on what is going on in the community.”

The app — for iPhone and Android— was developed by All-Net.ca, and includes local notices, community events, maps and the RM’s business directory.

Sports Highlights

25 iPhone 6 Models Stolen from Portage Avenue Store

WINNIPEG — Three suspects made off with a hefty loot of Apple iPhones on Monday after an armed robbery in the 2600 block of Portage Avenue.

Police say at around 4:15 p.m., the suspects entered a cellular business, where a female indicated she wanted to purchase an iPhone 6. When the employee went to the back to get the phone, the three suspects confronted the female clerk and one produced a weapon.

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TSN GO App Available to Shaw Customers

TSN GO App Available to Shaw Customers

By Tyler Sutherland

TSN GOShaw Cable and Direct customers now have access to video content on the free TSN GO and TSN TV Everywhere apps.

The on-demand sports content is free for subscribers who already receive TSN on TV.

The app can access five national video feeds and on-demand content, and also live audio streaming of TSN Radio’s all-sports stations in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal.

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App Makes Donating Blood More Convenient

By Tyler Sutherland

Canadian Blood ServicesA new smartphone app allows blood donors to quickly and easily schedule a donation appointment and find the nearest location to do so.

The GiveBlood app (iTunes) is from Canadian Blood Services and is available now in the App Store and in Google Play.

“It takes many donors to save a life — as many as five donors to help just one person in cancer treatment,” said Mark Donnison, vice-president of donor relations. “The GiveBlood App makes it faster and easier for donors to rally around patients, especially during Blood Signal. We’re embracing new technology to make it more convenient for donors to connect with us.”

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Winnipeg Launches Mobile 311 App

Winnipeg 311 AppCitizens can report potholes, graffiti and other matters needing attention more easily through a new app launched by the City of Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg 311 App for iOS and Android devices allows users to communicate with city staff more efficiently to make a report, send photographs relating to their request, and checking on the status of a service request.

The free app allows for the reporting of potholes, sidewalk repairs, graffiti on public property, dead animal removal, Winnipeg Transit (lost property and shelter issues), snow removal, and sanding.

Since launching on January 16, 2009, the city’s 311 service has handled more than 8 million calls and over 230,000 e-mails from its downtown call centre on the 5th floor of cityplace.

ChrisD.ca Launches New Mobile Website

ChrisD.ca Launches New Mobile Website

ChrisD.ca has launched a new version of our popular mobile website, streamlining our previous mobile-friendly format we debuted last June.

The new site caters to users of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Windows smartphones and select HTC and Samsung handsets.

The day’s stories will be displayed in an organized manner like before, but will load much faster. We’ve also changed the way embedded video plays within stories, making it easier to return to the story you were reading before viewing our HTML5 video content.

Readers can also submit news tips and photos/videos directly from their device using a dedicated address by clicking the “Email” button under the menu bar.

The site is available by simply typing ChrisD.ca into your mobile browser.

Winnipeg Jets Release Official Smartphone App

Winnipeg Jets Release Official Smartphone App

A screen shot from the Winnipeg Jets smartphone app. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg Jets fans will have another way to keep tabs on their favourite NHL team now that an official smartphone app has hit the market.

The Winnipeg Jets App was pushed through to Apple’s App Store on Tuesday and is available for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android devices.

The MTS-powered app will be officially unveiled during a news conference slated for Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped some eager fans from downloading it early.

Content includes game scores and statistics, news, photos, videos, the team’s season schedule, the ability to purchase game tickets, player bios and even a Fan Noise function to measure the decibels of the noise around you during games.

The app is free for download by searching “Winnipeg Jets” in your device’s app store and works with all carriers.

Made-in-Winnipeg App Gives Users ‘Musical Democracy’

Anthm iPhone app (HANDOUT)

A new Winnipeg-made smartphone app for the Apple iPhone allows users to control the music being played in their location when they create or join location-based parties.

Anthm is a free app powered by Rdio, a streaming music service, and can handle requests from any of the 12 million songs available on the on-demand service.

“Musical democracy is our way of giving people control over the music they hear in public places,” said Ben Myers, co-founder of Anthm. “Today’s technologies are too powerful for people to be listening to songs they don’t like. Anthm finally puts people in control of the music.”

Anthm’s voting mechanics allow people to vote songs in the queue up or down, with the highest voted song becoming the next to play. Called a “21st century jukebox,” it gives people the opportunity to collaboratively curate an evolving party playlist.

The app is free to download at AnthmApp.com.