Consumer Information

Netflix USA and VPN

Netflix has issued a statement that they are working on offering content universally and will therefore start blocking Canadians from their American service.

“Some members use proxies or “unblockers” to access titles available outside their territory. To address this, we employ the same or similar measures other firms do. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving with it. That means in coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are. We are confident this change won’t impact members not using proxies.” – January 14th,2016 Blog Entry

There is doubt in regards to the possibility of blocking proxy services like VPN on the net but if they do license more content the need for such a service would be reduced, which is great news for Canadians.

I’ve tried Netflix a few times and found myself leaving shortly after joining because of a lack of content. And now they’ve got more competition because of services like Shomi and Crave TV so it is in their best interest to start offering more content to Canadians.

BTW, if you are subscribed to a VPN service don’t get rid of it unless you do not use public wi-fi often. You can use it to secure the smart phones, tablets and laptops you use when you’re away from home.

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The CRTC Wants Your Comments On Your Internet

Whether you think it’s too slow, spotty or expensive, the CRTC wants know.

Click here to access their questionnaire.

Weekend Offer

Amazon is offering Amazon Prime to new members for US$73 in the states and CAD$79 in Canada.

The American offer expires on January 17th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m, Pacific Time and includes a 20% discount on video games (pre-orders and new releases up to two weeks after initial release). The Canadian offer, which includes a 30 day free trial, has no expiry date.

Looking For Custom Vinyl ?

Are you looking for someone to press your favourite songs onto vinyl ? Diginyl may be the answer.

This German company is looking for funds to start a custom vinyl pressing service though Kickstarter and it will be offering compilations on black, transparent or picture vinyl as of June 2016.

Click here for additional information on this project.

A Safe New Years

It’s New Years Eve and it’s time to get back home safety. So why not use the local transit service ? Many of them are free !

Check your local transit service for information.

Looking For Gift Cards ?

I’ve listed a bunch of offers on my Gift Card Guide For Canadians, which can be accessed by clicking here. Enjoy.