Consumer Information

Apple & Microsoft Security and Glitch Fixes

It’s a long weekend so perhaps you should consider updating your operating systems to get rid of some nasty security issues and glitches ?

Apple had noticed a security issue for their El Capitain, Yosemite, Safari and iOS software so they’ve issued updates for their computers, tables and iPhones.

Microsoft’s Anniversary version of Windows 10 operating system had freezing issues so they also issued updates this weekend.

Have a safe weekend !

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Weekend Specials & Offers

Here are some deals for this weekend :

* Click here for today’s music and music instrument deals at Amazon.ca. Free shipping for orders over $25.
* Most regularly priced merchandise is 15% off at chapters.indigo.ca with coupon code INDIGO15. This includes songbooks, sheet music collections, headphones, microphones, home networking and storage devices (flash drives/hard drives). This offer ends on September 4th, 2016. And don’t forget, shipping is free on purchases above $25.
* Specials at ebooks.com : Labor Day Promotion at eBooks.com. Enjoy 15% off books! Use code: labordaysalecp. Sep 1-7, 2016 only
* Specials at American retailer Guitar Centre : Labor Day Sale – 15% off Single Item $199 or more. Click for Coupon. Valid 8/28/16 – 9/6/16.
* Specials at American retailer Musician’s Friend : Labor Day Sale – 10% Off $99+ / 15% Off $199+ Standard use: Code LABORDAY16. Valid 8/27/16 – 9/6/16.
* Specials at American retailer Rock.com : Happy Labor Day! Take 15% Off Sitewide at Rock.com! Use coupon code LDROCKS15. (Valid 8/26-9/5, offer applicable before tax & shipping)
* Specials at American retailer West Music that end on September 30th, 2016 : West Music SEPTEMBER SALE – Save up to 20% Off
* Specials at Zinio that end on September 7th, 2016 : More Magazines. More Deals. Keep The Savings Going with Up to 90% Off. Save Now!

Back To School Sales & Offers

Thought i’d point you guys and gals to some sales and offers :

* Amazon.ca is offering a $10 promotional credit to eligible customers purchasing $50 gift cards until August 31st, 2016. Use the following coupon code to obtain this credit : 0816GIFTCA
* chapters.indigo.ca is offering discounts on Blue microphones, iPADs, Sennheiser headphones and select toys.
* Newegg.ca is offering discounts on computer components and accessories.
* American retailer Second Spinicon is offering discounts on new vinyl, CDs and DVDs.
* shop.umusic.ca is offering 15% discounts on the vinyl, CDs and merchandise until September 2nd, 2016. Use the following coupon code for this discount : BACK2SCHOOL
* Zinio is offering a discount on virtual Magazine subscriptions until August 31st, 2016. Summer’s Not Over Yet! Get Up to 75% Off Over 300 Magazines. Save Now!

Canadian Postal Strike Update

Although both parties have agreed to negotiate using a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will be in a legal strike position as of 11:59pm Sunday, August 28, 2016.

It appears that Amazon.ca, Banana Republic Canada, chapters.indigo.ca, Gap Canada, Jysk Canada, Newegg.ca, Old Navy Canada, Sears.ca and Staples are still using alternatives so people using those retailers should have few issues if a strike were to happen.

Indiegogo – ASAP Connect

This new device, called ASAP Connect, enables iPhone and Android device users to plug and unplug their devices easily using magnetic USB connectors that are available in four colours ; Silver, Gold, Rosegold and Gunmetal.

I’ve pre-purchased one for my mp3 player and one for my phone. And I thought you guys might be interested in learning about the technology.

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Canada Post Security Warning + Postal Strike Update

Canada Post has issued a warning stating that official looking emails have been circulating asking people to click on link for tracking information on parcels that are non-existent.

Clicking on this link results in the downloading of a virus so Canada Post advises people to copy and paste the tracking number of these parcels into the official site.

If you receive one of these emails and are not waiting for a package to be delivered, delete the email.

In regards to the possibility of a postal strike, the 30 day extension will end on the 8th of August and both parties are expected to enter into binding arbitration. The Union is planning a rally in Montreal on the 6th from Parc Saint-Alphonse to the Prime Minister’s constituency office on Jarry Street East.