Ⅰ - [Networking
]> Facebook’s recent 6-hour outage gets a detailed rundown
from Cloudflare. This is what happened. It’s said that Zuck lost about $6 billion because of the failure.
Ⅲ - [Travel
]> The U.S.-Canada border is set to open
for Canadians on Nov 8th for non-essential travel and many are welcoming the news.
Ⅳ - [Health
]> The province of Ontario has released its app to scan and verify proof of vaccines. The app
runs on iOS and Android. A process to add your proof of vaccine to Apple’s Wallet has also been updated
to reflect this system.
Ⅴ - [Business
]> Toronto window installation company Magic Window
‘s libel lawsuit was thrown out and the couple was awarded $166,000 for costs over - bad online reviews they refused to take down
. The judge says Magic Windows bright the lawsuit to “bully the defendants into removing their reviews.” Follow this rabbit hole and see the news story
, then take a look at the review
), and then see the full decision
Ⅵ - [Hardware]> Apple held its October ‘Unleashed’ event and announced several things:
: A new Apple Music plan called “Voice Plan” for $4.99 USD a month that gives a mostly barebones Music experience.
: Third-generation AirPods
for $239.00 CDN (these are not the “Pro” models). Notable is the inclusion of Magsafe.
: New Macbooks
that include a return of the Magsafe charger, M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs, Promotion, a new 16" screen, a notch, no touch bar, and lots and lots of ports. Apple seems to have learned several lessons in one single iteration of its product. Going to the highest model might set you back a cool $7,500.00+
: Android 12 is now available
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