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The top 10 apps for students in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 24, 2014

apps students torontoApps for students in Toronto make for handy guides to exploring your campus, conquering the city, finding stuff to do, and living on a budget. A little app-based guidance is even handier if you're brand-new on campus and still getting to know the city. The other kids might already know where groceries are cheapest or what the best campus bars are, but Toronto's got tons of great apps that will help you work all that out without trial-and-error. (Or pesky social interaction, for that matter!)

It's worth noting that there are countless non-Toronto-specific apps out there catering to students, including some that would have made my own university years a whole lot easier. (Seriously, there's an app now that lets you generate bibliography entries by scanning the book's bar code. That just seems like an unfair advantage to me.) But we know there's a whole heck of a lot more to campus life than just hitting the books - and these tools will help you make the most of it.

Here are my picks for the top 10 smartphone apps for students in Toronto.

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There are already lineups to buy the iPhone6 in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 18, 2014

iphone 6 torontoApple insanity is gripping Toronto in advance of the release of the iPhone 6 at retail stores. While I'm not sure if it's quite as ridiculous waiting in line at 6am for a measly hamburger, the fact that folks have already queued up at the Eaton Centre for the new device is a testament to both the company's marketing prowess and the cultural vacancy of late capitalism (for the record, I have pre-ordered mine). Yes, it's true. Apple devotees are already camping out in wait of the phone, which will go on sale tomorrow at 8:00am.

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MakeWorks brings innovation to former shoe factory on College St.

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 29, 2014

makeworksMakeWorks is a co-working office, a maker space, a startup incubator, and an events spot all in one. Simply put, according to founder Mike Stern, the 10,000 square foot space at College and Dufferin is a "shared R&D lab" for new startups and businesses of all kinds.

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New app lets you compare Toronto mayoral candidates

Posted by Derek Flack / August 21, 2014

toronto mayoral race appThe Toronto mayoral fast approaches. And while the loss of Karen Stintz from the race today should make things ever so slightly easier for voters who have yet to make up their minds (she was only polling at around 4 per cent), those who fall in the undecided category will benefit from a slick new website and app designed to track the platforms of the leading mayoral candidates. Of course there's plenty of articles that track just this kind of information, but the advantage here is that the information is laid out in an easy to digest and graphically pleasing manner.

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5 urban innovations Toronto could use right now

Posted by Chris Bateman / August 19, 2014

urban innovations torontoThe Toronto of the future will be bigger, bolder, and (hopefully) smarter. New technologies and ideas are helping cities around the world improve the quality of life for their citizens by way of better transit, more accessible services, and modernized or repurposed infrastructure, and Toronto should be no different. While we're pretty influential (according to Forbes magazine,) there is still plenty the city could learn from the rest of the world.

Here are 5 useful ideas Toronto could use right now.

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Internet providers in Toronto beyond Rogers and Bell

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 9, 2014

internet torontoInternet providers in Toronto go beyond Rogers and Bell. As it turns out, there's a wealth of smaller options: A quick search on Canadian ISP reveals that there are no less than 119 internet service providers serving the Toronto area. To get your search off to a good start, I've rounded up some of the most-recommended internet service providers currently providing Toronto with a steady stream of cat videos.

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