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Society

Facebook app for kids raises questions

Controversy has swirled around Facebook’s new messaging app for children now available in the U.S. and likely coming soon to Canada and other countries. Facebook promotes the app as a way “for kids to safety video chat and message with» 

Indigenous

A new app teaches Indigenous Mohawk language

An Indigenous post-secondary organization in the province of Ontario has launched an app for people who want to learn the Mohawk language. Indigenous languages losing ground rapidly Census figures indicate that the number of people who spoke an Indigenous language» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Free app promises enhanced visits to national parks

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, the government is providing a free mobile application to help people plan and enjoy their visits to national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. Parks Canada has already made admission to the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

App helps patients get doctors’ appointments

It is very difficult to get a quick appointment with a doctor in Montreal, but a new free app can help, reports the Montreal Gazette. A group of entrepreneurs told the newspaper that there are more than 2.6 million cancellations» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Dread clearing the drive? There’s an app for that

‘I don’t wanna’ Snow is starting to accumulate in different parts of Canada and many Canadians are dreading the thought of having to shovel snow out of the driveway to free their cars each time the snow falls. There are» 

Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cree Dictionary app gives easy access to First Nation language

It started as a computer program to collect Cree words, and then through the help of two professors, community input and some computer expertise, the Cree Dictionary is now an iPhone application, and soon on Android as well. Seven years»