Apple Apologizes Over Slowing Down Products & Offers Reduced Battery Prices

Apple Canada has issued an official apology to their customers after officially admitting to have intentionally slowed down some of their older models of iPhones and in exchange for their apology they are also offering customers a reduced fee of out-of-warranty battery replacements for all affected models.

The statement that Apple issued offered more details about an ongoing issue which has seen the company admit to having implemented measures that made the update from iOS 10.2.1 hinder the performance of iPhone models like SE, 6, 6Plus, 6s and 6s Plus.

Apple continued in their statement that they would never “intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.”

Currently, the company is contesting a power management feature that was originally introduced in the iOS 10.2.1, which came out with the iPhone 6 and 6s. The power management feature was part of an initiative to reduce the number of unexpected shutdowns that were the result of high power draws.

However, despite these claims, Apple has been on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits that claim that the company intentionally messed around with customers products to purposefully slow down older iPhone models.

In their supporting document, Apple claims that:

A chemically aged battery also becomes less capable of delivering peak energy loads, especially in a low state of charge, which may result in a device unexpectedly shutting itself down in some situations.

The power management features that Apple is discussing are ones that will be added to newer models of iPhones, regardless of their model.

Issues of slower speeds began to surface this past fall when Apple claims they began receiving reports from customers that they were witnessing slower speeds in their Apple products. The company says that initially they believed this was in part to blame for the software updates involved with the products, plus there were some minor unaddressed bugs in iOS 11, however they now believe it may be the result of chemical aging of the batteries.

To relieve the possible woes of customers, Apple has said they will make several changes, including a price for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements, which is being dropped from $79 to $29. This change will last from late January through to December 2018.

Apple also plans to provide additional feedback on the price drop in the future, but they say it will apply to anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery requires replacing.

In addition to the reduced battery price, Apple has made the additional move to become more transparent by providing an iOS update that will include new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery. This way, they say, customers will be able to clearly see whether the state of the battery is affecting performance.

We will continue to provide coverage of this topic as thing develop in the future.

Canadian Freebies: FREE Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Shampoo Sample!

Get a FREE sample from the new Garnier gentle, caring blend shampoo for delicate hair and sensitive scalp now! Just fill out the Garnier simple form to get your FREE whole blends gentle shampoo sample. This promotion is valid online for a limited time only, while supplies last.

You will receive your Garnier sample within 8 weeks. Enjoy 🙂

Toys R Us Canada FREE Family Events Calendar for January & February

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Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in January & February, 2018. The Toys R Us Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.

Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.

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Toys R Us is the ultimate destination for fun in store activities, giveaways and promotions.

Here is a preview of Toys “R” Us upcoming FREE Family events for January & February 2018:

  • Saturday, January 27th, 2018 : LEGO 20 Brick Challenge
  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018:
    • Toys”R”Us Play Day.
    • Pink Shirt Day: Bullying Awareness & Prevention
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018: LEGO Creativity Challenge

SmartLife will post the full list of events as soon as it is published, check back later in the month for updates!

Child must be present to participate. Parental supervision required at all times. Event activities may vary by store and are subject to change. While supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Click here to view the Toys R Us flyer.


Dyson Canada Boxing Day Deals: Save Up to $120 Off Vacuum Cleaners + Free Shipping

 is having a massive  where you’ll be able to save up to $120 off on some of 2017’s best and brightest vacuum cleaners available on the market. There are quite a few models to choose from in this sale, but be sure to give a quick read of the specifics of each vacuum before settling on a purchase as they are all best-suited to different house needs (e.g. carpet home vs. hardwood home or small apartment home vs. big home with many flights of stairs).

  • , now $579.99 (was $699.99)
  • , now $479.99 (was $599.99)
  • , now $399.99 (was $499.99)
  • , now $279.99 (was $399.99)

I will point out, however, that  is also selling some of these select Dyson vacuum cleaners for similar prices, but the best deals by far are going to be found on the Dyson homesite. I would only recommend also checking out the Best Buy selection if you were already planning on buying something else from them that you couldn’t get from Dyson.

This Boxing Week sale will only be available for a limited time at Dyson.

Dyson Canada offers FREE shipping on all orders.

La Senza Canada Semi-Annual Clearance Sale: Bras $8.99, Panties 8 For $30 & Up to 50% Off Lingerie

The has landed at , which is great news for anyone who may have not have gotten all the undergarments they needed checked off on their Christmas wish list this year. Within this semi-annual sale, you’ll be able to grab essentials like for $8.99 and 8  for only $30 while is being discounted by up to 50% off the regular price.

If you were looking for a really good steal, then you might consider checking out this , which would normally cost $29.99 but right now can be purchased for just $9.99. Couple that bra with a eight pairs of these ultra comfortable and , and you will only have to pay an additional $24, though typically all of these panties would cost $60!

This semi-annual clearance sale will only be around for a limited time, and quantities will be limited.

La Senza Canada offers FREE shipping on all orders that are $75 or more.

Sephora Canada Boxing Day Sale: $20 & Under Deals, Today

has a great LIVE now! Enjoy with savings up to 67% off, that include:

  • BECCA Lit From Within: Prime & Highlight Travel Duo, $20.00 ($40.00 value)
  • FIRST AID BEAUTY Mighty Marvels, $15.00 ($35.00 value)
  • BENEFIT COSMETICS Double Up and Glow! $14.00 ($26.00 value)
  • ORIGINS Day & Night Delights $15.00 ($40.00 value)
  • TARTE No-Makeup Magic Beauty Essentials $18.00 ($38.00 value)
  • OLEHENRIKSEN Glow Away With Me $15.00 ($18.00 value)

  • PHILOSOPHY The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash $10.00 ($20.00 value)
  • STILA Glam to Go Travel Duo $15.00 ($29.00 value)
  • BOSCIA Charcoal MakeUp Melter $15.00 ($42.00 value)
  • URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara Duo, $20.00 ($47.00 value)
  • CAUDALIE Grape Water & Hand and Nail Cream Duo, $15.00 ($24.00 value)
  • LANCÔME Dramatic Eye Duo $20.00 ($43.00 value)
  • PHILOSOPHY, The Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel, for $15.00, ($46.00 value)
  • LANEIGE Brightening Kit, $15.00 (C$36.00 value)
  • BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Wavy, Windswept Hair (Anywhere) Surf Travel Set $15.00 ($45.00 value)
  • CLINIQUE Moisture Favorites Set, $14.00 ($31.00 value)
  • and more

offers FREE shipping on all orders of $50 and more.

Walmart Canada Apple Pre Boxing Day Sale: Get Apple iPad Wi-fi 32 GB Tablet 9.7″ for $348, Save $50 With FREE Shipping

Walmart Canada has an awesome Pre Boxing Day Sale available now that include: Get  now for $348, regular $398, save $50 off. This is available in 3 colours:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Space Gray

The are valid online for a limited time. While supplies last. Limited Stock available, only a few left online.

has Free shipping on all online orders of $50 or more.

Amazon Canada Pre Boxing Day Sale: Save 53% on Step2 Easel For Two, 51% on VTech Baby Lil’ Critters Shake & Wobble Busy Ball Toy, 42% on Paw Patrol Bath Paddlin Pup & More

 has awesome deals available now that include:

  • Get  with Bonus Magnetic Letters/Numbers, today for $37.42 list price $79.00, save $41.58 – 53% off.
  • Click here to view all 
  • Get , today for $8.31 list price $16.99, save $8.68 – 51% off. Prime members save an additional 10% on this item. Details
  • Click here to view all
  • Get With Matching Storage Bag, today for $22.53, list price $38.99, save $16.46 – 42% off. Prime members save an additional 10% on this item. Details
  • Click here to view all
  • Get , today for $8.68, list price $14.99, save $6.31 – 42% off.
  • Click here to view all

The Amazon Canada offers are available now, while supplies last. Amazon has FREE shipping on orders over $35.

Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition Available for $99.99 at Best Buy Canada, Today at 2:00 PM EST *HOT* GOGOGO! *LIVE*

Ah, the good old 90s!  will be available online at , today only at approximately 2:00 PM EST for just $99.99. No rainchecks. There’s a limit of one Nintendo per each customer. The Super NES Classic Edition stock will most likely last for a few seconds, so order as soon as possible at 2:00 PM if you are going to buy one.

Best Buy Canada has FREE shipping on orders over $35.


Burger King Restaurant Canada Deals: Mix & Match Whoppers 2 For $7.00!

Good morning! Happy Friday 🙂 Burger King Canada has a new hot deal available now for you! Get two Whoppers for just $7.00 at participating restaurants for a limited time only! The Burger King promotion only includes the sandwiches and you can mix and match! Not valid with any other offer!

Also, you can have any Croissan’wiches or English muffin, 2 for only $5.00 at Burger King Canada participating restaurants! You can mix and match for a limited time only!

Krispy Kreme Canada‏ Ugly Sweater Day Deal: FREE Original Glazed Dozen Doughnuts when you Buy Any Dozen, Today! NO Ugly Sweater is Required

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Canada is getting in the holiday spirit in a sweet way today, by celebrating the Ugly Sweater Day with a FREE dozen of original glazed doughnuts! This deal is valid when you buy any dozen doughnuts today Friday, December 15, 2017! Krispy Kreme team will be wearing the Ugly Sweaters today!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts chose the warmest and fuzziest day of the year to give you this hot sweet deal. Join Krispy Kreme team at participating locations and get your FREE original glazed dozen doughnut! Ugly Sweaters are encouraged, but not required. This deal is for ALL customers at participating Krispy Kreme locations in Canada and U.S. While supplies last.

No ugly sweater is required. Enjoy 🙂

La Senza Canada Holiday Sales: FREE Shipping on Every Order *Today* + Save 50-60% Off Gifts + 40% Off Bras + 50% Off PJ Sets + More Deals!

At  you can shop through a huge number of deals and sales online today with FREE shipping on every order and no minimum purchase is needed! This FREE shipping on everything is the best offer that La Senza has going on today and will make your holiday gifts more easier! include:

  • FREE Shipping on every order at La Senza Canada online. No minimum is needed!
  • Save 40% off Bras, as when you use the promo code BRA40 at the checkout, you’ll be able to save 40% off on select bras styles.
  • Save 50% to 60% off gifts!
  • Get 2 FREE Panties when you buy 2
  • Save 50% off on Pajama Sets
  • Panties 7 for only $29.95

Today, La Senza Canada is offering FREE Shipping on every online order. No minimum is needed!

Tim Hortons Canada Holiday Promotions: Just $1 For 10 Timbits with a Beverage Purchase!

Little bites of sweetness! Tim Hortons Canada has a new sweet promotion where you can treat yourself to a box of 10 Timbits for only $1.00 plus tax with the purchase of any beverage. This offer is available after 1pm and ends at 10pm every day!

The Tim Hortons promotion is valid at participating locations across Canada until Tuesday, December 26, 2017 only. They are perfect for any time and any occasion! Enjoy 🙂

IKEA Canada Christmas Party Promotion: All You Can Eat Buffet at IKEA Restaurants

Who doesn’t love to mix business with pleasure? Next time you’re heading to do your weekly IKEA Canada haul, as some of us are guilty of, why not also check out the all you can eat (AYCE) buffet that they will be offering to shoppers throughout the month of December.

The specific dates of the AYCE buffet will vary depending on where you’re living, but the incredible price for this feast will remain the same; a regular ticket will cost $19.99, a child’s ticket (ages 12 and under) will cost $7.99 and for IKEA family members it will only cost $15.99.

Within the buffet, you will be able to choose from foods like ham, the traditional IKEA meatballs, eggs, gingerbread and so much more!

The specifics of each location and when they will be offering the buffet can be found below:

December 13, 5pm to 7pm

 December 13, 5pm to 7pm

December 13 and 14, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 December 5, 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2017; 6pm to 9pm

 December 13 and 14, 2017; 4:30pm to 7:30pm

December 12, 5pm to 7pm

December 13 and 14, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

IKEA Canada Dining Chairs Event: Save 15% Off on All Dining Chairs!

IKEA Canada has a new offer available now! The IKEA Canada event includes: :

The IKEA Canada offer is valid from today, Monday, December 11, 2017 Monday, until January 1, 2018.

Click here to view IKEA Canada online offers.

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