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Think great deals on Apple products ended with Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Think again. The pre-Christmas sales rush is in full flow with many products now at record lows. Here are my top picks of the best deals on AirPods, iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and the Apple Watch you can buy right now.&nbsp;

Tip: bookmark this article, it is updated throughout the day.

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Best Apple AirPods / Beats Live Deals

AirPods Pro Live Deals

  • 12/23 – STOCK CHANGES – AirPods Pro (typically $249.99) – Amazon –&nbsp;$249.00 (12/19 still out of stock!) / B&amp;H&nbsp;$249.99 (availability 6-10 weeks) / Best Buy &nbsp;$249.99 ( “getting more soon”) / Target &nbsp;$249.99 (12/23 – now "available to pick from some stores") / Walmart – $249.00 (out of stock)

AirPods With Charging Case Live Deals

AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Live Deals

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Beats&nbsp;

  • 12/24 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – Powerbeats Pro – Totally Wireless Earphones (typically $249) – Amazon: $199.95 (12/24 – currently unavailable) / Kohls: $199.99 (12/24 – out of stock) / Best Buy: £249.99 (12/24 – $50 price increase) / Target: $249.99&nbsp; (12/24 – $50 PRICE INCREASE) / Walmart: $249.95&nbsp; (12/24 – $50 price increase)
  • TOP DEAL – Beats by Dr. Dre – Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones – Gray – (typically $349.95)&nbsp; Amazon: $279.95 / Best Buy – $179.99 / Target: $279.99 / Walmart: from $269.93
  • TOP DEAL – Beats by Dr. Dre – Powerbeats³ Wireless (typically $199) – Walmart: $89.00 / Best Buy: $94.99
  • TOP DEAL – Beats by Dr. Dre – Powerbeats³ Wireless (typically $199) – Amazon: $89.99 / Best Buy: $89.99 / Target: $199.99 / Walmart: $89.00
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – (typically $199) – Amazon: $199.98 / Best Buy: $134.99 (refurbished) / Target: $179.99 (12/24&nbsp; now "available to pick from some stores") / Walmart: $126.19 (out of stock)&nbsp;
  • urBeats3 Earphones with Lightning Connector – typically $59.95 – Amazon: $34.47 / Best Buy: $39.99 / Target: $39.99 / Walmart: $39.00 (12/24 – out of stock)

Apple’s Best Live iPad Deals

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  • Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Silver (Latest Model) – $649.99 (save $150) – Walmart: $735.00 / Target: $799.99 / Best Buy: $799.99 (12/19 – $150 PRICE INCREASE) / B&amp;H: $759.00 (12/19 $60 PRICE INCREASE)
  • Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) for $529 (typically $779) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • STAR DEAL – Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch Wi-Fi Only (2019 Model) – 64GB $399.99 / 256GB: $549.99 – (save $100) Amazon: shop deal now / Target: shop deal now / Walmart: shop deal now&nbsp;
  • 12/19 NEW – Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (2019 Model) 64GB and 256GB – 64GB from&nbsp; $479.00 / 256GB from $579.00 (save $100) – B&amp;H: Shop deal now / Best Buy: shop deal now

Best Apple iPhone Live Deals

iPhone 11 Series

  • STAR DEAL – iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro – save up to $800 with AT&amp;T / $700 when you buy two iPhones on Verizon (prices valid through 12/24/19) – Membership Wireless – shop deals now
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max – save up to $700 with second purchase PLUS switch &amp; get $200 (12/20 – Reduced from $400) – Verizon (prices valid through 12/24/19) – shop deal now
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  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max – Save up to $450 with qualified activation of an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro for Verizon, AT&amp;T or Sprint – Best Buy – shop deal now
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max – $300 gift card with qualified activation – Walmart – shop deal now&nbsp;
  • FREE iPhone 11 when you lease an iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS series, iPhone XR or iPhone X – Sprint – shop deal now
  • BUDGET DEAL – iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus – Unlocked – 32GB – Total Wireless or Straight Talk – $99 / $149.99 (old models but stunning prices) – Walmartshop deals now

Older iPhones

  • STAR DEAL – iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus – Unlocked – 32GB – Total Wireless or Straight Talk – $99 / $149.99 (old models but stunning prices) – Walmartshop deals now
  • iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max – save up to $300 with qualified activation – Walmart shop deal now&nbsp;
  • 12/20 $50 PRICE REDUCTION – Apple iPhone XS, 256GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed) – $570.00 (save $730.00 on original price) – shop deal now
  • Apple iPhone 6S, GSM Unlocked, 64GB – Rose Gold (Renewed) – $186.99 (old model, but a stunning price) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • NEW – Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus (128GB) – $449.99 – Buy one, save $450 on a 2nd (new line required) – get up to $400 when you switch – Verizon – shop deal now.
  • 12/23 – $28 PRICE REDUCTION – Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed) – $296.75 (save $150 on original price) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • NEW – Apple iPhone 7 32GB – typically $349.99 – Get this device free with Verizon activation (no trade-in required) – shop deal now
  • STAR DEAL – iPhone SE, 32GB – Simple Mobile – Silver – $59.99 – the cheapest iPhone deal you will find this year – Best Buy shop deal new

Best Apple TV Live Deals

  • Apple TV 4K (64GB) – $194.99 (save $5) – B&amp;H – shop deal now

Apple’s Best Mac / MacBook Live Deals

MacBook Pro

  • 12/18 STAR DEAL – Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2018, Space Gray) – $1,349.00 (save $450) – shop deal now
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  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (brand new model) – save up to $200 on all models – Expercom - shop deal now / B&amp;H – shop deals now
  • 12/19 $200 PRICE INCREASE – MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2018, Silver) – $1,699.00 (save $300) B&amp;H – shop deal now
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Intel Core i7 2.6GHz, Pro 555X, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray (Mid 2019) – $2,399.00 (save $200) – Adorama – shop deal now
  • 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Intel Core i9 2.4GHz, Pro Vega 20, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Space Gray (Mid 2019) – $3,899.00 (save $450) – Adorama – shop deal now
  • 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2019, Space Gray) – $2,299.00 (save $600) – B&amp;H – shop deal now (12/19 – $100 FURTHER REDUCTION)
  • MacBook Air 13.3-inch with Touch ID – Intel Core i5 – 8GB RAM – 128GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – $999.99 (Save $100) – Best Buy – shop deal now
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) – $699.95 (save $300) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) – Gold – $999.99 (save $100) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • 12-inch MacBook, Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Late 2018), Gold – $1,199.00 (save $400) – Adorama – shop deal now

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iMacs

  • iMac (21.5-inch Retina 4k display, 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 1TB) – $1,099.99 (save $200) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • Mac Mini 3.2 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD (Late 2018) – $1,599.00 (save $100) – Adorama – shop deal now

Best Apple Watch Live Deals

  • 12/18 STAR BUY – Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) – $599.00 (save $250) – Amazon – shop deal now / Best Buy – shop deal now
  • 12/19 NEW STORE – Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) – Amazon –$479.00 / Target: $499.99

I will be extensively tracking Apple deals and publishing the best offers daily, so be sure to bookmark my page.

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Think great deals on Apple products ended with Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Think again. The pre-Christmas sales rush is in full flow with many products now at record lows. Here are my top picks of the best deals on AirPods, iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and the Apple Watch you can buy right now. 

Tip: bookmark this article, it is updated throughout the day.

Amazon Christmas Sales: Here Are The Best Live Deals [Updated]

Forbes Gordon Kelly

Best Apple AirPods / Beats Live Deals

AirPods Pro Live Deals

  • 12/23 – STOCK CHANGES – AirPods Pro (typically $249.99) – Amazon – $249.00 (12/19 still out of stock!) / B&H $249.99 (availability 6-10 weeks) / Best Buy  $249.99 ( “getting more soon”) / Target  $249.99 (12/23 – now “available to pick from some stores”) / Walmart – $249.00 (out of stock)

AirPods With Charging Case Live Deals

AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Live Deals

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Beats 

  • 12/24 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – Powerbeats Pro – Totally Wireless Earphones (typically $249) – Amazon: $199.95 (12/24 – currently unavailable) / Kohls: $199.99 (12/24 – out of stock) / Best Buy: £249.99 (12/24 – $50 price increase) / Target: $249.99  (12/24 – $50 PRICE INCREASE) / Walmart: $249.95  (12/24 – $50 price increase)
  • TOP DEAL – Beats by Dr. Dre – Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones – Gray – (typically $349.95)  Amazon: $279.95 / Best Buy – $179.99 / Target: $279.99 / Walmart: from $269.93
  • TOP DEAL – Beats by Dr. Dre – Powerbeats³ Wireless (typically $199) – Walmart: $89.00 / Best Buy: $94.99
  • TOP DEAL – Beats by Dr. Dre – Powerbeats³ Wireless (typically $199) – Amazon: $89.99 / Best Buy: $89.99 / Target: $199.99 / Walmart: $89.00
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – (typically $199) – Amazon: $199.98 / Best Buy: $134.99 (refurbished) / Target: $179.99 (12/24  now “available to pick from some stores”) / Walmart: $126.19 (out of stock
  • urBeats3 Earphones with Lightning Connector – typically $59.95 – Amazon: $34.47 / Best Buy: $39.99 / Target: $39.99 / Walmart: $39.00 (12/24 – out of stock)

Apple’s Best Live iPad Deals

  • Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Silver (Latest Model) – $649.99 (save $150) – Walmart: $735.00 / Target: $799.99 / Best Buy: $799.99 (12/19 – $150 PRICE INCREASE) / B&H: $759.00 (12/19 $60 PRICE INCREASE)
  • Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) for $529 (typically $779) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • STAR DEAL – Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch Wi-Fi Only (2019 Model) – 64GB $399.99 / 256GB: $549.99 – (save $100) Amazon: shop deal now / Target: shop deal now / Walmart: shop deal now 
  • 12/19 NEW – Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (2019 Model) 64GB and 256GB – 64GB from  $479.00 / 256GB from $579.00 (save $100) – B&H: Shop deal now / Best Buy: shop deal now

Best Apple iPhone Live Deals

iPhone 11 Series

  • STAR DEAL – iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro – save up to $800 with AT&T / $700 when you buy two iPhones on Verizon (prices valid through 12/24/19) – Membership Wireless – shop deals now
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max – save up to $700 with second purchase PLUS switch & get $200 (12/20 – Reduced from $400) – Verizon (prices valid through 12/24/19) – shop deal now
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max – Save up to $450 with qualified activation of an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro for Verizon, AT&T or Sprint – Best Buy – shop deal now
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max – $300 gift card with qualified activation – Walmart – shop deal now 
  • FREE iPhone 11 when you lease an iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS series, iPhone XR or iPhone X – Sprint – shop deal now
  • BUDGET DEAL – iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus – Unlocked – 32GB – Total Wireless or Straight Talk – $99 / $149.99 (old models but stunning prices) – Walmartshop deals now

Older iPhones

  • STAR DEAL – iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus – Unlocked – 32GB – Total Wireless or Straight Talk – $99 / $149.99 (old models but stunning prices) – Walmartshop deals now
  • iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max – save up to $300 with qualified activation – Walmart shop deal now 
  • 12/20 $50 PRICE REDUCTION – Apple iPhone XS, 256GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed) – $570.00 (save $730.00 on original price) – shop deal now
  • Apple iPhone 6S, GSM Unlocked, 64GB – Rose Gold (Renewed) – $186.99 (old model, but a stunning price) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • NEW – Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus (128GB) – $449.99 – Buy one, save $450 on a 2nd (new line required) – get up to $400 when you switch – Verizon – shop deal now.
  • 12/23 – $28 PRICE REDUCTION – Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed) – $296.75 (save $150 on original price) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • NEW – Apple iPhone 7 32GB – typically $349.99 – Get this device free with Verizon activation (no trade-in required) – shop deal now
  • STAR DEAL – iPhone SE, 32GB – Simple Mobile – Silver – $59.99 – the cheapest iPhone deal you will find this year – Best Buy shop deal new

Best Apple TV Live Deals

Apple’s Best Mac / MacBook Live Deals

MacBook Pro

  • 12/18 STAR DEAL – Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2018, Space Gray) – $1,349.00 (save $450) – shop deal now
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (brand new model) – save up to $200 on all models – Expercom - shop deal now / B&H – shop deals now
  • 12/19 $200 PRICE INCREASE – MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2018, Silver) – $1,699.00 (save $300) B&H – shop deal now
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Intel Core i7 2.6GHz, Pro 555X, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray (Mid 2019) – $2,399.00 (save $200) – Adorama – shop deal now
  • 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Intel Core i9 2.4GHz, Pro Vega 20, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Space Gray (Mid 2019) – $3,899.00 (save $450) – Adorama – shop deal now
  • 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2019, Space Gray) – $2,299.00 (save $600) – B&H – shop deal now (12/19 – $100 FURTHER REDUCTION)
  • MacBook Air 13.3-inch with Touch ID – Intel Core i5 – 8GB RAM – 128GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – $999.99 (Save $100) – Best Buy – shop deal now
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) – $699.95 (save $300) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) – Gold – $999.99 (save $100) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • 12-inch MacBook, Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Late 2018), Gold – $1,199.00 (save $400) – Adorama – shop deal now

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iMacs

  • iMac (21.5-inch Retina 4k display, 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 1TB) – $1,099.99 (save $200) – Amazon – shop deal now
  • Mac Mini 3.2 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD (Late 2018) – $1,599.00 (save $100) – Adorama – shop deal now

Best Apple Watch Live Deals

  • 12/18 STAR BUY – Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) – $599.00 (save $250) – Amazon – shop deal now / Best Buy – shop deal now
  • 12/19 NEW STORE – Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) – Amazon –$479.00 / Target: $499.99

I will be extensively tracking Apple deals and publishing the best offers daily, so be sure to bookmark my page.

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Rogers Launches Limited-Time 20GB Infinity Agreement Over $ 75 – Daily Gaming Worlld

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Toronto-based National Telecom Rogers is the latest of the Big Three to introduce a $ 95 (20GB) discount on their Infinite plan, which lowers the price to just $ 75 a month.

The plan is in line with the company’s basic Infinite offering, which is $ 75 for 10 GB of data. Do you double the data for the same price? Not that bad. It’s worth noting that Rogers uses the $ 20 discount as an invoice credit. The fine print on his website says that a plan change or a phone upgrade cancels the discount.

Rogers’ Infinite plans all offer unlimited usage with an upper limit for high-speed data. In this case, customers receive 20 GB of high-speed data. Any other use is throttled to a maximum speed of 512 kbps. Rogers is still offering his $ 125 50 GB Infinite plan.

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Along with the data, customers receive unlimited Canadian calls, text, picture and video messages, voicemail, call and name displays, as well as call waiting, forwarding and group calls. The plan includes access to the Rogers Roam Like Home service, the Rogers app, and online billing.

In addition, for the $ 75 / 20GB plan, you will receive an additional $ 10 monthly discount for each additional row, so you may receive a $ 65 / 20GB plan.

It is not entirely clear whether the deal with Rogers’ Edge funding and subsidy plans is available. On the operator’s website, the $ 20 discount is shown in the no-tab plans (bring-your-own-device). Clicking the other tabs will show that the discount applies to both Edge financing plans and Rogers subsidy plans. However, when I try to buy a device, the discount of $ 20 does not appear in the tariff options listed.

Rogers’ $ 75 20GB offer is limited in time and is slated to expire after January 27th. In other words, if you want to take advantage of this offer, act quickly.

Bell also offers a $ 20 20 GB plan. Telus offered the same offer until January 21, but has since brought it back. Telus’ new deal will only run until January 27th.

More information is available on the Rogers website.

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Canadian psychedelic drug researcher featured in Netflix's 'The Goop Lab' – The Daily Courier

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TORONTO – Canadian researcher Mark Haden is quickly getting up to speed on the media circus and skepticism that follows Gwyneth Paltrow’s juggernaut wellness brand, Goop.

The 65-year-old Vancouver professor is the very first interview in Paltrow’s new Netflix series “The Goop Lab,” featured in an episode about the potential healing power of psychedelic drugs.

He says he only learned of Goop’s many detractors after taping his interview with Paltrow, but he adds that he’s faced a few critics of his own as executive director of MAPS Canada, which is the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

MAPS’ mission is to explore the potential psychedelic drugs hold for medical treatment, and so the invitation to appear on a Netflix show helmed by one of Hollywood’s biggest stars appealed to Haden, also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health.

“We already have engaged fringy folks of the world and so now our next task is to engage the mainstream. You know, we want to heal cops — we’re targeting cops and veterans,” says Haden, whose U.S. counterparts are studying whether MDMA — better known as the club drug Ecstasy — can treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

“We want to appeal to guys in suits and housewives.”

To be sure, Goop’s dedicated following is large and ardent but Haden is now aware that its most famous products are resoundingly fringy — among them jade eggs for vaginas and psychic vampire repellent.

Meanwhile its wackier health claims, including coffee enemas and vaginal steaming, have drawn the ire of much of the medical community.

Nevertheless, Haden said he was pleased with the way his episode turned out, deeming it balanced and concerned with “real issues.”

Judging by the six episodes that rolled out Friday, denouncements by mainstream authorities are a badge of honour for Paltrow and the Goop crew, who seem to revel in declaring the topics they tackle as “unproven” and “out there.”

The trailer certainly highlights a seeming effort to appear cutting-edge with outtakes proclaiming that what you’re about to see is “dangerous” and “unregulated.”

The six episodes range from 29 to 36 minutes, with each tackling a specific topic: psychedelics, cold therapy, sexual health, reversing biological age, energy fields and psychic ability.

But none of this is cutting edge, says longtime Goop critic Tim Caulfield, who took Paltrow and the Goop ethos to task in his book “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?” and his (no longer airing) Netflix series “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.”

“On the contrary, a lot of these things are regressive in their approach to health,” says Caulfield, who blames celebrities including Paltrow, Kim Kardashian West, David and Victoria Beckham and Madonna with spreading a decade of health and wellness misinformation.

“It’s frustrating that she’s given the opportunity to spread not just misinformation about particular therapies, but (also) this idea that we should embrace magical thinking and distrust conventional sources of scientific information…. Whether you’re talking about the cold therapy, energy therapy, the use of mediums, all of these things have no evidence behind them.”

Each episode is prefaced by a disclaimer insisting the content is “designed to entertain and inform — not provide medical advice.”

And it’s hard to believe the media-savvy Paltrow would not be hyper-aware of the scrutiny she seems to invite — one of Goop’s more defiant products, a candle named “This Smells Like My Vagina,” hit the market just before the Netflix premiere.

The show itself includes a lighthearted dig at which Goop staffer is “goopier,” and a jab at Paltrow for being a “princess.”

Still, none of that self-awareness gives Paltrow licence “to push pseudoscience,” says Caulfield.

Especially problematic for him is the fact that “The Goop Lab” functions as an extended infomercial for Paltrow’s online and brick-and-mortar retail outlets.

While products are not overtly pitched on the series, the Goop website includes a dedicated section known as “The Goop Lab Shop” where devotees can buy items associated with themes featured on the show.

Toronto brand consultant Angela Wallace stops short of describing herself as a Goop fan but says she likes the fact it explores non-traditional approaches to wellness, believing “a lot of women feel let down by more traditional health-care systems.”

“A lot of the criticism does seem like: ‘Aren’t women silly? Aren’t they frivolous? Aren’t they ridiculous for buying a jade egg or doing whatever they want in terms of making themselves happy and feeling well?'” says Wallace, who has shopped at Goop’s Yorkville outlet and subscribes to the newsletter.

She feels there is a gender bias in the way women are derided for their choices.

“Men have been doing … what they want for a really long time and not necessarily receiving the cultural criticism that women have,” she says.

“Shouldn’t we have some agency in whether we decide to do that or not?”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2020.

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Google is working on its own version of Apple’s AirDrop for Android.
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Apple’s AirDrop, the feature that lets iOS users seamlessly transfer files across the company’s devices, has been the envy of Android users for a while. Don’t worry: Google listened, and is working on its own version of AirDrop called Nearby Sharing. Although the feature hasn’t been released yet, we now have an idea of what Android’s file-sharing system could look like.

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XDA Developers managed to get Nearby Sharing working on two Pixel phones, the Pixel 2 XL and the Pixel 4. Originally called “Fast Share,” it is Google’s successor to Android Beam, a service that used NFC, Bluetooth and wifi to transfer files that Google pulled the plug on last year. Although the folks at XDA Developers carried out their file transfer test on two Pixel phones, another of the site’s developers managed to try out Nearby Sharing on a Pixel 2 XL and a OnePlus 7T Pro.

Based on the Pixel-OnePlus test, XDA Developers believes that NearbySharing will, in general, be a feature accessible for Android devices with Google Play Services pre-installed. Nonetheless, this won’t be known for sure until Google releases the feature.

In the test, which you can see for yourself in the video below, Nearby Sharing seemed easy to use. Google’s new feature lets you choose the account you want to use with Nearby Sharing, change the name that shows up when you’re sharing files and set device visibility. In terms of visibility, you can allow your device to be visible to all nearby Google contacts, only certain Google contacts or remain hidden.

If you choose this last option, you have to manually turn on Nearby Sharing to receive a file.

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Nearby Sharing also lets you specify whether you want to use your phone’s data for file transfers. Google lets you choose between using data to transfer small files, using wifi only or allowing transfers without Internet.

According to XDA Developers, the feature uses Bluetooth and Location Services, the latter of which is used to find nearby devices for transfers. At the moment, Nearby Sharing can apparently only be used with devices that are within 1-foot of each other.

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The file transfer test worked pretty well in the XDA Developer video. Nearby Sharing was able to transfer photos perfectly, but has a hiccup when transferring video and didn’t manage to do so on the first try. It did carry out the task the second time around, though.

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Apparently, having an AirDrop clone has turned into a must-have for phone manufacturers. This month, Samsung announced that it was planning on launching Quick Share for its devices. Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo are also releasing a cross-device file transfer feature. Let the AirDrop race begin.

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