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The Neighbourhood Blog is the best way to keep up with what is new in the Neighbourhood, along with other topics of interest to users like you.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note9 was just announced at the 2018 Unpacked event and it did not disappoint. If I had to guess at which words Samsung used as the guiding principle in the design of this phone, it's probably "go big or go home!"

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Looking for something good to watch? Check here for the August VOD releases.

 

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You told us it was time-consuming to call in or visit a store every time you needed to change your SIM Card, and we’ve actioned your feedback. The introduction of the online SIM swap capability means as an existing TELUS customer, you can now swap your SIM from the comfort of your own home.

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As many of you already know, we celebrated The Neighbourhood’s 5th birthday a month ago. But what you don’t know, is we secretly had custom stickers made to celebrate the occasion. Today, we’re sharing the details with you.

 

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It's summertime, and that means the countdown to the NHL and NFL seasons are on. Let's take a look at EA's highly anticipated new entries in the NHL and Madden series!

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It’s time for summer vacation! Check here for a curated list of apps and tips to help you plan your next trip.

 

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You don’t need a fancy camera or lighting crew to take a great selfie. All you need is a smartphone and the tips I've compiled.

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It’s our 5th birthday already! An exciting milestone for all of us. See what we have achieved together over the past year! 

 

 

 

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If you are in search of the latest and greatest, check out the Neighbourhood blog the 5th of every month for your dose of Video On Demand information including: new movies, titles and my top picks for the month.

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The biggest event in the gaming world is just around the corner. Let's take a look at a few hotly anticipated titles that we'll hear more about at this year's E3 convention!

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Hey! It’s Marc from the device acquisition team back again to report on my annual pilgrimage to Mountain View, CA for Google I/O 2018.

 

Last year I spoke about a few of Google’s forward-thinking initiatives and I’m happy to report that Google is doubling down on their vision for the future. For 2018 and beyond, I see Google making 3 big bets; some are short term plays but many have a larger, longer term vision behind them and I’ll touch upon all of them. First, how does a techhead pack appropriately for such an event . . .

 

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I’ve put together some resources to help ensure you’re prepared if in an at-risk area or if you are looking to provide support and help a neighbour in need.

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TELUS is a proud sponsor of There Is No Easy Mode trivia nights at EXP Bar. We've got some great video game trivia inside to test your gaming knowledge!

 

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Meet our friend, Tairalyn of Little Miss Mama. A few weeks ago, we asked you which Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ feature you were most hyped about and she's going to tell you about her experience with them.

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This year continues to look exciting for the gaming community, with a number of big titles coming out. Let’s take a look at what’s new in the PC gaming world, and meet the UBC eSports team.

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The official launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is right around the corner! We thought we’d take the phone for a test run and see if it really lives up to the hype.

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There are only a few certainties in life but one thing we can always count is the yearly Samsung flagship device launch. Yup, it’s that time of year again. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the next iteration of their iconic phone

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Oh no...

 

...It’s February 14th.

 

If you haven’t come up with any Valentine’s Day ideas yet, well, you might be in trouble. Maybe you have a partner that isn’t really that concerned about a big date idea. You know what, though?

 

They are. They’re very concerned about your apparent lack of foresight.

 

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Green 19! Green 19! HUT! HUT! HUT!

Seventeen weeks of regular season games and three weeks of playoffs have brought us here. We are officially a few days away from Super Bowl 52!

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I'm always looking forward to amazing new games coming out, including the soon-to-be-released Capcom third-person RPG Monster Hunter: World.

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January is the perfect moment to plan your fitness goals and get a fresh start on your fitness. Even with the best intentions, it can be a little overwhelming for beginners to move towards a fitness lifestyle in the new year.

Nowadays, technology can help make that change a lot smoother and appealing. I've compiled a few easy steps to get you started, and the tech I use to stick to my 2018 plan for staying fit and healthy.

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Google Home has a lot of features and you can ask (or tell) it a lot of things.

 

I wasn’t sure where to start so I decided to just ask my Google Home:

 

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“Hey Google. What are some of the cool things you can do?”

 

“I can help you do lots of things. For example, you can say, ‘play some Queen’ or ‘how are the Roughriders doing?’ Would you like to hear some more?”

 

“Sure.”

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Feel like grabbing your coziest blanket and spending new year's day on the sofa? I hear ya!

I've got you covered with my top movie picks playing on Optik TV and on-demand. 

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This Christmas we are giving away an iPhone X. So you came at the right time! To enter, simply join us as a member of our community. There is no charge and you don’t have to be a TELUS customer.

 

Why should you join? Here are the top 5 reasons.

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I've rounded up some great Christmas movies playing until the big day. You know, for when you fall to you sofa from shopping exhaustion. 

Get your PVR ready!

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Not all tweets are friendly, so we're bringing you the best of the worst. 

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-- The Santa Tracker and other TELUS holiday programming has been put away with the decorations. It'll be back at the end of 2018. Happy New Year! --

 

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My favourite movie is Die Hard.

 

Anyone who’s ever asked me knows that. So do people who haven’t asked me. I talk about it a lot. I know it’s not for everyone and when I take a look at what movies you’re going to find on the TELUS Optik Advent Calendar this year, I’m not surprised that (spoiler alert) Die Hard isn’t on the list.

 

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Over the past few years we’ve introduced several apps for Optik TV with new features & functionalities.These apps allow you to integrate your smartphone & tablet with your Optik TV, with many features like watching live TV and recording your shows remotely.

 

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 But we didn’t want to stop there. We want to make the experience even better, more streamlined, so our clients can find what they need all in one place. Introducing the new Optik TV app, available for all our Optik TV customers!

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Can you believe there's just over 4 weeks left until Christmas?!

I've gathered a list of some of the most popular Christmas movies playing for the next two weeks so you don't miss out on of the magic.

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