Articles By Brian Jackson

E-signatures now accepted in Ontario real estate deals

This is the first week of e-signatures being an accepted way to close a deal on a new home in Ontario, as an update to the province's real estate law took effect. According

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Venice could be first Android-powered BlackBerry

BlackBerry may be looking to reinvigorate its handset sales with an Android-based device with a QWERTY-keyboard slider that will first hit store shelves in November, according to a freelance reporter. BlackBerry Venice is

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Toronto City Hall’s new wayfinding and transit screens could soon be rolled out city-wide

Toronto gave its City Hall a digital facelift on Monday, unveiling a new interactive wayfinding station and a transit information display that could soon become commonplace at municipal buildings across the city. Cllr.

Published on: June 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

1-800-GOT-JUNK? turns junk-tossers into return customers with IBM Silverpop

Ask Travis Bonneteau, email marketing specialist at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? about what his favourite email campaign was in the past year and he'll tell you about the one with a six-foot-tall walkie-talkie and a mummified

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook Messenger no longer requires Facebook account

Facebook has completed the segmentation of its instant messaging app from its core social networking service today with the announcement that new Messenger accounts can be created without being a registered Facebook user.

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Pan Am Games sponsor Cisco unveils plans to showcase ‘Internet of Everything’ vision at games

It was almost one year ago today that Jeff Seifert stood next to a giant, colourful, and connected clock in Toronto's Nathan Philips Square. The chief technology officer of Cisco Canada posed for

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter Lightning will turn real-time events into social channels

When you think about it, Twitter is already similar to television in some ways. It's there waiting to stream out live content when you turn it on, you can filter through trending topics

Published on: June 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What to do with your old server hardware

Come July 14, there might be a lot of people wondering what to do with their old server hardware. That's the last date of support for Windows Server 2003, the Microsoft Corp. server

Published on: June 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

PowaTag turns TV and print ads into mobile ecommerce transactions

A mobile payments solution that lets marketers turn just about any customer interaction - whether it be a print ad, television commercial, social view, or in-store browsing - into a sale opportunity is

Published on: June 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

VMware launches enterprise single sign-on solution

Palo Alto-based VMware Inc. is launching its own single sign-on solution for big companies looking to enable their workers to do their jobs completely from mobile devices, the firm announced on Monday evening.

Published on: June 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How to get your blog ready for Apple News

Often when we say that Apple made news, it's figurative, but at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote, we can say that Apple literally unveiled News - a new app that will feed

Published on: June 9th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple announces watchOS 2 and native apps for Apple Watch

Apple Inc. announced that developers will be able to create apps that are native to Apple Watch, not dependent on a paired iPhone to function, at its WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. Kevin

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple unveils OS X updates and iOS 9 at WWDC keynote

Apple Inc. lifted the curtain on its latest operating systems for developers during its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today. The tech vendor is updating OS X, iOS, and its new watchOS. Craig Federighi,

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson