Articles By Brian Jackson

Guide to complete mastery of your new Google Home unit

Google Home goes on sale in retail locations across Canada today, so let's talk about everything you'll want to do after unboxing your new smart home assistant to absolutely maximize its capabilities. Google

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Supreme Court of Canada clears way for Facebook class action to be heard in B.C.

Facebook Inc. must defend against a class action lawsuit that it violated user privacy in B.C. court, not California, despite laying the groundwork for handling litigation in its home state in its user

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Home will launch in Canada with a new voice

When Google Home launches in Canada next Monday, it will mark the first foreign-language launch for the smart speaker, but the device won't have all the frills available to American users. Google Home

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon Web Services creating the jobs Ontario needs, premier says

Amazon Web Services opened its largest office in Canada yet, unveiling its downtown Toronto location alongside Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday. AWS says it is already employing 600 people at the new

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to Canada this summer

The inventor of Android has a new company, Essential, and its debut smartphone will be available to pre-order from Telus Mobility by the end of July. Andy Rubin, the CEO of Essential, is

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa will celebrate Canada Day as most-malware infected city [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from May 2017 As Canadians flock to the nation's capital on July 1 for Canada's 150th anniversary, they'll also be gathering in the most

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How an insurance firm plans to be as disruptive as Steve Jobs

When quality assurance senior manager Austin Kwong gets to work in the morning at the Digital Garage of insurance firm Aviva Canada, he looks up at a big picture of Steve Jobs and

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Infographic: Canada’s most dense ICT hubs

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Alberta Energy Regulator cuts through bureaucracy with digital transformation plan

Managing the lifecycle of oil and gas resources is a big job when you're regulating the core of Canada's energy sector, and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) realized it needed a digital transformation

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Android Pay launches in Canada as contactless payments continue to soar

Android Pay launched in Canada on Wednesday, with support from three of the five major banks and support for both credit and debit cards announced. Android Pay is starting its rollout to the Canadian

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Canada’s fastest growing startup, BlackBerry KeyOne, social media justice

Canada’s fastest growing ICT company grew 96,000 per cent in one year. The BlackBerry KeyOne now shipping to Canada. And the Blue Jays beer can tosser that was identified by crowdsourcing pleads guilty.

Published on: May 31st, 2017 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – BlackBerry KeyOne review

It's been a long time since I've opted to keep a BlackBerry in my pocket as my full-time, go-to smartphone device. But the BlackBerry KeyOne has earned that top spot in the lineup

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada’s densest tech hub attracts R&D investment from global brands

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Samsung Gear 360 and DeX come to Canada May 26

Samsung Canada announced that it's bringing two of its new Galaxy peripherals to Canada on Friday, with the launch of the new Gear 360 camera and its DeX docking station that provides a

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson