Articles By Brian Jackson

How Kabbage knows if it can lend you $100,000 in just seven minutes

If you're running a small business and are in need of capital, spending as little as seven minutes of your time for up to $100,000 credit sounds like a pretty good value proposition.

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

WhatsApp gives users 30 days to opt out of giving Facebook carte blanche use of their phone numbers

Users of instant messaging service WhatsApp will see their account information - including their phone numbers - shared with Facebook and used for ad targeting, unless they take action to opt out of

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada Speedtest results reveal fastest ISP, wireless service in your city

Rogers offers the fastest fixed line broadband speeds available in Canada, and Bell Mobility tops wireless download speeds on average, according to a new report based on data from Ookla's Speedtest Intelligence. The

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Storyteller for JIRA add-on helps business and developers ‘speak the same language’

If the business managers at your organization have ever given instructions on having an app made to developers, and six months later were given a completely different product than they were expecting, then

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

HPE’s ‘The Machine’ an ambitious new computing paradigm to solve problems of exponential growth

Sometime in the 23rd century, a Starfleet Academy instructor leads a class of red shirts across the terrain of an alien world and speaks with earnest gravitas about the greatest technological innovation of

Published on: August 23rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat – includes crucial access to 72 new emoji

Quick settings controls, multi-locale support, multi-window views, and 72 new built-in emoji icons are some of the new features packaged with the latest full-version upgrade to Android that Google pushed out to its

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ubiq brings wireless connectivity to office boardrooms

Waterloo, Ont.-based Startup Ubiq Inc.'s new conference room solution launching on Monday can be described as part Apple TV, part digital signage management system. Ubiq's product is simple from a hardware perspective: a

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Businesses hope to boost mobile marketing, but shrink team size

While executives are interested in using mobile channels to boost brand awareness and increase engagement, companies aren't dedicating more marketers to mobile or developing products intended for beyond their local market, a new

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Jabra Halo Smart headset review – heavenly headset but not perfect

Noise cancellation has become such an important feature in headphones to me that if I find myself in an airport without them, I'll probably shell out the cash to buy a new set.

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New Google Ads features show you more about customer actions

If you've ever wanted to know if your Google Ad inspired someone to search your business location on Google Maps or click-through on the "call now" button, then you'll be happy with the

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

What does it mean that OpenText topped PwC’s ‘fastest growing cloud’ list?

The cloud model of delivering software is gathering momentum and becoming the preferred way of doing business for many customers, a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows, and even traditional on-premises software companies

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kobo’s new Aura One e-reader inspired by its best customers

Rakuten Inc.'s Kobo is advertising its new Aura One as the e-reader designed by people who love e-readers, and it's made that slogan credible after working with about a dozen of its best

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Android makers compared: Sony crashes less, Motorola updates fastest

If you're in the market to buy a new Android smartphone and want to avoid device crashes, consider Sony. If you want the most up-to-date OS, then consider Motorola, according to a new

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google Duo shows you video before you answer the call

Google Inc. is adding yet another video chat app to mobile app stores, and it can be described as a hybrid between Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Google Duo is a one-to-one video

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

How an Ottawa-based firm rode the cord-cutting trend without a Netflix-sized marketing budget

Just before Ottawa-based Nuvyyo launched its brand new Tablo product at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014, Nuvyyo's vice-president of marketing Renata Scorsone recalls beta-testing the over-the-air TV streaming device with broadcast content

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson