Articles By Brian Jackson

Windows 10 review: the last OS you’ll ever have to install

This might be the last review of Windows you ever have to read. Microsoft Corp. is launching Windows 10 on Wednesday and described the release as the "last version of Windows." From now on,

Published on: July 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google starts scaling back Google+ integration with other services

If you make a post on Google+ but there's no one there to read it, is that any different from a normal day? This and other jokes of its kind are commonly swapped by social

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canada’s startup hot spots take a dive in new ‘Startup Genome’ ranking

Canada is home to three of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, but is falling behind the pace of other leaders, according to an exhaustive study conducted by researchers at San Francisco-based

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google’s iBeacon competitor ‘Eddystone’ expands capability of Bluetooth beacons

Thanks to Google Inc.'s new Eddystone protocol for Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons, retailers may soon no longer need smartphone users to have an app installed before sending them a proximity-based message. Google announced

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple Watch sales remain mystery after first quarter on the market

Apple Inc. says that sales of the new Apple Watch exceeded its own expectations for its first quarter of market availability, but won't release a hard number in terms of units sold or

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Riding on MasterCard’s mobile innovations truck

It might be a hot summer day in Toronto, but this is no ice cream truck. No, it’s a demo zone for MasterCard’s latest technology. And much like the payments processor’s business strategy,

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 commercial reviewed by agency execs: from ‘utterly brilliant’ to ’emotional blackmail’

Two African children totter around a desert landscape, next to a straw hut and a herd of goats. An Inuit toddler runs across the frozen tundra near a canvas tent and smiles widely,

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kindle Paperwhite review: good hardware with risk of surprise battery drainage

E-readers are a good example of mobile devices that were quite bad when first launched but have consistently improved with each successive release. With the new Kindle Paperwhite, it's hard to ask for

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

CMO Digital: Do your online habits fit a generational stereotype?

For episode 18 of CMO Digital, Fawn is looking to get her multi-generational team involved in explaining the content habits of millennials, generation X, and baby boomers. But will they be able to

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Parrot MiniDrones 2nd generation

Drones have quickly captured a place in the public imagination when it comes to cool gadgets. Much of that work can be credited to Paris-based Parrot. Since 2010 Parrot has been selling drones,

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

HR leaders overburdened in rapidly changing role: survey

Human resources leaders are feeling overburdened by new expectations that they build a workplace brand and are increasingly looking to outsource their tasks as a result, according to a new study from ADP

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

HP updates flash storage lineup for SMBs

Hewlett-Packard Co. is updating its shared storage product lineup for the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market with a performance-boosting firmware update and a new way to connect the hardware to a network.

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Malware cools off as summer starts in Canada

Editor's note: Story and map updated with data from June 2015. Canada is seeing a bit of a malware reprieve as summer kicks off, with a 16 per cent decline in the amount

Published on: July 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft effectively writes off Nokia acquisition in restructuring announcement

Only slightly more than a year since acquiring Nokia as the cornerstone of its mobility strategy, Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday that it is drastically reducing its staff in that division and taking

Published on: July 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple updates require email servers to use boosted encryption or none at all

Some businesses running their own email servers are faced with a choice to either upgrade their level of encryption to meet Apple Inc.'s new standards, or use none whatsoever. After upgrading in-house Apple

Published on: July 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson