Articles By Brian Jackson

Galaxy Note 7 owners more likely to be struck by lightning than see phone explode

Samsung Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reported incidents of the phone bursting into flame while charging. Yet I'm not afraid to hold the device up

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Subway expands digital team by acquiring Vancouver-based online ordering platform

Perhaps best known for its $5 footlong sandwiches, restaurant chain Subway is delving into new business territory with the acquisition of a division of Vancouver-based online order-taking platform Avanti Commerce. The 20-person team, formerly

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Exploring Augmented Reality’s progress at the Canadian National Exhibition

Pokémon Go isn't just the latest mobile gaming hit akin to Angry Birds, it's also the first experience many people will have with augmented reality technology. While visitors to this year's Canadian National

Published on: September 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kellogg Canada agrees to pay $60,000 for CASL violation

Breakfast cereal seller Kellogg Canada Inc. is voluntarily paying $60,000 to the government after violating Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), according to a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) notice posted on Thursday. Kellogg,

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Dropbox hacked – time to reset your password?

After cloud-storage service Dropbox sent an email to its users prompting password resets for those that hadn't done so since 2012, it's now been confirmed that more than 68 million account details were

Published on: August 31st, 2016 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