Articles By Brian Jackson

I got to demo Microsoft HoloLens and I saw the future

SAN FRANCISCO - The first thing that Microsoft handed to me when it was time for my demo with the HoloLens was a pad of paper and a pen. They were taking away

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

You might never have to remember another password again, thanks to Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO - Forgotten passwords are the scourge of the Internet. They create friction for users between intention to complete a task online and attaining it. They are leaked out in mass data

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple reports best-ever Q2 even before Apple Watch sales

Apple Inc. didn't even need to include this weekend's sales of its hot new gadget, the Apple Watch, to post a record-breaking quarter as it released its financial results on Monday afternoon. Apple

Published on: April 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Toronto-made viral video campaign shows how to win Webbys ‘#LikeAGirl’

A viral video campaign with an important social message that was created by a Toronto agency is the big Canadian winner at the Webby Awards this year, taking home 11 of the silver

Published on: April 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

You’ll order a pizza from your Apple Watch, but what else will you do?

As eager Apple Watch buyers unbox their shiny new gadgets today, you can bet that one of the first things they'll do with it is load it with many of the apps available

Published on: April 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce for HR a new solution with no new software

San Francisco-based Salesforce Inc. launched a new solution on Thursday, Salesforce for HR, that takes the cloud software companies would normally use to serve their customers and instead use it to serve their

Published on: April 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Brightlane Entrepreneur Awards: The finals!

Entrepreneurs are often told that they must perfect their elevator pitch if they expect success with investors. But the Brightlane Entrepreneur Awards is really taking that phrase literally with its competition that will

Published on: April 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Conservatives’ election year budget gets lukewarm reception from industry observers and critics

In an election year, the Conservative government delivered a federal budget with the first surplus Canada has seen since the recession while finding some new money to invest in high-tech research and innovation. Finance

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

12 useful Apple Watch apps available on launch day

 

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

AMD president lets Windows 10 release date slip

Windows 10 will launch at the end of July, according to Lisa Su, president and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Why didn't Microsoft Corp. announce the release date of its major operating

Published on: April 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Montar car mount a reliable solution for hands-free smartphone use

Smartphones are a terrible distraction for drivers. If you've ever been driving down the road with smartphone in pocket and had your device start ringing, then you've probably also nearly veered into a

Published on: April 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Here’s why Flash is the ‘old gremlin in the closet’ for web video

For most people, watching a live broadcast of a competitive game will mean watching the NHL or NBA playoffs this spring, but for a growing niche of video game fans it means watching

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How this software for boards of directors can prevent insider leaks

It was the middle of election season when James Detenbeck, the chair of the board for Canadian Niagara Power Inc., saw firsthand the damaging effects that leaked documents can have when an insider

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Meta augmented reality glasses

Right now the divide between the real world and the digital world is pretty clear cut. You’re either looking around your physical environment, interacting with people and objects. Or you’re staring at a

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson