Articles By 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

Canada’s cybercrime hot spots revealed with new data

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from July 2015. Data from Statistics Canada's Police-reported cybercrime 2013 added. Canadian cybercrime is dominated by fraudsters and York Region is the number one

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

E-signatures now accepted in Ontario real estate deals

This is the first week of e-signatures being an accepted way to close a deal on a new home in Ontario, as an update to the province's real estate law took effect. According

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Venice could be first Android-powered BlackBerry

BlackBerry may be looking to reinvigorate its handset sales with an Android-based device with a QWERTY-keyboard slider that will first hit store shelves in November, according to a freelance reporter. BlackBerry Venice is

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Toronto City Hall’s new wayfinding and transit screens could soon be rolled out city-wide

Toronto gave its City Hall a digital facelift on Monday, unveiling a new interactive wayfinding station and a transit information display that could soon become commonplace at municipal buildings across the city. Cllr.

Published on: June 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

1-800-GOT-JUNK? turns junk-tossers into return customers with IBM Silverpop

Ask Travis Bonneteau, email marketing specialist at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? about what his favourite email campaign was in the past year and he'll tell you about the one with a six-foot-tall walkie-talkie and a mummified

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook Messenger no longer requires Facebook account

Facebook has completed the segmentation of its instant messaging app from its core social networking service today with the announcement that new Messenger accounts can be created without being a registered Facebook user.

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Pan Am Games sponsor Cisco unveils plans to showcase ‘Internet of Everything’ vision at games

It was almost one year ago today that Jeff Seifert stood next to a giant, colourful, and connected clock in Toronto's Nathan Philips Square. The chief technology officer of Cisco Canada posed for

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson