Articles By Brian Jackson

BlackBerry brand won’t go missing from smartphone market: COO

Despite BlackBerry Ltd. retreating from designing and making its own hardware, it's possible that BlackBerry-branded devices will be more effectively delivered to market than in recent years, according to Ralph Pini, chief operating

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New software can animate any static image

If you've ever wished you could take your old collection of image assets and give them a breath of new life with animation, then the just-released Plotagraph Pro might be for you. The

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Dreamforce 2016 survival guide: get in for free, find the best parties, and network like Benioff

Ah, lucky number seven. As I head to San Francisco next week for my seventh trip to Dreamforce, the annual conference hosted by Salesforce.com, I pretty much know what to expect. But if

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian ISPs deliver speeds faster than advertised: CRTC

Canadian wireline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver speeds that on average meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds, according to an independent study by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple partners with Deloitte to help enterprises adopt iPhones and iPads

Apple Inc. has taken another big step in its bid to frame its products as business-class devices, not just desirable consumer hardware, by forming a partnership with consulting firm Deloitte, it announced yesterday.

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry exits hardware business after another quarterly loss

BlackBerry Ltd. will exit the hardware business internally and leave development of future smartphones to its partners, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a press release issued Wednesday morning. Previously, Chen had

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

FetchBot lets you market your small business with gamification

If you've ever drained your smartphone battery playing Pokémon Go, or found yourself procrastinating a work day away playing Pac-Man in your browser, you know just how addictive simple video games can be.

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

New BlackBerry phone leaked in website publishing misfire

A page clearly named "donotpublish.html" made its way onto BlackBerry.com on Sept. 20, revealing specifications for the BlackBerry DTEK60 - the apparent successor to the DTEK50 released in August. Codenamed Argon, the device

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ed Snowden warns against using Google’s new chat app Allo

Google Allo, the new chat app launched today on iOS and Android that inserts AI into your conversations, is the equivalent of state surveillance and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

FreshBooks launches new platform after more than a decade of cloud invoicing

Toronto-based cloud invoicing software firm FreshBooks launched a complete overhaul of its platform on Tuesday, the firm announced. Aimed at independent small business operators who need a convenient and professional way to manage

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for Business: iPhone 7

Sept. 16 was iPhone 7 launch day. We’ve got the new Plus model in the office and we’re going to be unboxing it for you. And a quick look at some of the

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kirstine Stewart takes wing from Twitter to join Diply

Kirstine Stewart is leaving her role as vice-president of media at Twitter Inc. to take new role as chief strategy officer with London, Ont.-based pop culture website Diply.com. Stewart, author of 2015 book Our

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Salesforce Einstein deploys AI across the cloud suite

On Sunday night San Francisco-based Cloud software firm Salesforce.com unveiled its artificial intelligence engine, dubbed Salesforce Einstein, that will be integrated across its platform and provide users with new functions such as predictive

Published on: September 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

SAS Viya architecture appeals to new and existing analytics users: Goodnight

Data be nimble, Data be slick, If data dumps can access the cloud real quick. It's a terrible nursery rhyme, but one that Jim Goodnight, the co-founder and CEO of SAS Institute might

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson