Articles By Brian Jackson

Apple announces watchOS 2 and native apps for Apple Watch

Apple Inc. announced that developers will be able to create apps that are native to Apple Watch, not dependent on a paired iPhone to function, at its WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. Kevin

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple unveils OS X updates and iOS 9 at WWDC keynote

Apple Inc. lifted the curtain on its latest operating systems for developers during its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today. The tech vendor is updating OS X, iOS, and its new watchOS. Craig Federighi,

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Plantronics releases wireless headset with noise cancelling

If you've even been on an airplane with a crying baby and found solace by slipping on your headphones and turning on the noise cancelling feature, you know just how great this technology

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Picatic offers event organizers free ticketing service

When you buy tickets to an event, there's nothing worse than going online and discovering that there's an extra charge on top of the price of the event just for the tickets to

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

This is the fleeting era of the Chief Digital Officer, says Deloitte

If you're working at a Canadian business, chances are that you don't work with a chief digital officer (CDO) today. But it's more likely you'll be working with one in the next five

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Buffering: Admit it, you’ve done this before

Buffering… is an editorial cartoon series by Charlie Teljeur that ITBusiness.ca will be bringing to you on a regular basis in the weeks ahead. We want to know what you think – like it?

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What’s it like to ride Toronto’s new UP Express?

I had a chance to ride Toronto's new Union Pearson Express (UP Express) train linking the city's major Pearson International Airport with the central downtown hub, Union Station, linking to subways and an underground

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Brian Jackson

CIRA makes its pitch to operate .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Calgary

To date, Canadians best know the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the operator of the dot-ca domain. But now the non-profit organization is hoping to operate many other top level domains (TLDs)

Published on: June 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Act-On Data Studio frees data from automation platform

Users of Act-On Software's marketing automation suite will now be able to tap their data for insights and possible predictive forecasting with the launch of Act-On Data Studio on Tuesday, the Beaverton, Ore.-based

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 release announced; pricing details still unclear

Windows 10 will be available as an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 and on new PCs starting July 29, Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday. While many were expecting a release of the

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Musio is a robot friend for either a developer or a five-year-old

When you think of the future, you imagine having some sort of robot friend in your life. Thanks to science fiction visions of a techno-centric future put forward to us in popular culture -

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Android M – 3 features you need to know about

Google Inc. used its annual I/O developer conference to debut the next major upgrade to its Android mobile operating system, giving a clear picture of what to expect from the release. Also releasing

Published on: May 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Online video advertising on the rise in Canada: agency survey

Advertising with online video in Canada is finally catching up with the amount of content consumed by Canadians, and it's being bought programmatically more often, according to a study from BrightRoll and the

Published on: May 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson