Articles By Brian Jackson

Apple slashes iMac price by $200

Apple Inc. has lowered the cost to entry for its popular all-in-one desktop line of iMacs by $200, the firm announced Wednesday. Previously priced at $1349 in Canada, Apple will now sell the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Political staff should be punished for deleting records: Privacy Commissioner

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 3:57 PM ET. Ontario's top government leaders and their staff should be bound by law to ensure records are maintained

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Epson’s smart glasses do AR better than Google Glass

We recently got an opportunity to demo Epson's Moverio BT-200 smart glasses at a technology showcase in Toronto. While Google Glass has been getting the lion's share of media attention for wearable technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Businesses blast consent emails in countdown to CASL

Businesses are looking to get ahead of the game by seeking explicit consent from email contacts before Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect July 1. Designed to cut down on the amount

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Sean Wise’s secrets of mentor success for startups

If you start a company, chances are that you'll fail within the first year of operating. What might improve your prospects is having a good mentor. Someone who's been down that entrepreneurial path

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

‘Young entrepreneur of the year’ melds e-commerce jewellery sales with a good cause

What were you doing when you were 14 years old? I'll bet you weren't running an e-commerce business that split its profits with a charity funding women's education. If you had a job

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

New security service makes Java apps ‘self-healing’

A Dublin-based security vendor is offering a new cloud-based service to offer a new type of Java application server that protects itself from cyber-security theats. Waratek's Java Application Security product promises to monitor,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Who’s most likely to complete that form? Canadians online at 1 PM

Marketers employ all sorts of strategies to get their target audience to an online landing page with the hopes they'll convert into a lead, or even a new customer. But what it all

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CIRA calls on Canadian website owners to help improve .ca security

Canadian domain registrars should take action to implement a secure domain layer in order to help web surfers avoid phishing attacks and other fraud, says the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. The non-profit organization

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hurdles remain to digital wallet dream in Canada: panel

Canada might be a market with the ideal conditions for digital wallets to see widespread usage, but there's still some major hurdles to be overcome before consumers can really opt to leave their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Android app offers live translation in camera view

Anyone that's tried to decipher a menu in a restaurant while travelling knows the pain of not being able to make sense of foreign language in print, but a new mobile app from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Salesforce Wear integrates CRM with Google Glass, Pebble smart watch

Cloud software vendor Salesforce.com Inc. has released a developer pack for wearable technology that includes six "starter apps" for devices such as Google Glass and the Pebble smart watch. Announced on Tuesday, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Beyond the Rack goes beyond customer segmentation with ExactTarget Marketing Cloud

If you ever feel like you send too many emails, just pause for a minute and compare yourself to Montreal-based e-tailer Beyond the Rack - it sends on average between 2 million and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Jump to the cloud with IBM, literally

[Sponsored] The IT heroes of mid-size organizations may often feel like they're jumping through hoops as they work to find the best technology platform for their business to run on. IBM Corp. wants

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson