Articles By Brian Jackson

iPhone 4 launch hype hi-jacked by clever entrepreneurs

Apple Inc. won't be the only one cashing in on today's iPhone 4 launch in Canada, as crafty entrepreneurs and charitable do-gooders piggy back on the marketing frenzy.The iPhone 4 is on sale

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Pirate Party of Canada seeks new captain

The Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) is set to conduct its first leadership elections Aug. 19 in what one candidate describes as a sink or sail moment for the federal party. Despite its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Ford’s futuristic features on 2011 Explorer

We might not yet have the hover cars promised to us by science fiction movies of the past, or even cars that drive themselves – but the 2011 Ford Explorer is loaded to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Small businesses can look bigger with help from the cloud

The economy's in the dumps, your already small business has laid off even more workers and there's no money to buy the equipment you really need to compete.That's not an unusual situation for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How I Googled my apartment hunt

When I found myself hunting for an apartment for the third time in 18 months, an uncomfortable feeling of weariness started to seep into my bones. Looking for a place to live is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

ICTC calls for creation of national internship and mentorship programs

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is calling for the creation of a national internship program and a national mentorship program with small businesses playing an integral part of boosting Canada's digital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Police vs. Activists in collection of G20 digital record

Weeks after Toronto played host to the G20 summit, the protests and intense police presence are still reverberating through social media. Pictures and videos of burning police cruisers and protester pinned to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

HTC Desire leads charge of Telus’ Android lineup

Telus Mobility will launch the HTC Desire, a new touch screen smartphone powered by Google Android, as part of its “back to school” campaign.Canadian media pawed at the Android 2.1 device at Telus'

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Business intelligence a life line for Canadian Blood Services

There will be blood.That's the credo of Steven Smith, the director of business continuity management for the Canadian Blood Services (CBS). Especially during a disaster, such as a pandemic, when the sick need

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mapping data important for online realtor services

Correction: ITBusiness.ca has been contacted by Move, Inc. and informed that Realtor.com does not have plans to offer Canadian listings at this time. Julie Reynolds of Move Inc. couldn't elaborate on comments made

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian SMBs get serious about protecting information

Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking more serious measures to protect digital information after suffering data loss or cyber attacks over the past year, a new survey shows.Businesses with 10 to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 14th, 2010 Brian Jackson

IE9 supports direct-embedded video and audio

Internet Explorer 9 -- the upcoming version of the popular Web browser from Microsoft -- might adhere to internationally-agreed upon Web coding standards.But that still doesn't mean it treats code the same way

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

World Cup super scorers — spammers, phishers, hackers

The World Cup final may have elicited the most penalty cards ever issued by a referee in the championship game, but FIFA's 2010 tournament also boasts another record for fouls of a different

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Magnetic fields have undeniable effect on the brain

Imagine this scenario in a doctor’s office of the future. You walk in to visit your family doctor and complain that you’re suffering from depression. Your doctor agrees, but instead of prescribing you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Dell’s tough tablet fit for the Batcave

Dell's Latitude XT2 XFR might be a tablet computer, but it's no iPad.While the iPad is all about computing comfort and fun, Dell's tablet is all about standing up to on-location work and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson