Articles By 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

Facebook class-action lawsuit involves nearly half of all Canadians

Canada's most popular social network is now the target of possibly the largest class-action lawsuit in the country's history, in terms of the sheer number of people included.Palo Alto, Calif.-based Facebook Inc. is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 6th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Samsung shows off latest digital signage technology

Joe Interisano, an IT solutions engineer with Samsung Canada, gives ITBusiness.ca a preview of what this major electronics vendor is bringing to market in the way of digital signage. Among the surprises are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Clement, Moore play good cop, bad cop on copyright debate

The copyright reform debate has been controversial since Conservative MPs James Moore and Tony Clement launched last summer’s copyright consultations process. It’s often depicted as a divisive issue, pitting copyright owners and industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Moore calls copyright critics ‘radical extremists’

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore slammed critics of his copyright reform bill on Tuesday, calling them “radical extremists” who are trying to “drum up fear” about the proposed bill. Moore was speaking in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson