Articles By Brian Jackson

Microsoft launches hosted PC management service Windows Intune

The beta period of Microsoft’s hosted PC-management service Windows Intune has hit its crescendo and the final product is available today for trial for purchase. Microsoft conducted a beta period with 1,000 customers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Ottawa woman gives voice to Yemeni protestors under fire

There’s a lot going on in the world for news media to cover right now. Japan’s triplet disasters, Libya’s protests and resulting military intervention, and Haiti’s second attempt at presidential elections since November’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi expected in Canada April 8

A Wi-Fi only version of Canada's first Android Honeycomb tablet and iPad-competitor Motorola Xoom will be launched in April, according to Motorola Mobiliity Canada.The Xoom boasts a 10.1-inch touch screen display and is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Mineral exploration firm uses Windows-based tablets to woo investors

"There's an app for that" is an Apple marketing slogan that's become part of popular culture in the last year or so. But it doesn't mean that it's always true, at least not

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Next stop for tech ubiquity – your car

I was born in the last generation that will ever remember living in a world where computing was not ubiquitous. A computer didn’t enter my household until I was 11 years old, and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘United Breaks Guitars’ musician now a social media rock star

Usually airplane passengers are relieved when a flight lands, but when Dave Carroll overhead someone exclaim “My God, they're throwing guitars out there,” at the end of his United Airlines flight from Halifax

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Telus set to launch first 4G, Gingerbread devices in Canada

Telus Mobility has announced plans to launch its first smartphone supporting up to 21 Mpbs download speeds within the next two months.The phone is the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G, which is nearly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Smart City’ of Edmonton wins $400k gift from IBM

Edmonton is the first Canadian city to make IBM Corp.’s Smarter Cities Challenge list, winning recognition for its open data initiative and commitment to transportation infrastructure.The Albertan city is one of just 24

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

iPad 2 launch: rumours vs reality

The Internet was made for the easy spread of rumours, and seems particularly good for rumours about Apple products.So it’s no surprise that in the months and weeks leading up to the iPad

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Sprouter prunes Twitter-style messages, grows Q&A feature

Sprouter, the social network for entrepreneurs, launched a redesign to its site yesterday to make its service less like Twitter and more like Quora. The Toronto-based site that offers free online collaboration to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hoax viral video shows authenticity isn’t everything

You can’t plan to create a viral video. Be authentic. These are two axioms I often hear about fostering success in social media marketing. Now Jonathan Post, a visual effects company based in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Silver lining in Borders’ bankruptcy for Canadian e-reader

Toronto-based Kobo Inc. shouldn't suffer a major loss as its U.S. distributor declares bankruptcy and there may be a silver lining in Borders Inc.'s Chapter 11 filing and reorganization, according to e-reader industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Inside The Photon League’s basement hologram lab

Michael Page has a vision, and it's in autostereoscopic 3D. Th assistant professor at OCAD University talks about a future where 3D holograms are not only rendered to look real to the eye,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Most Canadians find soft spot for CRTC

Given the recent uproar over the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision that usage-based billing was an acceptable practice, you might think Canadians are eager to see the out-of-touch regulator canned. But that’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

5 ways to keep SharePoint content private

From its humble beginnings as a repository for Office documents to its current role as a hulking enterprise-wide information portal, Microsoft's SharePoint Server suite has always been about content.SharePoint's vast feature set now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson