Articles By Brian Jackson

Fall deadlines loom for Canadian tech startups

It’s a busy Fall season for tech startups, with lots of options available out there to grow your business and gain resources – but with opportunity, comes deadlines. Here’s a few startup programs

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows 8: ultimate guide to Microsoft’s big OS release

Near the end of October, Microsoft Corp. will release Windows 8, its most major update to its flagship operating system product since Windows 7 was released three years ago. A New York-based event

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Sony tablet recall highlights BYOD problem

Owners of the Sony Xperia Tablet S might want to be extra careful to not splash a glass of water onto their fondle slab now that sales have been suspended due to a

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Everything you need to know about angel investors [infographic]

Many of us might like the idea of talking to an angel, but for startup entrepreneurs looking for some seed funding, it's a more hard-and-fast type of aspiration.Many of us might like the

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Steve Jobs remembered by Apple one year later

It was a year ago today when the most recognizable leader of the technology age passed away after a fight against cancer.Steve Jobs died Oct. 5, 2011 as a result of complications from

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

HP ElitePad 900 launched – a Windows 8 tablet for business

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its second Windows 8-based tablet today, this one the business-targeted ElitePad 900. Built to be a tablet that a larger enterprise or government department could deploy to its staff, the

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner offers $50,000 to fund privacy research projects

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is offering up to $50,000 for year-long projects that will advance privacy knowledge in one year, the office announced yesterday. Looking for proposals that specifically deal with Canada’s

Published on: September 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple CEO ‘extremely sorry’ about botched Maps app

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook issued a rare apology from the company today after many users upgrading to iOS 6 expressed frustration with its new Maps app.Apple has long relied on Google Maps

Published on: September 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Sequentia puts the Squeeze on content marketing

Toronto-based Sequentia Inc. has launched a new content marketing analytics and metrics Web-based suite, the firm announced yesterday.Squeeze promises real time mapping and tracking of user interactions with content across multiple digital channels

Published on: September 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Creating mobile security policy? Remember ‘I love you,’ Kaspersky says

I.T. administrators in charge of securing mobile devices must be prepared to tell even executives there are no exceptions when it comes to company policies, says an executive from a security vendor. User

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts call for Privacy Commissioner to reveal data leaking Web sites

Ottawa-based privacy advocates are calling on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's office to release the names of popular Web sites that leaked personal information to third parties, following the commissioner's announcement made yesterday.Jennifer

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner shouldn’t be in the business of keeping secrets

After some of the most-visited Canadian Web sites gave away our personal information without asking us, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is choosing to help keep the offending firms’ secret. Apparently the privacy

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Popular Canadian Web sites leaking personal information, Privacy Commissioner says

Some of Canada's most-visited Web sites operated by large corporations are giving away user information – without their consent or knowledge – to third party advertisers, the Privacy Commissioner reports.Jennifer Stoddart and her

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google awards Canadian towns for small business tech savvy

Google is awarding several Canadian towns where small businesses have shown some technology zeal with eTown awards, the search giant announced today.The awards go to places where smaller shops have made use of

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Route1 offers secure remote access in a USB key

A Toronto-based identity management firm released a new product to securely access sensitive data from a Mac OS X or Windows-based computer, the company announced today.Route1 Inc. is releasing version 2.0 of its

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson