Articles By Jeff Jedras

Android developers can pay to advertise their apps on Google Play

If you’re an Android app developer, you’d probably welcome the opportunity to pay to advertise your app within the Google Play store. If you’re a user shopping for an app, you may not

Published on: February 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Trying to make a causal link between unlicensed software and malware

In its ongoing quest to warn Canadians of the perils and costs of using unlicensed software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released a report that tries to prove a link between the usage

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Creative professionals can now take the cloud with them

Storage solution vendor WD, a division of Western Digital, has launched four new network attached storage (NAS) solutions that allow creative professionals, prosumers and small business users to access their files anywhere, through the

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Rogers, Quovim C3 bringing new possibilities to call centres with multi-channel communications

Cloud-based contact centre technology and multi-channel communications is opening new efficiencies for call centre operators and agents, says a solution provider helping to bring the technology to market with Rogers Communications. Montreal-based Quovim

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

It’s Android, iOS or nothing. Sorry BlackBerry & Windows Phone

There can be only two. With apologies to Highlander, that appears to be how the global mobile smartphone market is shaking out: there’s room for Android and iOS, and not much else. According

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

ITWC president Fawn Annan joins Women in Communications and Technology board

IT World Canada president and CEO Fawn Annan is one of seven new board members of Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), the organization announced Wednesday. WCT is a not-for-profit organization that works across

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

How hackers can get inside your head

You’re just sitting at your desk, minding your own business, trying to get some work done. You’re not a powerful executive or someone with access to the corporate jewels. Still, cybercriminals are targeting you.

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Bigger screen = bigger data, and the most blacklisted apps

Bigger phones are driving more video and more data consumption and the lines between business and personal mobility are blurring, concludes a new report from virtualization software vendor Citrix Systems. The Citrix Mobile

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Pebble Time smartwatch with full colour display nearly breaks Kickstarter

Pebble is launching a new, thinner smartwatch with a curved design, colour e-paper display and a microphone. And it’s selling so fast you need a smartwatch to keep up. Pebble got its start

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

3 things to watch for at Mobile World Congress 2015

From March 2 to 5, technology vendors, analysts, users and enthusiasts will descend on Spain for the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s a time when the latest and greatest in mobile

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Want $20? Fill out this form

The money is yours. If you bought an electronic device in Canada between 1999 and 2002, themoneyismine.ca wants to send you $20 or more, because you probably overpaid. The deal is part of

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Was Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky the better player? Ask SAP

National Hockey League teams are embracing analytics for a competitive edge and now fans will get a small taste, thanks to a new partnership between the NHL and German business software vendor SAP

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Watch your phone next time you cross the border

If there’s an emergency or other issue the next time you’re crossing a Canadian border, you could receive a broadcast text message. Don’t worry, the feds don’t have your digits. They just have

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Samsung acquisition takes aim at Apple Pay

The smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple has been heating-up the handset market, and it looks like the next skirmish in the ongoing conflict may be fought around mobile payments. With an eye

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Nearly half of you have taken a business call in the bathroom

A new study from printing and imaging vendor Epson paints a picture of the average Canadian business technology user, and it’s an interesting composite: you listen to music while you work, take business calls

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras