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Huawei MateBook pre-order begins; offers cheaper Surface alternative

Huawei Technologies Co. announced on Monday that its own take on a Windows 10 hybrid PC is now available for pre-order and will go on sale in Canada July 11. The MateBook is

Published on: June 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Exploit consumer bias, steal from the competition to create engaging mobile experiences: Gartner

Toronto, ON. - People have a weakness to make snap judgements and mobile developers should depend on that to better engage audiences via mobile apps, a Gartner analyst says. Michael Maoz, a research

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

theScore.com hops on board the chatbot train

Just in case you don't have a few seconds to google the score of a big game, theScore.com is launching a new chatbot that will tell you automatically. Messenger bots are an emerging

Published on: June 15th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

New YouTube Director app helps small businesses make video ads

A new iPhone app from Google Inc. guides small business owners through the process of producing and publishing a short video ad to YouTube. YouTube Director for Business contains dozens of pre-baked templates

Published on: June 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

IBM bringing Apple Pay to small businesses online

IBM Corp. is making Apple Pay available to small and medium-sized ecommerce shops that want make the mobile payment option available to customers. Clients that use IBM's WebSphere Commerce or IBM Commerce on Cloud

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Apple giving Siri a leading role in next OS updates

Apple Inc. likes to use its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) as an opportunity to reveal a new round of product updates, and WWDC16 is no exception. On June 13 the company previewed,

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Top business smartphones of 2016: Moto G4 Plus review

Even though Lenovo now owns the company instead of Google, for some years Motorola’s Moto series of smartphones have been the closest you can get to a stock Android device without going with

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Alex Davies

Canadian firms’ definition of “remote” work less than ideal, Citrix says [infographic]

Twenty per cent of Canadian employees might work remotely, but a recent survey by enterprise software firm Citrix Canada indicates that how companies define their mobility strategy is often at odds with the

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Survival of bricks-and-mortar among B2B firm’s 4 predictions for retail’s future

For years, the narrative in retail has followed the rise of online shopping at the expense of physical stores, but according to a new study the growth of online commerce has hit a plateau,

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is social media a viable tool for disaster relief?

"Big Uncomfortable Ideas" was the title of Melanie Irons' presentation at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) this week, as she tried to persuade listeners to adopt an approach to disaster response that

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

How Telus boosted employee engagement with help from a video game

If you don' t think that having your employees spend time playing a speed-skating video game competitively on a weekly basis is the path to improved company culture and better productivity, then prepare

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

New fitness tracker wants you to ‘get naked’

A new fitness tracker called Naked is taking a different approach than most others on the market. Instead of a wearable device that tracks steps or calories, Naked is a rotating scale and smart

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Top business smartphones of 2016: LG G5 review

Last year we included the LG G4 as one our 2015 Top Business Smartphones, and were impressed with its camera and the fact that LG resisted the trend of non-removable batteries and no

Published on: May 30th, 2016 Alex Davies

Asus unveils ZenPhone 3 at Computex – and it’s gigantic

Asus unveiled its ZenFone 3 lineup of Android smartphones at Computex in Taiwan, showcasing some specs that you'd expect to see on a tablet device. Notably, the ZenFone 3 Ultra model is really

Published on: May 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson