Privacy Commissioner unearths apps demanding too many permissions

After doing a mobile apps "sweep," the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found a lot of consumer apps are asking for unnecessary permissions without explaining why – and that’s a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry acquisition may put end to personal calls on company dime

For business professionals lucky enough to be given a mobile phone by their employer, often one of the unspoken benefits of having such a device is the ability to make some personal calls

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Top 10 smartphones for business: Google Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is the latest in Google’s Nexus series of phones that are sold both directly by Google and by carriers. Other OEMs make the devices for Google, and Nexus phones always

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Alex Davies

Android Auto: New dimensions in mobile technology

Mobile technology is all around us. Once only part of phones and PDAs, it has expanded into a dizzying array of tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids, blurring the lines between devices we know and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Top 10 smartphones for business: HTC One M8

A few years ago HTC was the leading Android smartphone vendor. It released the first Android phone, the HTC Dream in 2008, and in 2010, it also made the first Google Nexus device,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2014 Alex Davies

Push notifications grab 88% more app launches, study finds

It seems as though apps everywhere want a piece of your smartphone’s lock screen, blitzing users with requests to send push notifications. There’s a very valid reason for this – marketers have noticed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 smartphones for business: Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Corp.’s series of Galaxy phones have been the best-selling Android phones for a number of years now. The flagship Galaxy S series always uses the latest and most-powerful hardware and comes packed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2014 Alex Davies

#FollowFriday – 3 analysts in big data and mobile

Every Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on analysts, or the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 business smartphones: Moto G

Motorola Mobility has a long history of making cellphones, and its Droid series of phones, launched in 2009, are widely considered to be the smartphones that kick-started Android’s rapid growth to be the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2014 Alex Davies

5 Nexus 5 setups: Jeff Radecki, web developer of ITBusiness.ca

When my iPhone 4 couldn't cut it anymore and I was given free reign to pick my next smartphone I did a lot of research. It was pretty close between the HTC One,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2014 Jeff Radecki

Google Maps adds new Explore feature to highlight local businesses

Keeping your Google+ profile page updated with accurate information just got a little more important for local businesses. While Google has already given businesses plenty of reasons to want to take control of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Former Cisco engineers launching alternative video conferencing for SMBs

Zoom is launching a new collaboration and online meeting product called Zoom Presence, allowing users to start video conferencing from almost any device. Essentially, its creators consider it a better product than Cisco

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 smartphones for business: LG G3

LG has steadily increased its stature as an Android OEM over the past few years and is now considered one of the top Android phone manufacturers. Its flagship model last year, the G2,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Alex Davies

5 Nexus 5 setups: Brian Jackson, editor of ITBusiness.ca

One fated morning I woke up and started my routine as per normal. I put on a pot of coffee, chose my clothes from my wardrobe for the day, and went to grab

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson