BlackBerry unveils voice-activated personal assistant in 10.3 update

Thanks to voice-activated personal assistants from the likes of Apple Inc. and Samsung Corp. there's a lot more people walking around talking to "Siri" and "Galaxy" - but it looks like a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson


Tim Hortons fixes security flaw for nationwide mobile payments rollout

Canada's favourite coffee and donuts shop is rolling out its mobile payments app across the country and has fixed a security gap previously identified by ITBusiness.ca. The TimmyMe app is available for Apple's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons security loophole could lead to theft in mobile payments pilot

Tim Hortons Inc.'s new mobile app, TimmyMe, is prone to a security loophole that allows someone to create barcodes online to steal the money from customers’ gift cards. Tim Hortons launched the TimmyMe mobile

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

A different kind of ‘mobility’ – Ottawa doctor uses BlackBerrys for rehab

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he walks - or at least you can if you're Dr. Edward Lemaire, research associate at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre. In his

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canada’s most Googled tech terms in 2013

Outlook, the iPhone 5S, and BlackBerry 10 – here in Canada, these topped our list of the most oft-Googled tech terms in 2013. Every year, Google Inc. releases its list of the most

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry loses $4 billion, moves manufacturing to Indonesia

Waterloo, Ont.'s BlackBerry Corp. had to deliver more bad news in its quarterly update to investors, with a $4.4 billion USD loss and a 44 per cent decline in revenue year-over-year, as CEO

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons double doubles down on mobile payments

The next time you grab that double-double at your neighbourhood Tim Hortons, you might not have to bring your wallet – your smartphone could be all you need to pay for your caffeine

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2013 Candice So

Cubicle Fight: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. BlackBerry Z30

Brian: I'm so glad I got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to review. It's the best smartphone I've ever tested. Jeff: Some people still make calls with smartphones, and I’d look like an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry sale to FairFax cancelled, CEO canned

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. will wave goodbye to its CEO Thorsten Heins and sell $1 billion of convertible debentures instead of selling the company to FairFax Financial as proposed in a previous deal announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Q5

The BlackBerry Q5 is the poor man's version of the BlackBerry Q10. First launched in developing markets, the Q5 is now available in Canada for the budget conscious. But I'm asking: is the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Ltd. plans to cut expenses in half

In the midst of news headlines flying about the future of BlackBerry Ltd.'s future ownership, the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer has issued an open letter to its customers. The letter reassures BlackBerry users

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

More options for firms running BlackBerry than ‘just drop it’

A story published on the U.S. Network World site Sept. 27 reported that IT consultant firm Gartner Inc. was recommending its clients abandon the BlackBerry platform in light of an uncertain future at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson