The BlackBerry Passport. (Image: BlackBerry).
The BlackBerry Passport. (Image: BlackBerry).

Published: July 16th, 2014



How Tangerine used IBM’s tools to build its mobile banking app

For Charaka Kithulegoda, just having a business with a mobile strategy isn’t enough. He’s found in his role at Canadian bank Tangerine, an agile plan for mobile is everything. As CIO of Tangerine

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry to unveil ‘classic’ phone in November

With BlackBerry Ltd. reshuffling its strategy deck, the smartphone maker is making a move back to its roots with the BlackBerry Classic, according to CEO John Chen. In an interview with Maria Bartiromo

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian websites hit by Heartbleed vulnerability

Published on: April 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Financial services companies leaving BlackBerry behind, survey shows

Financial services organizations are expecting to leave the BlackBerry Ltd. brand in droves, leaving BB10 behind and migrating to other operating systems, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute LLC and

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

Geordie Rose, Chris Hadfield, Scott Vanstone honoured at Canadian tech awards

Three members of the Canadian tech community were honoured for their achievements and contributions to the country’s tech scene during an awards ceremony last night. Branded as the Canadian Technology Leaders Awards, the

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry unveils plans for monetizing BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. is unveiling four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Candice So

Auvik to simplify IT administrators’ lives with new product in beta

With the IT environments in many workplaces becoming more and more complicated, Auvik Networks Inc. has a solution that should help IT administrators with the rigueur of their day-to-day jobs. Founded in November

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

A roundup of BlackBerry news at Mobile World Congress 2014

With the slew of headlines coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week, there’s a lot to get a handle on. But fear not – for your dose of BlackBerry

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry Q20 to revive trackpad, other hard buttons

In a morning of busy news from the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker, BlackBerry Ltd. announced two new smartphones from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That includes a new flagship phone for its beleaguered

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry surprise beneficiary of Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Yesterday social media giant Facebook Inc. announced it is acquiring instant messaging app WhatsApp Inc. in a deal totalling US$19 billion - the sum of $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash,

Published on: February 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Smartphone sales beat out feature phones for first time: Gartner

It’s a sign of the times – smartphones have finally overtaken feature phones in sales, with smartphones representing just over half of the number of mobile phones sold, according to Gartner Inc. In

Published on: February 13th, 2014 Candice So

9 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2014

As we rapidly near the end of 2013, people’s thoughts naturally tend to look back at the year that was, or the upcoming 12 months. While 2013 has been anything but boring (think

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon