Canadians can now port landline numbers to another VoIP service

Canadians can now port their landline phone numbers to a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) line with NetTalk.com Inc.'s service, the firm announced Jan. 15.It's not the first time this option has been

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Nettalk Duo WiFi

The landline is dead. Now that everyone is always carrying around cell phones, having a home phone number is obsolete. Many people are cutting the cord entirely and cutting the expense of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobilicity to sell phones at Loblaw’s locations

Toronto-based wireless carrier Mobilicity will have its cell phones sold next to groceries on the shelves of Loblaw Companies Ltd., the firm announced today.Mobilicity's handsets will be sold in Loblaw's Prepaid Cell Phones

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

New Norton tool can extend mobile phone battery by up to five hours

Symantec's latest version of Norton Mobile Utilities can help you add up to five extra hours of battery life for your mobile phone, the company says.Here's how it works: the tool shows you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

How to avoid cell phone bill of Olympian proportions

If you’re travelling to London during the Olympic Games for business or pleasure, a Buckingham, UK-based firm has a way for you to avoid roaming charges higher than a world-record pole vault. Podsystem

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Hands-free phones impair driving

You may be aware of the dangers of driving and texting, using mobile apps, or talking with a handset. But did you know that just talking--even on a hands-free device, such as a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Canadians will change cell phone habits to avoid cancer risk

Canadians aren’t all that concerned about the risk of cancer posed by cell phone use, but the vast majority of them are willing to change their behaviours to reduce the risk of ill

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Public Mobile spars with Telus over next wireless spectrum auction

On the eve of its one-year anniversary in the Toronto market, Public Mobile fired a shot across the bow at Canada’s big three wireless incumbents, imploring the federal government to once again set

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

Rogers targets SMBs with WiFi calling service

Rogers Communications Inc. has introduced its newest service targeting cash-strapped small businesses: Wi-Fi calling for smartphones. Wi-Fi Calling for Business, introduced March 11, allows customers with smartphones to make and receive calls over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

ITBusiness.ca’s top 5 videos of 2010

What makes a video compelling? It's a question we often as ourselves here at ITBusiness.ca as we look to bring the best in technology news to the Web in multiple formats - text,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Wind Mobile opens its doors

Happy first birthday to Wind Mobile. It was one year ago this week that the firm became Canada's fourth national wireless carrier, shaking up the mobile scene with unlimited plans, no contracts, and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

How to record a cell phone call

After months of searching, I've finally got a solution to record my cell phone conversations. As a journalist, it's only natural that I want to record many of my phone conversations for the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Hands-free laws not being followed by drivers

Drivers in many North American jurisdictions are getting used to not using cell phones when behind the wheel. Most Canadian provinces have bans on using any handheld electronic device while driving, and in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

11 fees you might not expect from tech firms and how to stop them

CorrectionThis article previously stated that Best Buy charged "re-shelving" or "re-stocking" fees to consumers that returned products. This was an error. Best Buy Canada does not currently charge such fees, nor have they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2010 Patrick Miller