Google tries to dodge brand damage with new privacy measures

Google is taking steps to appease privacy authorities from around the world as a wealth of private Wi-Fi data inadvertently collected by Street View cars threatens to damage its brand reputation.Canadian Privacy Commissioner

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google Instant for mobile takes speed hit

Google recently launched a beta version of Instant, the company's search solution that displays results as you type, for Android and Apple iOS 4 mobile devices. For now, the beta test is available

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Ian Paul

Gmail guide: power tips to optimize Google’s Web mail

A long time ago, most people who used webmail were cybercafe-frequenting, patchouli-scented trustafarians backpacking through Europe. Just about everybody else used a real e-mail client that ran on the desktop.But times change. With

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Mitch Wagner

Lax privacy rules get Google off the hook

Weaknesses in privacy legislation both in Canada and the U.S. helped Google escape with a mere slap on the wrist over the StreetView WiFi snooping snafu, according to tech and privacy experts.The U.S.

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Grant Ross

Unleash Android’s multimedia muscle

A pop quiz: iPhone is to iTunes as Android is to what? If you're coming up blank, there's good reason.Apple's mobile world is all about a one-size-fits-all philosophy: When you buy an iPhone,

Published on: October 29th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

Canadians choose Windows Phone 7 over Android

Most Canadians aren't yet aware of the Windows Phone 7 platform, but more of them want to buy Microsoft Corp.'s new mobile offering rather than Google's Android. That's the finding of a poll

Published on: October 28th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google stole your Wi-Fi data? That’s your fault

I hate to blame the victim, but people who inadvertently gave up personal data to Google's Street View cameras were really asking for trouble.That's because a simple precaution, clicking the encryption option in

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Hosted version of Microsoft Office unveiled

Microsoft made its long-awaited move to package the hosted version of Office with the hosted versions of Lync, SharePoint and Exchange with the unveiling on Tuesday of Office 365.Office 365, scheduled to ship

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Google ‘carelessly’ broke Canadian law, Privacy Commissioner says

A careless engineer and failure to follow procedure are to blame for private e-mails being read by Google Street View cars driving through Canadian neighbourhoods, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner says. Google

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google developing self-driving car

Picture sitting in your car, maneuvering through busy downtown traffic while talking on your phone or sending a few texts.This isn't a scene of illegal texting or phone use. Why not? Because the

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Reader Review: Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant offers solid productivity and endless amusement

I am a owner of Reau-bot Productions, a small video production company located in Toronto, and have operated without a smart phone until today. Using the Samsung Instinct (which does have some Web-surfing

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Danny Boudreau

How to get bought out by a tech giant

If you've been hoping a giant like Google, Microsoft, Facebook or Cisco will scoop up your company, here are some tips: Don't e-mail Steve Ballmer directly, don't tell wild stories about how great

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Android users win with Google BlindType buy

In what could be a considerable boon for Android users, Google on Friday acquired Blind Type, a San Francisco-based maker of touch-typing software for smartphones. Though Blind Type's app hasn't yet been released,

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Web mail shake-up: changes made to Gmail and Hotmail

Microsoft is tackling the growing issue of Hotmail account hijacking. Microsoft has introduced new security controls designed to help users better protect Hotmail passwords and recover compromised accounts more easily.With somewhere around 360

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Tony Bradley and Edward N. Albro