Latitude latest service to enter Google graveyard

Google Latitude, the location-sharing service launched in February 2009, will be axed as of Aug. 9, the search giant announced this week. A feature of Google Maps, Latitude allows users to share their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Guardly builds mass messaging service in case of emergency

Picture this scenario: a fire breaks out in your office building, and it becomes too difficult to breathe, let alone talk to the security guard trying to reach you over your phone. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2013 Candice So

Is that your new car or your new data center?

If you have been checking out the new car offerings, you are probably already aware of some of the new features available from automotive vendors. Looking behind the scenes of current and upcoming

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2013 Michelle Warren

Guardly releases locating technology accurate to the room number

Toronto-based Guardly launched an update to its mobile personal safety solution yesterday with an Indoor Positioning System that can locate a users' precise location within a building. The update means that when someone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cupid goes mobile in modern search for love

How are single people looking to find that special someone as Valentine’s Day approaches? The same way people are doing everything else these days – on their smartphones. While the idea of tapping

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Questioning the ROI of ‘unveiled’ CES gadgets

Keep your hands free. It’s one of the first things I’ve learned at my first CES show, on my first day at the Las Vegas mega-conference while attending the "See It First at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

GPS watch to keep tabs on kids, seniors could hit Canada by autumn

Do you know where your children are? If you remember that line from a public service announcement airing onU.S. TV, you're no spring chicken. The spots started airing on the ABCaffiliate in Buffalo,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Motoactv offers alternative ‘smart watch’ option to Pebble

As the success of Pebble's Kickstarter project shows, there's a lot of people out there interested in a smart watch that will work as an extension of their smartphone.As of May 3, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

8 new uses for your old smartphone

If you're searching for a new GPS navigator or a touchscreen remote control, a good place to find one is at the bottom of your desk drawer. Old smartphones, long forgotten after being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

In-car tech that could save your life and find your car

Driving may be the most hazardous thing we do every day. Combine the activity's inherent dangerousness with error-prone human drivers who are increasingly distracted by things like smartphones, and it's no surprise that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2012 Rick Jensen

Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Secure your connection and avoid firewalls with Cloak

Thanks to iPads, iPhones, and ever-lighter MacBooks, we're doing more work and play while on the go than ever before. A caveat of working this way, however, is that most public Wi-Fi networks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2012 David Chartier

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp, 14 others sued for privacy-invading mobile apps

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.The lawsuit was filed by a group of 13 individuals in the United

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Honda debuts i-MID, joins in-car technology field

Honda's jumping on board the in-car technology trend with its latest car models and the intelligment multi-information display system, or i-MID for short.The i-MID system allows drivers to interact with their car using

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff