How To In Windows 10: Start up Cortana in Canada

With the launch by Microsoft Corp. of Windows 10 this summer, it was great news for fans of the software that were, let’s face it, ready for some innovation. One new feature we

Published on: September 17th, 2015 Jody Blinoff

How To In Windows 10: Use the new Start Menu

If you missed the Start Menu during the time of Windows 8, good news: it’s back with Windows 10. Just look to that bottom-left corner to find some neat, new features.  The new

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Jody Blinoff

How to take Facebook’s new “want” and “collect” buttons for a test drive

Facebook is testing new features that move the site closer to ecommerce territory and take aim at rival social network Pinterest. Want to give Facebook's “want” and “collect” buttons a go? Then followthe

Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

5 frame worthy tips for photo cropping

When I was about 15 years old and a fledgling "serious" photographer, I wanted to enlarge and crop one of my photos in a particular way. Unfortunately, in 1979 it was all but

Published on: July 24th, 2012 David Johnson

Beyond local: How Groupon can boost your e-commerce business

Launched in November 2008, Groupon leverages collective buying power to offer huge discounts, which are the result of partnering with small business owners who offer the deals. The featured deal-and the business offering

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Vangie Beal

Uninstall a hard-to-remove piece of software

Before you try to manually remove a program, make sure there's no uninstaller. Check the Start menu. If the Start menu contains a submenu for the unwanted program, there's likely a link to

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Lincoln Spector

How to fine tune Goolge searches, send text with Google Voice

Here are more tips on how to make good use of Google Chrome and Google Voice.Narrow your Google searchesLike many folks, I rely heavily on Google Search; I probably use it dozens of

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Rick Broida

End iOS envy: How to make your Android phone work better than iPhone

iPhone users love to brag about their phones. They line up around the block and stand in line for hours when a new one is released. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly

Published on: May 15th, 2012 Jeff Vance

How to become a Google+ jedi

Google launched Google+ last summer to save us all from Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is too much like shouting in a coffee shop, Google argued, and Facebook's garden, large and beautiful as it

Published on: May 7th, 2012 David Chartier

5 Outlook shortcuts you need to know

Outlook: Love it or hate it, there's room for improvement.Personally, I tend to view Microsoft's information manager as bloated, confusing, and frequently annoying, which is why I'm always on the lookout for ways

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Rick Broida

Canadian machines hit by massive Mac botnet

A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. More than 56 per cent of the infected

Published on: April 5th, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

Infographics basics

Media and publishing professionals know that infographics are hugely popular, and are more likely to be shared via social media than a standard blog post or article. By combining images with data, infographics

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Angela West

10 identity management metrics that matter

Within the IT security community, identity- and access-management (IAM) initiatives are considered high value, but are notoriously problematic to deploy. Yet despite IAM's complexity, it represents 30 per cent or more of the

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Frank Villavicencio

Winning Web strategies from award-winning Canadian sites

Offer unique content, connect to social sites and reach out to communities - these were some of the strategies employed by Web sites that won in the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) first

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano