Does baseball’s iBeacon endorsement mean Apple’s devices are a marketing home run?

I remember the first time I was the target of geo-locational marketing through the use of Bluetooth low energy devices. It was in San Francisco, while I was exploring Pier 39 in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Quini turns wine drinker reactions into real-time data source

When you first approach Quini's wine rating Web app or iOS app, its presentation has the appearance of a consumer-facing app. But linger in the app's more subtle depths, and it finishes with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tempo brings social intelligence to your calendar app

There may be no one perfect calendar. Everyone has their own favourite method for keeping a schedule. Some of us are beholden to Microsoft Outlook, a hub containing our emails and calendar that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

NComputing oneSpace delivers Windows apps to iPads, Android tablets

Santa Clara. Calif.-based NComputing Inc. announced a new product this week aimed at small and mid-sized businesses that will deliver virtualized Windows applications without the desktop. Unveiled Feb. 25, oneSpace is described as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

There’s an app for that? 5 most pointless apps you could download

Thanks to the rise of smartphone and tablets over the last few years, consumers have been bombarded with millions of different apps. Some of these are sublime and have dramatically improved people's quality

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Tim Hortons security loophole could lead to theft in mobile payments pilot

Tim Hortons Inc.'s new mobile app, TimmyMe, is prone to a security loophole that allows someone to create barcodes online to steal the money from customers’ gift cards. Tim Hortons launched the TimmyMe mobile

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Hackers can now log your keystrokes from your touchscreens

Hackers now have yet another way to trace your keystrokes – but it’s not the physical keyboard with its sturdy, plastic keys that they’re now after. A researcher at Trustwave Holdings Inc. has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2014 Candice So

Gallop Media launches from BNotions

A former division of app development company BNotions has struck out on its own, making its foray into digital marketing last week. Making its official launch on Nov. 25, Gallop Media was originally

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Dandy on a race to build crowdsourced app in 60 days

A startup has kicked off an ambitious project to build a mobile app in just 60 days – one that was chosen not by its own developers, but through a community. Working out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Candice So

Why develop Windows Store apps? Some developers see appeal

As Microsoft Corp. launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets last month, it was featuring Windows Store apps in demonstrations given to media and intrigued customers. Whether it was a line

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fingerprint scanners soon to replace passwords for many mobile users

Let's face it, remembering passwords is a huge problem. As the number of online accounts requiring some level of security we keep grows, remembering the passwords and protecting them becomes an ever greater

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

Cisco issues 10 security fixes for networking hardware

Mid-sized businesses that rely on Cisco's networking hardware running on IOS will want to check and see if they are affected by one of 10 vulnerabilities that could expose them to a denial-of-service

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

Replace your CFO with this app

Small business owners that use QuickBooks Online or Xero to track their finances, but can't quite afford to hire a full-time chief financial officer can now turn to the cloud for help. California-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson