3 things marketers should watch for at Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone launch

Apple Inc. signalled today that it will hold to its pattern of releasing a new iPhone this fall, holding a launch event in San Francisco on Sept. 9. What's different about this event

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How does the new Asus Zenpad hold up to the iPad and Galaxy Tab?

A new flagship-calibre tablet hit the market today as Asustek Computer Inc. (Asus) announced the release of its new ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA device in Canada and other markets. The new ZenPad is

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry expands BBM support for Macs & iPads; updates BBM Protected

BlackBerry has announced a number of initiatives to expand the functionality of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app, including greater BBM Meetings support for Apple devices and greater IT controls for organizations using BlackBerry

Published on: June 29th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple reports best-ever Q2 even before Apple Watch sales

Apple Inc. didn't even need to include this weekend's sales of its hot new gadget, the Apple Watch, to post a record-breaking quarter as it released its financial results on Monday afternoon. Apple

Published on: April 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Switching from iPad to ‘more productive’ Windows 8 tablet has its ups and downs

OK, I caved. I finally bought a Toshiba tablet running Windows 8. I'm a long time iPad user and resisted buying a different tablet. What finally convinced me is the ability to connect a

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Quetzal offers iPad-based POS for clothing boutique shops

When Toronto children's clothing store Whistle Kids set up shop a year ago it was considering a point of sales (POS) system that its much larger competitors use, figuring it would need that

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

iPhone 6 upsides and downsides for business

While iPhone 6 pre-orders are already backlogged and lineups at Apple stores are sure to be long for the retail launch on Friday, some keen on having the latest will be sporting Apple's

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Former Cisco engineers launching alternative video conferencing for SMBs

Zoom is launching a new collaboration and online meeting product called Zoom Presence, allowing users to start video conferencing from almost any device. Essentially, its creators consider it a better product than Cisco

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Candice So

Adobe revamps the Creative Cloud

Adobe Systems Inc. has launched a slew of new updates to its Creative Cloud on Wednesday, including two new apps, new hardware, and some new pricing. Adobe is now launching 14 updated versions

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Candice So

Apple iOS 8 unveiling: what you need to see

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple’s WWDC keynote: What marketers should watch for

Apple Inc.'s annual gathering of thousands of developers in San Francisco for its Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) is also one of the most-watched and most-talked about events and the tech events calendar. Apple,

Published on: May 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

PowWow gives businesses mobile-ready and collaborative desktop apps

For organizations with employees working on the go, they often have a challenge in front of them – making their desktop applications available to their employees-turned-road warriors, especially as many of them are

Published on: May 20th, 2014 Candice So

iBeacon: Apple’s stealth technology nears breakthrough in location-based marketing area

When Apple Inc. launches something, it's not usually a quiet affair. A typical launch-day event for a new iPhone, iPad, or MacBook will see San Francisco's Yuerba Buena Gardens packed with media live

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson