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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 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


Canon launches new app bridging mobile and scanning

Canon Canada Inc. has rolled out a new mobile app, giving users the ability to scan a printer job directly into their iPhones and iPads. Available only for Apple iOS for now, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2014 Candice So

Smart home technology on display at CES booths

According to my Nike Fuelband, I walked over 10,000 steps today at the Consumer Electronics Show. I saw a lot of TVs - some curved, others bendable, all showing amazing colors. The biggest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO’s return to CES – I must be crazy

I'm attending the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where over 3,000 exhibitors, and 150,000 attendees from 150 different countries are expected. That's a lot of attendees for a trade show

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 6th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Klout launches Q&A service Cinch to Canada

The social media scoring service that seeks to rate how influential individuals and businesses are on social networks has launched an iPhone app designed to have subject matter experts deliver answers to questions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson


FileMaker Pro 13 has a handy Web browser version, ramped up mobile features

FileMaker Inc. is rolling out a new version of its database software today– and this time, users will be able to access it directly from the Web. An Apple Inc. subsidiary, FileMaker creates

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

Financeit receives $13 million in series A funding, offers SMBs financing tools

Financeit Canada Inc., a startup helping small businesses provide consumer financing, announced last week it had raised $13 million in a Series A funding round, backed by TTV Capital, Inter-Atlantic Group, and Second

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

HP turns to mobile and digitization to bring back a printing spark

BOISE – Despite the hype around the paperless office, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) feels printers aren’t going away any time soon – and it’s counting on mobile to try to keep its products relevant.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2013 Candice So

Adobe’s first hardware in the form of a ‘cloud pen’ and digital ruler

For creative professionals who have always longed for the feeling of pen and paper while they've worked with a stylus, mouse, and screen, Adobe Systems Inc. has two new tools that just might

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2013 Candice So