Canadians would sell all their data to a brand for $2,000: Microsoft

Canadians and other global consumers are getting more savvy about the idea that marketers want a piece of their personal data, and expect to see value in return for giving it up, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft rebranding SkyDrive to OneDrive

Microsoft Corp. will soon be renaming its free cloud storage and syncing service to be in line with its newly released video game console. SkyDrive, the cloud service that allows users to upload

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Leaked Windows 8.1 images hint at future of Windows 9

While the first screenshots of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update didn't seem to promise too many drastic changes, this week, we've seen newly leaked images surfacing - and these imply better interaction between

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Candice So

HP snubs Windows 8 with Windows 7 promo

Hewlett Packard Co. is promoting a sale featuring Windows 7 as the main enticement for buying its Pavilion or Envy laptops and desktop PCs in the U.S. Offering buyers of the Windows 7-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Robotics and AI Predictions for 2014

For predictions on robotics and AI for 2014, I consulted with a former colleague, David Dodds, who now resides in British Columbia. He has completed extensive work in these fields and provided a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2014 Hugh Chatfield

Do your PCs leak valuable intel with every Windows error report?

Anyone familiar with any version of Microsoft Windows is largely desensitized to the reality of occasional crashes. These range from process failures you never see to Windows Explorer shutdowns that cause all your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

3 tech predictions for 2014

Midway through the second decade of this new millennium and  the world is starting to feel like the futuristic landscape that sci-fi writers used to fantasize about. The world's knowledge is at our

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toshiba puts Windows 8 tablet in your pocket

Toshiba Corp. is putting out an 8-inch touch screen tablet this month, which it describes as a pocket-sized device that runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Running on an Intel Atom processor

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

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 6 most popular ITBusiness.ca stories of the year

The year 2013 was one that saw the mobile technology trends accelerate more quickly than perhaps most anyone ever imagined, punctuated by signs of the winners of losers that were either riding that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Surface 2 and Windows 8 at Microsoft’s Technicity booth

IT World Canada CIO Jim Love took some time at our Technicity event at the end of November to check out the Microsoft booth and see all of its latest tech toys including

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Expedia sends email on cruises with Office 365

In this day of smartphones and ubiquitous wireless Internet, it's hard to imagine being anywhere that email can't reach you - even when you're on vacation. But until earlier this year, that was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson