All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Q5

The BlackBerry Q5 is the poor man's version of the BlackBerry Q10. First launched in developing markets, the Q5 is now available in Canada for the budget conscious. But I'm asking: is the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Could BlackBerry learn from WebOS’ open source life support system?

You can't help but wonder if we're seeing the last days of the BlackBerry platform as an active and healthy member of the mobility ecosystem. Gartner Inc. put out a report advising its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 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

More options for firms running BlackBerry than ‘just drop it’

A story published on the U.S. Network World site Sept. 27 reported that IT consultant firm Gartner Inc. was recommending its clients abandon the BlackBerry platform in light of an uncertain future at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

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

BlackBerry finds buyer in Fairfax for $4.7 billion

A consortium of investors lead by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. have offered to increase their role from BlackBerry's largest shareholder to its majority owner for $4.7 billion, Howard Solomon reports on IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Follow us on LinkedIn for a chance to win a Wind Mobile prize package

Contest update: The contest period has closed and we have a winner! Glen Ford will receive the Wind Mobile prize package. Thanks to all those who followed us on LinkedIn and we continue to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry to swallow $1 billion writedown on unsold devices

The hope that the BlackBerry 10 operating system would be the ray of light to clear up the dreary outlook for Waterloo, Ont. based BlackBerry Ltd. Is becoming dimmer as the bad news

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

In-app purchases the future of mobile app revenue, Gartner says

Mobile device users will download 63 per cent more apps in 2013 compared to 2012, say analysts from research firm Gartner Inc., with mobile app stores reaping the benefits. By the end of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2013 Candice So

Should you upgrade to iOS 7 or not?

Apple Inc. pushed out its new iOS 7 update to iPhones and iPads yesterday, going full throttle on its most major update to the mobile OS since it launched. While many users will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Man installs iOS 7 update without complaint

A Toronto man reports that he successfully updated his iPhone 4S to the new version of Apple's iOS software without complaining even once on social media. Kelvin Macintosh, 30, says he saw the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Microsoft’s Bing getting fresh look in coming weeks

Bing, Microsoft Corp.’s search engine, is getting a new look – one that involves a two-column layout that will adapt to the user’s device. With a new, bright orange logo, Microsoft has revamped

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So