BlackBerry Q20 to revive trackpad, other hard buttons

In a morning of busy news from the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker, BlackBerry Ltd. announced two new smartphones from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That includes a new flagship phone for its beleaguered

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SecureKey to provide MintChip digital currency with PIN

Toronto-based startup SecureKey Technologies Inc. is going to provide user authentication for the MintChip, the Royal Canadian Mint’s first foray into mobile payments. The startup will be building a security layer on top

Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So

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

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Canadians to consume 800% more mobile data by 2018: Cisco

Canadians should probably start looking to add more room to their data plans, according to Cisco System Inc.'s predictions. Cisco is releasing its Visual Networking Index Forecast research today, sharing its best bet

Published on: February 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

10 tech gadget stocking stuffers under $200

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson