Steve Jobs’ ‘last dying breath’ echoes too loudly for Android

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 25 patents to Apple. Of those 25 there is one patent that may potentially have the largest impact on

Published on: July 26th, 2012 Monica Goyal

BitDefender, Avast come out on top in antivirus protection tests

BitDefender came out on top as the most effective antivirus product at blocking computer viruses and malware and Avast performed the best of free antivirus software in a set on independently conducted tests released this

Published on: July 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

$30 million accelerator reveals first 8 startups

A new startup accelerator program in the Waterloo region is out of the gates. Communitech today announced the first round of budding companies it hopes will build themselves up into competitive players with

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Minority of Canadian SMBs use accounting software, Intuit says

Fewer than half of Canadian small businesses use financial management software, according to a recent survey done for a software company that sells accounting solutions.Forty-three per cent per cent of the 960 SMB

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Small business spending more on IT, but not hiring new staff

For Canadian solution providers targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, reports of stable IT budgets and general health within that market should seem promising. But as the trend toward mobile technology

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh

Prophix Software shows corporate performance management goes beyond annual budget

Budgeting is the bane of many business users' lives. Collecting and compiling historical information, building budget templates, distributing the right bits to the right people and then retrieving and consolidating the results can

Published on: June 25th, 2012 Lynn Greiner

Premiere Pro CS6 more intuitive to beginners

As a beginner to basic videography and editing software, it can be difficult to switch between editing applications on the fly. Having been involved in a multimedia program, instructors often emphasize learning how

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brent Jackson

Ingredients in Waterloo region’s ‘secret sauce’

Waterloo Region aims to be the second-best place on earth to start a tech business. We believe in this goal because we know something special is going on here. We have over 30,000

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Yammer acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion: reports

Yammer Inc. has agreed to acquisition by Microsoft Corp. for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal is reporting - attributing the news to a "person familiar with the matter." If the deal has

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Consumer Reports: skip commercial anti-malware software, freeware is good enough

In what could be regarded as a controversial test of anti-malware effectiveness, the influential Consumer Reports publication in its June issue gives its main recommendation to anti-malware freeware for protecting Windows and Mac

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Uninstall a hard-to-remove piece of software

Before you try to manually remove a program, make sure there's no uninstaller. Check the Start menu. If the Start menu contains a submenu for the unwanted program, there's likely a link to

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Lincoln Spector

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Customers irked by Quickbooks Online outage

Intuit's Quickbooks Online service suffered an outage this week that left "a small subset" of customers unable to access their data, but the company says the problems with the on-demand accounting software have

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus