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

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

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


New iPad Air goes on sale in Canada

Apple Inc.'s new tablet went on sale this morning at retailers across Canada, including the Apple Store, Best Buy, and Future Shop. Announced Oct. 22, the iPad Air updates the hardware that has

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

Judging Microsoft Surface 2 beyond its cover: 3 problems

You can't fault Microsoft Corp. for creating hype around the launch of its second-generation of tablet hardware since entering the market one year ago. A Toronto-based unveiling event put the tablets and accessories

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

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So


Microsoft Surface 2 likely to see better distribution at launch

Microsoft Corp. is readying for a wider distribution of its Surface 2 tablet at launch than its first Surface tablet that was only available to buy directly from Microsoft for months after launch,

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

Webcast Replay: Samsung launches Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3, new Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Electronics Co. didn't disappoint and launched its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, in addition to the Galaxy Note 3 and a new Galaxy Note 10.1 from Berlin today. Here's what we learned

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

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians less affected by social media ads than rest of world

Facebook's stock price soared after its late July earnings call in which it beat Wall Street expectations and showing that mobile advertising was making a profit. After years of the industry struggling with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

If you're as clumsy as I am, you'll want to take a look at Panasonic's Toughpad tablet line. It's a very portable tablet that's made to take a beating. Panasonic calls describes this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why the Surface Pro converted me from being a dedicated Mac user

My family and I, from grandpa to grandson,  have been Apple fans – starting out with the Apple and onwards through the various Mac, iPhone, & iPad generations. But from a law practice

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2013 Lou Milrad