3 key things you should know about CASL

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will be coming into force July 1, meaning businesses will have to watch what kinds of electronic messages they're allowed to send their customers. And here at IT Business.ca,

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

Elite Email adds mobile tool for marketers ahead of CASL

Canadian marketing company Elite Email Inc. has released a new mobile tool that aims to help businesses build a customer base – and keep it – as Canada’s anti-spam laws loom ahead. Elite

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Candice So

S.O.S. for SMS: Never pay for text messages again

We love to text. We just hate paying for it.First, with apologies to Celine Dion, let’s talk about love: ouraddiction to texting is a global phenomenon.Canadians send a staggering 199 million text messages

Published on: August 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

Watchdog wants CRTC to tackle SMS short codes

Canadians love firing off text messages using short codes, but surprise fees and subscription clauses are creating a wireless wild west that needs to be more strictly regulated, a consumer watchdog says. Short

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Christine Wong

First Android trojan secretly sends pricey texts

Researchers at Russian security company Kaspersky Lab say they've discovered the first malicious software program to target Google's Android mobile operating system. The application masquerades as a media player, according to a Kaspersky

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

How to keep focus when surrounded by technology distractions

Concentration is defined as giving all of your attention to a subject or--hey wait, I just got a text message.Okay, I'm back. What was I saying?Oh right...something about concentration--a subject that any modern-day

Published on: May 7th, 2010 Christopher Null

E-snooping on significant other increasingly common

Have you ever peeked at your girlfriend's BlackBerry? Scrolled through call logs, text messages, e-mails? Perhaps your significant other has been spending too much time on the iPhone Facebook app reconnecting with old

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Digital Manners: Text Messaging Etiquette: To Text or Not to Text

Too many texts? There is no agreed-upon maximum number of text messages you can send to someone in a certain period without becoming an pest or a source of dread. How often you

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

‘Sexy’ malware heralds arrival of mobile botnets

The first worm that spreads between mobile devices by spamming text messages has developed a new communications capability that one security vendor says signals the arrival of mobile botnets. Trend Micro has analyzed

Published on: July 17th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Twitter over SMS back in Canada … but will those Tweets cost you?

There was a time when all Canadians could freely send and receive tweets via a text message on their mobile phone. But no longer. For a while, the service was absent completely. But

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

15 digital secrets to help you work better and faster on the go

Your work increasingly demands that you be able to get things done no matter where you are--so the bigger your mobile tech toolbox, the better. In the past, we've described how to accomplish

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Adam Pash

Using text-messaging to battle obesity

Kids have already replaced pencil and paper with text-messaging to pass notes in class, and doing the same to track a weight-loss program could help them battle obesity, according to a new study.

Published on: November 13th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Obama’s creaming McCain

If you think text messaging is driving your your cell phone costs too high, just thank your stars you didn't get Barack Obama's bill for $290,000 in text messages. That's what the Democratic

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Prentice all bark and no bite on text message issue, critics say

Those who held out hope that Industry Minister Jim Prentice would somehow prevail on Bell and Telus not to charge cell phone customers for incoming text messages are sorely disappointed.Critics say Prentice's earlier

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson