Articles By Brian Jackson

New BlackBerry product brings virtualization to your car

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is partnering with Kariya, Japan-based Denso Corp. in a bid to own automobile displays starting after 2019, the firms announced on Thursday. Intel Corp. also collaborated on the project,

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Motion review – All Hands on Tech

My first impression of the BlackBerry Motion was less that it was a mediocre mid-tier smartphone. But the more I use it, the more it grows on me. This time on All Hands

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

AI won’t lead to ‘jobpacalypse’ overnight, panel agrees

You probably won't be replaced in the office by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tomorrow, but get ready to pick up some new skills to make yourself useful as more human tasks become

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

A fresh editorial look at ITWC for 2018

We're heading into 2018 with a few changes at IT World Canada in the editorial department. Our long-time editor of Computer Dealer News, Paolo Del Nibletto will be departing his role on the

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple buys Shazam, Bitcoin spikes, Ready Player One

Apple is buying the business of one of its most popular apps. Bitcoin is climbing the charts again. And a preview of Steven Spielberg’s new movie involving a virtual-reality dystopia. From Facebook, Apple

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tour PwC Canada’s Digital Experience Centre

PwC Canada’s new Digital Experience Centre is part crime scene investigation training, part virtual reality arcade, and part playground. It seems like every office is experimenting with some sort of Labs space these days.

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition Review – All Hands on Tech

The BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition is more than just a fresh coat of paint. On the latest All Hands on Tech, we review the upgrade to the popular TCL device, the BlackBerry KeyOne.

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Guide to complete mastery of your Canadian Amazon Echo

Three years after it was first available south of the border, the Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant service are now launched in Canada. If you just received your Amazon Echo, Echo

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Alexa in Canada, unlocked smartphones, Bitcoin on Wall Street

Amazon Echo ships to Canada. Free unlocked smartphones for all! And Bitcoin is now available on a government-backed exchange. Tomorrow, Amazon Echo will begin officially shipping to Canada. The smart speaker connects users

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – WhatsApp outage; Alberta bans bots; Alexa for Business

WhatsApp was down for a few minutes and apparently, that’s a big deal. Alberta is getting tough in the battle against ticket-buying bots. And Amazon’s Alexa might just be your newest colleague. Trending

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Huawei welcomes Ontario delegation by announcing new 5G research partnerships

Huawei will extend its Kanata, Ont.-based Canada Research Centre and partnership with Carleton University to focus on 5G advanced communications research, the firm announced today as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited its Shenzhen,

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to perform two commands at once with Google Home

A new update to Google Home allows you to combine two commands into one, simply by using the word "and." We show you how it works and how it can be combined with

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – MacOS security bug; SaaS North; SnapChat’s new look

Your MacBook’s password protection has been compromised. Canada’s cloud software industry shows signs of maturity. And SnapChat unveils its biggest redesign ever. Trending on Facebook, a newly-discovered security flaw allows hackers to take

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Top 10 Canadian tech firms by R&D spending

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson