Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s Shazam deal, Nomad wireless charger; unboxing the iPhone rainbow

Apple closes its Shazam acquisition, everyone’s shopping for a new wireless charging station, and what its like to unbox the new iPhone in all three colours. Trending on Google, Apple closes its acquisition

Published on: September 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Shopify’s Tobias Lütke and other tech CEOs chart a path to scaling up Canada’s faltering digital economy

A group of Canada's digital economy luminaries say the country needs to double the number of billion-dollar digital firms here by 2025, in a new report released Tuesday. The Digital Industries Economic Strategy

Published on: September 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canada’s payments modernization effort chugs towards ‘real time rail’ by end of 2019

Do you remember what making payments was like in the year 2000? At a restaurant, you'd either be counting out your pennies and calculating the tip percentage in your head. Or if you

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google services generated as much as $18 billion in Canadian economy last year: Deloitte

Canadian businesses created $10.4 billion in economic activity last year just through the use of Google Search and Google Ads, according to an Economic Impact Report commissioned by the search giant and conducted by

Published on: September 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s Growth 500 2018; Don’t kill the headphone jack; Amazon drivers speak out

Canada’s 500 fastest growing businesses, why it’s still too early to kill the headphone jack, and Amazon drivers are speaking out about harsh work conditions. https://twitter.com/cdnbiz/status/1040228749093085184 Trending on Twitter, Canadian Business released its

Published on: September 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple announces 3 new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 4

Apple announces three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. With the trillion-dollar firm’s event totally taking over the Internet yesterday, this is a special episode dedicated to bringing you up to speed

Published on: September 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon highlight video

This year's Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon was hosted on Aug. 23 at the Guild Inn Estate, a beautiful refurbished historic site on the Scarborough waterfront surrounded by acres of lush

Published on: September 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Key2 gets a new look at IFA with ‘LE’ model

BlackBerry Mobile licensing partner TCL Communication revealed a new version of its BlackBerry Key2 smartphone that's more colourful and less expensive, but with some performance sacrifices. Dubbed the BlackBerry Key2 LE, the just-announced device

Published on: September 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – BlackBerry Key2

We take a closer look at the BlackBerry Key2, the company's latest smartphone and a sequel to the keyboard-focused Key One that we rated as one of last year's top five smartphones. Like

Published on: September 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

All 1.7 million Air Canada app users must reset password after breach

Although Air Canada says that a data breach discovered last week only affects 20,000 of its mobile app accounts - including passport details - it's requiring all 1.7 million users to reset their

Published on: August 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google’s Kubernetes support; Product Hunt podcast; weird iPhone cases

Google makes a big announcement at Open Source Summit, Product Hunt is launching a podcast (again), and 10 iPhone cases that go beyond protecting your device. https://twitter.com/pythomit/status/1034840743821553664 Trending on Twitter is Open Source

Published on: August 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Airbnb as landlord; content marketing is broken; Trump’s SEO rant

Airbnb might be your next landlord. Find out why content marketing is broken. And Donald Trump complains about Google’s search results. Trending on LinkedIn, Airbnb’s best growing segment are year-round rentals owned by

Published on: August 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – Arlo Go

We got the chance to review Netgear’s Arlo Go, a portable smart security home device. The device is available from Bell Canada on a two-year term at $199 and a $15 share plan

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Apple partners with CDW Canada for ‘Apple at Work’ services

Apple Inc. is broadening the way it works with resellers in a bid to put more iPhones, iPads, and Macs inside of cubicle walls and working with solution-provider CDW on a new "Apple

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson