Articles By Brian Jackson

Installing and using the TP-Link HS220 dimmable switch

Now that smart home technology has progressed to the point that we can say "let there be light" and it is so, it's only natural to demand that we can summon just the

Published on: October 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Spray-on antennae, Amazon minimum wage hike; Netflix’s next trick

A new technology makes spray-on antennae possible, Amazon is hiking its minimum wage in the U.S. and the U.K., and Netflix has a new trick up its sleeve. Trending on Google, spray-on antennas.

Published on: October 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook breached, Zuckerberg’s account deleted?; more privacy problems

Is Facebook losing face over security and privacy problems? The site is the source of a new data breach affecting 50 million accounts. One hacker plans to delete Zuckerberg’s account. And how your

Published on: October 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Elevate Tech Fest; Dialog launch; USB recording interfaces

Tech CEOs release a plan to boost Canada’s digital economy, a new online community is dedicated to call-in audio shows, and everyone wants to know - what’s the best USB interface to record

Published on: September 26th, 2018 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