Articles By Dave Webb

Rift over AWS auction

Industry Canada's consultation on the upcoming advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) auction is pitting incumbent cell carriers against potential new entrants over the issue of reserving spectrum for new bidders. At Rogers Communications Inc.'s

Published on: June 18th, 2007 Dave Webb

Taking the plunge

Many companies have been reluctant to jump into the Web 2.0 pool. PC maker Dell hasn't been afraid of the water. Reasoning that its customers are going to be in the blogosphere and

Published on: June 18th, 2007 Dave Webb

Fishing for a competitive market

I was once an avid angler. My feelings are now more aligned with those of syndicated columnist Dave Barry, who once opined that fishing is boring, unless you actually catch something. Then, it

Published on: June 15th, 2007 Dave Webb

Spectrum analysis

Should we set aside space for new players in the wireless market? Is our wireless market competitive enough? Why should we care? Rogers Communications Inc. regulatory vice-president Ken Englehart, his counterpart at MTS

Published on: June 11th, 2007 Dave Webb

A word with Michael Dell

Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't the only celeb in town, at least for IT types. Michael Dell direct PC sales king Michael Dell was also in town and put aside some time to talk about

Published on: June 7th, 2007 Dave Webb

Our virtual shoebox

According to an Ipsos-Reid/MSN Canada survey, Canadians love their e-mail. That's not news, but e-mail is becoming a core of our social and family lives, our virtual shoebox of documents, photos and messages.

Published on: May 16th, 2007 Dave Webb

Application persistence key to mobile VPNs

Calgary-based Trican Well Service Ltd. offers specialized services for oil and gas companies throughout the life of a project, from drilling through decommissioning - cement casing, clean-outs, fracturing, abandonments and more. By the

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Dave Webb

U.S. white space policy will affect our own

Digital TV could be the catalyst for big opportunity in wireless applications.Thought HD was just about football games so lifelike you hurt for days afterward and TV personalities terrified every blemish will be

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Dave Webb

There’s no such thing as a free Internet connection

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Published on: May 7th, 2007 Dave Webb

Lifehacker author offers compiliation of her top tech tricks

The blog catalogues technology tricks to squeeze more productivity out of your day. A new book version collects 88 tech tricks to get more out of your day.Computing Canada spoke to Java programmer

Published on: April 30th, 2007 Dave Webb

A great match: Bridal registries and RFID

Canada's largest wedding registry service has wedded Wi-Fi and RFID technology so in-store shoppers can update their online wish lists in near-real time.William Ashley's “Wish Pad” is a clipboard that holds a customized

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Dave Webb

Of Sun and sport…

Don Grantham played Premier Division football in the UK. Sun's executive vice-president of global sales and services discusses what soccer taught him about business, the importance of having an A-Team and the risks

Published on: April 24th, 2007 Dave Webb

Conserving our white space

With a mandated switch to digital transmission mandated for 2009 in the U.S., tech firms south of the border are pressuring the FCC to leave some of the freed-up radio spectrum unlicensed and

Published on: April 16th, 2007 Dave Webb

The Doctor is in

Former treadmill designer Dan Odell turned to the study of ergonomics after a nagging shoulder injury that could have been prevented. He's now a researcher and ergonomist with Microsoft's hardware group, responsible for

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Dave Webb

Autodesk says it won’t leave 2-D users behind

While Autodesk is pushing “digital prototyping” - an engineering process that uses 3-D modelling and reams of data to visualize and analyze designs without making physical prototypes - the company isn't abandoning its

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Dave Webb