Articles By Grant Buckler

Awards honour innovation in resurgent online tech space

After the dot-com bust, Michael Hyatt recalls, the conventional wisdom was that nobody would invest in the Internet any more.  He wasn't convinced. “I didn't think people would give up their e-mail addresses,”

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Grant Buckler

Canadian startups find opportunity in educational games

In four years as a graduate student at the University of Guelph, Jeremy Friedberg developed a passion for teaching, but also learned how difficult it could be to teach complex biology concepts with

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Free to low-cost video conferencing for SMBs

Everyone is talking about those telepresence systems that make a video conference look so real you'd almost think you were in the same room with the people at the other end. Very nice,

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Canadian SMBs save big with hosted VoIP services

Toronto lawyer Zak Muscovitch can take calls wherever he is, on a desk phone, mobile phone or computer. Incoming faxes show up in his e-mail. "I get voice mail without having to log

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Girls ‘ignored’ in policy discussions about online media

Having finally started to think about the online activities of girls as distinct from boys, researchers, public policy makers and the news media are still mostly getting it wrong.That's the consensus of panelists

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Six tips to avoid being duped by rogue hotspots

You've heard of the practice of Wi-Phishing, or setting up rogue wireless access points in public places. You're wondering how to avoid becoming a victim of the scam artists, who can use this

Published on: August 21st, 2009 Grant Buckler

Blackberry apps that let you work faster, better … outside the office

With the recent launch of BlackBerry App World, its online store for BlackBerry applications, Research in Motion recognized that for many "crackberry" users, the basic device is only the beginning. It's the growing

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Grant Buckler

How hackers pull a fast flux on security enforcers

In the continuing computer security arms race, a technique called fast flux is the bad guys' latest way of thwarting attempts to shut down phishing scams and other Web nasties.Fast flux was first

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Grant Buckler

New Canadian service offers business apps online for hourly fee

Ottawa-based Wrapped Apps Corp. is extending a service that helps software vendors convert existing applications to the software as a service model. The move illustrates the emergence of a market for SaaS middlemen

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Grant Buckler

New Canadian tech enables video clip to play on your Coke can

Suppose you had a display that could be wrapped around a pop can, shaped into a sphere or even worn like a shirt? What would you do with it?That's what researchers at Queen's

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Canadian firms offer safer, speedier options to high-risk data transport

In late March, Chrysler Leasing sent a letter to some customers warning them a tape containing some of their personal data - such as names, addresses and social insurance numbers - had gone

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Settling technology disputes out of court better and cheaper

See you in court. It's a phrase nobody likes to hear, and one that should be used less in the technology sector, say lawyers with experience in arbitration and mediation.These alternative dispute resolution

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Canadian software tool blows away Net censorship, wins global award

Canadian software designed to evade government censorship of the Internet is the first recipient of a new award for digital pioneers chosen by an international group of specialists and awarded in Paris in

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Canadian Newspaper Association’s servers hacked

When a few dozen journalists gathered in Toronto last September for a one-day professional development seminar, they didn't expect the event on topics like interviewing and filing freedom of information requests to result

Published on: January 25th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Integrated financial services give users a good look at the books

Think of it as just-in-time inventory management for money. According to International Data Corp.'s Financial Insights unit, it's an opportunity both banks and their customers should be thinking about more than they are.“There

Published on: October 29th, 2007 Grant Buckler