Articles By Joaquim P. Menezes

My motive wasn’t criminal, says Mafiaboy

Some estimates put the financial damage caused by his online hacking spree at around $1.7 billion.But Mafiaboy reiterates that his overall motive in launching those devastating hacking attacks nine years ago were "definitely

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung ST50 says it with pictures … and words

Using "feature-rich" as a descriptor for the Samsung ST50 digital camera seems almost like an understatement.It will take you a long time to familiarize yourself with everything this slim form-factor device can do.

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Ten “low pain, high gain” ways Canadian firms can cut IT costs

For Canadian firms seeking to cut costs in these difficult times, re-negotiating vendor outsourcing contracts can be one of the best places to start, says an industry analyst. "It's the highest gain, lowest

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Expert tips on how your small firm can do business with a big enterprise

For a small or midsized enterprise (SME) in Canada, doing business with a larger enterprise can be the fast-track to incredible success.Expansion into new markets, access to resources, knowledge and skills, and financing

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Playing to win – how to prepare for a career in Canada’s digital gaming industry

Video gaming isn't just fun, it's an incredibly lucrative industry and potentially, a richly rewarding career for students willing to train for it.This was a recurring motif at the first Go Into Games

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

When the economy hands them a lemon, smart Canadian firms make lemonade

"When fate hands you a lemon," wrote Dale Carnegie way back in 1948, "make lemonade." Carnegie offered that principle in his best-seller: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living as a prescription for

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian race car teams surge ahead with push-to-talk on Blackberries

Read related stories: When push-to-talk comes to shove Pushing the right buttons Ian Willis has used two-way radio communication for many years, and is painfully aware of its limitations. Willis is a partner

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung PN63A650

The Samsung PN63A650 is a whopper of display – in every sense. At 63-inches diagonal it's by far the biggest Samsung TV we've reviewed this year, and is every bit as weighty as

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

What’s so great about Adobe Flash Player 10?

What does the latest version of online audio "mixer" Hobnox, an application showcasing the art of world famous glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, and an electronic reader being created by New York Times Company

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Adobe Max – New York Times readers get breath of fresh AIR

What do a senior executive from the New York Times Company and California's first lady have in common?Each took the stage at Adobe Max 2008, on Monday, to tell of how digital technologies

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

New hi-tech “common use” lounge opens at Toronto airport

The new "common use" lounge at Toronto's Pearson airport – its promoters say – will make pre-travel time easier to pass, more enjoyable and efficient for business users and consumers.Set up by the

Published on: November 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes



Published on: October 31st, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Slingbox Pro-HD

Visualize this: you're on a business trip in San Francisco, while back home in Canada the Leafs are playing the Senators at the Rogers Centre. Typically, you would have to wait until your

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player offers great value for money

Let's be clear: the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player isn't going to knock your socks off. If you have your heart set on a full-featured Blu-Ray player, then this device probably isn't going to

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

We’re gonna keep on shopping, says Symantec’s Salem

Symantec Corp., which over the past few years, has extended the scope and reach of its operations through acquisitions has no intentions of backpedalling now. "We will continue to be acquisitive," chief operating

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes