Articles By Nestor Arellano

Avaya IP Office 8.0 to wean users from Nortel system

With the end-of-sale date of the Nortel-based Business Communication Manager telecom system coming up in a little less than two months, Avaya Inc., today announced the release of a new unified communication system

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Top 5 priorities and challenges for Canadian SMBs in 2012

Forget about fears of a global recession, the European debt crisis, or a stronger Canadian dollar.The majority of Canadian small businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the New Year and in fact

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Motorola’s new Razr is one sharp smartphone

Sometime last year, a presenter talking about smartphones used to purchase products got a lot of laughs for saying that people still using the Motorola Razr have defintely fallen behind the times.Clearly he

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

DataWind CEO shares secrets of cost-cutting tablet manufacturing

Montreal tech firm reveals secrets of building the world's cheapest tablet Four hundred thousand, that was the number of units pre-ordered in October last year by people eager to get their hands on

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Old-school DJ flair meets touchscreen tech

To Alan Smithson old-school spinning was always part showmanship and part dropping beats. But Smithson, Toronto area-based DJ turned tech entrepreneur, admits that working with vinyl had its drawbacks.“Lugging two turntables and a

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Never miss a parcel delivery again with BufferBox

Delivery failure is not an option.That's the motto on the Web site of, a Waterloo, Ont.-based startup founded by a team of University of Waterloo Mechatronics Engineering grads fed up with missing

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Share and launch your ideas with Rocketr

Andrew Peek firmly believes that ideas are best developed when people connect and have time to bounce their thoughts off one another. Unfortunately for teams working on projects, much of the workplace tools

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Ryerson team’s ‘Robocop’ spy-tech nabs award

Scenes from movies where visual blueprints of an environment pop-up before the eyes of Robocop or Iron Man with the use of specially designed headgear may go from gee-whiz science fiction to reality

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Is it time to do away with email?

by Nestor E. Arellano I’ll be off this Friday and two more days next week. My editor, Brian, will be taking a few days off this week as well and I imagine a

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Ottawa startup brings iPhone-like UI to any mobile device

As touchscreen mobile devices mature and applications become more readily available for virtually every operating system, user interface becomes a vital factor for manufacturers to differentiate their products from competitors.At the moment device

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

500px promises pixel perfect alternative to Flickr

Months before online photo hosting site Flickr even went online, shutterbug Evgeny Tchebotarev said he hit upon the idea and launched a site dedicated to posting, sharing and managing images in the Internet.“It

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to spot counterfeit software

Did you know that genuine Microsoft software for North American sales is actually marked Made in Puerto Rico. It's the bogus products that are labelled Made in USA.As online shopping shifts into full

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Majority of SMBs unprepared to handle workplace fraud

A majority of Canadian small and medium sized businesses are not prepared to protect their organization against workplace fraud, according to a recent survey.No less than 80 per cent of the country's 1.4

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Booked.IO promises SMBs they’ll never have a hole in their calendars

For many small businesses a cancelled customer booking is money out the window.Booked.IO, a Toronto-based startup, believes it can help SMBs plug this income drain by providing an easy-to-use online booking tool that

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Online behavioural advertising is ‘downright creepy’, Privacy Commissioner says

Don't use Web bugs, zombie cookies, pixel hacks and the like. Individuals must be informed if their personal information is being collected or their online behaviour is being tracked. And above all, keep

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano