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Working from home: nailing down your home network

You're sitting at your computer, browsing the web and suddenly a pop-up appears offering you an app that will give you updated COVID-19 info from the World Health Organization. "That's helpful," you think,

Published on: March 31st, 2020 Lynn Greiner

Huawei Watch GT 2 ups the ante in functionality

When you put last year's Huawei Watch GT and a Huawei Watch GT 2 side by side, it's hard to tell them apart. The bezels are slightly different (the GT 2's is narrower

Published on: March 27th, 2020 Lynn Greiner

Huawei P40 Pro+ features 10x periscope camera and stunning quad-curved display

Huawei today held the global launch event for its P40 series smartphones, releasing the devices for European, Chinese, and Canadian markets.   Name Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei P40 Pro+ Display 6.1-inch

Published on: March 26th, 2020 Tom Li

Canadian ICT spending could shrink by 5 per cent in 2020: IDC

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s ICT spending is expected to shrink by up to five per cent in 2020, according to a new IDC report. The IDC report predicted

Published on: March 26th, 2020 Tom Li

Your devices are germ magnets – here’s how to keep them clean

Given our dependency on our electronics, it’s no surprise that they’re a great harbour for grime, germs and viruses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep household surfaces and electronics clean. Smartphones

Published on: March 20th, 2020 Tom Li

Apple’s new MacBook Air and iPad Pro bring surprsing upgrades

Apple yesterday released its new MacBook Air laptop and iPad Pro tablet, both coming with a significantly improved keyboard and improved performance. The iPad Pro also comes with a new LiDAR sensor for

Published on: March 19th, 2020 Tom Li

Huawei Mate 30 Pro set to debut in Canada without Google apps

The elusive Huawei Mate 30 Pro will finally be coming to Canada in May, as confirmed by Huawei in an interview with IT World Canada. As Huawei's best offer in the high-end smartphones

Published on: March 13th, 2020 Tom Li

Vulnerability in Intel chipsets could lead to ‘chaos’, predicts report

If your laptop, desktop or server has an Intel processor other than the latest generation, don't let anyone else get their hands on it. That's one of the key defences recommended after the

Published on: March 6th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Huawei launches Mate Xs foldable smartphone

Huawei today launched its Mate Xs foldable smartphone, an improvement over the first-generation Huawei Mate X. The Huawei Mate Xs is Huawei’s second-generation foldable smartphone. The display unfolds into a unified 8-inch display.

Published on: February 24th, 2020 Tom Li

TekSavvy partners with Ericsson to upgrade broadband for over 30,000 households in southwestern Ontario

TekSavvy Solutions announced today that it has chosen Ericsson to upgrade TekSavvy’s existing fixed wireless access (FWA) services and network in rural southwestern Ontario. The modernization of the existing FWA infrastructure is expected

Published on: February 20th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

LG brings gram 17 laptop to Canada

TORONTO -- LG this week launched the 17-inch gram laptop in Canada, rounding out its gram series laptop lineup. With a focus on portability, the LG gram weighs 1.35kg or 2.98 pounds. During

Published on: February 13th, 2020 Tom Li

Renting a new office building? Check its network infrastructure first

When one broaches the topic of 5G, it tends to immediately lead into heated debates on the network's infrastructure, performance, cost, and potential. However, the issue of cellular connectivity has been largely glossed

Published on: February 13th, 2020 Tom Li

Platforms key for the future of today’s ‘immature’ smart environments

Most smart environments today, whether that’s at home or at the office, are a hodgepodge of different applications of varying quality, at times collecting information largely unbeknownst to the people nearby. “It’s still

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Alex Coop

Samsung launches Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone and Galaxy S20 series smartphones

Samsung announced four new smartphones at its Samsung Unpacked event held in San Francisco yesterday. Model Galaxy Z Flip Galaxy S20 5G Galaxy S20+ 5G Galaxy S 20 Ultra 5G Display Main: 2636

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Tom Li

Paranoid privacy tool can jam your smart speaker’s microphone

With smart home devices proliferating, the secondary effect of privacy is becoming a concern. While a majority of consumers are not paying attention to proper security practices when installing a smart device, unrest

Published on: February 10th, 2020 Tom Li