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How to make the world your user interface

Pranav Mistry gesticulates like he's taking a picture.Mistry actually is, except there's no sign of any camera in his hands.Fixing his gaze on a scene he wants to capture, he gestures as though

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

How small shops can find the best tech support

Managing technology comes last on the to-do list for many small companies. You want to focus on front-end business while hardware and software magically work behind the scenes. For your tech backbone to

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Elsa Wenzel

Rogers’ business focus on wireless and support, says exec

Rogers Communications Inc. does get it - you want a human being answering the phone when you need tech support, not a byzantine phone menu and self-help machine, says Gord Stein, vice-president of

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Independent foundation saves OpenOffice.org

Given Oracle's recent decision to pull the plug on OpenSolaris, there has been considerable concern over the past few months about the future of the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite. Both projects were inherited

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Battle threats with the tools you already have

Common security tools already used by many businesses can be effective means for finding corporate data thievesand saboteurs, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. "It's telling them something new to

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Tim Greene

Facebook flubs and Twitter traps that can get you fired

Travis Megale is happily employed. A regular Facebook user, he knows how to use the site appropriately and what NOT to say or post. Unfortunately, many Facebook members do not. Job termination due

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

Thought-controlled computing brightens buildings

“I think therefore I am,” (Cogito ergo sum) asserted 17th century French philosopher René Descartes. Today, 400 years on, the power of thoughts to alter physical reality is being demonstrated in new and

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Coming soon

Picture an electro-mechanical device that knows, in advance, when it's about to develop a “defect” and can take corrective action to fix the problem. A tall order? Not so. Thanks to work being

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

8 ways to improve your privacy while Web browsing

They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives,

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Facebook ‘Like’ button now under probe

Facebook received welcome news that the Canadian Privacy Commissioner is satisfied the social network addressed privacy complaints lodged against it two years ago, but the social networking site is not yet entirely off

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Adobe unveils Photoshop, Premiere Elements 9, woos Mac users

Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 saying these applications offer users the breadth of functionality and ease of use they've long been clamouring for.Photoshop Elements and Premiere

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New venture will ‘Incite’ Canadian firms to tap social media power

Many Canadian companies, eager to harness social media to build brand and business, have no idea where to begin or what tools to use.Newly launched NM Incite Canada says it can offer these

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Anti-piracy group’s study ‘shockingly misleading’, says expert

A report by an anti-piracy group that claims potential improved economic conditions if software piracy were stamped out may actually show the effects of increased spending in the IT industry, according to critics.The

Published on: September 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Toronto firm launches digital 3D content store

Back in June, ITBusiness.ca toured the Toronto offices of Spatial View Inc. and previewed its 3D content store for the iPhone. Now its store, 3DeeCentral, has been unveiled Sept. 15 at the 3D

Published on: September 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff