Google’s secret Android location tracking is latest failure to respect privacy

This week's revelation that Google Inc. is collecting precise location data about Android users without their permission is just the latest example of the search giant's history of privacy blunders. Those that remember

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Motion first look – All Hands on Tech

ITBusiness.ca got a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Motion ahead of its Nov. 10 launch in Canada, and we've got video. This is the second BlackBerry device from manufacturer TCL since it took

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google brings Android to its new Chromebook, the Pixelbook – Unboxing for Business

Google is back in the Chromebook realm with the Pixelbook, and it's bringing Android apps along for the ride. This time on Unboxing for Business we take a look at Google's new Chromebook

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Alex Radu

All Hands on Tech – Essential smartphone review

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone offers a unique accessory dock and a sleek design. But does its performance and added features make it a real competitor against the likes of Apple and Google? We

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ focuses on speed and security

The next version of Android is here, and it's doubled stuffed with speed and security. Google introduced Android 8.0 'Oreo' today at an event in New York with updates centered around increasing the

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Alex Radu

Global mobile device usage expected to surpass five billion by 2022

It’s the age of the smartphone, and mobile usage is not expected to slow down any time soon. In fact, according to Forrester Data, mobile device usage across the globe is expected to

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to Canada this summer

The inventor of Android has a new company, Essential, and its debut smartphone will be available to pre-order from Telus Mobility by the end of July. Andy Rubin, the CEO of Essential, is

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – BlackBerry KeyOne review

It's been a long time since I've opted to keep a BlackBerry in my pocket as my full-time, go-to smartphone device. But the BlackBerry KeyOne has earned that top spot in the lineup

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

It’s official – Android Pay is coming to Canada

The thousands of Canadian Android faithful who have no doubt gazed in envy at their iPhone-wielding rivals using Apple Pay at their favourite retailers had their prayers answered today, as Google Inc. officially

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Expect Google to announce iPhone support for Assistant at I/O conference, Bloomberg says

Google Inc.'s annual developer-focused I/O (Input/Output) conference is being held this week in Mountain View, Calif., and the tech giant is eager for Android users and the Apple faithful alike to attend. According

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google Assistant is expanding to Android

An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand is now available on all Android phones. Already offered on Google Inc.’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will

Published on: February 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Facebook, Google dominated American app market last year: Nielsen

If you're wondering where Americans are spending time on their smartphones, media research firm Nielsen Holdings PLC has an answer for you. Unfortunately, it would appear that Canadian marketers trying to reach American

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Weekly Update – Amazon AI, Android malware in Google accounts, Canadian immigration

IT World Canada's Eric Emin Wood and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. Amazon unveils 'Alexa for the enterprise,' SQL database support at Re:Invent Android malware steals

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Android malware steals Google account information from 1 million users

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software, the more likely hackers can find vulnerabilities. Proof of that was demonstrated this

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon