Twitter tried to buy Instagram before Facebook deal

Twitter expressed an interest in buying Instagram long before the photo sharing app was snapped up by Facebook for $1 billion, but the company will not be looking to make a rival acquisition,

Published on: April 18th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Microsoft OneNote released for Android

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint may get all the attention, but OneNote has quickly become the gem of the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft is now extending the reach of OneNote with an app for

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Ayoudo: a social way to ask for help and lend a hand

When Michael Tippett launches a new venture, people take notice. No wonder. He founded NowPublic, an Emmy-nominatedsocial media news site that harnesses crowdsourcing for citizenjournalism, sold it in 2009 for an undisclosed sum

Published on: February 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

The final status update: Facebook app makes organ donor wishes known

A Canadian Web site that lets you be as social in death as you are in life is now offering users the chance to share their organ donation wishes online too. Mysendoff.com, which

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

First look at iBooks Author, Apple’s ebook maker

At Thursday's education event, Apple put glee into the heart of every ebook publisher when it unveiled iBooks Author, the company's new ebook authoring tool.Between the WYSIWYG editing, Pages and Word import, and

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Serenity Caldwell

Rocketr science: How to make a winning

It wasn't rocket science, but a simple message combined with a professionally polished one-minute video collaborated on by employees and friends that won ITBusiness.ca's ‘The $1,000 Minute' YouTube contest.After collecting contest entries for

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

iPhone attachments can shoot 360-degree video

The iPhone camera does a lot on its own, but it can't do everything. Shooting 360-degree, panoramic videos is one example. But addressing that missing feature is as simple as snapping a specially

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Alexandra Chang

Android app enables remote search of PCs and Macs

Wyse Technology has launched an Android app that lets people search remotely for files on their PCs and laptops, then download them, copy them, or send them to another person, all from inside

Published on: December 16th, 2011 James Niccolai

Don’t blame Android – mobile fraudsters prey on the naive

Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Fashion app proves it’s hip to be mobile

Monica Mei has her parents' love of globetrotting to thank for the inspiration behind her stylish mobile app startup, WhatImWear.In.Mei, 29-year-old CEO of the Toronto company, got to wander the planetwith her parents

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Christine Wong

Four early concerns ahead of Windows 8 beta

Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Ian Paul

QR codes come to real estate listings

You can already use your smartphone to buy coffee so why not use it to shop for a home?Vancouver startup Property Cloud Inc. has just unveiled its eponymousmobile service giving realtors the ability

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

Apple’s iPhone 5 to be revealed Oct. 4

Apple today announced an Oct. 4 event on its Cupertino, Calif. campus to unveil its newest iPhone."Let's talk iPhone," Apple said in the invitation sent today to reporters, analysts and bloggers.The invite was

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Roambi gives context to Business Intelligence numbers on iPad

Business is full of dramatic narratives, from CEOs with uniquepersonalities to soaring sales and market crashes to cutthroatcompetition. Inside a company's massive storehouse of business data,you'll often find nuggets that foreshadow what's coming-that

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Tom Kaneshige