Small businesses to offer easy credit card payments with Wave app

In another move to serve its small business customers, Toronto-based company Wave Accounting Inc. has released a new mobile app for Apple iOS, giving small businesses the ability to accept credit cards or

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Candice So

AOL launches new Alto email tool

AOL (yes, AOL) has released a beta version of a new email tool called Alto. According to our source story from PCAdvisor, Alto helps users visuallyorganize email more easily. For example, you can drag

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Cloud-based property management just a click away for landlords

The landlord and tenant dynamic has come to the cloud. Toronto company PropertyVista Software Inc. haslaunched a public betaversion of its cloud-based property management service for landlords. About 15 landlords are already giving

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

Updated B.C. tech map includes 1,400 companies

PwC Canada has unveiled the beta version of its interactive map of tech companies in British Columbia.The 2012B.C. Techmap is an update of the last map published in 2003,which wasn't even interactive back

Published on: June 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Office 365 beta delivers simple user experience

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, was released its public beta version earlier this year, and CEO Steve Ballmer will be commenting on the offering’s future and whether it will continue

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Outlook Social Connector worth downloading, but needs improvement

Microsoft's just-released beta of the Outlook Social Connector aims to solve a formidable problem: How to retain Outlook's centrality when social networking sites and services such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have become

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Star Trek Online provides beta execution lessons

As a long-time fan of Star Trek, I was eager to get into the open beta test of Star Trek Online. This Massive-Multiplayer Online game developed by Cryptic Studios has been in the

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Office Live add-in means you’ll never lose another document

If you use Microsoft Office and you frequently work from different computers, you need to check out the Office Live add-in for Office Live Workspace (currently in public beta). This free online service

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Wonderful ways to make Windows 7 work the way you want

Running the Windows 7 beta, and want to bend it to your will? No problem. We've got plenty of tips, hacks and secrets to keep you busy for a long time, including automatically

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Microsoft unveils three dozen improvements to Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. today revealed a laundry list of changes it has made to Windows 7 since it issued a public beta more than a month ago. Developers have slipped three dozen improvements and

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Pirated Windows 7 beta copies hits BitTorrent sites

Pirated copies of a Windows 7 build pegged by many as the beta Microsoft Corp. will release next month have leaked to the Internet, according to searches at several BitTorrent sites.A search on

Published on: December 29th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Mozilla’s update to Firefox browser boosts speed and adds privacy

Firefox 3.1 may only be a point release - from 3.0 to 3.1 - but its just-released Beta 2 version is a good indication that the final release will be a must-have upgrade

Published on: December 12th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Vista SP2 patch hides changes under the hood

If you install the beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) expecting to see visible changes to your version of Vista , you'll be sorely disappointed. At least in this initial beta,

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Preston Gralla