Hashtag Trending – Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Huawei’s woes; Chrome update mutes autoplay ads; LinkedIn’s top companies to work for

Huawei’s plans for U.S. expansion hit another road bump, Chrome’s next update will put a stop to autoplay video ads with sound, and a LinkedIn list of top companies to work for is

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Chrome mutes annoying sites, Apple dives into healthcare

Scientists figure out how to project 3D images into thin air, Google Chrome now lets you mute annoying websites, and Apple’s latest operating system update lets you save all of your medical records.

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Adobe kills the Flash

Wait, not that Flash. Adobe Systems has announced that it is finally putting an end to Flash Player, its multimedia software plugin. Specifically, the company will stop updating and distributing it at the

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Terrific tips for tab management in Firefox & Chrome

Browser tabs have made it easier to multitask, whether you're at work or browsing the web for personal reasons. As I write this I have 12 tabs open on three windows and as

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Wolston Lobo


Highlights, soundbites, and Schmidt-bites from Gartner Symposium 2013

My Tuesday report from the Gartner Symposium conference (held in humid Orlando) is a bit late. I usually get my blog ready in the evening, but yesterday evening Gartner reserved one of the Disney theme

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

HP Chromebook coming to Canada

Canadians are used to our friendly neighbours to the south getting their hands on tech toys well before they migrate north, and Google's Chromebook is no exception. Though Americans could use the Samsung-built

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

SkyDrive workaround enables Office Web Apps for iPad

Microsoft’s Office Web Apps-SkyDrive combo are great tools for working online, as long as you’re using a traditional mouse-and-keyboard PC. But if you’re using a tablet such as an iPad or one of

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Ian Paul

Bug hunter bags $60,000 for hacking Chrome

During Google's Pwnium contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, Russian bug hunter Sergey Glazunov demonstrated a Chrome exploit that completely defeats the browser's much touted security sandbox. Chrome is

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

What Google’s ‘Do Not Track’ move means

As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights this week and readied new online privacy legislation for Congress to consider, Google decided on Thursday to get behind “Do Not Track” technology

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Report of upcoming Android 5.0 (‘Jellybean’) draws doubts

If Google's Ice Cream Sandwich was supposed to unify Android devices, it may not stay unified for long. According to one report published on DigiTimes, device manufacturers are apparently already disappointed with the

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Brad Reed

Firefox’s plan to catch Chrome in 2012

The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Google Chrome 17 release gets auto-page rendering

You're familiar with autocomplete. Now get ready for auto-page rendering.The latest version of Google's Chrome browser, known as Chrome 17, can now determine which sites you're likely to visit when you start typing

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Brad Reed