Most BlackBerry owners not concerned about government negotiations

After a series of governments threatened BlackBerry bans, Research in Motion (RIM) negotiated to avoid service cut-offs. Canadians are split on whether the devices are actually now less secure or not. In a poll

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian SMBs save big with hosted VoIP services

Toronto lawyer Zak Muscovitch can take calls wherever he is, on a desk phone, mobile phone or computer. Incoming faxes show up in his e-mail. "I get voice mail without having to log

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Bell Canada ranks first in cell phone complaints tally

The Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), an organization funded by the telecom industry to resolve complaints against companies in the space, released a report last week indicating that billing errors and

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Three in four tweets ignored

If a Tweet is posted on the Web and nobody sees it, is it worth the bother?That's essentially the question social media analytics company Sysomos posed in a survey of 1.2 billion posts

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Bob Brown

15 amazing apps for planes, trains and automobiles

You're going on a big road trip, and you've loaded your smartphone with a GPS app, Google Maps, a weather app, and perhaps a currency converter tool. Now what? Smartphones have opened a

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Christopher Null

Android phones still behind BlackBerry and iPhone

The Android army is celebrating the latest figures from Nielsen that show the Android mobile operating system is top dog. But Android fans might want to hold off on the balloon drop. Google's

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Ian Paul

Cisco targets SMBs with new Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

Cisco Tuesday unveiled new additions to its mobility product lines, including an entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a mobile VPN client, and the first step toward extending virtual desktop environments to mobile devices

Published on: October 6th, 2010 John Cox

Developers itching to build apps for RIM PlayBook

Although the full application development story is still being ironed out for Research in Motion's newly announced PlayBook tablet, developers are anxious to get their hands on one and start building anyway.They also

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Paul Krill

How smaller firms can make the move to VoIP

Given the importance of telephone systems, refreshing the technology can be daunting. However, for small and midsized businesses who consider upgrading from a PBX to VoIP, the benefits are clear and, with proper

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Sheena Finnegan

Windows Phone 7 out Oct. 11

Does Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 have what it takes to compete against Apple's blockbuster iPhone and the Android army? We'll find out October 11 when Microsoft officially pulls back the curtain on its

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Ian Paul

This iPad runs on Windows 7

Recently there's been a rash of releases of iPad rivals in the market that threaten to give the Apple device a run for its money.Among the many criticisms leveled against the iPad when

Published on: October 5th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Five mobile apps to watch

The main topic of conversation here at Mobilize 2010 in San Francisco is apps - mobile apps. That being the case, quite a number of app developers are here networking with venture capital

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Mark Sullivan and Ginny Mies

Cisco pushes IPv6 for SMB switches

Cisco Systems is updating parts of its product line for small businesses, a world where IT needs have grown up over the past few years. In a broad product rollout set for Wednesday,

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

5 ways to find relevant Twitter followers

Twitter has more than 100 million users, which means you're bound to encounter a lot of noise. You'll find brands hawking their products or services, some users tweeting the mundane details of their

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham