Canadian firms buying laptops and Macs instead of desktop PCs

Thanks to a roaring tablet market the PC has been having a rather tough time lately. But a recent report from analyst firm IDC Canada indicates that the market for business laptops is

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Look who’s leading the way in low-cost broadband access

Here’s something that might be worth emulating by Canadian ISPs. U.S. cable company and ISP Comcast recently launched Internet Essentials, a program that provides Internet access to low-income households for $9.95 (USD), plus taxes,

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Younger Canadians ‘like’ to follow brands via social media

The good news for SMBs trying to get their message out online?  Younger Canadians really “like” following brands recommended to them on social media like Facebook and Twitter. The bad news? They’re also

Published on: July 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Watchdog wants CRTC to tackle SMS short codes

Canadians love firing off text messages using short codes, but surprise fees and subscription clauses are creating a wireless wild west that needs to be more strictly regulated, a consumer watchdog says. Short

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Christine Wong

The mobile ‘push’

By Nestor E. Arellano At one moment the giant video billboard on Time Square in New York was showing the picture of a nondescript building. The next moment, Toronto developer Adi  Isakovic fiddled

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Facebook and Google plot to disrupt group buying momentum

With the launch of Facebook Deals in Canada and Google’s addition of location-based check-ins through Latitude, the group buying trend may find itself disrupted just as its hitting its stride. Group buying services

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

3D printers now affordable for SMBs, consumers

Every week seems to bring a new story about a cool new 3D printer hack or another discussion (like this Innovators @ Google talk from two of the guys behind the Makerbot 3D

Published on: December 7th, 2010 David Daw

More holiday shoppers shunning malls

The Canadian shopper is back – well sort of. After giving retailers a chilly Holiday season in 2008 and 2009, as many as 90 per cent of consumers are expected to spend an

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Managing your cell phone bills – 3 quick Tips

As reported by the OTI in their latest survey and Canada's Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications (CCTS),  Canadians still have the dubious record of being the most expensive cell phone market in the

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Kye Husbands

Digital locks, iPod levy are Copyright bill contentions

Content creators and copyright owners are hoping to change the Copyright Modernization Act to be more to their liking as it goes to a parliamentary committee.Bill C-32 passed second reading in the House

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

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

Will Canadians see HP Slate 500?

Hewlett-Packard on Friday said its highly anticipated Slate 500 tablet-- the company's first such device--is now available for purchase.Targeted at businesses, the tablet will come with an 8.9-inch screen and run Microsoft's Windows

Published on: October 25th, 2010 Agam Shah

How to fix your home-office PC on your own

Building a PC is a little like walking a tightrope without a net. Okay, it's not quite that dangerous, but unlike buying an off-the-shelf system, you have to be your own tech support

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Loyd Case

Social media in, cloud computing out for Canadian retailers

A majority of Canadian retailers are embracing social media technologies but giving cloud computing the cold shoulder, according to a recent survey looking into the tech buying patterns of local sellers.All of the

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano