Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

Backup importance highlighted as Gmail still not restored for all users

Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users discovered their e-mail, chat histories and contacts had disappeared from their accounts, the problem still is not fixed.Google announced Monday night that the Gmail issue, which

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Ian Paul

Cisco shuts down hosted e-mail product

Cisco Systems has decided to kill its cloud-based e-mail service Cisco Mail, only 13 months after it was introduced, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. With the growing acceptance of

Published on: February 24th, 2011

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Canadian companies win spots in prestigious Microsoft program

Another Canadian company-Lymbix Inc. -has made it into the ranks of BizSpark One, Microsoft's invitation-only mentorship program for new start-ups that provides resources and access to investors for select young tech companies.Previous Canadian

Published on: December 17th, 2010 Briony Smith

Getting serious about e-mail security

E-mail is one of the most widely used forms of communication today. Estimates from May 2009 suggest that around 250 billion--with a "B"--e-mails are sent every day. That equates to more than 2.8

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

BitDefender releases free anti-spam server software ‘for geeks’

Businesses running Linux-based e-mail servers now have a free option for anti-spam protection thanks to Bucharest-based BitDefender.The Romanian security vendor has been seeing some success with its free anti-virus software and decided to

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Rumoured Facebook e-mail won’t launch in Canada today

Rumor has it American Facebook users may be getting e-mail addresses ending with "@facebook.com" as early as Monday. It's a thought that likely has privacy advocates cringing as even more user data would

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Ian Paul

iPad gets business boost with iOS update

Apple has released the final version of iOS 4.2 to developers, and will soon make the update available to the general public--possibly as early as this morning according to some reports. The first

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Gmail Priority Inbox filters frivolous e-mail

E-mail is a double-edged sword when it comes to productivity. The benefits of e-mail as a communications tool can easily be lost in the sea of nonsense that floods most inboxes, though--and that

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Tony Bradley and Nestor Arellano

E-mail shifts from desktop to smartphone

When Nielsen published "What Americans Do Online", it revealed that social networking and social gaming both beat out e-mail to dominate the time users spend online .. .on the desktop. However, it also

Published on: August 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Hackers’ new ‘double-whammy’ attack threatens SMBs

The good news is that traditional techniques used by cyber criminals to cover their tracks are becoming less effective.The bad news – security researchers have recently discovered the emergence of combined attacks that

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to share your BlackBerry’s Internet connection with your PC

Sayonara spotty hotel Internet. Au revoir overloaded coffee-shop wireless. Bye-bye pricey airport Wi-Fi. If you have a BlackBerry with a strong wireless connection, you may never have to deal with such unappealing connectivity

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Al Sacco

Google Street View snatch included passwords, e-mail

Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street Viewcars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).The Commission launched an investigation last month into Google's recording of traffic

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Peter Sayer and Gregg Keizer