Does baseball’s iBeacon endorsement mean Apple’s devices are a marketing home run?

I remember the first time I was the target of geo-locational marketing through the use of Bluetooth low energy devices. It was in San Francisco, while I was exploring Pier 39 in the

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

6 tech predictions for 2014 – apps, the cloud, and telecommuting

In 2013, we watched as Twitter went public, Netflix’s original series House of Cards won an Emmy, Tumblr was purchased for $1-billion and consumers overwhelmingly favoured smartphones and tablets over PCs. Here’s what

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Geo-location apps that go beyond the ‘check in’

The popularity of geo-location apps has been increasing steadily, with the ability to “check in” becoming ubiquitous. But the trend toward checking in and letting everyone know where you are may soon fade,

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Web threatdown: four new exploits you need to defend against

They say it takes one to know one – so Samy Kamkar is perfectly positioned to identify cutting edge hacking techniques threatening business computers. Samy Kamkar is a hacker, a malware author, an

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook goes Places with new location services tool

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg late on Wednesday announced the company's latest creation, a foray into the world of location-based services called Facebook Places."This is going to be a really fun and interesting summer,"

Published on: August 20th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

Give Google a break

Yesterday’s revelation that Google’s StreetView cars collected more than just anonymized pictures of buildings and cars (and some comical situations) came as a surprise to many, including regulatory bodies in a number of

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Canadian armed forces delve deeper into social networking

Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) is currently working with a simulation and modeling firm to investigate social networking technologies and eventually develop internal prototypes for the military. DND's project with CAE Professional

Published on: May 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano