8 new uses for your old smartphone

If you're searching for a new GPS navigator or a touchscreen remote control, a good place to find one is at the bottom of your desk drawer. Old smartphones, long forgotten after being

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

In-car tech that could save your life and find your car

Driving may be the most hazardous thing we do every day. Combine the activity's inherent dangerousness with error-prone human drivers who are increasingly distracted by things like smartphones, and it's no surprise that

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Rick Jensen

Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Secure your connection and avoid firewalls with Cloak

Thanks to iPads, iPhones, and ever-lighter MacBooks, we're doing more work and play while on the go than ever before. A caveat of working this way, however, is that most public Wi-Fi networks

Published on: March 20th, 2012 David Chartier

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp, 14 others sued for privacy-invading mobile apps

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.The lawsuit was filed by a group of 13 individuals in the United

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Honda debuts i-MID, joins in-car technology field

Honda's jumping on board the in-car technology trend with its latest car models and the intelligment multi-information display system, or i-MID for short.The i-MID system allows drivers to interact with their car using

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Location-based marketing poised for mass adoption

Don't panic if you see more people waving their smartphones at billboards and TV screens these days. They're not crazy – but they are part of a location-based marketing (LBM) craze that's on

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

How location-based ads make you a moving target for marketing

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Published on: February 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Guardly gives Canadian students a pocket panic button

Canadian post-secondary students armed with smartphones can now download a free app that gives them a one-tap panic button to contact campus security, a Toronto-based mobile developer announced today.Guardly Corp. makes a smartphone

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Convenience technology threatening personal privacy, experts say

A young man wants a coffee. He consults an application on his smartphone that shows him nearby coffee shops, chooses one, and sits down with a cup. Meanwhile his friend who happens to

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Grant Buckler

Video Rewind: Privacy vs. economy

As data breaches and reports of mobile devices tracking users continue to plague consumers, let's look back a couple of years ago when this issue was explored during the Toronto Tech Week.Marketing and

Published on: October 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Traffic updates every two minutes with Tom Tom’s HD Traffic

It's been slow arriving here, but TomTom International's latest navigation service will soon be available to Canadian drivers hoping to get through traffic a lot faster.  TomTom, a Dutch compay known for its

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

9 nifty apps for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

By Nestor E. Arellano   Research in Motion's BlackBerry Bold 9900 is probably one of the company’s finest smartphone in recent years. Although its look may not be as bold as expected and

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

IBM’s

The problem with making predictions – even ones that seem distant on the horizon – is that eventually, time passes and it becomes clear whether you were right or wrong.IBM Corp. is now

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson