Top features to try in Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview

Windows 8 Enterprise users can now download a preview version of the first major update for Microsoft Corp.'s touch screen-friendly user interface. The general availability for the patch is expected in October. Aside

Published on: July 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians taking payments mobile, but slow to embrace contactless

In Canada, cash will not be king much longer. A new report from research firm Technology Strategies International paints an interesting picture of the shifting payment landscape in Canada. According to the firm’s

Published on: June 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Smartphones more important than wallets for 40%

    What would you rather give up, your wallet or your smartphone? That's the question that Ipsos Global @dvisor asked in its latest poll. Turns out that as many as 40 per

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

HP unveils EliteOne, EliteDesk Windows 8 desktops

HP is bringing touch to business as it unveils its latest commercial desktops to market. HP’s EliteOne and EliteDesk 800 series are desktop PCs that are designed for the needs of businesses today.

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Eric Floresca

NFC sputtering as mobile payments driver, Gartner report shows

While mobile payments will grow to become a $235.4 billion market this year worldwide, lack of adoption for near field communications (NFC) payments has stunted the technology's growth potential, according to a new

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

MasterCard launches MasterPass with several Canadian e-commerce customers

MasterCard Canada announced the launch of its MasterPass digital payments platform that it hopes will eventually be used for both in-store purchases and online purchases alike. The digital wallet is being used for

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

SecureKey now offers trusted platform as a mobile service

A Toronto-based firm has launched a new service that will allow companies to confirm the identity of their employees and customers using smartphones and third-party profiles, while keeping privacy in tact. SecureKey Technologies

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Rogers brings NFC payments to Android and BlackBerry smartphones

Rogers Communications customers with select Android or BlackBerry smartphones will now be able to use the company’s Suretap payment service. The company said Wednesday that its Suretap service has been certified for the

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Samsung Galaxy S IV to be announced March 15 with Visa payWave

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will include Visa’s tap-to-pay technology widely used at grocery store check-out lines and gas pumps, the companies announced on Monday. After already announcing iPad mini competitor Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile

Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Visa blesses RIM’s mobile payment solution

It may be temporary, but for the moment Research in Motion and its BlackBerry smartphones have an advantage in the soon to be hot mobile payment market.RIM announced today that Visa has approved

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

RIM inks mobile payments technology deal with EnStream

The EnStream consortium has sold one major mobile payments asset but inked a deal with Research in Motion to develop another. EnStream, a mobile payments group consisting of Rogers, Bell and Telus,said Monday

Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Mystery around Apple’s new Passbook feature to be lifted Wednesday

The only official word on Passbook so far is its name and launch date. Other than that, iOS device owners will have to wait until tomorrow tofind out more about the new feature

Published on: September 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Zaptap’s new NFC platform adds social twist to mobile commerce

Apple may not be betting on NFC but Zaptap certainly is.The U.S. giant didn't include near field communication capability inthe new iPhone 5 it unveiled yesterday, despite wide speculation thatit would. Canadian startup

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

With iPhone 5, Apple playing catch-up with Android devices

When the iPhone first came out, I didn’t get what all the hype was about. Before it was even available in Canada, we heard the hype from the U.S. launch about this magical

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson