Five free apps that make project management a breeze

Putting together a project plan can sometimes seem more daunting than completing the project itself. When you need to track each step of a project, along with your costs, staff, and other factors,

Published on: July 2nd, 2009 Howard Wen

25 best free software apps for 2009

When big companies release new software, they launch it with lots of hoopla: press tours, technical conferences, free T-shirts. Open-source projects, even the well-known ones, generally release their major new versions with a

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Esther Schindler

Corporate “leeches” threaten free, open source software community

Corporate “leeches” threaten free, open source software communityYour ear doesn't have to be pressed to the ground for long to hear angry grumblings in the open source community about leeches, vampires, or freeloaders.By

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Bill Sydner

Toronto students behind Firefox browser’s amazing overhaul

Before Armen Gasparnian took an open source coding course at Toronto's Seneca College, it had never even occurred to him to use a Web browser other than Internet Explorer. “I didn't understand why

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Requiem for Redmond – Free software will kill Microsoft, says former staffer

Bill Gates probably will not sing the praises of Keith Curtis, a programmer with Microsoft for 11 years who's now left the fold and written a book about why the Redmond way will

Published on: May 25th, 2009

Android phone’s Canadian launch ‘Dream and Magic’ … not shock and awe

Google's Android operating system for smartphones comes to Canada June 2 aboard both the HTC Dream and Magic phones from Rogers Wireless and enters a hotly-contested marketplace that is pushing more people towards

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ballmer befuddled, SMB market watchers buoyant about Oracle-Sun merger

The news may have befuddled Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and blindsided IBM, but Oracle Corp.'s decision to acquire Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion has been mostly welcomed by SMB market watchers in Canada.It

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes and Brian Jackson

Odious OS

I love old technology as much as the next techno-geezer, but come on, it wasn't all wonder and goodness. Let's reflect on the bad old days of operating systems as well. After all,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

25 terrific open source apps for work and play

When big companies release new software, they launch it with lots of hoopla: press tours, technical conferences, free T-shirts. Open-source projects, even the well-known ones, generally release their major new versions with a

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Esther Schindler

Four free services to create an incredible Web site

Sometimes I like to reminisce about the good old days of amateur Web site development – back when Notepad was your best choice for an HTML editor, frames were all the rage for

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Eight free user-friendly apps to help you in your job hunt

Everyone is trying to save money these days, whether they're employed or unemployed. So what does the job seeker on a budget do when he or she needs new software? In addition to

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson and C.G. Lynch

Toronto company teaches old market new tricks with open source software

Mark Graham's promotional products business had hit a ceiling – it couldn't push enough paper to keep up to speed with the nearly 100 suppliers it relied on for day-to-day business operations. Just

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

National Film Board creates “YouTube” for Canadian films

In a freebie double-bonanza Canadians now have access to a considerable chunk of the National Film Board’s (NFB) library via an online streaming site that makes use of an open source Flash-based video

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Will Google and Microsoft Own the Web?

The deal gives Google top placement in Firefox's search engine bar. But now that Google is also shipping Chrome, its own branded browser, some critics are asking whether the search engine giant's deep

Published on: January 18th, 2009 Neil McAllister