Spammers sending more texts ahead of CASL, researchers find

If you’re a resident of Montreal, Que., chances are you’re one of the most targeted people to receive text messaged spam on your phone – and you may have gotten more than usual

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Candice So

CASL destined to be challenged on grounds it violates Charter rights: lawyers

Canada's regulations to limit unwanted email messages from businesses have been four years in the making, but if organizations representing the business community get their way, it could unravel much faster than that.

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 tips for using texts in mobile marketing campaigns

It's a universal truth for marketers - to reach your audience, you have to be where they are. And with texting and smartphones becoming such a ubiquitous part of consumers' lives, with billions

Published on: March 21st, 2014 Candice So

Twitter fights ban in Turkey on its 8th birthday

As Twitter celebrates its eighth anniversary, it's also busy fighting efforts to censor the social media service in Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter yesterday in the wake of a corruption

Published on: March 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Essential apps for the new Android user – Part 2

Just before the holidays, we launched Mind the App, a new video series created by Andrew Love, our video production specialist. The series will highlight the best of what app stores everywhere have

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

200 Android apps on Google Play could pose phishing risk: Symantec

About 200 Android apps hosted on Google Play are generating fake SMS messages that could pose a major security risk, Symantec is warning. As detailed in our source story from Computerworld, thefake texts

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

How to fine tune Goolge searches, send text with Google Voice

Here are more tips on how to make good use of Google Chrome and Google Voice.Narrow your Google searchesLike many folks, I rely heavily on Google Search; I probably use it dozens of

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Rick Broida

Sitomic offers digital coupon alternative to Groupon

Has your business been burned by group buying?When the social-based marketing scheme broke out over a couple of years ago, group buying created a lot of buzz. But the trend also resulted in

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: April 20, 2012

Mobile sex, well at least exchanging sexually suggestive messages on our smartphones, is a favourite past time it seems. It’s called sexting.Text dirty to me The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned

Published on: April 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook says it’s not spying on text messages

Facebook on Monday denied a news report accusing the company of reading text messages on Android devices, but said it is running a "limited" test of new features that may require the company

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Don’t blame Android – mobile fraudsters prey on the naive

Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Canadian Android users targeted by

A new Android Trojan program that poses as an SMS management application is sending text messages to predefined premium-rate numbers in Europe and Canada, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.Credit-stealing Trojans that

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

8 Android threats BYOD users should know about

The Android mobile operating and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend – a marriage made in heaven. For app-hungry users probably, but the combination could be malevolent mix for some workplace IT

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

S.O.S. for SMS: Never pay for text messages again

We love to text. We just hate paying for it.First, with apologies to Celine Dion, let’s talk about love: ouraddiction to texting is a global phenomenon.Canadians send a staggering 199 million text messages

Published on: August 24th, 2011 Christine Wong