Palm Pre: Top-notch smartphone, despite some hardware gaps

The Palm Pre offers plenty of smart features and quick access to information, but hardware lag and lack of applications subtract from an otherwise top-notch experience.In the Canadian market since Aug. 27 the

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Salesforce woos small firms with $9 per month contact manager app

On-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Salesforce.com on Tuesday will announce Contact Manager Edition, an application aimed at companies with just one or two employees.The offering is priced at US$9 per user per

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Let a thousand touch screen PCs bloom – with Windows 7

Apple Inc. may still be coy about whether it plans to launch a touch-screen tablet computer this year, but Windows PC makers are forging right ahead. In the past three weeks, five leading

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Eric Lai

Toronto firm’s versatile Windows 7 mapping app has many business uses

A Toronto-based Microsoft partner has developed a touch screen mapping application for Windows 7 that can be used for selling a condo, coordinating a police incident command centre, and potentially much more.Dubbed Falcon

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Soon to be released HTC Touch Pro2 is feature rich, but resembles brick

The HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone harkens back to a more retro approach to the mobile device, but it still comes loaded and ready to rock with many powerful features.Telus is set to offer

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Palm Pre outclasses the iPhone

I have a confession to make: About two years ago I made a big mistake and bought a phone designed for mere mortals when what I really wanted was an Apple iPhone. Don't

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Ontario museum using hi-tech goodies to enhance visitor experience

The Royal Ontario Museum is tapping technology in the hope of luring visitors out to a new gallery, including a barrage of touch screens, a high-grade videoconferencing system, and a revamped Web site.When

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto Zoo will fight road kill with video game

Why did the spotted turtle cross the road? Because there was no ecologically-designed, safe passageway available for it to get to the other side.Road ecology is no joking matter for Dave Ireland, curator

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Touching donation – Ontario college gets Microsoft Surface unit

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is partnering with Microsoft Canada Co. to equip a brand new digital media laboratory with a Microsoft Surface unit and turn its students into developers

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Palm Pre Smartphone makes multi-tasking a breeze

As expected, Palm on Thursday unveiled its new mobile OS, the Palm webOS, along with a new smartphone that runs the software, the Pre. I showed up to Palm's invitation-only CES event for

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Al Sacco

Four reasons why the BlackBerry Storm doesn’t suck

Ever since the new BlackBerry Storm was released in Canada, general opinion has been raining on its parade.Unlike the Apple iPhone 3G that was embraced with much enthusiasm last summer, the Storm was

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Storm sales bode well for Research in Motion

Research In Motion announced financial results on Thursday that matched a warning it gave earlier this month, but executives said sales of the BlackBerry Storm touch-screen handset and other new products are brightening

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Stephen Lawson and Matt Hamblen

Launched but limited – Telus and Bell bring BlackBerry Storm to Canada

Canadians can now get a hold of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 after both Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility released the smartphone in retail stores yesterday.Telus unveiled the Storm on Monday after an advertising

Published on: December 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson and Joaquim P. Menezes

Fabulous tips n’ tricks to get the most from new BlackBerry Storm

RIM's first touch screen BlackBerry, the Storm, is also the first RIM smartphone to run BlackBerry operating system (OS) version 4.7, which incorporates a wide variety of new, touch-based keyboard and device shortcuts,

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Al Sacco