City of Toronto transportation services manager Barbara Gray (left) speaks to the audience at ITWC's Technicity conference on Dec. 12, 2017, during a panel with Toronto fire chief Matthew Pegg (centre) and municipal licensing and standards director Tracey Cook (right). Courtesy Darrow Multimedia Inc.

Published: December 18th, 2017


City of Toronto begins sharing traffic data with navigation app Waze

Community-based traffic navigation app Waze has been helping motorists get around traffic for almost a decade, and it is now partnering with the City of Toronto for more accurate directions in the region.

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How to help Google Now read your mind

Google Now is available for iPhone and iPad users for the first time. Google released an update to its Google Search app on the App Store today, offering iOS users the service that’s

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Facebook most lucrative social site for sharing Canadian events

Canadian event organizers get more bang for their buck by sharing their events on social media than people in most other countries, a new study shows. According to new data collected by Eventbrite,

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Hands-on with Apple’s new Maps app

Five years after unveiling its first iPhone, Apple is finally getting around to releasing its first ever mapping solution. The mapping features in the original iPhone were provided under apartnership Apple struck with

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Beating traffic tie ups with technology

It's not just your imagination – traffic really is getting worse. But there are technologies out there to help drivers beat gridlock and make more efficient use of the time spent in their

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Christine Wong

Toronto, Montreal in top 20 of IBM’s Commuter Pain Index

Toronto and Montreal made the top 20 in a global list of cities with the worst commutes to work, with gridlock stress among Toronto commuters up by more than 25 percent since last

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Ann Bednarz

Video Rewind: Rogers’ business services line-up

World of Warcraft players were dismayed to learn that Rogers Communications throttles their connections and makes gameplay more laggy than it should be.Related News: Rogers admits throttling World of Warcraft gamersIt's not that

Published on: March 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

‘Smart City’ of Edmonton wins $400k gift from IBM

Edmonton is the first Canadian city to make IBM Corp.’s Smarter Cities Challenge list, winning recognition for its open data initiative and commitment to transportation infrastructure.The Albertan city is one of just 24

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Driving to work gets easier with personalized traffic reports

Toronto-area resident Matt Mann leaves on his daily commute to drop off the kids at daycare and then to work about 15 minutes after his wife departs along roughly the same route. He'd

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Vancouver braces for Olympic traffic nightmare with interactive Web tool

If one thing is certain during the 2010 Winter Olympics, it's that Vancouver's traffic is going to hell in a hand basket.As visitors from around the globe swarm the West coast metropolis, major

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Surfing on the sly isn’t guaranteed with Internet Explorer 8

While many might applaud the built-in privacy features of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), tech analysts caution they may not completely shroud your Internet activities. The InPrivateBrowsing mode of IE8 – the public

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Free software gives you the scoop on who’s visiting your site

Busy, analytical people need special tools to help them sort things out efficiently. And when they take a break from their detail-oriented work, they may enjoy a detail-oriented diversion. With these programs, you can

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Laura Blackwell