Canadian smartphone users have multiple personalities, study finds

How do Canadians use their smartphones? Well that depends on where they are - at work, at home, or somewhere in between, according to research by Toronto-based Catalyst. Smartphone users at work are

Published on: March 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Little League Baseball makes safe call with Ottawa emergency alerts service

An Ottawa-based firm with a unique emergency alerting system is helping to keep young baseball players safe at this year's Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.Amika Mobile Corp. has installed

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

SkyMotion’s weather app delivers forecasts accurate within 1 km

Montreal-based app developer Sky Motion Research Inc. has released a weather forecasting app that delivers predictions accurate to within one-square-kilometer of a user's position.The app is trying to address the uncertainty around weather

Published on: August 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Disable Windows Gadgets or risk attack, Microsoft advises

Rather than fix vulnerabilities with Gadgets and the Sidebar in Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft is advising users to disable the features altogether.Gadgets and Sidebar allow users to add visual information and

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Jared Newman

5 top new features in iOS 5

Apple has been sure to highlight the apps receiving the biggest changes in iOS 5--Safari, for example--but there are still many new features in iOS 5's other built-in apps that haven't gotten as

Published on: October 8th, 2011 Serenity Caldwell

Cell phone tower signals could help predict floods, says researcher

In Israel's Judean desert, a good weather forecast can mean the difference between life and death.But meteorologists don't have any effective methods to help them predict the flash floods that might occur in

Published on: August 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Eight tantalizing Twitter tips

It seems that everyone is atwitter about Twitter. Yes, other microblog services with insufferably cute names, such as Pownce, Jaiku, and Plurk, are around. But Twitter has quickly become the de facto choice

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Eight mobile services that keep you effective everywhere

Meeting with clients. Visiting suppliers. Presenting at trade shows. You have a lot of work to do outside the office. Fortunately, staying productive when you're mobile is getting easier, thanks to Web-based services.

Published on: February 28th, 2008 James A. Martin