Microsoft Store opens in Toronto Nov. 16

Microsoft Corp. is set to debut its first retail store in Canada with a location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre opening its doors Nov. 16, the software giant announced yesterday.The store will feature

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer releases TravelMate P243 notebook in Canada

Acer Canada announced today that its latest business-class notebook is now available in Canada.The TravelMate P243 has been on sale in the U.S. since the middle of August and is now shipping in

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Acronis True Image Home covers all your backup bases

Acronis True Image Home 2012 ($50, 30-day free trial with feature limitations) is as close to a backup jack-of-all-trades as you'll find for consumers. It supports imaging, file backup, online backup, synchronization (local,

Published on: July 9th, 2012 Jon L. Jacobi

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $39.99 USD

If you've got a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, Microsoft will upgrade the operating system to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 as soon as it becomes generally available.For customers

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Windows 8 primed for business, Microsoft says

Microsoft urged enterprises on Tuesday to adopt Windows 8, its upcoming OS for desktops, laptops and tablets which some industry experts believe faces an uphill battle for acceptance by IT professionals.At a keynote

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Dell XP3 13 a stylish and well-made Ultrabook

Lately I've been changing things up a bit. For several months I used a little Lenovo ThinkPad X220 running Windows 7 and had a great experience -- it felt rock solid and responsive,

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Eric Knorr

Ontario government upgrades to slightly less obsolete browser

Ontario’s public service workers will soon be working with Web technology that is slightly less obsolete with an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. A memo from the Ontario Public

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 Preview beats Windows 7 in performance tests

Windows 8‘s Metro interface may be controversial, but it looks like few PC users will complain about the new operating system’s performance. Our PCWorld Lab put the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 through

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Nate Ralph

7 Windows tweaks to avoid PC headaches

These tips and tricks can improve how you work in Windows.1. Open Apps the Easy Way Want to launch programs in Windows 7 without lifting yourhands from your keyboard? You can open any

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Rick Broida

Windows XP seeing mass exodus for Windows 7

Microsoft's Windows XP shed a large amount of usage share again last month as users continued to desert the decade-old operating system for Windows 7. Windows XP lost 2.4 percentage points of share

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

State of the Canadian SMB 2011

To mark small business month in October 2011, ITBusiness.ca conducted a survey of Canada's small to medium-sized businesses to ask them about technology: their challenges, their pain points, and their successes. Here's what

Published on: November 14th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Two-thirds of Canadian SMBs run Windows 7, or plan to this year

Calgarian Lanny Meyer doesn't care to spend much time thinking about whatsort of operating system his Hearth and Home Fireplace Specialties Ltd. business should use – he just wants it to work.“We only

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson