Microsoft Corp. had two major releases on the software front in April. Not only did the company release Internet Explorer 10, a zippy new upgrade of their normally slow offering, and a Bing Search app for Apple Inc.’s iPad.
Telus Corp. announced it would begin construction on Canada’s first LTE network later in the year. The network was to offer download speeds of up to 150 Mbps under ideal conditions, though speeds one-quarter to one-third of that were more likely.
Blogging Idol, ComputerWorld Canada’s annual blogging competition, returned with for a fourth season. Judges for the contest included Season 3 winner Chris Lau and Social Media Group CE Maggie Fox.
Hackers at NSS Labs uncovered a handshake hole in firewalls that allows intruders to fool the firewall into believing an outside IP address is actually a trusted IP address within the firewall.
Closer to home, the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance honoured one of its co-founders, wireless pioneer and tireless fundraiser George Fierheller, who helped raise more than $350 million for charitable causes. He was also named inaugural winner of IT World Canada’s Lifetime Achievement Award.