Articles By Nestor E. Arellano

Always-connected PCs almost here

Imagine always being able to connect your computer to the Internet even if you’re nowhere near a Wi-Fi connection, an Ethernet cable, or an Internet dongle. The idea of an always-connected PC  has been

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Mozilla vulnerability goes BERserk

Security researchers have discovered critical forgery vulnerability in Mozilla’s Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library that could allow attackers to forge RSA certificates used to secure data transmissions. “Dubbed BERserk, this vulnerability allows

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

“Solid quarter’ but road to recovery still ahead for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ltd. lost $207 million of 39 cents per share in its last quarter but made a profit of approximately US$916 million which was below the analysts expectation of $950 million and below

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Independent wireless, Internet providers grow market share: CRTC

New entrants to the wireless mobile and Internet service sectors are growing their market share even as incumbents retain a strong hold on both areas, according to a report released by the Canadian

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Cogeco wants regulator to open market to virtual wireless carriers

Montreal-based cable and media company Cogeco Cable Inc. would like to enter the mobile wireless service market, but also wants the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to require the country’s Big Three wireless

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Are consumer drives more reliable than enterprise-grade devices?

An ongoing study by a cloud service provider indicates that enterprise-focused hard drives from manufacturer Seagate are more likely to fail than consumer hard drives from Western Digital or Hitachi. Backblaze has more than

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Crashes plague iOS 8, iPhone 6

Apple Inc.’s latest operating system, iOS 8 is exhibiting an app crash rate that has eclipsed that of its predecessor. Mobile app performance management company Crittercism reports that between September 17th and September

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Will bribery conviction in U.S. harm HP Canada’s government business?

Hewlett-Packard's (NYSE: HPQ) future dealings with the Canadian government may be in danger following the conviction for bribery of the company’s Russian subsidiary in a United States Court. Early this month, HP Russia pleaded

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

National Research Council hacked, China blamed

The national body responsible for business-led technology research has confirmed that its computer systems has suffered a cyber attack by what has been called a”highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.” A statement issued by the National

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

IT working with business units on Internet of Things: Canadian survey

The number of smart connected devices in Canada is poised to balloon from 28 million in 2013 to no less than 114 million in five years, according to a study on Internet of

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano