Technology predictions for the coming year

Last month I went to the CANARIE conference in Toronto to hear Duncan Stewart, director of technology at Deloitte Canada, present his predictions on technology in 2014.  The presentation was based on the 2014

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Don Sheppard

“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

BlackBerry hands out its Passport

BlackBerry is finally putting its new Passport large screen smart phone into the hands of buyers, after months of pre-release publicity. Today's unveiling of the $700 device (without a contract. Telus has it at

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

No contract? No problem: More Android smartphone bargains

When the new iPhone 6 models were released last week, there was yet another collective gasp when the non-contract prices were announced. With the entry level model starting at $749, the usual grumblers

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Many mobile apps still ask for unexplained access to device data

Too many mobile apps are collecting private subscriber data without explaining why they need it, according to a study by international government privacy commissioners. Dubbed the Global Privacy Enforcement Network Privacy Sweep, examiners from

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Samsung unveils two Note phablets

Smart phones are a boon to the busy business user, with cellular connectivity and big screens enabling some executives to claim all their work can be done on the devices. But some applications

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Motorola pushes out 2nd gen Moto X

While Lenovo is preparing to buy the Motorola smart phone division from Google, the manufacturer still has to make money. This week at the IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin it touted the

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Revenue Canada issues tax app

Some CIOs have trouble talking to chief financial officers about technology -- those routers, IP addresses, software licences, service-oriented architectures, virtual machines do have a way of making the eye glaze over. So

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Huawei drops WinPhone, Tizen

The smart phone market's ability to support more than three operating systems has taken a hit with the decision by China's Huawei to close the door on devices running Windows Phone. The word

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon