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Women’s History Month is All Business for 2014
September 30, 2014 – 10:45 pm

By Christine Persaud
It seems every month stands for something these days. February is Black History Month. May is ALS Awareness Month (though with the latest Ice Bucket Challenge, some may argue that August is far more suitable this year.) June is LGBT Pride Month. And in Canada, since 1992, October has been declared Women’s History Month. The hope with this year’s celebrations, says the Canadian Government, is to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs. But also to encourage women to become more interested and engaged in the sciences, business, technology, the trades, and natural resources.

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BlackBerry launches Passport, but software tells a wider story
September 25, 2014 – 11:06 am
BlackBerry launches Passport, but software tells a wider story

Text, photos and video by Ted Kritsonis

BlackBerry launched its anticipated Passport smartphone at events in Toronto, London and Dubai, marking the first major release since CEO John Chen took the reins 10 months ago. The device’s appeal is largely aimed at business and productivity-focused users, rather than the average consumer, but its performance in the market could signal where the struggling company goes from here.

Google’s Made With Code Inspires Young Girls
September 23, 2014 – 10:12 pm
Google’s Made With Code Inspires Young Girls

By Christine Persaud
We haven’t seen quite an effort to close the gender gap in the technology business like Google’s Made With Code. The company is using the program, launched this summer, to educate young girls about coding. And it’s no small feat: Google is investing $50 million over the next three years toward encouraging more female involvement in tech.

New Tech Enables, Empowers Drone Drivers; Should New Laws Regulate and Licence?
September 22, 2014 – 6:59 am
New Tech Enables, Empowers Drone Drivers; Should New Laws Regulate and Licence?

Another technology from the school of double edged swords has made it to the marketplace, one with capabilities for uses both good and bad, seemingly dependant on the operator but certainly enabled by commercial competitiveness and technological capability.

by Lee Rickwood

Where to recycle and sell your used electronics
September 19, 2014 – 10:34 am
Where to recycle and sell your used electronics

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Today’s electronic devices and gadgets are seeing constant upgrades making older versions obsolete. What to do with all the devices we no longer want?

Apple releases iOS 8, heavy with new features
September 17, 2014 – 11:28 pm
Apple releases iOS 8, heavy with new features

By Ted Kritsonis

As is typically customary of Apple, the company has released its latest major iOS 8 update today two days before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come to market. The update, which will come preinstalled on the new handsets, adds new features and upgrades that are compatible going back to the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, both iPad minis and fifth-gen iPod touch.

Graphic Back to School Tips from Privacy Commissioner
September 15, 2014 – 7:31 am
Graphic Back to School Tips from Privacy Commissioner

Beyond its written warnings and extensive print resources, the office has now created – a first for the Commissioner – a graphic novel to help young Canadians better understand and manage online privacy issues.

Four Standout Women in Tech for the 2014 Women of Influence Awards
September 14, 2014 – 11:00 am
Four Standout Women in Tech for the 2014 Women of Influence Awards

By Christine Persaud

Each year for the past four, Women of Influence Inc. has been awarding the top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, celebrating female executives who have “made a significant difference in their field,” based on factors ranging from personal accomplishments, to board memberships, published works, and business deals initiative and/or led. Females are considered in business, health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional services, and public sectors. And this year, there are four particular candidates that fall within the sphere of tech.

Office 365 tries to make work productive anywhere
September 12, 2014 – 8:30 pm
Office 365 tries to make work productive anywhere

By Ted Kritsonis

Depending on where you sat, Microsoft’s move to bring its Office software suite to the cloud in the form of Office 365 may have reinvigorated it, helping productivity at a time where the workplace can be almost anywhere.

Apple sets to revolutionize smartphones, payments and wearables with latest announcements
September 9, 2014 – 8:23 pm
Apple sets to revolutionize smartphones, payments and wearables with latest announcements

Text and Photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Cupertino – Apple revealed new iPhone 6 models, a new mobile payments system and it’s latest revolution in wearable devices, the Apple Watch.

First look at the Moto X, Moto G, Moto 360 and Moto Hint
September 8, 2014 – 10:30 pm
First look at the Moto X, Moto G, Moto 360 and Moto Hint

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Only a few days ago, Motorola unveiled its latest quartet of products in newer models of the Moto X and Moto G smartphones, plus its new smartwatch, the Moto 360, and a new take on a Bluetooth headset in the Moto Hint. We’ve been playing around with the first three units since and here are some first impressions.

How to photograph the Supermoon with your digital camera
September 8, 2014 – 12:22 am
How to photograph the Supermoon with your digital camera

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We’ve been fortunate to have not one but two Supermoon events in quick succession. There is one happening tonight, here’s how to shoot for the moon.

An inside look at Motorola’s HQ
September 5, 2014 – 6:21 pm
An inside look at Motorola’s HQ

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We were treated to an unusual product launch by Motorola executives at their Merchandise Mart HQ in downtown Chicago where we learned the stories and processes behind their latest products.