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Glass screen protectors face off at Canadian Wireless Trade Show
October 31, 2014 – 9:00 am

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

The annual Canadian Wireless Trade Show that took place in Toronto Oct. 29-30 catered as much to retailers and business users as it did consumers, and glass screen protector manufacturers were among those hawking their wares.

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Dell Canada launches Dell for Entrepreneurs Program
October 29, 2014 – 10:43 am
Dell Canada launches Dell for Entrepreneurs Program

By Yasmin Ranade

Dell launched an initiative this month to support the start-up community in Canada.

Following its success in other countries, the Dell for Entrepreneurs program has been established with the aim of providing start-ups with support to enable their next phase of growth, including access to technology, sales enablement, capital, networking and marketing support.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S shoots for the stars
October 28, 2014 – 9:00 am
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S shoots for the stars

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Even the less discerning consumer probably recognizes that Samsung doesn’t seem to be shy in experimenting with its device lineups, and tablets are no exception. The Tab S line, coming in 10.5- and 8.4-inch models, is the most recent and most audacious in its attempt to fight against the dominance of Apple’s iPad. Its ability to compete is made obvious on paper, but it’s the user experience that makes all the difference.

Canada’s Privacy Debate Goes Live Online with Glenn Greenwald
October 24, 2014 – 10:44 am
Canada’s Privacy Debate Goes Live Online with Glenn Greenwald

“More and more Canadians are seeing through their government’s deceit and obfuscation,” Glenn Greenwald said in advance of his visit here, “and I’m eagerly anticipating this opportunity to contribute to that debate.”

by Lee Rickwood

5 Essential Apps for the Working Mother
October 23, 2014 – 3:30 pm
5 Essential Apps for the Working Mother

By Christine Persaud
For many women, the demands of a career often come alongside the demands of a family. Organizing one’s life typically means a combination of planning for that big meeting or business trip while also making sure you make the PTA meeting, help the kids with their homework, and pick up groceries.

Looking for a smartphone on a budget? Check out this list
October 22, 2014 – 9:00 am
Looking for a smartphone on a budget? Check out this list

By Ted Kritsonis

Flagship smartphones are typically the best on the market, and the cost of entry is high for some, regardless of whether you go on contract or purchase outright. That may make it hard for the budget-conscious to get a high-end device, but there are some affordable options in the mid-range that won’t necessarily break the bank.

Drupal’s CMS powers travel and airport websites
October 20, 2014 – 10:59 am
Drupal’s CMS powers travel and airport websites

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Drupal’s free and open-source content management framework  powers 2.1 per cent of all websites and is also  making its mark in the travel industry.

Review: Slingbox M1 sticks to basic TV place-shifting
October 17, 2014 – 9:00 am
Review: Slingbox M1 sticks to basic TV place-shifting

By Ted Kritsonis

The Slingbox has been a rare case in that it has essentially offered the same core functionality and gone through few makeovers, yet has evolved enough on both the hardware and software sides to make the cost of entry more affordable with the M1.

What’s your ‘ish’? Myish.com wants to know
October 16, 2014 – 2:19 pm
What’s your ‘ish’? Myish.com wants to know

By Yasmin Ranade
I’m always intrigued by the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs are those people who have passionate ideas that they just need to see shared and commercialized into action. Like … how about a review-based website where users in India comment, share, follow and rate their favourite things or ‘ish’?

Making Smartphones Smarter, Canadian Technologists See Through the Screen
October 15, 2014 – 7:20 am
Making Smartphones Smarter, Canadian Technologists See Through the Screen

They built see-through temperature-sensing and phone-authentication processes right in the screen in order to demonstrate the potential of their innovation.

by Lee Rickwood

Cloud Defense – Tips to secure your cloud services
October 12, 2014 – 10:47 pm
Cloud Defense – Tips to secure your cloud services

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
There have been many recent cases of massive cloud service breaches and failures resulting in loss of privacy and personal information. Here are some tips to consider.

Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech
October 10, 2014 – 12:54 pm
Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech

By Christine Persaud
Square noticed a critical gender gap in the field of computer sciences, and is doing its part to help fill it with Code Camp, which encourages girls in high school and college to pursue careers in tech. The latest college camp, which accepts students from both Canada and the U.S., begins next January, and applications officially opened today.

Five Hundred Years: Data Storage Technology Goes Back to Reach the Future
October 8, 2014 – 7:21 am
Five Hundred Years: Data Storage Technology Goes Back to Reach the Future

Data is “big” these days, and while data was once valued for its ability to help us recall yesterday, now data is a highly actionable asset for decision-making about tomorrow.
Among the many bids to protect …