Tag: Canada

Tax software and apps that put filing in your hands

By Ted Kritsonis

April may be the month that rings in the spring, but it’s also tax season, that time of year where one looks forward to a healthy return or dreads having to pay even more. Much of this process has now become digitized, with a host of software programs and apps.

Canada’s Privacy Act Urgently Needs Major Upgrade

by Lee Rickwood
“[W]e have seen massive government breaches affecting tens, even hundreds, of thousands of citizens,” says Canada’s Privacy Commissioner. So the laws must change, he adds, calling on Canadians to provide input and ideas around protecting personal information in the online world.

The best midrange smartphones for 2016

Comparable in terms of features and functionality to previous flagship devices, midrange smartphones are often the smarter choices for users on a budget who don’t want to miss out on having the latest software in a smaller and more efficient device.

Ekko Entrepreneurs Design The Digital Time Capsule

By Yasmin Ranade
Fuelled by a passion to uniquely connect people to one and another and over time through memories, Ekko has created what it labels, “the world’s first digital time capsule.”

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Canadian Police Forces, Emergency Services Seek to Harness ICT

by Lee Rickwood
Police forces seek to harness the power of various information and communication technologies, and to incorporate best practices for digital evidence management, Next Gen 9-1-1 services, body-worn video camera deployments and cloud-based data storage and processing.

New basic TV packages now available, but extra fees dampen savings

By Ted Kritsonis

As of March 1, Canada’s TV providers were required to begin offering a “skinny basic” plan of $25 or less that would begin the process of unbundling channels and moving to an a la carte model. The initial rollout of these skinny basic plans, when you can find them, shows that providers will have no qualms about inflating the price as much as possible.

HPE Report Identifies Top Security Threats Plaguing Enterprise

HP says that mobile applications are the new battlefield opening up vulnerabilities in storage and transmission of private and sensitive information. 75 per cent of mobile applications scanned exhibit at least one critical or high-severity security vulnerability, compared to 35 per cent of non-mobile applications.