Category: Business

20 free web-based tools a small business should use

By Ted Kritsonis

Running a small business naturally requires that you make the most of the resources you have. If any of those can be had for little to no cost — and they get the job done right — then it’s hard not to buy into using them. It’s with that in mind that we’ve assembled this list of handy office tools.

Top Facebook apps caught leaking user information

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Wall Street journal’s findings revealed that the apps in question were sending Facebook UID’s to at least 25 data collection and advertising firms. UID numbers can reveal a Facebook user’s name as well as other information that could lead to potential privacy issues. The leaks can apparently affect users with the most stringent privacy settings.

Amazon Kindle 3 reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

One can’t help but wonder at the foresight, care and attention that went into designing this device. The subtle yet coarse texture on the keyboard’s keys, the almost organic way it feels to the touch and the hyper-intuitive, utterly idiot-proof user interface that ties it all together defines a less-is more approach that just works. It is all about the joy of reading and this is evident.

Diaspora: social networking with privacy in mind

By Tim Teatro

I shake my head as I watch the constant roll of articles detailing some new height of insecurity or lack of privacy in Facebook. But there’s hardly been a promising alternative: until now.

Fall Gadgets – It’s time to get back in the game

By Jessica Muhlbier

Daunting or not, with Autumn here, it’s time to get back in the game. Luckily, to help ease the transition from steady-eddy to non-stop overdrive there are a few gadgets, apps, and simple steps that can help.

bookscene.ca defies e-Books and e-Readers and embraces the old-fashioned book

By Hessie Jones

bookscene.ca has chosen to stand its ground against new digital consumption vehicles and continue to offer consumers the ability to purchase just books, complete with a book jacket, having the potential for dog-eared or crinkled pages, to be consumed late at night under the warm covers or in a quiet corner of a coffee shop.