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Awareness Campaign Needed on Cellphone Use, Wi-Fi Radiation Risks amid Conflicting Government Reports
July 30, 2015 – 6:48 am

A government committee is calling for “an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cellphones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and the home” and “reducing risks related to radiofrequency exposure.”

by Lee Rickwood

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Windows 10 launch is Microsoft’s integration gamble
July 29, 2015 – 9:00 am
Windows 10 launch is Microsoft’s integration gamble

By Ted Kritsonis

Windows 10 is now officially out of beta and launched to the masses, ushering in a new era for Microsoft that will see the company use the operating system as a multi-device platform that will run on computers, smartphones, tablets and the Xbox One gaming console.

PayPal’s alternative mobile payment option in Canada
July 27, 2015 – 2:03 pm
PayPal’s alternative mobile payment option in Canada

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Canada hasn’t yet gotten Apple Pay or Android Pay, but there is a  new way to pay with your mobile devices.

Red Hat Announces Winners of Women in Open Source Awards
July 25, 2015 – 5:36 pm
Red Hat Announces Winners of Women in Open Source Awards

By Yasmin Ranade
Red Hat’s first Women in Open Source Awards winners were announced at Red Hat Summit, the industry’s premier open source technology conference, in Boston.

Full-Colour HD Videos from Space are Part of ‘UrtheCast-ing’ and the Democratization of Earth Observation
July 24, 2015 – 7:48 am
Full-Colour HD Videos from Space are Part of ‘UrtheCast-ing’ and the Democratization of Earth Observation

Opening up this new space imaging API to the digital application development community could help monitor and protect the planet, even feed its people.

by Lee Rickwood

The legalities of flying drones in Canada
July 20, 2015 – 8:35 pm
The legalities of flying drones in Canada

By Ted Kritsonis

With the summer in full swing, flying a drone in the air for fun is an appealing activity, and the rules regulating it for recreation are starting to become clearer.

Compared: Tough smartphone cases for the Summer
July 17, 2015 – 10:37 am
Compared:  Tough smartphone cases for the Summer

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Smartphones have become palm-sized computers keeping us connected, informed, and accessible. Yet, as sleeker, thinner and lighter models come out, the need for improved protection increases.

Tips to Help the Working Woman Unwind During the Summer Months
July 15, 2015 – 11:03 pm
Tips to Help the Working Woman Unwind During the Summer Months

By Christine Persaud
While work doesn’t stop or, in many industries, even slow down, during the summer months, that doesn’t mean working women shouldn’t take a breather to de-stress and recharge while the weather makes it so darned easy to do so.And yes, technology can actually help make this possible. Here are a few ways how.

Creative Brainstorming for Business, Education Boosted by New Canadian Cloud-based Application Ideation
July 13, 2015 – 7:33 am
Creative Brainstorming for Business, Education Boosted by New Canadian Cloud-based Application Ideation

Like “blue sky-ing” in a meeting, ideation should not be limited by conventional notions of what is practical or feasible; likewise, tools that supporting ideation should not be impractical or difficult to use.

by Lee Rickwood

Smartphone cases made to go waterproof
July 10, 2015 – 2:45 pm
Smartphone cases made to go waterproof

By Ted Kritsonis

When considering the smartphone’s de facto role as a point-and-shoot camera, using a waterproof case can open up the chance to use it in a pool or in freshwater settings. There are number of different cases to choose from now, and there’s a short list of standouts to choose from.

Review: Pebble Time, the cross platform smartwatch gets better
July 8, 2015 – 11:15 am
Review:  Pebble Time, the cross platform smartwatch gets better

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Pebble, the company which kicked off the smartwatch and wearables niche in in 2012, now finds itself coming from behind in a market that’s heavily slanted toward Apple’s Watch and Android Wear.

Rogers and Wind deal not entirely a win-win
July 6, 2015 – 2:22 pm
Rogers and Wind deal not entirely a win-win

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not breaking news, but the Rogers-Wind Mobile deal announced back on June 24 was like a blockbuster trade in the sports world. In a quid pro quo with government acquiescence, Rogers acquired Mobilicity and Shaw’s unused wireless spectrum, while opening it up to Wind. It seems like a win-win, but is it?

Checking out music streaming services for Canadians
July 2, 2015 – 4:26 pm
Checking out music streaming services for Canadians

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Apple’s much publicised Apple Music service is now available in Canada. What can subscribers expect from this and other streaming music services?