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How Technology Helped My Dyslexic And Dysgraphic Son

Sarah Collins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Collins

Last year, when he was in Grade 5, we both had access to iPads -- his through a gift using my brother's Save-On More points, mine through my school principal -- and we both began to explore the potential of this technology.

What I Learned This Week -- The Most Important Thing for Artists to Create

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal'...

The Chefs Have Landed at Toronto's Pearson Airport

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Have you noticed what's happening at airports? Gone are the days where your only choice is grabbing unhealthy, fat-laden food or having to settle for pre-packaged on-board food options as you make a mad dash for a flight.

When Will Apple's New iPad Come To Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

Apple announced its new iPad and iPad Mini at an event on Tuesday. The latest generation of Apple's popular tablets, the iPad Air, will ship Nov. 1st....

Theatre Review: "Jacqueries" Is a True iTheatre Experience

Mooney on Theatre | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Living
Mooney on Theatre

A heist is going down in Toronto and you're invited to infiltrate a secret world of operatives, agents and radicals. All you need is your iPhone. F/, a Toronto-based dance company, has created Jacqueries; a promenade-style dance/theatre hybrid layered with digital elements that audiences experience via an iPhone app.

Are Your Kids Safe Online? Tips for Protecting Tots in Cyberspace

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

As busy as we are, we would never leave our toddlers alone in a park. We shouldn't leave our kids on the Internet alone either. Luckily there are many ways to make online time safe for our children.

Do We Need Paper Books Any More?

Jenna Em | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Reading on my smartphone, tablet or e-reader doesn't give me the same thrill as reading an old-fashioned paper book. But why would I stop by the bookstore, or visit the local library, when I can download the latest books in seconds? Does society need paper books any more?

Should a Kindergartener Have an iPad?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

The new iPad mini is the perfect size for my junior kindergartener. However, does a JK really warrant owning a computer? I tend to think not. Already it seems there is this mad scramble going on to ensure that our kids are equally if not more tech-savvy than their peers. There is plenty of time to hone his keypad skills but the window for developing his imagination seems to close a little every day.

What Comes After Smartphones?

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

What will Apple do next? What is the technology that will disrupt the iPhone and iPad business? If you have read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography (and I strongly recommend that you do), there was a very telling (and compelling) line from Jobs: "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will."

Paint My Cat: Connecting Pixels To The Playroom

John F. Gray | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Paint My Cat, created in Vancouver, is a new app that's creative, artistic, educational, and great family fun. This sure isn't what my kids had for coloring books. It's created by a dad who sees a really big picture.

Why Getting Grandpa Online Could Save His Life

Paul Barter | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

While technology like smartphones, tablets and such seem at first glance to be aimed at the young and hip, it's those in need of replacement hips who will be the biggest winners as technology continues to transform our daily lives bit by byte. When you can Skype with your grandchildren, email your children or keep in touch with old and new friends via Facebook, you don't feel as isolated. For chronic diseases that afflict the elderly, like diabetes and heart disease, there are now so many easy-to-use apps and gadgets to monitor blood-sugar levels, blood pressure and more. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

BEHOLD

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Apple introduced a smaller iPad, as expected, but also updated its full-sized one. It also unveiled new Mac computers, including a ...

Why Your Company Should Consider Topless Meetings

Karen Cleveland | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business
Karen Cleveland

A friend of mine introduced me to the term "topless meetings." Before you forward this to your HR manager, the expression refers to a tabletop staying free of devices during meetings. No laptops. No iPhones. No iPads. No Blackberries. Nothing that requires a charge. The idea underpinning device-free meetings is that such gadgets can prove more distracting than helpful.

Why Should We Be at the Mercy of Anonymous' "Lulz"?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Anonymous sub-group Anti-Sec supposedly holds in its hands 12-million Apple user IDs it acquired from hacking. The hacktivist group refuses to release the IDs until -- wait for it -- Adrien Chen of Gawker poses on the front page of the site in a ballet tutu with a shoe on top of his head. It remains to be seen whether Anonymous does have anything to give the public it strives to supposedly protect, or whether this was just another one of their pranks done "for the lulz," that is to say, for the stroking of their own vanity.

Rescuing the Reality From Virtual Reality

James Riley | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Business
James Riley

When the iPad came along, instead of the stylus, the new modality is touch, whether to pinch, scroll or "click." So how should a brand think about this whole "touch" revolution? Touch is a powerful and special thing. There are five easy steps to consider for both tablet and smartphone development.

Will Google's "Don't Be Evil" Mantra Save My Life?

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

I think, like Facebook, Apple has peaked. As I type this on my MacBook Pro -- the "entry-level" model from a few years ago, a computer that is powerful enough to record, edit and multitrack an entire album or batch process hundreds of images at a time -- I wonder why I need such a powerful machine?

Want to Boost Sales? Go Mobile -- Your Consumers Already Have

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

Retail has been turned on its head. Consumers are actively using mobile devices in larger stores to access hundreds of e-commerce, forums and social sites that hold product information, reviews and competitive pricing. What to do to counter this? Well, we need to arm salespeople with mobile devices that give them that extra advantage and ignore the hard sell and just be really personable and informative using external and internal resources.

Seven Ways Technology Is Affecting Our Children

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Not only are we enamored with the ability to send and receive information in a digital format, but our children are equally smitten. I hear more and more parents bemoaning the fact that they're not able to retrieve their iPad or laptop from their young child who is busy surfing the web, watching videos or playing games on the device. Here are the top seven ways that digital technology has affected our children -- the good and the bad.

Facebook Should Not Be Treated like Other Media

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Mitch Joel

What does Facebook sell? You could say advertising. They sell advertising to the tune of several billions of dollars each and every year. If Facebook is a media company, we then have to ask ourselves: What kind of media channel does Facebook provide and how does it compare to those other media channels?

Are Tablets Really the Future of T.V.?

Winston Sih | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Business
Winston Sih

A new study released by Viacom indicates that "Tablet devices have emerged as the leading second screen alternative to television for viewing full-length episodes." While tablets are being reported as the second most-watched source for television shows, are the number percentages high enough to fuel the trend for the several years to come?

E-Books -- Welcome to iCensorship

Randall Craig | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Randall Craig

This app problem is just one skirmish in a long-brewing war between the ebook distributors. Consumers may not realize that ebook distributors have another weapon -- a dirty little secret actually -- to use in their fight: censorship. Yes, censorship.

Here Comes The New iPad

CP | Peter Svensson, The Associated Press | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Let the wild rumpus start.The customary storefront crowds are expected to gather as Apple's latest iPad goes on sale Friday. Long lin...

Apple's Core Strength In Suppliers

CP | Peter Svensson, The Associated Press | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Apple certainly has lots of buzz and corporate cache behind its products, but there's a hidden — almost mundane — reason its newe...

How Tablets Can Help Your Child's Learning Disability

Robert Whent | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada
Robert Whent

While certainly not a cure, technology's ability to create differentiated learning environments and to create exciting simulations and virtual environments will go a long way in helping children with learning disabilities succeed.

Tablet Ownership Triples In Canada

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Tablet ownership nearly tripled in Canada last year and will continue to surge in 2012, according to a report by the Media Technology Monito...