Device-solation: Time To Worry?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Michael Bociurkiw

As young folks spend more and more time glued to their screens they lose the crucial skills of interacting with people. It's too much chatter, and too little real-life conversations.

Nudging Canadians Towards A Healthier, Happier Lifestyle

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living
Andreas Souvaliotis

"Nudge theory" is quickly becoming a favourite among policy makers around the world. Nowhere has it been tested more extensively than in Britain, where the work of a national nudge unit has been so effective, and has generated such amazing savings for the government, that the unit was recently spun off as a private business!

Google Unveils 2 New Smartphones

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business

Blackberry is also expected to reveal a new phone later this year.

5 Ways to Save Money With Your Smartphone

David Lester | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

I love my smartphone! I go to bed after scrolling through Facebook and LinkedIn posts. It tells me how many calories I've consumed and calculates how many calories I've burned based on how much I've walked. But most importantly it helps me save and make money!

Your Devices Will Soon Be Listening to You

Kris Constable | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Business
Kris Constable

The year 2015 will be remembered, amongst other things, as the year your devices started listening and watching you. Until now, to have your device listen to you, it usually required you actively interact with the device, such as pressing a listen or record button, for it to engage.

Apple Earnings Soar, Thanks To The iPhone

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.Whil...

Toronto Should Embrace Innovation, Not Police It

Paul Barter | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

If Toronto and Canada really want to compete in the new global economy we need to innovate; sticking our head in the sand or relying on outdated statutes doesn't cut it. If there are legitimate concerns about specific facets of these new business models, then legislators need to meet with the firms and address them. It's time to get on with it.

Are Smartphones The Cure for Our Aching Shoulders?

Murtaza Haider | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Murtaza Haider

Mobile computing devices including the standby chargers, which provide life support to battery-starved smartphones or tablets, are adding pounds to the bags dangling from our aching shoulders. For the sake of our shoulders and spine, we need fewer and lighter devices.

Four Reasons Why Your Next Phone Should Be a Phablet

Matthew Held | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

A phablet is a device that combines a smartphone and a tablet with a screen size between five and seven inches. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that sales of phablets will surpass that of PCs and tablets in the next two years.

Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Smartphone

Matthew Held | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

The leading smartphone companies recently launched new models, which typically receive a great deal of attention and reviews -- both positive and negative. Businesses professionals are excited but also confused and overwhelmed because they want the best phone that satisfies their checklist of needs at work and at home. How does one make sense of the plethora of features in new smartphone models?

Back to School Social Media Rules for Parents and Kids

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

With the school year back in full swing, it's a great time to revisit a topic that affects students, parents and teachers equally: social media. While social media use continues to grow and becomes increasingly common place, it is nonetheless an area of contention, particularly when it comes to kids -- both in and outside of the classroom.

What I Learned This Week: How YouTube Will Change Comedy Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

At its best, YouTube is the Garden of Eden; not only for the next generation of comedians, but actually forming the next generation of comedians. It's way more than just a promotional tool. At its worst, YouTube is the ruthless Angel of Death, and perhaps for an entire comedic genre...namely, stand-up. Gulp.

Are You Turning Your Child Into a Social Media Monster?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

While older folks may not have started society's social media obsession, we may, surprisingly, be the ones who are unwittingly facilitating our kids' dependence on it through our own actions and examples. To this end, we should take a long hard look at our social media behaviour.

Top Five Must-Have Apps for The Multi-Tasking Woman

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

If I don't finish this article now, I can always finish at home because Evernote stores my data in the magical Elephant cloud and makes it accessible to me on any device I have Evernote installed on. Why an elephant as their logo? That would be because Evernote never forgets.

BlackBerry Users Dumber Than iPhone Fans?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

As if BlackBerry needed more bad publicity, along comes a new test suggesting users of the Canadian company’s smartphones are, well, a little slower...

Just Because I Can Live My Whole Life Online Doesn't Mean I Should

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I stopped journalling because I got online. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I am realizing that reconnecting, thinking how to package myself and my experiences in a palatable way, and "making memories" is getting in the way of actually living them. That is the one thing that today's technology has taught me. I may be able to get information and companionship instantly, but it doesn't mean that I should.

Can We Still Embrace Technology Without Giving Up Privacy?

Ramona Pringle | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada
Ramona Pringle

It starts to feel like a no win situation, or as Mr. Polonetsky puts it, as though "the data genie is out of the bottle" and there is no turning back. Following the NSA leaks it became clear that Big Brother was watching, and listening -- but so are thousands of little brothers and sisters -- as anyone with smartphone in his or her pocket now holds a powerful surveillance device.

To Find Future Jobs You Have to Look Back

Paul Barter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Similarly, before your career or your company is disrupted by aggressive new start-ups or the convergence of dominant players from adjacent industries, you should probably look around the table. Don't just look for opportunities in your existing industry.

How Hooked Are You To Your Devices?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada

Devices are an important part of day-to-day life for most Canadians. Whether it's checking email on your smartphone, spending time with a computer at ...

Your Smartphone Could Help Fight Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Through the use of a common smartphone, we may be even closer to germs than ever, with the ability to not only see them, but also help researchers and medical professionals with applications ranging from disease diagnostics to helping in the fight against global health threats such as malaria.

Sorry, Louis C.K., But My Smartphone Saved Me

Sarah Kurchak | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Kurchak

I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Before the proliferation of the smartphone, I was constantly screwing up even the most basic of social tenets and losing friends, if I ever made them to begin with. While Louis C.K. and his supporters assert that you need face to face contact and the ability to see another person's expressions to build empathy, I've found that occasionally removing the pressures of that contact has allowed me, for the first time in my life, to express all of the empathy that I have always had for my loved ones and fellow humans. It has allowed me to prove that I am a person.

6 Reasons Your Canadian Business Needs To Go Digital

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

Canadians are plugged in more now than than ever before. From how long we use the Internet, to our level of website engagement, to our appetite for online video, Canada is on top of the world when it comes to everything online. This is great news for marketers and advertisers.

We're Buying More Smartphones And Becoming More Addicted

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Not only is smartphone ownership way up in Canada, users are getting increasingly addicted to their mobile devices, suggests a new report re...

Why Not Exchange "Status Updates" Face to Face?

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

The world likely wont come to an end if you don't immediately respond to a tweet or an email or update your status. Spend the time exchanging status updates with the people around you, giving them the time and respect that they likely deserve.

Smartphones Easily Steal Credit Card Data: Investigation

CBC | Leif Larsen | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Business

A technology designed to make it easier to pay with your credit card may be putting Canadians at risk of fraud and identity theft, say security expert...