To help Internet users protect themselves from the Heartbleed bug that is eroding SSL security features on websites worldwide, Trend Micro Incorporated today announced the release of two free Heartbleed scanners for computers and mobile devices designed to verify whether they are communicating with servers that have been compromised by the [...]
The Government of Canada has announced it has chosen technology from Wedge Networks™, the leader in Cloud-Based Security Services to protect its information systems from advanced security threats. The WedgeOS™ platform is a first-of-its-kind solution that melds patented network traffic inspection capability with software defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to [...]
Vancouver is in the grips of a winter storm and while the snow usually shows up and washes away in a day or two this time it’s still around after 48 hours. People in other parts of Canada are usually laughing at us too knowing that winter is more than [...]
Samsung will defend its crown as the world’s top smartphone maker on unveiling a new premier smartphone – Galaxy S5 – in the face of tougher markets and a rising challenge from China.
On the opening day of the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the South Korean giant will [...]
Last week Pelmorex Media Inc., parent company of The Weather Network and MétéoMédia, announced that its weather application is now available on several Connected TV models including Samsung, LG and Panasonic among others. Offering similar features as its popular mobile and web apps, The Weather Network Connected TV app provides users with on-demand access to [...]
Last September Vancouver Gadgets sent out a Tech News piece about a new TV service for kids called Kidoodle.TV.
This week I got a chance to take a look at Kidoodle and am happy to note its available for iOS [...]
Having recently got my sweaty paws on the Nexus 5 I ended up spending some time researching protective cases. I tend to carry a lot of stuff around in my pockets and because of this smartphones I’ve owned in the past have tended to look pretty badly beaten after only a few months [...]
The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series is an impressive computer to say the least. Having used Dell laptops in generations past I was surprised when I received this machine last month. I was not expecting something like this at it has all the latest bells and whistles. Let’s dive right in and look [...]
The bring your own device (BYOD) movement is growing on a global scale, and Canada leads the charge. A recent study conducted by research firm Ovum for information communication technology provider Dimension Data Canada Inc. shows that more than 75 percent of Canadian firms let their workers to use personal smartphones and tablets [...]
Samsung and Apple are the top two contenders in the smartphone wars these days and I recently got the Samsung Galaxy Mega another smartphone that Samsung added to the Galaxy series.
Screen size and quality is always a big draw with Samsung phones and it’s often a main reason people pick them. Having reviewed the [...]
zeebox announced today a major upgrade to its award-winning social TV app that adds a layer of rich content around all things TV-related – zeebox’s MyTV.
“We’ve been listening to our users, and we’ve learned that their conscious engagement with TV goes far beyond the time they sit in front of the screen. They plan [...]
Lightercase is another potential gift that might be of interest. I got my hands on this a while ago and thought it would be better on our blog with Christmas less than three weeks away.
Lightercase: What is it?
WaterSeal Technology are the creators of a revolutionary process that applies a protective nano-coating to your smartphone to protect it from water damage. WaterSeal Technology is launching a campaign on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo on October 29th.
Waterproofing Your Smartphone
After extensive time and energy into [...]
People all around the world want to be a part of the mobile Internet so they can access the world’s information, share, and connect with the things that matter to them. But the smartphone industry has relegated hundreds of millions of smartphone buyers to second-class status, preventing them from experiencing the mobile Internet [...]
I’ve been a follower of the City of Vancouver’s Digital Strategy for a while so when word came out last week about the VanCollect mobile app I was immediately intrigued. VanCollect is a new free smartphone app that helps Vancouver residents with City-collected waste [...]
The SD Association today announced a new high-performance option and symbol specifically designed to support a wide array of 4K2K television and video products. A new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will indicate products capable of recording 4K2K video and will operate exclusively on SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and [...]
Emily Carr University Research announces the launch of Lightbeam, a new Add-on for the popular Firefox browser that enables users to visualize online data tracking in real time. Mozilla, the developer of Firefox, partnered with the University on a year-long research project to improve Lightbeam’s interactive visualizations. The Emily [...]
Last week I wrote about the impending launch of two new Apple devices and low and behold Apple did not disappoint with its two new tablet releases and a host of other interesting tech announcements on Tuesday. I must [...]
As soon as you hear a rumour about an Apple device launching you know it’s true. When i saw the tweet pop up in the Vancouver Gadgets twitter feed this week regarding the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 I knew they were launching soon. Both are supposedly coming Oct 22nd.
Apple always [...]
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