Tag: USD

19
Jun

Microsoft Announces New Tablet Computer

Introducing Microsoft Surface! Tablet computers are the latest craze in the computer world. Apple’s iPad is the reigning champion, commanding 62% of the U.S.’s $75 billion tablet market. In an effort to usurp Apple’s position, Microsoft announced Jun. 18, 2012, that it will release two new tablet computers, the Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro,…

18
Jun

Could Canadian’s Get a Break on Wireless Contracts?

Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy the convenience of a cell phone? Probably not. One thing that no one enjoys is being locked into a contract with a wireless carrier that seems to pride itself on sandbagging customers with hidden fees. Canadian citizens have the support of consumer groups and others when it comes to…

8
Jun

How Small-Business CFOs Can Save on IT Support Services

Although today’s technological advancements have made our lives a lot easier, they’ve simultaneously made them more complicated. For small-business owners, modern technology has also increased the cost of doing business. If they want to have full control over what their employees can and cannot do, small-business owners have to provide mobile devices such as tablets,…

6
Jun

Updated UK Cookie Law Could Confuse Some

Are Internet “cookies” really all that bad? Well, they are when they generate unwanted email messages and advertising. Sometimes people land on certain Web pages by mistake, but that doesn’t stop the site from sending a cookie to each person’s computer. Well, the UK’s Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has decided to put an end to…

1
Jun

New Duty-Free Limits Come Into Effect on June 1

In an inexplicable moment of largesse, the Canadian government decided to increase the spending limit on duty-free merchandise for Canadian citizens who make purchases while visiting the United States. Let me start with this warning:  Day trippers still can’t bring anything back from the United States. Canadian citizens still have to remain stateside overnight in…

30
May

RIM Shares Plummet as Company Struggles

BlackBerry lovers will be sorry to hear that Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerry, continues to struggle. Once dominant in the smart phone marketplace, RIM is doing all it can just to stay afloat. On May 30, 2012, it was announced that RIM (RIMM), which is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, suffered…

18
May

U.S. Government Movin’ on Up Into the Cloud

Folks in the United States have been griping about how much the US federal government spends three years. Well, according to an article by Joe McKendrick, the government may have finally started taking these complaints seriously. Federal agencies that have adopted cloud computing have already saved approximately $5.5 billion, according a federal IT consortium that McKendrick…

16
May

Texting While Walking a No-No in One New Jersey City

We’ve all heard about the devastating consequences of texting while driving, but few ever consider the dangers of texting while walking. On London’s Brick Lane, you can see pads wrapped around lamp posts because so many people have hurt themselves as a result of walking into the posts while reading or sending text messages. The…

15
May

2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…

10
May

Cool Things You Can Do on Your Mobile Phone

Here are some quick tips and cool things you can do on your mobile phone.  Thanks to Paul Moffatt at DCTel in British Columbia for passing this tips around. Emergency calling on any network The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network…

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